I’m Sandy Diao, and I’ve served as a head of growth at multiple tech companies. I’ve scaled user bases from the first customer to millions of monthly active users. My expertise is in user acquisition and growth strategies for emerging technologies.
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Lensa app review: Are Lensa AI avatars worth the cost in 2023?
What is the Lensa app? Lensa AI is a magic avatar generator app for iOS and Android that lets you create colorful, custom AI portraits of yourself. It takes less than 30 minutes to get a collection of 50+ avatars that are customized based on selfie images that you upload to the app. First, my…
How to use AI writing tools to your advantage
It’s easy to write-off AI generated content as a hack. The reality is that AI-powered writing tools have been on the market for years, and not using them will be a costly choice. This is a practical guide on understanding how AI tools are used today, and how to start integrating it into your writing.
The untold story of startup success: building a company starts as a sidegig
You might be surprised that many of the most well-known software companies were started as part-time projects by founders who had other jobs. In fact, the list of part-time founders reads like a who’s who of tech legends. From Adobe to Heroku, Google to Stripe, these companies began as side hustles.
The dark side of AI-powered marketing
AI-powered marketing has become an essential tool for businesses, enabling them to analyze user behavior and create personalized campaigns in real-time. However, this technology also poses ethical risks, such as spreading fake news, manipulating consumer behavior, and biased data.
What the future of performance marketing holds
I’ve been using an ML-based performance marketing channel over the last year, and these campaigns have broken performance ceilings month after month. Let’s explore what’s happening now and how we can prepare for the future.
Why monetization is one of the most important yet underutilized growth levers
Monetization isn’t just about price changes – it’s one of the most important positioning and growth decisions for a company. Proactive adjustments beyond adjusting for inflation or increased costs will allow a company to maximize their monetization rates.
Always a seat away from Concertmistress
This is a tribute to my mentors in life, disguised as a story about how I was just a single seat away from being concertmistress in my orchestra.
Use Python to study foreign language vocabulary on your Desktop (aka “digital flashcards”) – Python code included
Are you studying a foreign language, such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, etc., and want an easier way to quiz yourself? Look no further, I’ve written a Python flashcards program that cuts through all of the complex designs and ads so you can study locally on your computer in peace.
How to Backup WeChat Files, Chat History, and Contacts List (Screenshots Included)
Three effective ways to backup, export, or download your WeChat (微信）files, chat logs, or contacts.
How Mobile Hardware is Shaping the Next Generation of Content
Since the inception of the first smartphone IBM Simon in 1992, mobile phone hardware has been shaped by our content needs in computing, firstly with processing chips for email and news. Today, we’re seeing a different dynamic.
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