Amazon’s Product Managers Take On Health Data With Alexa

Do customers want to trust Alexa with their health data?

The product managers at Amazon have a bit of a problem on their hands right now. They have a popular voice activated device called Alexa that can play music, look up things on the web, add things to a shopping list and a lot of other things all using voice commands – no typing, no … Read more

Forget Social Media – Product Managers Are Focusing On Email Again

Welcome to the era of Google and Facebook. Product managers have had to learn to live in a world that is dominated by these firms. They control what the users of their applications see. Their algorithms determine what their users see in addition to all of the information that they are getting from friends and … Read more

Product Managers Start To Deal With The Virtual Assistant Problem

Voice controlled devices can't do a lot of things

So when you walk into the space that you live in, what’s the first thing that you do? For many of us, the first thing that we do is to shout out “Hey, Alexa turn on my music” or “Hey Google, turn on the lights in the kitchen.” These virtual assistants who are always there … Read more

Product Managers Deal With The Microsoft Office Problem

Microsoft Office Changes Very Slowly

How about a quick show of hands: who uses Microsoft Office every day? Hmm, I believe that I see just about everyone’s hands in the air. Let’s face it, outside of the Microsoft Windows operating system, Microsoft Office is just about the most popular piece of software out there. Sure, there are some competitors such … Read more

Product Managers At Tech Giants Try To Not Anger Banks With New Products

Product managers have to practice being frenemies with banks

Just imagine if you were a product manager at one of the big technology firms out there (Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Oracle, etc.). You would always be under pressure to change your product development definition and come up with new and different ways for the company to make money. You’d probably look at all of the … Read more

Google Product Managers Look For The Next Big Thing

I’m going to assume that by now we all have some form of a smartphone in our possession. No matter what type of smartphone you have, they can all do a lot: take pictures, surf the internet, and run countless apps. However, what comes next? Over at Google, the company that become famous for making … Read more