Designing emotional intelligence for order assistants

Mikhail Zavid

We are coming up on the new wave of technology and innovation, with the ever-present default, a screen is being replaced by voice assistants. Designing interactions till date has always been about a human interaction with a visible medium, like a phone, a screen, a tablet or even a watch. But when you remove that tangible…

How a startup mindset can wait on the refugee crisis

Mikhail Zavid

Startup entrepreneurs have a crucial role to play in building a more agile response to the global refugee crisis and also helping to change the narrative around displaced people, TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin has heard. Speaking during a panel discussing how technology can support refugees to integrate and rebuild their lives, Aline Sara, CEO of NaTakallam…

Some Canadian Hashish Vendors Are Selling Placebo Weed Oils, Researchers Snarl

Mikhail Zavid

Scientus Pharma claims weed oils are wildly inconsistent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris YoungThis article originally appeared on VICE Canada.A biopharmaceutical company hoping to disrupt the cannabis extraction market is claiming some Canadian licensed producers are selling cannabis oils that are tantamount to placebos. Cannabis oils have surged in popularity over the last couple years, but for medical…

Methods to like and employ an encrypted messaging app

Mikhail Zavid

Text messaging has been around since the dawn of cellular technology, and sparked its own unique language. But it’s time to put sending regular SMS messages out to pasture. If you have an iPhone, you’re already on your way. iPhones (as well as iPads and Macs) use iMessage to send messages between Apple devices. It’s…

Despite pause in trade battle, US and China’s economic relationship is with no break in sight modified – Washington Post

Mikhail Zavid

BUENOS AIRES — The trade talks that President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping launched this weekend have raised hopes for a peaceful resolution of the trans-Pacific tariff war — but the economic relationship between the U.S. and China has been permanently altered. Over dinner following the Group of 20 summit Saturday, Trump agreed to…

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