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David Loftesness From the Editor's Desk

This 90-Day Plan Turns Engineers into Remarkable Managers
There's an all-too-common cycle in tech these days. Startup avoids management. Founder makes all the decisions. Startup gets traction. Hiring takes off. Management is suddenly needed. Founder turns to his best engineer: "I'm drowning. Can you manage this team for me?" David Loftesness, Twitter's former Director of Engineering, has been that chosen developer many times over two decades and six technology companies, including Xmarks and Geoworks. After steering his way through multiple engineer-to-manager transitions, Loftesness started shepherding other developers into their first leadership positions. Recently, he collected his wisdom on the subject into a 90-day plan for developers who transition into management. In this exclusive article, he breaks down this plan to help engineering leaders set their priorities, gain their footing, and assess their own performance so they can grow fast and start empowering others.

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Amid Digital India push, only 25 per cent adults use Internet in country, says Pew survey

While majorities use the Internet in much of the world, sub-Saharan Africa and India has much to catch up with, according to the results released on Tuesday.



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Justice Srikrishna Committee To Finally Table Data Protection Bill Report, But It’s Only Half The Battle Won

The draft report says the legislation will ‘not apply to any processing activity that has been completed prior to this law coming into effect’.

Looking East: Oyo Makes Headroom In China’s Hospitality Market With Launch In 26 Cities

Gurugram-headquartered hotel aggregator OYO has taken yet another massive step towards its expansion-- started operations in China and Indonesia.

Google To Train Indian Journalists In Debunking Fake News

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Paytm Appoints Former RBI Deputy Governor Rama Subramaniam Gandhi As Advisor

Strengthening its advisory board, digital payments giant Paytm has appointed Rama Subramaniam Gandhi, Retired Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India as an advisor.

A Masterclass By Wingify’s Paras Chopra On How To Build A Successful SaaS Startup In India

Sorry to bring you out of your reverie, but we have an important lesson to share with you. A lesson important for the entrepreneur in you to realise your dream. And it’s from Sridhar Vembu, founder of Zoho.

Startups Seal Some ‘Smoking’ Deals And Are Ready To Take On Elon Musk On Shark Tank

You can have an entertaining pitch, laugh, cry, rake up your starting-up struggles, play the underdog card on Shark Tank Season 9, but if you don’t have a brilliant product, you’re unlikely to cut any ice with the Sharks on Shark Tank Season 9

GSF Launches New Accelerator Programme With Focus On Indian Fintech Startups

Gurugram-based GSF accelerator has launched the GSF Fintech Accelerator 2018. It is calling in applications from fintech startups for a four-month programme, which will commence in July this year.

Looking For Ways To Improve Your Customer Retention Rate? Here’s One That Just Takes 30 Minutes

Increasing customer retention rates by a mere 5% leads to a 25% to 95% increase in profit, according to a Bain & Company study. Despite this overwhelming evidence, only 18% of companies make retention a top initiative.

Alexa, I can trust you with my checkbook, right?

With the rapid adoption of Zelle, a bank-to-bank transfer system, it soon could be possible to send money to friends or family instantly with voice commands

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launches 'National Digital Library of India'

The National Digital Library is a digital library that makes quality learning resources available to all learners and has 1.7 Crore content from more than 160 sources, in over 200 languages, everywhere and 30 lakh users are registered on NDL as on date

India climbs three spots in IMD's 2018 World Digital Competitiveness Rankings

India scores lower on knowledge and future readiness parameters, but Digital India initiatives improve country's technology performance

Indian crypto caution could stifle innovation

Originally one of the major global players in crypto exchange, a new government ban on cryptocurrency trading in India risks stifling innovation.

Think big, start small: The perfect BI strategy for small businesses

Easy access to newline BI systems is now beginning to describe how all the various parts of business operations work together to produce the right results.

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