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Here Are Five Ways To Recover If You Get Lowballed In A Negotiation

Feeling ripped off is a terrible thing to experience, especially in the context of a business negotiation. This might happen if you think you’ve gotten low-balled in a negotiation, or when someone has bargained you down in an agreement and gotten you to also say yes to the deal. Add to this dynamic …

Business Development

How to Create a Better Brand Experience: Move Beyond the Customer Journey

It used to be that brands could think and operate on a transaction-by-transaction basis. People shopped for goods and services, they bought something, and then they and that brand parted company until the customer came back to buy something else. Times certainly have changed. Businesses that want …

Customers

The AI Skills Crisis And How To Close The Gap

Now that nearly every company is considering how artificial intelligence (AI) applications can positively impact their businesses, they are on the hunt for professionals to help them make their vision a reality. According to research done by Glassdoor, data scientists have the No. 1 job in the …

Artificial Intelligence

Tact $27M Series C attracts Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce

It’s not often you can get three cloud giants like Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce to agree on much of anything, but today they were all part of a $27 million Series C investment in Tact.ai, a startup that has been trying to change the way sales people interact with information in CRM systems …

Jack Ma Slams Bitcoin Speculation While Launching Remittance Service Built on Blockchain

HONG KONG—Chinese billionaire Jack Ma criticized people who have been speculating on bitcoin, pledging to avoid the asset class and saying the blockchain technology underpinning it should be instead used to solve social problems.<p>Mr. Ma, who is executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., was …

Amazon debuts Alexa Routines for customizable and scheduled tasks

Amazon’s Alexa has gained the ability to respond to custom phrases, schedule actions by smart home appliance, and give you a rundown of the weather, traffic, or news. These features come courtesy of Alexa Routines, which first began to roll out to Echo device users a few days ago, an Amazon …

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For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

With touch-screen devices like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, Amazon is trying to upend a decade of smartphones, notifications, and apps.<p>Picture a hypothetical future in which Amazon’s Alexa renders your smartphone unnecessary.<p>You tap the “good morning” button on your bedside Echo Spot, and it …

Google won the voice assistant popularity contest at CES

CES 2018 kicked off with a major Google presence on the show's front doorstep. Nathan's already explained why the company may have decided to appear at the world's biggest tech show with such strength, but halfway through the show, I get the feeling that the gambit's paying off. Google Assistant is …

Google Assistant

39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims

One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says, as 11 percent now own an Amazon Alexa device compared with 4 percent …

Voice assistants are making the smartphone redundant

We have been using smartphones for over 20 years now. They have evolved from clunky brick-like devices, only to return back to clunky brick-like devices. Companies have toyed with various form factors, from flip phones to bendy phones and several other impractical designs. But it seems like the …

Apparently nobody's buying Apple's HomePod

Apple's HomePod smart speaker is not off to a good start.<p>Despite receiving high praise for its incredible sound from a cadre of tech reviewers …

A Fireside Chat With Alexa on the State of Her Voice-Search Technology (and Social Skills)

In my career as a writer, I’ve been fortunate to interview lots of famous people – celebs, pro athletes, all sorts of tastemakers. But this week, I …

UI/UX & Interaction Design: Amazon Alexa App Concept

On ABDZ, it's rarely a case where we will feature a project that shares some of the thinking behind the design. We mostly see beautiful UI but most …

The 9 features Amazon and Google must add to the Echo and Home

The Amazon Echo and Google Home are amazing devices and both have advantages over the other. In my home, we use the Amazon Echo and have them around the house and outside. I have the original in the living room, a Dot in bedrooms, my office and outside, a Tap in my woodworking workshop and Spots in …

Amazon Echo

Amazon is updating Alexa to have more natural interactions

<i>This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Amazon is preparing to release three new updates to Alexa to reduce the friction associated with the platform, …

Smart speakers could dictate your entire shopping ecosystem

Consumers are increasingly outfitting their homes with the latest tech, but many fail to understand the broader implications of these in-home devices. While the internet of things will usher in a new age of convenience, security, and accessibility, we’re also beginning to see large ecosystems form …

eCommerce

6 ways Siri is better than Alexa and Google Assistant

If digital assistants ate lunch together, Alexa and Google Assistant would be at the cool kids’ table. Everyone from Spotify to Starbucks to Lyft to …

Why don’t more apps work with Siri?

After two years, third-party Siri commands are still spotty, even for apps that can technically support them.<p>When Apple opened up Siri to third-party apps a couple years ago, the consensus among developers was that the system was still too limited.<p>Instead of letting app makers build whatever voice …

Top CEOs Reveal What It Takes to Start a Business (Infographic)

Self-sufficient, highly educated and willing to forgo a salary (for years) are just a few of the traits of this year's crop of Inc. 500 founders.<p>51% of Inc. 500 CEOs said they chose entrepreneurship because it suits their skills and abilities.<p>Recent research by Gallup and Inc. shows that those …

4 Definitive Ways to Grow Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Congratulations! If you're reading this, you’ve probably achieved product/market fit. The new step, of course, is . . . growth. And on this subject, Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator says, “<i>A startup is a company designed to grow</i> …

What to Do When Someone Steals Your Startup Idea

Dear Professor Investor, I have an idea that I presented two years ago and now I see other people are working on it. What should I do?<p>Les from Oakwood, OH<p>==================================================<p><b>You cannot patent an Idea.</b> On your journey from idea to innovation to patent and then, …

'I Launched a Startup With My Mom. I'm Glad I Did.'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It was spring of my freshman year at the University of Chicago when Mom called, out of the blue, with the strangest suggestion: “Vicente, I have this idea to start a sports website for diehard fans. We should do it together.”<p>“Mom, you’re …

5 More Successful Businesses That Started With a Simple Idea

Do you want to find a fun and low-cost hobby? A good hobby is entertaining, fulfilling and will enhance your life. There’re in fact many mental …

8 of our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 13th batch

Check off another demo day by startup accelerator 500 Startups.<p>At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., 42 startups — a mixture of early-stage and post-seed level — made their pitch in front of a room filled with investors. VentureBeat attended the event, and here’s our list of …

Startups

Why Being Rejected On Shark Tank Was The Best Thing For My Startup

Lip Bar’s founder learned valuable lessons about moving from rejection to re-invention after being embarrassed on national television.<p>She calls herself a mixologist, but you won’t find Melissa Butler crafting signature cocktails behind the bar. Instead, Butler serves up bright and bold colors for …

5 TEDTalks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a big fan of TEDTalks -- they’re full of insights on everything from human nature to scientific breakthroughs to trends in design. They’re inspirational, informative and eye-opening in ways that can help you become a better person and …

Check out these 7 awesome companies from 500 Startups' latest class

At today’s demo day for the 13th batch of the 500 Startups accelerator program, 28 companies stepped up to show off their four months of hard work to VCs, angels, and discerning journalism folk.<p>This batch, located in Mountain View (500 Startups also offers accelerator programs in San Francisco and …

More Oatmeal, Fewer Business Plans: Key Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs

In this hyperconnected world, we recently tried something a little different — we unplugged and had a good, ol’ fashioned conversation (the face-to-face kind, in some cases) with business leaders who have successfully launched their own businesses to learn more about their ways.<p>One of the many …

The One Skill That's More Important Than Selling for a Startup Founder

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is an often-heard adage in the investment world that, when placing capital into a startup, you're investing in the founder(s) much more than the idea. The reason such a blanket statement exists is because it's absolutely true -- a …