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Originally posted on tokudu.com on 07/03/2011

Virality works. It’s a fact. It’s the core business component of many modern startups. It’s their key to retention, growth and, thus, success. 15 years ago, it took Hotmail almost a year to grow to 3 million users. In the past year, startups like Kik and LiveProfile did it in weeks and days. How? The answer is simple -viriality.

For a while, I’ve thought of virality as a mythical term that douchey business guys threw around to get investors empty their pockets for a new cool Web 2.0 startup. However, as I got more interested in entrepreneurship , I started to finally understand what it means for a product to have a viral component. Nevertheless, it was still something I have never experienced myself. …


Originally posted on tokudu.com on 03/22/2010

In July of this year, I will be starting my first real full-time job. It’s no longer gonna be an internship that will eventually end in 4 month. So it’s definitely a bit scary. However, what is even more terrifying is the kind of a job that I will be starting. It’s Google Associate Product Manager. Google describes this position like this:

The Associate Product Manager Program is an elite two-year rotational program, consisting of two one-year rotations, designed for top recent computer science graduates who are interested in exploring product development and leadership opportunities. This select group is given broad responsibilities, generous access to resources, visibility into Google’s executive team and many opportunities to grow . …


StrictMode (android.os.StrictMode) is an amazing tool that should be used by any Android developer that cares about quality and performance of their app. There are plenty resources available online that discuss the benefits of StrictMode and how you can get started. I will leave this discussion out of scope of this post, so you can take my word that StrictMode is too awesome to ignore.

However, one of the unfortunate disadvantages of StrictMode is that up until Android P (which added penaltyListener) once you implement StrictMode, it’s applied as a blanket policy for your entire app. …

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