Find inventive, creative ways to showcase your brand to the public, but always stay original.
You just started a small business and you are looking for a way to attract new clients and customers. Are there ways you can get creative to make your small business noticed?
Find inventive, creative ways to showcase your brand to the public, but always stay original.
Here are five creative tips you can try out to get your small business noticed.
1. Be different from the rest
If everyone is facing a particular direction, you can decide to face a totally different direction.
Never copy your competitor’s strategy because it might not work for you. That’s a great mistake you should avoid.
Create a different strategy to promote your small business. An example is during any festive period, things are always expensive. Instead of selling at an expensive rate, you can give an affordable price deal to buyers. Take it as doing a black friday for every festive period.
2. Use the power of social media
You shouldn’t just go online and begin opening new social media accounts for each platform.
Find out which social media platform is good for your business and maximize the potential of such social media.
Don’t just go online to post pictures and put a caption, it is very likely your business never attract new clients. Engage your social media in meaningful conversations which would draw their attention to your business brand.
You can also use the online ad platform of social media apps to boost grow your online presence which also showcases your brand to a vast number of social media users.
3. Open a blog or vlog
As long as you have a small business, it is perceived you have great knowledge of such business.
So you can open a blog or a vlog. Depending on what suits you. Create online content for online users and share tips on by using a blog or vlog.
You can put up tutorial and advice videos online. Use video channels like youtube and picture and video social application, instagram and share your expertise on such video platforms.
Don’t share all your tips and secrets but share basic stuff that online users can relate with. Show people how to do basic stuff.
Your business could get noticed by just opening a blog or vlog and having great online content.
4. Create a challenge
We all know people like freebies. So why not create an online challenge every now and then to engage your followers. If it isn’t going to be an online challenge, you can do it off the internet.
This is a good way to draw customers and clients to your brand.
Find out what your potential customers would be interested in and use it to create a challenge. Of course, attach a price to your challenge.
Attend events and conference that have to do with your business.
Meet potential clients and customers and establish good ties with them, then you can sell your business to them.
If they buy into your business, they can pay for your goods and services and also refer you to more possible clients.
The thing about creative ways of getting your business noticed is that you spend little or nothing to get your business noticed.
For many of us who have been in employment for a number of years, the experience of job searching as a young candidate would have been a laborious process of reading through pages of newspaper adverts and posting application forms to prospective employers.
However, in this digital age, the recruitment environment has changed significantly. For example, employers review the social media platforms of potential employees in an effort to find out more about them.
This move toward enabling social media platforms for business applications is one that is likely set to continue, especially if businesses are to more effectively engage future candidates and promote themselves.
So does social media use help to improve career prospects? In a bid to find out, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) recently carried out a survey of how social media is used by young Europeans for both personal and work purposes.
The resulting report, titled Social Media is Serious Business: A view from European Youth, found that for the generation of young Europeans who have grown up immersed in digital technology, who TCS have named Generation Direct, social media is far more than just a source of entertainment. They are using it to improve skills, boost business contacts and effect political change.
The good news is that candidates themselves are well ahead in their adoption of social media to enhance their employment and career prospects, and the report found that 46 per cent of respondents search for jobs on Facebook and 28 per cent use LinkedIn.
The research also reveals that businesses could better utilise the potential for internal and external communications, with platforms such as Facebook and Twitter proving popular promotion tools. In the workplace, social media is also shown to encourage collaboration and learning. Generation Direct’s communication and learning style is geared towards online networking, with use of tools such as YouTube to increase learning and Facebook-style platforms aiding collaboration and sharing of ideas.
Overall, the report shows that, despite some existing perceptions, sharing pictures, playing games and chatting is just a single channel of how social media is now used by young people, and in fact these are increasingly becoming the tools of choice to expand their professional opportunities, secure jobs, enhance their skills and create economic growth.
For businesses to adapt to the changing landscape, it’s clear we need to further embrace the power of social media platforms and investigate the opportunities these can bring to the workplace.
Culled from Digitalempower
These people prove that no two paths to success are alike.
Everyone’s measure of and path to success is different.
For some, it’s mostly linear. Others encounter more twists, turns, and bumps along the way.
Before becoming the leader of the free world, Donald Trump, for example, was born into a real estate development family and inherited his father’s business at 25.
Focus Brands group president Kat Cole, on the other hand, saw her 20s as more transformative years, working her way up the ladder from a Hooters waitress to the company’s vice president by the time she was 26.
To illustrate how no two paths to success are alike, we’ve highlighted what 25 highly successful people were doing at age 25.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had a cushy job in finance
At age 24, the future Amazon founder and CEO went to work at Bankers Trust developing revolutionary software for banking institutions at that time, according to “Jeff Bezos: The Founder of Amazon.com” by Ann Byers
Two years later, he became the company’s youngest vice president.
President Donald Trump took over his father’s real-estate-development company
President Trump grew up the wealthy son of a real-estate mogul.
At 25, the young real-estate developer was given control of his father’s company, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which he later renamed the Trump Organization, according to Bio.
Shortly thereafter he became involved in large, profitable building projects in Manhattan.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence was an Oscar-winner raking in millions
Twenty-six-year-old Lawrence is Hollywood’s highest-paid actress, raking $46 million pretax over 12 months in 2016, and closer to $52 million in 2015, according to Forbes.
By the time she was 25, Lawrence had starred in the box-office-hit “Hunger Games” trilogy and worked alongside a star-studded cast in the X-Men series.
At 22, she became the second-youngest winner of the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook,” and she has won many more awards for her work.
Apple cofounder Steve Jobs took his company public and became a millionaire
By the end of its first day of trading in December 1980, Apple Computer had a market value of $1.2 billion, making its cofounders very rich men. Jobs, one of the three cofounders, was 25.
He later told biographer Walter Isaacson that he made a pledge at that time to never let money ruin his life.
Focus Brands COO Kat Cole was a star Hooters employee
Cole, COO and president of Focus Brands, North America and former president of Cinnabon, worked at Hooters for 15 years, starting as a hostess at age 17and eventually getting promoted to vice president by the time she was 26.
A star employee, at 19 she was asked by Hooters to go to Australia to help open a franchise location there, and she spent much of her early 20s training global employees and managers, Fortune reports.
Though she never earned a bachelor’s degree, she eventually went on to get her MBA, according to Fortune. She told the magazine:
“I was lucky that Hooters wasn’t a more sophisticated company because there’s no way someone my age would have had those chances. It wasn’t like people graduating from Ivy League schools were dying to get a corporate job at Hooters.”
Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook was cash positive for the first time and hit 300 million users
Zuckerberg had been hard at work on Facebook for five years by the time he hit age 25. In that year — 2009 — the company turned cash positive for the first time and hit 300 million users. He was excited at the time, but said it was just the start, writing on Facebookthat “the way we think about this is that we’re just getting started on our goal of connecting everyone.”
The next year, he was named “Person of the Year” by Time magazine.
Oracle founder Larry Ellison was working odd jobs as a programmer
After moving to Berkeley, California, at 22, the college-dropout-turned-billionaire Oracle founder used what he picked up in college and taught himself about computer programming. He found odd technical jobs at places like Fireman’s Fund, Wells Fargo, and AMPEX until finally landing at Amdahl Corporation, where he worked on the first IBM-compatible mainframe system.
Businesswoman and TV personality Martha Stewart was a stockbroker for the firm of Monness, Williams, and Sidel, the original Oppenheimer & Co.
Before her name was known in every American household, Stewart worked on Wall Street for five years as a stockbroker. Before that, she was a model, booking clients from Unilever to Chanel.
“There were very few women at the time on Wall Street … and people talked about this glass ceiling, which I never even thought about,” Stewart said in an interview for PBS’s MAKERS series. “I never considered myself unequal, and I think I got a very good education being a stockbroker.”
In 1972, Stewart left Wall Street to be a stay-at-home mom. A year later, she started a catering business.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg had met mentor Larry Summers and was getting a Harvard MBA
At age 25, Sandberg had graduated at the top of the economics department from Harvard, worked at the World Bank under her former professor, mentor, and future Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and had gone back to Harvard to get her MBA, which she received in 1995.
She went on to work at McKinsey, and at age 29 was Summers’ Chief of Staff when he became Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary.
Her time at HBS was a ways before Google, but that experience helped her see the potential of the internet, she said in a commencement speech to HBS grads in 2012:
“It wasn’t really that long ago when I was sitting where you are, but the world has changed an awful lot. My section, section B, tried to have HBS’s first online class. We had to use an AOL chat room and dial up service (your parents can explain). We had to pass out a list of screen names, because it was unthinkable to put your real name on the internet. And it never worked. It kept crashing … the world wasn’t set up for 90 people to communicate at once online. But for a few brief moments though, we glimpsed the future, a future where technology would power who we are and connect us to our real colleagues, our real family, our real friends.”
Celebrity investor Mark Cuban was a bartender in Dallas
By 25, Cuban had graduated from Indiana University and had moved to Dallas. The “Shark Tank” investor started out as a bartender and then worked as a salesman for a PC-software retailer. He got fired because he wanted to go close a deal rather than open a store in the morning. That helped inspire him to open his first business, MicroSolutions.
“When I got to Dallas, I was struggling — sleeping on the floor with six guys in a three-bedroom apartment,” Cuban writes in his book “How to Win at the Sport of Business.” “I used to drive around, look at the big houses, and imagine what it would be like to live there and use that as motivation.”
Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington was traveling to music festivals around the world for the BBC with her boyfriend at the time
Before she was founded The Huffington Post or was even Arianna Huffington, she was Arianna Stassinopolous, and at the age of 21, she met the famed British journalist Henry Bernard Levin while on a panel for a quiz show.
The two entered into a relationship, and he became her mentor while she wrote the book ” target=”_blank”The Female Woman,” attacking the women’s liberation movement. The book was published when she was 23.
For the next few years, Huffington traveled to music festivals around the world with Levin as he wrote for the BBC. Her relationship with Levin eventually ended because he did not want to marry or have children. Huffington moved to New York City at the age of 30. That year, her biography of Maria Callas was published, which she dedicated to Levin.
“[Levin] was my mentor. Our second date was to see ‘The Mastersingers’ at Covent Garden. Our first trip abroad was to Bayreuth to see ‘Wagner’s Ring.'”
There is no doubt that we are on the the full strength of tech Evolution. Technology is advancing ̶ and it will virtually change every aspect of our lives.Just take a look at Mobile tech it provides us entertainment , transportation , shopping, banking, healthcare.
Many people in Nigeria don’t consider a career in tech because they think tech is a complicated and a difficult career. Tech is not has difficult as they think.Believe in yourself, you can achieve anything that you set your mind to. There are no limits out here, the only limits are those that you impose upon yourself.
We need to enlighten the people about what careers in tech are really like, through media interviews, career fairs or even just talking to the young people in our lives about our jobs.
If we want more Nigerians youth to consider tech careers,we need to improve access to learning tech by promising technology stations in Schools . A technology station is where students get to work with a computer or tablet. This can be achieved by introducing school-age children to tech in Nigeria schools.
There are lot of free online courses like those from MIT, Code Academy and Khan Academy.They offer a more flexible way to learn skills like programming and web design providing skills that can change a person’s life.
You don’t need any qualifications to learn tech nor do you need any work experience.All you need is to have a willingness to learn something new.
You can also learn at your own time and pace, gaining skills without disrupting your current schedule. As a result, they can really help open up the tech industry to people from all walks of life.
What we are trying to say is that we need all the tools to encourage Nigerian youths to dive into The tech career so that Nigeria will be one of The world leading countries advancing in Technology .
When starting a business, the location should be among your top priorities, because the success of any business depends on its location.
Experts confirm that majority of Nigerian entrepreneurs do not achieve their expected goals in terms of profit because of wrong location of business. So, these are things to consider when choosing a business location.
1. Type of Business
You have to put the type of business you are setting up into consideration before you choose a location. The type of location that works for a manufacturing business might not work for a service oriented business.
Researchers maintain that manufacturing business located near supply source of raw material is bound to succeed, while on the other hand a service business can only succeed if located near the consumers.
This has to do with the ease customers get in contact with the business. This could be the road condition or pattern, nearness to the major routes, or the consideration of immediate environment.
Parking space, visibility for easy identification of business premises, traffic flow etc consider a situation where a customer spends up to an hour to get to your business premises, when 15 minutes can get him to your competitors business place to conduct similar transaction, as it happen in most Nigerian cities. Such a customer can only return to do business with you on special or personal grounds.
3. Proximity to Customers
A restaurant located near offices, companies, factories markets etc has more success potential, than similar business located in residential areas.
Therefore, when you are thinking business, think a location that suits your target audience.
4. Availability of Utilities
Availability of basic infrastructure can affect your choice of small business location. Amenities and infrastructure such as water supply, power supply, good road network and security are things to consider when locating your business.
These days, utilities such as internet services etc. are very significant for the success of a business. Most customers patronize businesses mainly to utilize their utility facilities such as the Wifi.
There are certainly other companies or individuals, who are already in business before you. Thus, if you wish to get a good portion of the market share, you need to locate your business a bit distance away from those fore runners, else they will present stiff competition to you.
However, there are some businesses you have to site close to competitors, though you will face fierce competition. Example of such businesses is restaurants and college canteens usually concentrated in a particular area.
6. Availability of raw materials
If you intend running a manufacturing or production business, then the nearness or availability of raw materials is a factor you must not joke with when choosing your business location. If your business is not sited close to these raw materials, then sourcing and transportation will reduce your profit margin.
7. Industrial Clusters / areas
Some entrepreneurs may decide to site their business in industrial areas or clusters due to the infrastructure and amenities already on ground. Industrial areas are areas mapped out specifically for commercial purposes especially manufacturing firms.
Goal setting has to do with the development of an plan designed to motivate and guide someone or group of person’s toward a goal. Without setting goals you would lack direction with some certain things. Yes, goal setting does not just allows you to take control of your life’s direction; Goal setting also gives you a benchmark for determining whether you are actually succeeding.
Listed Below Are 9 Steps On How To Set And Achieve Any Goal:
1. Decide what you actually want.
The first step in achieving anything in life, is to know what you really want (No your direction). Your ability for you to understand what you want in your life will do more to guarantee you higher level of achievement than any other single quality. Absolute clarity about what you want is the starting point of all great accomplishment. The most focus you are about what you want, the easier it is to make better decision. Imagine that your income, relationships , career and work are now perfect. What would they look like? Who would you be with? What kind of home, car and level of income would you have? It is your responsibility to create the kind of life you want, if you want to live a more enriched and happy life.
2. Write your goals down
If you are serious about the future outcome of your life, you must learn to “think on paper”. The physical act of writing down a goal makes it real and tangible. You have no excuse for forgetting about it. As you write, use the word “will” instead of “would like to” or “might.” For instance, “I will will wake up 4 a.m daily ,” not “I would like to wake up early.” The first goal statement has power and you can “see” yourself waking up at 4 a.m, the second lacks passion and gives you an excuse if you get sidetracked. Describe your future vision for yourself in complete detail by writing out everything you could ever imagine wanting to have in your life.. According to Brian Tracy , ” for their to be motivation, there must be a motive. Fully 85 percent of your motivation is determined by the consequences that you anticipate , or the things that you hope to achieve, as a result of what you do. The more clear you are about what you want, the more motivated and determined you will beto accomplish it. “
3. Set deadlines for the achievement of your goals.
Setting deadlines for the achievement of your goals are very important, because it makes you to know when to celebrate your success. Also, it gives you some sense of urgency to the attainment of any given goal. When there is no deadline, you will feel relax and think that there is still enough time to do what you are surpose to do. Lack of deadline helps to nurture the habit of procrastination.
4. Decide what you need to do in order to archive your goals.
At this point, it is very important that you state specifically what are the set of activities you are expected to do so as for your goals to be achieved. For instance, if a restaurant chain wants to increase there share price by 100 percent, they should be expected to the quality of their food, improve service standards, develope an effective training, hiring and promotion strategies etc. All these and many more are specific things that needs to be done to achieve their main goal of increased share value.
5. Apply the 80/20 rule.
The 80/20 rule in this case states that, 80 percent of your result would be determine by 20 percent of your activities. After stating specifically all you need to do, ask yourself, what is that one thing, if done would give the maximum benefit and also help in the attainment of other goals. Your duty is to search for these 20 percent of activities that would give 80 percent of result.
6. Develop an action plan.
Take action immediately on your goal. Never allow everything to be right before you do something. Make sure you act on your goals daily. Get busy and resolve to do something every day until you achieve your goal. This daily work enables you to develop and maintain a certain degree of momentum. With this, you will be astonished at how rapidly your progress would become in achieving even greater and challenging goals.
7. Measure your progress.
For you to successfully achieve your goals, you must keep track of your progress on daily, weekly and monthly basis. For instance, if you want to earn $100,000 annually, it would mean that you need to make about $10,000 monthly. If you are making less than that, then you need to change your approach so as to achieve such goal. Measuring your progress regularly makes you to know where you must make improvement and also be up to date with current realities.
8. Show some level of flexibility.
Never be too rigid with your plans. Always be open to changes. Your plan would never be perfect. As you move towards the achievement of your goals, you need to adjust to current trends and happenings. Therefore, you must always move with the tide of change in order to make your goal relevant.
9. Never Forget to celebrate little successes.
You don’t need to wait until you achieve your goals before you celebrate. Never despise the days of little beginning. Whenever you make any process, no matter how little it may be , you need to celebrate it. This would motivate you to do more and your enthusiasm about the achievement of your goals would increase.
Finally, what’s that one thing you wish to accomplish in life. No matter how huge it may seems, you can make it a reality , by following these practical guide.
African change makers sometimes find themselves in a compromising situation where they have interesting ideas to execute but unfortunately their deep pockets have a good number of holes drilled. It is not new that so many potential entrepreneurs have failed to take up the first and most crucial step of having their vibrant ideas happen. As much as it is essential to take the ‘founders risk’ of putting both feet in the ideas they believe in, you need more direction other than the finances. Here are some of the most important hacks that would help you build a self sustaining startup.
Find someone with the Vision/Idea
This is the person who has the most perfect picture of what the solution you are trying to work on is. Initially, it is the first primary founder but eventually it can be anyone else who has the same motivation.
Provided they can map out the entire startup tree- from its roots to its fruits and believe in the value the startup is meant to give.
Find someone with the Money
This is neither the Venture Capitalist nor Angels who finance startups. It is the one who pays for the fare when you are going to meet up with the VC’s and other Investors – or the one to fund the promotion of a Facebook Ad or pay for the purchase of the web domain and hosting or app development.
Find someone with the Skills and Expertise
A technical partner is really important for a startup, they are the ones who have done something before or at least they know what it takes to do it at the moment. They know the what-is-what and the ‘how its done’ depending on what your idea is about. It may involve multiple aspects.
Someone with the Connection
These people know the waters you are exploring. They know the ‘who-is-who’ and the ‘where to go’
While all of this can be one person, the good news about starting a startup is you do not actually have to do it alone. Think about these things and determine which one of them best describes you and if you cannot satisfy all, you will need partners
Measuring what you Need
Rate yourself on a scale of 1-5 for each of the hacks above and then think about people who would fit well into the others. Since we have a financial concern, we do not need a prophet or a wizard to tell us to find a financing partner. Once you find one, use the same scaling method to see where else they fit. It is possible you need more people now and you can determine that using the same model.
Choosing a Financing Partner
If there were a simple answer to this, it would have been popular knowledge by now and I would not have to repeat it. Many founders prefer to choose partners from friends who they have known in other conditions and they exist with mutual respect. By now you probably have met enough people to choose from but if not, you will need to find people who meet the second important condition – Believing in the long term benefit of sticking to the vision.
People who work for themselves have always been considered idols to follow. Nigerian entrepreneurs help to improve the economy of the country, this is why it is necessary to encourage and help cultivate the business spirit in individuals!
So what are the types of entrepreneurship in Nigeria? Check out our top 10 list to find out!
Concept of entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship can be defined as the act of setting up your own business. In other words, it is an action that can be interpreted as working for nobody but yourself. Entrepreneurs are responsible for deciding the amount of work needed to make profit from their businesses; they also have to deal with more risks than people who are regular employees.
The first factor needed for entrepreneurship success is the interest. The entrepreneurs pay themselves according to the performance of their business; therefore, it is necessary that people pick businesses within their spheres of interest and passion. It will be impossible to maintain a high level of performance if you have no interest in the job. All successful entrepreneurs have a strong vision about the possibilities for expansion of their businesses.
However, the interest and vision of the business will not bring your dreams to life without skills! As the head of the company, an entrepreneur is obligated to have a particular set of skills. Even if he or she is not a specialist in the sphere where he wants to start a business, it does not mean he cannot learn anything from it! Moreover, if you want to be an entrepreneur in Nigeria, you have to obtain proper leadership and communication skills!
All entrepreneurs invest in their companies; these investments are not only financial. Every entrepreneur will have to put a lot of time into maintaining their business. A businessperson who does not put his best into the company cannot expect that other people will do so too!
Every successful entrepreneurship is characterized by quick and stable growth. A good entrepreneur is a good leader who can organize people so they will work as a team! It is very important for an entrepreneur to pay attention to the organization of the business; it is also true that most entrepreneurs earn more money than regular employees. Nonetheless, it is critical to understand the risks of the business; more risks, more rewards! It is also necessary to know about the level of competition in the market you want to operate in.
Now that you understand the main concepts of entrepreneurship in Nigeria, let us take a look at the different types of entrepreneurship in the country to help increase your knowledge.
These are the top 10 types of entrepreneurship in Nigeria!
1. Social Entrepreneur
It is a new type of entrepreneurship where people get involved in social projects to help their communities. Social entrepreneurs are natural leaders who can establish and launch social projects to solve problems of Nigeria. It may be hard to define this as a business because the main goal of a social entrepreneur is not to make profit!
This term is a combination of technology and entrepreneurship. Technopreneurs make their profits by coming up technological innovations that can serve important purposes for the society.
3. Serial Entrepreneur
Serial entrepreneurs focus on creating new business; they seek profit from the constant creation and establishment of different new projects. They are more prone to business failures, but however become professionals in establishing businesses and finding profits from plenty different aspects of the economy!
4. Lifestyle Entrepreneur
For this people, passion is more valuable than profit. This type of entrepreneurship is born out of loyalty and love for the project or profession. Lifestyle entrepreneurs are less prone to adapt and change the nature of their projects. They are more conservative to what they do in life!
These people do not create businesses, they focus on taking over existing businesses and making them profitable. They are professional managers who can turn any project into profit. A lot of companies hire these managers to develop their market chains!
4. Pattern Multipliers
These people do not create anything new, their man job is to promote anything you want. This type of entrepreneurship is more involved in buying patents to businesses. These entrepreneurs can develop, promote and sell any idea for the best price!
It is a very simple but effective type of entrepreneurship. These entrepreneurs know the best places buy products at the cheapest prices, and then resell them! The retail or reselling businesses are the most profitable in the world, it is even bigger in scale than the IT business.
This type of entrepreneurs are also called Freelancers. They prefer to work for themselves and take responsibility for their work! They work with clients directly with no bosses above them!
1. Necessity Entrepreneurs
This is the most common type of entrepreneurship in Nigeria. In this case, people establish random businesses just to survive and beat unemployment in the country.
There are many types of entrepreneurship in Nigeria and entrepreneurs contribute greatly to the Nigerian economy. Entrepreneurship provides high profit, but also comes with high risks; however, you will not find any billionaire in the world who works for somebody else, right? So go for it!
Google launched the Pixel 2, Europe ordered Amazon to pay €250 million in back taxes, and Snapchat is building a laptop app.
Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know :
1. Google has revealed its second-generation smartphone, the Pixel 2. Google launched two new smartphones: the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL.
2. Amazon has been ordered to pay Europe €250 million (£221 million, $294 million) over unpaid back taxes. The European Union’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said Luxembourg “gave illegal tax benefits to Amazon.”
3. The EU is taking Ireland to court for failing to collect €13 billion (£11 billion; $15 billion) from Apple in back taxes. Ireland doesn’t actually want Apple to pay the money, since it might discourage other multinationals from setting up shop there.
4. Google unveiled a $49 (£37) answer to Amazon’s Echo Dot. It’s called Google Home Mini.
5. Google’s taking on Apple’s AirPods with a pair of $160 (£121) wireless headphones that can translate different languages in real time. The headphones are similar to the “babel fish” concept in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
6. There were several other new Google hardware products unveiled on Wednesday. They include a mini-camera and a high-end smart home speaker.
7. Google AI chief John Giannandrea said he isn’t fretting about super-intelligent killer robots. However, he is concerned that machine-learning algorithms used to make millions of decisions every minute could be biased.
8. Certain Nissan owners will soon be able to use their Amazon Alexa to control aspects of their car. Starting later this month, a select few owners will be able use their Amazon Alexa to remotely start the car, unlock and lock the doors, flash the lights, and honk the horn.
9. Apple fixed the Apple Watch bug that prevented it from connecting to phone networks. The problem was actually related to WiFi, Apple representatives told Business Insider during a briefing.
10. Snapchat is making its first-ever app for laptops.Parent company Snap Inc. is building a new version of Snapchat for the upcoming Pixelbook by Google, which functions like a laptop/tablet hybrid and runs Chrome OS.