Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5 Highest Paying Jobs At Yahoo

 Although Yahoo is struggling in the market, it is still one of the biggest websites in the world. The company gets hundreds of millions of users each month. Yahoo generates over $4 billion in revenue per year. The company needs to hire top talent from across the world to maintain the quality of their products. Glassdoor has a list of all job roles in Yahoo. 

1. Senior Product Management Director - $247,047

Product managers play vital role in every project. They have to deal with sales, software engineers, marketing directors and pretty much everyone in all aspects. As a product manager, you need to make sure about product roadmap and also communicate product goals with the team. 

2. Senior Engineering Director - $228,791

Your experience of working in an industry mattes a lot in engineering. Engineering director helps to lead the company. The work of an engineering director is to have the team of engineers working towards the same goal. The job of an engineering director varies depending upon which department you are working on. However engineering team and director is a top priority in any internet company.

3. Senior Director of Design - $218,656

Design is an integral and important part of any consumer product. It’s important to have user friendly design in consumer driven product. Yahoo runs various services and products, all of them are consumer facing. Designers need to be paid top dollars to keep things going. The design director at Yahoo earns 38% above the US average.

4. Senior Principal Manager - $191,940

Yahoo handles millions of visitors everyday. It’s most important to keep things running quickly and smoothly. The principal engineer’s job is to oversee this part of the business. He is accountable for everything from quality control to application operations.

5. Senior Principal Architect - $185,741

Architect position at internet companies is extensively involved in product development. He is the one that underlies architecture of any given product. Designing network systems and improving existing content delivery methods is Senior Principal Architect’s job role. He is responsible to run delivery of all services smoothly. 


6 Tips & Tricks That Every YouTube User Should Know

YouTube has gained lot of popularity over the last few years. The video streaming and sharing platform has one of the biggest content repositories on the internet. YouTube is accessed by millions of users everyday for music, tutorials and movies. Today we have listed 6 tips and tricks that you must know.

1. Play videos on loop

You can play your favorite YouTube video on loop mode on YouTube. All you need to do is, open your favorite video, hit the right button on the mouse and select ‘loop’ option. The video will repeat itself.

2. Go keyboard only

You can use all the functionality of YouTube using just a mouse. Google also offers keyboard-only navigation for YouTube. Just open ‘www.youtube.com/leanback' and you will get the navigation options that can be accessed by keyboard. You can use the keyboard to play, pause, fast-forward, rewind and even report the videos. Even in the standard YouTube webpage, you can use keyboard shortcuts to pause/play, mute, rewind and fast-forward.

3. Default video resolution

If you have slow internet connection, you can avoid the pain of waiting to buffer the video. YouTube by default changes the video resolution according the internet connection speed. You can change the default setting by going to ‘www.youtube.com/account_playback' and select the option ‘I have a slow internet connection. Never play higher-quality video.’ 

4. Go in karaoke mode

You can sing along your favorite music track with YouTube and forget the hassle of looking for lyrics. You just need to install Musixmatch browser extension and it will overlay the lyrics on the video as it plays. This is just the perfect solution for Karaoke nights.

5. #Artist

You can find music videos specific to artists on YouTube. Just type #ArtistName in the search bar and hit enter (e.g., #adele). YouTube will give the collection of videos related only to that specific artist. The feature works on the browser, mobile app and mobile version of YouTube.

6. Playback speed

You can slow down or speed up the video on YouTube. It’s quite easy process. You can hit the enter button on the video and select speed option. You can slow down the video (0.25x and 0.5x) or even speed it up (1.25x, 1.5x and 2x). 


10 Interesting Interview Questions Asked In Top Tech Startups

According to the latest Glassdoor report, Data scientist is the hottest job position in US. The ranking is based on the earning potential, career opportunities and job openings. The median base pay in USA is $116,840. Today we have listed 10 interesting questions asked during job interviews in USA.


How many birthday posts occur on Facebook on a given day?

You're about to get on a plane to Seattle. You want to know if you should bring an umbrella. You call 3 random friends of yours who live there and ask each independently if it's raining. Each of your friends has a 2/3 chance of telling you the truth and a 1/3 chance of messing with you by lying. All 3 friends tell you that 'Yes' it is raining. What is the probability that it's actually raining in Seattle?


What metrics would you use to track whether Uber's strategy of using paid advertising to acquire customers works? How would you then figure out an acceptable cost of customer acquisition?


How do you know if one algorithm is better than another?

How would you build and test a metric to compare two users' ranked lists of movie/tv show preferences?


How to deal with unbalanced data where the ratio of positive and negative is huge.


Create a function that checks if a word is a palindrome.

There are 6 marbles in a bag. 1 is white. You reach in the bag 100 times. After drawing a marble, it is placed back in the bag. What is the probability of drawing the white marble at least once?


How do you take millions of users, with 100s of transactions each, among 10,000s of products, and group the users together in a meaningful segments?


There was a question about SQL joins, string parsing in R, some simple machine learning, as well as some general questions about particularly risky or creative things you have done.


7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With iPhone

We use iPhone in day-to-day life. The smartphone has become part of our lifestyle. The latest iOS is full of hidden features and tricks. Some of these feature are hidden under settings menu. You can spot them at the plain sight. There are few things that Siri can do for you. Today we have listed top 7 things you didn't know you could do with your iPhone.

1. Respond to texts without unlocking the device

You can reply to messages on your iPhone without unlocking the device. All you need to do is pull down the notification drawer and swipe over to the left on text notification. You can use the ‘Reply’ option to reply to the message directly from the notification bar.

2. Battery management

You can find our why your iPhone’s battery is draining so fast. Head over to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage. This will tell which app uses the most battery power.

3. View every photo someone has texted you

There is an easy way to view every photo you have sent someone. You can find this under Details tab in messaging thread. Simply head to ‘Messages’ and press ‘Details’.

4. Send audio and video messages that self-destruct

You can send audio snippets and video messages that expire after two minutes. Simply head to Settings > Messages and scroll to bottom. You will find a section for audio and video messages. You can choose to let them expire after specific time.

5. Share your current location

You can share your location with another person via text message. Just tap details button in your message thread. You can select an option ‘Send My Location’.

6. Share your movements with friends

You can let your friends or family track you as you move. You can find an option under ‘Details’ in Message Thread. Instead of choosing ‘send my location’, choose ‘share my location’. You can choose to share your location for specific time.

7. Mute text messages

You can mute text message notification for individual contacts and groups in iPhone. Simply head over to messaging thread and toggle ‘Do not disturb’.