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Priya Ganapati

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Product Development and Analytics — Quartz

Product Director QZ. Product development/partnerships for Quartz. Former mobile apps product manager for WSJ. priya {at} http://qz.com

Lessons From Five Years in Mobile News Apps: #1 Don’t have a news app.

medium.com — I spent five years working on a mobile news app  - first as an editor helping curate and package content and then as a product manager shepherding it through a complex visual and technical redesign. And here's the #1 lesson from my experience: If you are a small or medium sized publisher don't have a news app.

Lessons From Five Years in Mobile News Apps: #1 Don’t have a news app*.

medium.com — I spent five years working on a mobile news app  - first as an editor helping curate and package content and then as a product manager shepherding it through a complex visual and technical redesign. And here's the #1 lesson from my experience: If you are a small or medium sized publisher don't have a news app.

U2 Hangs up on Apple, Dials BlackBerry

wired.com — U2 and the ultra-cool, geek favorite Bono are all over the airwaves with the release of the band's latest album, No Line On The Horizon. As the group gets ready to go on tour comes the news that the band may also be giving up on its long relationship with Apple.

A Closer Look at Apple's New Tablet, the iPad

wired.com — After months of speculation, Apple has unveiled its tablet, called the iPad. The slim, large screen device evokes much of the same user interface as the iPhone, but it's bigger and has some surprise features including Apple's own custom chip. Here's the rundown on specs and some highlights of the device.

Gallery: Robot Bartenders Sling Cocktails for Carbon-Based Drinkers

wired.com — The secret to a great cocktail, most connoisseurs would agree, has something to do with the ice, the liquor, the glass - and the bartender. But what if the bartender is not a warm-blooded human with a sympathetic ear, but rather a cold, soulless machine made of pistons,...

Apple Updates iOS with Keyboard, Touch ID Enhancements

blogs.wsj.com — Apple has released an update to the iOS mobile operating system used in iPhones and iPads, bringing enhancements to the keyboard and TouchID fingerprint recognition feature. The iOS 7.1.1 update fixes a bug that could potentially affect how responsive the keyboard is and improves the TouchID fingerprint recognition feature, according to documentation from Apple.

10 Apps People Actually Want in a Connected TV

blogs.wsj.com — Apparently, Internet-connected TVs and media set-top boxes really are catching on: A whopping 75 percent of connected TV users actually care about their video apps, says The NPD Group, a firm that tracks market data and consumers. Topping the list of most wanted apps is Netflix, followed by YouTube and The Weather Channel.

$50,000 Robot Seeks Room, Board-and Programming

blogs.wsj.com — If you think $50,000 is not too much for an adorable, smart robot that can be trained to unload a dishwasher or get a beverage, a startup called Unbounded Robotics says it is ready to ship you one soon. The eye-catching UBR-1 stands 4 feet tall and weighs about 160 lbs.

Smartphone-Connected Air Purifier Cranks Up When the Pollen Is High

blogs.wsj.com — On the heels of the GE app-enabled window air conditioner, Honeywell has introduced the first Bluetooth-enabled air purifier, one that can be controlled with a smartphone app. The air purifier, priced at $250, filters dust, mold and other allergens like less expensive models.

How to Trade In Your Cellphone for a New Samsung Galaxy S5

blogs.wsj.com — Samsung's latest smartphone, the watertight Galaxy S5 reviewed here, is now available from most major cell carriers. If you want to save a little money on the upgrade price-$200 with a contract, $650 or so without-consider a trade-in.
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Aug 19, 2016

RT @s_m_i: I will help you with background / CVs / interview prep if you're an underrepresented minority serious about getting into a news…

Aug 18, 2016

RT @cliffordlevy: 1/10 Big news: We’re shutting @nytnow. The app was a milestone in the digital evolution of @nytimes  http://nyti.ms/2b1Euur 

Aug 17, 2016

@dbreunig usually find that this base of “superfans” are not representative of even the general demo of a site.

Aug 17, 2016

@dbreunig the way i ask it is: if you launched a new product what do your first 1000 users look like? who rushes to try you out?

Aug 17, 2016

@dbreunig i think its the “superfan" factor. 52% male is overall demographics but NPR “superfans” are almost all older, males.

Aug 17, 2016

@dbreunig comments on jezebel are almost all women bcoz that’s the demo of the site. futile to ask why are men not commenting on jezebel!

Aug 17, 2016

@dbreunig usage is reflective of the demo of your superfan base. comments will be from a small % of that superfan.

Aug 17, 2016

@dbreunig Older/Male is NPR’s audience. No matter what kind of comment system, you have to draw from that demo.


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