#170 - Personal blog of Abdylas Tynyshov (Ades)

I blog about Usability, Startups, Product Management, UX, Mobile Apps, Islam.. and anything I find interesting enough to be blogged about.


  • Book Review: The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)

    Book Review: The Qur’an (Oxford World’s Classics) - AdesBlog 18 Sep '16, 2pm

    My Rating: 10/10 The Qur’an (Oxford World’s Classics) – The Quran has been translated to English numerous times, and there are many great translations (eg; Yusuf Ali, Muhammad Asad, Ali Unal etc). However, this translation from Oxford is a unique one, in the sense that it uses modern ...

  • Potentially Promising Crypto-Startups to Watch

    Potentially Promising Crypto-Startups to Watch - AdesBlog 29 Apr '16, 5am

    Ethereum is probably the most promising alternative blockchain application platform that is getting most of the spotlight at the moment besides Bitcoin and it’s rightly so. Keyword here is “blockchain app platform”, think of it as – if Bitcoin is a settlement and payment protocol , th...

  • Private Blockchains vs The Bitcoin Blockchain - AdesBlog 16 Apr '16, 12pm

    Lately, there has been a huge spike in interest in private blockchains , particularly from banks and financial institutions. Some of them are already working on their own private blockchains to improve the efficiency of their services. Improving the efficiency of their services is one...

  • Hiring the right people for your Startup

    Hiring the right people for your Startup - AdesBlog 27 Aug '15, 9am

    Note : You can jump to Personality Plus Test here if you are already familiar with the four temperaments that are discussed below. More and more companies are using Personality Tests to get the right people for the right positions. For example, if you are Technology Startup and hiring...

  • Which Social Media Metrics Really Matter

    Which Social Media Metrics Really Matter - AdesBlog 09 Sep '15, 2am

    Josue of has asked 55 experts the following question: “If you could measure social media success with only 3 metrics, which 3 would you choose?” The result is a resounding consensus on the importance of Engagement , followed by Traffic and lastly Conversion . Engagement ...

  • Startups vs Corporations, and what happens in between

    Startups vs Corporations, and what happens in between - AdesBlog 27 Dec '14, 7pm

    As for the failure of acquired companies into the parent company. Often times, it’s due to a mismatch in their processes. Startups normally get acquired by a larger corporations, and processes in larger corporations are extremely different from that of startups’. Startups normally hav...

  • What moves the price of Bitcoin up?

    What moves the price of Bitcoin up? - AdesBlog 16 Dec '14, 6am

    Last week Microsoft announced that it is now accepting bitcoin for app purchases on Windows phones and Xbox. Many bitcoin enthusiasts were hopeful that this would positively affect the price of bitcoin and also facilitate the wider usage of bitcoin among gamers and general public at l...

  • Securing the Web for Your Kids with OpenDNS - AdesBlog 22 Aug '15, 4pm

    Note: This is not a “technical” post, any parent can set this up to make the web little more secure for their kids. Read on.. I have three kids, all boys, eldest is 10 years old (Manas), followed by 7 years old (Aihan), and the youngest is 3 years old (Azat). Manas is now able to do h...

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