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eCommerce Product Management User Experience

Product review: Poshmark

My quick summary of Poshmark before using it – All I know is that Poshmark is a fashion site which has enjoyed phenomenal success recently and is rumoured to IPO later this year. How does Poshmark explain itself in the first minute – “#1 way to buy and sell fashion” is the main strap-line on […]

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Design Mobile Online Trends Technology Uncategorized User Experience

Some good conversational UI examples to learn from

It was Dennis Mortensen – CEO/Founder of x.ai – who made me aware a few years ago of the concept of ‘invisible interfaces’. He talked about applications no longer needing a graphical user interface (GUI), taking “Amy” – x.ai’s virtual personal assistant as a good example (see Fig. 1 below). Fig. 1 – Amy, x.ai’s virtual assistant […]

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FinTech Product Management

Site review: WorldRemit

A few years ago I wrote about money remittance services like Transferwise and WeSwap. I recently came across another remittance service called WorldRemit and I decided to do a quick review and explore further: How did WorldRemit come to my attention? – At a recent public session with a senior strategy person at Travelex, we talked about the marketplace for […]

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FinTech Online Trends Startups Technology

CommonBond, learning about marketplace lending

I recently came across CommonBond, an online student loan platform in the US, co-founded by David Klein. In a recent podcast, David explained how the idea for CommonBond came up when he himself had to get a loan to finance his Master’s Degree at Wharton Business School. When doing so, David discovered a few things: […]

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Coravin – great tech even if you’re not a wine drinker

I’m a teetotal and I don’t have the faintest clue about drinking wine. However, I was intrigued by a new technology called Coravin. The problem that Coravin intends to solve is that once you uncork a wine bottle, and unless you finish the bottle in one go, the quality of the wine is likely to […]