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A highly critical article in The Verge, “Hey Siri, what happened?”, discusses an issue many of us have been observing for some time: that Apple’s home assistant is noticeably less intelligent and more limited than its competitors such as Alexa or Google Assistant. The usage test confirms it: ten years after Siri’s introduction, if you […]
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In “The Variant,” an episode from the Disney+ hit streaming show “Loki,” it’s tough to miss the barrage of product placements, with fast-paced action and dialogue taking place in front of Charmin toilet paper, Dove soap and Arm & Hammer deodorant. At one point, Loki barrels down an aisle with vacuum cleaners and fights off […]
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LinkedIn has warned its advertisers that it is eliminating its video stories, thus becoming the second social network, after Twitter pulled the plug in July on Fleets, to realize that strategies based on literal copies of other social networks’ features don’t always pan out. When Instagram decided to copy Snapchat’s ephemeral stories format, it took a product from […]
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Digital Transformation is about creating new opportunities for your business to drive innovation and efficiency, to improve how your teams work, and to leapfrog ahead of competitors, all with the goal of delivering new and improved customer experiences. Every industry is undergoing a transformation. Customers are expecting more and retaining them is increasingly difficult as […]
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Small donations can add up to big bucks. That’s the promise of crowdfunding, a process by which entrepreneurs and nonprofits raise money online from individuals instead of banks and investors. Last year, 6.4 million crowdfunding campaigns worldwide brought in $34 billion, according to the crowdfunding data company Fundly. But most of those campaigns didn’t live up […]
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On December 21, electric vehicle maker Tesla will finally join the S&P 500, making it one of the 10 most-valuable companies on the index. The committee that regulates which companies make up this market indicator puts them through a rigorous selection process, aimed at keeping it balanced and as representative as possible: to prevent speculation, it only […]

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Telemedicine became increasingly popular during the lockdowns of the first months of the pandemic, as people were actively avoiding hospitals seen as dangerous or that were overcome with Covid patients and instead interact with their doctors on a regular basis by videoconference for a consultation of early symptoms or possible conditions, as well as to request prescriptions or […]
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Think back to when you were in school learning about Greek mythology or the Industrial Revolution. Weaved into those “dry” textbooks and lectures were brilliant pieces of art—paintings, sculptures, or architecture—that brought to life the moments and ideas that would otherwise appear distant and dull.  Art is an important tool for educating society about our […]
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Seventy-five years ago, in August 1946, George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” was published in the United States. It was a huge success, with over a half-million copies sold in its first year. “Animal Farm” was followed three years later by an even bigger success: Orwell’s dystopian novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”  In the years since, Orwell’s writing has left […]
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Microsoft is to offer subscribers password-free access to their accounts — it had been doing so for corporate customers since last March — and by popularizing its use, is moving closer to a future in which passwords will give way to much more efficient and secure authentication systems. The feature requires downloading Microsoft Authenticator, which will require permissions […]
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It’s no surprise that advertising is becoming one of Amazon’s biggest revenue earners: from being practically irrelevant just a few years ago, this year could see it reach $10 billion this year, and is expected to quadruple by 2023. The e-commerce giant is also the leading advertiser in the United States, spending around $6.9 billion annually. However, […]
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I was speaking to a friend this morning about the alarming increase in peanut allergies in certain populations, chiefly the overdeveloped West. For example, they have increased fivefold in the UK in just the past 20 years. The latest science behind the cause stipulates that we are just too clean; and that our avoidance of potential threats — a legume, in this […]

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This article was originally published here: X Beatrice Liu – Founder and CEO, Oriental Remedies Group What’s your story? I am the Co-Founder of Oriental Remedies Group, a fast-growing Traditional Chinese Medicine group offering patients a unique integrative approach towards treatment. I started my own business distributing wellness products when I met my co-founder, Leong […]
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This article was originally published here: Dave Conway – Founder of Conway Consulting After years in the construction industry, Dave Conway followed his closet passion and started selling personal development. What’s your story? I spent over a decade in the construction industry as a general contractor and home builder. We specialised in home and light […]

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In his autobiography, Miles Davis complained that classical musicians were like robots. He spoke from experience – he’d studied classical music at Juilliard and recorded with classical musicians even after becoming a world-renowned jazz artist. As a music professor at the University of Florida, which is transforming itself into an “AI university,” I often think […]
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