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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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As history shows in most cases, more than 50% according to many studies and research indicates M&A usually have negative implications for the acquirer rather than the acquired in terms of financial expectations versus reality. Additionally, there are many internal issues that will affect the overall performance of the acquiring company. In a case of […]
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Intel has announced a delay of more than a year in its 7nm chip manufacturing process, which gives an idea of the reasons why Apple recently announced it was abandoning the US company’s chips and would make its own and use ARM architecture instead. Intel’s problems are not new: this is not the first time the company has announced delays. This time, […]
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In early July, an important announcement by Apple went relatively unnoticed: it was shifting assembly of its iPhone 11, then the most advanced model in its product line, from China to Chennai in India. A couple of weeks later, Samsung, along with several other Apple suppliers (Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron), Indian manufacturers Micromax and Lava, and up to 18 other companies applied […]
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Perpetual Altruism,  the company behind Cryptograph, (cryptograph.co), will officially launch their new platform on July 6, 2020.  Positioned to become a market leader in blockchain based digital collectibles and artwork, also known as NFT’s (Non-Fungible Tokens), the Cryptograph platform features new and original digital art and memorabilia from some of the world’s most renowned artists […]

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For months, fans were relegated to watching their favorite singers and musicians over Zoom or via webcasts. Now, live shows – from festivals like Lollapalooza to Broadway musicals – are officially back. The songs that beamed into living rooms during the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic may have featured an artist’s hits. But there’s just something magical about seeing music surrounded […]
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I really enjoyed this article, “Open source is finally coming to financial services”, and the corresponding 25-minute lecture by Angela Strange of Andreessen Horowitz on the future of banking services, in which she predicts a scenario that is very much in line with what I have been envisioning for quite a few years: banks where software developers will have […]
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The metaverse is a network of always-on virtual environments in which many people can interact with one another and digital objects while operating virtual representations – or avatars – of themselves. Think of a combination of immersive virtual reality, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game and the web.  The metaverse is a concept from science fiction that many […]
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New research into the use of videoconferencing and the increasingly common practice whereby companies oblige employees to keep their cameras on at all times, supposedly to facilitate better communication and team bonding, reveals that instead it often makes people tired and isolated. Needless to say, the research has attracted attention, given the huge number of people working […]
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Squid Game has recently become Netflix’s biggest debut ever, but the show has sparked controversy due to its English subtitles. This occurred after a Korean-speaking viewer took to Twitter and TikTok to criticise the subtitles for providing a “botched” translation, claiming: “If you don’t understand Korean you didn’t really watch the same show.” Only this year, Squid Game, Lupin, and Money […]
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Facebook’s plans to create a so-called metaverse, which according to the company would include everything from major investments and hiring thousands of people in Europe, to eventually changing the company’s name to reflect its focus in that area. What are some of the problems we might see emerge in a Facebook metaverse. One of the first books to explore the idea of a […]
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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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“…nooow you can unfaaasten your seatbelt’ and tuuurn on your electronic deeevices” says Matthew McConaughey-like voice on a bird that carries me over the ocean, far from Silicon Valley. I reinterpret his announcement as a signal to start writing these lines. Wow, it’s been over 4 months 4 months since I closed my own business, dropped […]

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This article was originally published here: Jonathan Quek – Founder and CEO of Globotix Through the use of robots Jonathan Quek is transforming the cleaning industry whilst raising the status of the workers. What’s your story? I’m an entrepreneur. I’ve always loved to try out new things, create something from scratch, even in unfamiliar domains […]
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This article was originally published here: Katrina Julia – Founder & CEO of FIT Life Creation What’s your story? My story includes shifting from Fear to Faith, Self Hate to Love, Corporate to Calling, Lies to Love, Devaluing to Purity, Pain to Purpose and Bondage to Freedom. More on my story here and here https://www.fitlifecreation.com/creatorhttps://www.fitlifecreation.com/post/how-transformation-is-required-to-create-a-life-and-business-you-love-creator-series […]
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This article was originally published here: Zhi Ying Chai – Commercial Director & Founding Member of YouAdMe Zhi Ying Chai had so much faith in her product she moved country to prove it worked. What’s your story? Before YouAdMe, I was providing creative services to businesses to drive user engagement through innovative content. However, I […]
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This article was originally published here: Maiko Makito – Co-Owner and Managing Director of Pearl FALCO Maiko Makito had not anticipated taking over the family business and she definitely had not anticipated having to ensure its survival during a pandemic, but her love of the product has not diminished. What’s your story? I’m currently the […]
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This article was originally published here: Prachi Saini – Director of Jetaime Perfumery and Singapore Memories The power of perfume to reflect personality and inspire nostalgia is the foundation of Prachi Saini’s business What’s your story? I am the director and founder of Jetaime Perfumery and Singapore Memories, headquartered in Singapore. Jetaime Perfumery started out […]
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This article was originally published here: 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 Weizhen. […]

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