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

Hedge Fund : Everything you need to know

A hedge fund is an investment fund that pools capital from accredited individuals or institutional investors and invests in a variety of assets, often with complex portfolio-construction and risk-management techniques.

It is administered by a professional investment management firm, and often structured as a limited partnership, limited liability company, or similar vehicle.Hedge funds are generally distinct from mutual funds, as their use of leverage is not capped by regulators, and distinct from private equity funds, as the majority of hedge funds invest in relatively liquid assets.

Source: Wikipedia

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

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Batteries will replace Solar power technology soon , lets find out ?

Batteries will replace Solar power technology soon , lets find out ?

– Currenly in U.S electricity is generated by either Wind mills but when wind goes down its generated by natural gas.
– As we go on building more solar panels the cost of making will get cheaper the price is reduced to 20%
as compared to last decade.
– Batteries are expensive , they are useful where Solar power less state like Hawaii .
– The Tesla Gigafactory 1 is a lithium-ion battery factory under construction, primarily for Tesla, Inc., at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in Storey County (near the community of Clark, Nevada, United States).
– The factory started limited production of Powerwalls and Powerpacks in the first quarter of 2016 using battery cells produced elsewhere, and began mass production of cells in January 2017. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval estimated that Nevada would enjoy $100 billion in economic benefit over two decades from the construction and operation of this factory.[8] The grand opening event was held on July 29, 2016.
– Research says as of now only 1/10 th of worlds power is produced by battery and next couple of decades it will make only 3%.
– All major players such as Samsung , LG investing huge amount in battery powers etc.


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