All Roads Lead to China: Trillion-Dollar Belt and Road Initiative

June 27, 2019 · 3 MIN READ
One of the biggest stories in Asian business is China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy venture that aims to redraw global trade routes. It is estimated to cost more than $1 trillion USD, making it arguably the largest overseas investment programs ever undertaken by a single country. This could likely change the global eco-economic and geopolitical balance of power.

How Much Data is Generated Each Day?

Apr 15, 2019 · 2 MIN READ
The exponential growth of data is undisputed, but the numbers behind this explosion are hard to comprehend, particularly when looked at in the context of one day. By 2025, it’s estimated that 463 exabytes of data will be created each day globally – that’s the equivalent of 212,765,957 DVDs per day!

The Fight for Smart Speaker Market Share | Amazon vs Google

Apr 11, 2019 · 3 MIN READ
Tech companies are betting that the future of personal computing will be driven by the sound of your voice. If they’re right, this early stage of smart speaker adoption will have a massive impact on future profits. Switching smartphone brands is relatively straightforward, but switching an entire voice assistant ecosystem? That’s not quite as easy.

What Happens in One Minute on The Internet in 2019?

Apr 07, 2019 · 2 MIN READ
A whole lot can happen in an internet minute. If you have been wondering, wonder no more. This easy-to-digest infographic breaks down what happens in one minute on the internet: 18.1 million text messages and 188 million emails sent, 3.8 million Google searched, 4.5 million videos watched on YouTube, and 694,444 hours watched on Netflix.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Finally Speaks Out│Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Apr 20, 2018 · 4 MIN READ
On Saturday, March 17, 2018, The New York Times first reported Cambridge Analytica ‘improperly’ harvested millions of Facebook users’ data. Facebook says as many as 87 million people may have had their data accessed. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to the situation. “We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you.”

A Chinese Empire Reborn As Presidential Term Limits Removed

Mar 11, 2018 · 2 MIN READ
China’s legislative body, the National People’s Congress, has voted overwhelmingly to remove presidential term limits from its constitution, giving President Xi Jinping “the right to remain in office indefinitely.” The vote was widely regarded as a rubber-stamping exercise. Two delegates voted against the change and three abstained, out of 2,964 votes.

Amazon Vs. Walmart: Clash Of The Titans

Feb 27, 2018 · 3 MIN READ
It is no secret that Amazon has been dominating the online retail sales in the US. Walmart is looking to make a bigger splash in e-commerce market in 2018. Immediately after Amazon acquired Whole Foods in 2017, Walmart announced to acquire online men’s fashion retailer Bonobos for $310 million. Walmart even changed its official name from ‘Wal-Mart Stores’ to ‘Walmart’, reflecting its increase emphasis on e-commerce.

What’s Fueling Amazon’s Growth?

Jan 23, 2018 · 4 MIN READ
Amazon Web Services that was launched in 2006 generates well over $10 billion in revenue annually. Amazon could soon become an operating system for all e-commerce businesses. Amazon stock gained 58% in 2017. At the rate it is growing and expanding, it could be a trillion dollar company in just a few years from now.

Google’s Roadmap to World Domination

Jan 4, 2018 · 3 MIN READ
Google closed 2017 as the second most valuable company in the world. In 2013, Google acquired Waze for more than $1.1 billion. In 2010, Google acquired online photo editing app Piknik only to kill it a year later. Over years, Google has bought many other small competitors and then let them die, which is why Google is undoubted king of the internet.

The New Age of Corporate Monopolies

Jan 04, 2018 · 4 MIN READ
The Walt Disney Co. has recently announced that it had reached a $52.4 billion deal to acquire the bulk of 21st Century Fox assets. The Disney-Fox deal will also give Disney a majority control of the video streaming service Hulu. Some of the classics 20th Century Fox movie studio has produced include Titanic, the original Star Wars film, and Alien. After this deal goes through, Disney will own the rights to every Star Wars.

How Powerful Is Your Brain?

Jan 03, 2018 · 3 MIN READ
The human brain is so efficient that it consumes less juice than a dim light bulb and fits incredibly well inside our skull. Biology does a lot with a little- the human genome, which grows our body and directs us through years of complex life, requires less data than a mobile operating system. The human brain contains more than 80 billion neurons.

And You Thought You Knew Nepal? Fun Facts

Nov 28, 2017 · 2 MIN READ
Nepal is a small country nestled in the heart of the Himalayan mountains where the famous Mt. Everest is located. To put the numbers in perspective, Nepal is about five times smaller than Texas. For such a small country, Nepal is home to the 8 out of 10 highest mountains in the world.

Few Big Media Companies and Their Many Faces | illusion of Choice

Dec 28, 2017 · 5 MIN READ
In 2016, AT&T Inc. announced it has reached a $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Inc. – that is now being sued by the Department of Justice. If the deal goes through, the telecom giant will gain control of a media empire including CNN, HBO, TBS, and TNT. The deal follows another major acquisition in 2014 when it acquired DirecTV for about $48.5 billion.