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NO ONE KNOWS WHAT A SELF-DRIVING CAR IS, AND IT’S BECOMING A PROBLEM

“WE HAVE NOW self-driving cars.” So declared no less an authority than the United States’ chief of transportation, Secretary Elaine Chao, in a May interview with Fox Business. “They can drive on the highway, follow the white lines on the highway, and there’s really no need for any person to be seated and controlling any of the instruments.” This is wrong. Today, you can ... Read More »

Nigeria’s TBCA is connecting startups with Big Four consultants

Consultants from the “Big Four” consultancy firms very rarely stoop to assisting startups, given the lack of budget of smaller companies. That being the case, Nigerian startup TBCA.ng is looking to bridge the gap, connecting on-demand independent consultants with clients that need projects completed. All its independent consultants have experience at Big Four firms as well as the likes of Accenture and ... Read More »

Is Newspaper Advertising Worth The ROI?

The death of the newspaper industry hasn’t occurred as predicted. In actuality, it has picked up steam, with nearly 70% of the population reading newspapers on the regular, according to Nielsen research. While this is certainly good news for publishers, it hasn’t been the rise in revenue the publishing industry was banking on. Ad revenue hasn’t met the circulation surge, as reported ... Read More »

Apple is releasing new iPhone software today: Here’s how to find out if your apps will still work

Later today, Apple will release iOS 11, the latest iteration of the software on its iPhones and iPads. Here’s a quick rundown on what’s new, and what to look out for as you update: What’s new New control center. Apple completely redesigned the control center in iOS 11, which is now customizable. You can change to add and remove toggles and ... Read More »

How Adwoa Aboah is shaking up the fashion industry

Adwoa Aboah preparing for the Burberry September 2017 collection show in Clerkenwell on Saturday. Photograph: Jonathan Baron/Burberry Adwoa Aboah is both the poster girl for modern fashion and one of its most vocal critics. The 25-year-old model, who walked the Burberry catwalk on Saturday and Donatella Versace’s Versus show on Sunday, leads discussions around issues from imagery of black women in the media ... Read More »

This is Uber’s Answer To Ola Play, Coming Soon to a Cab Near You

HIGHLIGHTS Uber is set to introduce infotainment system to its cars in India The move comes less than a year after Ola launched Play service Uber’s infotainment system will offer a range of content services Uber is taking a page out of Ola’s playbook as it pushes to expand business in India, its largest overseas market. Months after its Indian ... Read More »

Amazon is the new Walmart – and Whole Foods just inherited all of the e-commerce giant’s baggage

Whole Foods got its start as a hippie, natural foods store with a feel-good message. Now, it’s owned by a company that’s giving Walmart a run for its moneyas one of the most disliked companies in retail. On Monday, Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods formally went through. And, the e-commerce giant didn’t waste any time inmaking changes. Prices on staples ... Read More »

LGBT representation on television is tokenistic and de-sexualised

Love Island is happy to include a ‘bromance’ but would never show gay men in a sexualised light ITV/Rex/Shutterstock On Thursday, the director of television for ITV Kevin Lygo caused something of a stir at the Edinburgh Festival. There had been some discussion about expanding the incredibly successful ITV programme Love Island to more proactively include LGBT contestants, but Lygo shot down this idea ... Read More »

Pizza Is Selling Like Hotcakes On Facebook…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Americans love ordering pizza on Facebook. In an effort to evolve to better serve their customers while also offering them more convenience, many restaurants are now letting patrons pay for their food using their Facebook and Amazon accounts. ... Read More »

Sarahah App: What Is It, and Why Is Everyone Talking About This Anonymous Messaging App?

HIGHLIGHTS Sarahah is an anonymous messaging app You can send messages even without logging in There are concerns of cyberbullying in this anonymous setting The Sarahah app has taken hold in the social media sphere over the past week, joining trends such as Prisma app that rose quickly in public consciousness. Whether it will remain a hit or fade away in a ... Read More »