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5 Considerations for a Strong E-commerce Product Strategy

by Jonathan Lau

E-commerce is a crowded sector. Build a better product strategy and increase your chances of success with these expert insights.

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Enterprise Case Study: How 100% Tuition Reimbursement Future-proofs Walmart’s Business

by Lauren Drell

Six months after the relaunch of Walmart’s free education initiative, the director of the program gives Toptal Insights an exclusive update—and explains why other businesses should follow suit.

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What Is Bitcoin Mining? How It Works and What It Takes to Make It Pay

by Dhruv Tandan

Bitcoin mining is booming in North America, sparking new revenue opportunities for companies with access to cheap power, especially renewables. Learn the risks as well as the rewards.

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How Product Designers Can Use Gamification for Good

by Alexandre Brito

Gamification in product design is a powerful tool for engaging users, but it can also cause significant harm if left unchecked. With good intent and ethical strategies, designers can create gamified products that balance user health and client requirements.

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Tips for Effective Agile Budgeting and Forecasting

by Katie Shevlin

Adaptability is a core pillar of Agile. As such, Agile budget management needs to be approached with a flexible mindset. These tips can help you deliver projects on budget without sacrificing quality.

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Social Network Analysis in R and Gephi: Digging Into Twitter

by Juan Manuel Ortiz de Zarate

Thanks to rapid advances in technology, large amounts of data generated on social networks can be analyzed with relative ease, especially for those who use the R programming language and Gephi.

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How to Use Your Product Management Experience to Ride the AI Wave

by Adrian Gonzalez

Organizations are investing in AI initiatives and seeking product experts to lead them. Here’s how you can leverage diverse industry experience and capitalize on the rising demand for AI product managers.

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Helping AI See Clearly: A Dashboard Design Case Study

by Fellype Silva

In this dashboard design case study, Toptal UI expert Fellype Silva describes how he built a user interface that improved the image recognition capabilities of automated AI systems.

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The Shadow Pandemic: Ransomware’s Present and Future Dangers for Corporations

by Peter Matuszak

The fight against ransomware can’t be left to government or law enforcement agencies alone. Corporate leaders must pitch in—to protect their own companies and the global economy.

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