el producto #84 👉 a weekly round-up of Tech and Product goodness

🎰 The week in figures

$16B, amount for which Walmart has acquired Flipkart; Flipkart’s current management team will continue to run the business, while Walmart will add its own members to the company’s board of directors; the e-commerce acquisition, the largest in the world, is also Walmart’s biggest deal to date.

📰 What’s going on

Google updates Google Voice for iOS; features redesigned layout and new colour scheme; G Suite users can also take advantage of advanced do-not-disturb features that tie into Contacts and Calendar.

📚 Stuff to think about

How Duolingo became the #1 education App. Duolingo’s strategy is to relentlessly improve its product design to incite the right user behavior based on data.

  • poor management of relations with Chinese regulators and the government
  • ill-fated attempts to impose global business models unsuited to the Chinese market
  • failure to cope with the extremely fierce competition in China
  • failure to manage relations effectively with local business partners
  • imposing technological platforms developed for the U.S. market on China
  • overly centralized organizational structure’s leading to slow decision making
  • failure to cope with extremely aggressive and determined local competitors
  • underestimating the major differences between digital business and other industries
  • failure to develop and communicate business strategies effectively
  • ineffective innovation strategies
  • failure to fully embed operations in China

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Angel Jaime

Angel Jaime

Full-time learner, product stuff, “triathlete” & global traveller. CPO @ Yayzy, frmr Product Leader @ Revolut, @ Booking.com and @ Just Eat.