Satya Nadella talks about A.I , Cloud and on recent GitHub acquisition

Satya nadella in an inteview with CNBC talks about recent GitHub acuqition and also Microsoft work on A.I , Cloud etc.

What drives you to work at Microsoft ?
Taking my passion and connecting it into real world . Curiosity , love of ideas and ability to translate that into impact.

How do you compensate customer success ?
By NPS (Net Promoter or Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a management tool that can be used to gauge the loyalty of a firm’s customer relationships. It serves as an alternative to traditional customer satisfaction research and claims to be correlated with revenue growth.)

On GitHub  acquisition
Microsoft  is a developer tool company first and all in for open source . Now developer SAAS is at the center. Both companies will operate independantly . We both share same ethos.

Any more acquisitions on horizon ?
We look for basic 3 criterias , whether its an

  1. Growing market
  2. Can add value
  3. Can integrate well

A.I and Cloud

  • Use of A.I to solve accessibility challenges.
  • Toyota is using Microsoft Azure and Azure Edge platform to entirely optimize their supply chain systems.
  • Microsoft is doing capital investment of 4-5 billion $ on cloud per year.
  • Microsoft is certainly one of 3 main players amongst Google and Amazon.

Image source : geekwire 

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Elon Musk talks about time allocation , Mars colonization and how to build a future

Elon musk  ( Net worth US$19.1 billion ) is a  CEO ,Lead Designer of SpaceX | CEO of Tesla, Inc. | CEO of Neuralink. Founder of The Boring Company  .  Chairman at SolarCity

How Elon allocates his time :  Space X and Tesla : 80% of time in engineering an design : developing next generation products . 1/2 a day at Open AI (OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company that aims to promote and develop friendly AI) .

If Elon was 22 today then he would like to work on  ?
AI , Cortex , Solving genetic diseases problems (Dementia , Alzymer etc ) .

How to be most useful ?
Utility (Delta) = compare to current state of art * how many people it will effect .

When we can get to Mars , or what do you think about Mars colonization?
It can accomplish within 10 years .

Image source : ted.com

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Interesting facts you must know about Japan’s work culture

Here are some interesting facts about Japan’s work culture.

Japan has GDP  of $5.167 trillion ,  Per capita income: $40,849.

  • About 1/4 th Japanese companies employees work 80 hrs of overtime / month.
  • According to research Japanese took 10 days vacation leaving 10 days unused in year.
  • 63% of employess felt guilty while taking paid leave.
  • Japan has lowest productivity among G7 nation.
  • Goverment started an initiative called ‘Premium Friday’ employe need to leave their office at 3 PM every last Friday of the month.
  • Japan’s economy is facing danger due to birth rate , population . As per study population will reduct to 1/3 in 2065.
  • Japan has least % of foreign nationals as share of population.
  • Karoshi : It means death by overwork in Japanese .

For more information click here to see video.

Image Source : BBC

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Will Apple reach to $1 trillion market cap ?

What is Market Capitalization ?
Market capitalization refers to the total dollar market value of a company’s outstanding shares. Commonly referred to as “market cap,” it is calculated by multiplying a company’s shares outstanding by the current market price of one share.

Below stats shows market cap of largest tech companies from 2008 to 2018 . Apple is inching towards first tech company to reach $1 trillion market cap.

Infographic: Apple Leads the Race to $1 Trillion | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

Source: investopedia

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What is GDPR , everything you need to know ?

What is GDPR ?

  •  It is General Data Protection Regulation.
  •  A regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within EU and European Economic Area (EEA).
  •  Enforcement date : 25th May 2018
  •  It will bring to consumers with a right to know when their data has been hacked.
  •  Google and Facebook hit with lawsuit after 25th May , which seek to fine Facebook 3.9 billion and Google with 3.7 billion euros.
  •  Failure to comply with GDPR can result in a fine ranging from 10 million euros to four per cent of the company’s annual global turnover .
  • How it will affect us for EU region  : You will lot of privacy policy mail / guidelines will reaching to you and need to agree before sharing any kind of information (personal / health  / bank details) etc.  Outside EU , the big tech companies like Google and Facebook they are already re-writing / upgrading their rules and privacies.

Image source : zdnet   Cheers,
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Have you heard of ICO , here are the interesting facts about ICO

  • ICO means initial coin offering , they are not regulated by any Government.
  • 6.6 billion raised in 1st Q of 2018 , 217 ICO sales
  • In ICOs your money is invested in Cryptocurrencies. During ICO 2 types of tokens you can buy
    1. Utility : Goods and services offered by Company
    2. Security : Safer
  • Company will create a digital tokens and sell it to investors , they can keep them or use it for trade.
  • Increase over 64% as compared to last Q of 2017.
  • Ethereum is most successful ICO of all time & worlds 2nd largest cryptocurrency.
  • Telegram raise 1.2 billion over ICO for which blockchain platform is yet to be build.
  • U.S with most ICO projects worth over $1B and followed by Russia with $310
  • According to study 80% of ICO’s are scams .
  • Average S&P returns are 10% & if invested in ICO’S returns are 13.2x on initial investment.
  • Singapore has launched ICO guidelines , China banned it & U.S SEC launched cyberunit to investiagate.
  • Celebrities have increasingly been promoting ICO’s which is drawing a lot of unwanted attention .

image source : Forbes

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10 interesting facts about the 3rd biggest smartphone maker in world

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (/ˈhwɑːˌweɪ/; Chinese: 华为; pinyin: About this sound Huáwéi) is a Chinese multinational networking, telecommunications equipment, and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012. In 2017, Huawei became 83rd of Fortune Global 500 in Fortune Magazine.

  1. 3rd biggest smartphone maker behind Apple and Samsung
  2. It is the largest telecom equipment maker in the world.
  3. Employees : 180,000 & Annual Revenue : $92 billion .
  4. Campus in Shezen feeds around 60,000 people everyday .
  5. China are moving to cashless economy , nobody is paying with cash in Campus.
  6. Afternoon naps are considered as culture.
  7. 45% employees are engaged.
  8. Black swan in lake , Stationary train in campus .
  9. Campus has Huawei University which has continuing education , classes , seminars etc. (25,000 courses through its university programs).
  10.  Huawei is the world’s ninth-largest information technology company by revenue . 

For see how the campus looks in Shenzen China click here .

Image result for huawei logo

Source :  Wikipedia , YouTube

How to download / Backup your Instagram Photos , Videos and Stories

Instagram finally unveild much awaited feature to download your data of Instagram Account. You can avail this feature as of currently from Web. This feature is similar to Facebook’s “Download your information” option. Here are quick ways to to download / Backup your Instagram Photos , Videos and Stories .

  • Login to your Instrgram account through Web.
  • Go to your profile
  • Click on settings (Gear icon).
  • Select Privacy and Security
  • Scroll down till Data Download option
  • Click on Request download.
  • Instagram will ask email id , backup link will sent to that Email Id.

How to use new Gmail design with fresh look and new features ?

Google last week unveiled new design for Gmail . It contans fresh look and new features such as

  • Smart replies
  • Smart business-focused features designed to improve productivity, security, and manage the sharing of emails.
  • Email snooze features etc.

Here is simple and faster way to have new design ,

1. Click on gear (Settings) icon below your account picture.
2. After click there will be option ‘Try out new Gmail’.
3. Select and Done.

img source : theverge

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How Starbucks handled the situation of racial biases ?

Incident :

2 black men were arrested in Philadelphia Starrubucks stores asking to use restrooms . An Starbucks employee refused as they havent bought anything . The men sat down and were asked to leave and employee called the police.

Action taken by Starbucks

Starbuck has decided to close nation wide 8,000 stores to give training to all employess on racial bias.Starbucks will close the stores May 29 to offer the training to 175,000 employees .“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Kevin R. Johnson (CEO , Starbucks).

Handling the situation

Starbucks handled it very nicely by coming up solution of giving traning to all its employees . CEO (Kevin R. Johnson) has come out immediately and cleared Starbucks will not support any kind of racial bias and personally talked to 2 Black men those were arrested at Philadelphia store.

I think this is the way every organisation should react / response to such kinds of situations or crisis.

Image source: nbcnews