The “big bang” in the digital assistant world came with Amazon’s Echo device, which was announced in the fall of 2014 and became widely available in the spring of 2015. The Echo used a specially designed microphone array optimized to get a clean “input” signal from your voice. More importantly, though, Echo’s assistant, Alexa, also brought with her a wider vocabulary of recognizable words than Siri. And a year into her life, Alexa learned even more words as developers created third-party skills for her. … [Read more...] about Keeping Track Of All These Voice Assistants Is Becoming A Problem
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Mumbai-based Arun Dave, 24, now wants to repay his loans instead of going on an international holiday with his friends this summer. In April 2019, he had started working as a marketing executive at a pharmaceutical firm after completing his graduation. This was his first job and earned Rs 20,000 a month. While joining the organisation, he didn’t have any liabilities but now he has an outstanding debt of Rs 40,000. He spent his monthly income on regular outings, dining with friends, discretionary shopping, etc. These spending habits drastically changed his lifestyle and financial discipline. “Since June 2019, by every month-end, my bank account would be empty,” recalls Arun. … [Read more...] about ‘Buy now, pay later’ schemes: Debt traps that are best avoided
JetLite was formerly Air Sahara, bought by Jet Airways in 2007. Consequently, it operated as a budget carrier. JetLite remained a separate entity, and its brand was Jet Konnect. It was a part of the Jet Airways “group”. And, that is probably the reason for the rejection. … [Read more...] about Jet Airways insolvency: Bid deadline expires today, another extension?
Not all panels will be run by Hollywood celebrities; many will be hosted by names recognizable to loyal Goop readers and professionals familiar with the who’s who of the wellness industry. Esther Perel, a Belgian psychotherapist and author of “Mating in Captivity” (also known as “the new Dr. Ruth”), will lead a talk on how to achieve a more fulfilling sex and love life. Dr. Alejandro Junger, one of Paltrow’s doctors and a detoxification specialist, will discuss how to live a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Habib Sadeghi, a holistic integrative physician who also happens to be Paltrow’s mentor (and co-creator of the term “conscious uncoupling”), will also speak. … [Read more...] about Gwyneth On What To Expect At Goop Summit (Hint: Collagen Martinis & Crystals)
Fortunately, tighter-knit work cultures can be adopted within bigger companies, too. Whether you’re running a marketing or sales team or a CEO overseeing a team of developers, it boils down to a matter of structure. As companies grow, hierarchies tend to proliferate and grow more complex. The more hands and levels of approval a project needs to pass through, the greater the risk it can be watered down or held back. And from a personnel standpoint, larger teams are more likely to foster communication and interpersonal issues. … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why Small Teams Make Better Tech Innovators