Richard Fletcher

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Could decentralized systems replace Google?

The internet is ruled by a small number of massive corporations. Roger McNamee, Co-founder of Elevation Partners on CNBC, says, “Google, Facebook, Amazon are increasingly just super-monopolies, especially Google … The share of the markets they operate in is literally on the same scale that Standard …

Handing off to a human for agents/supervisors with C# and the BotBuilder SDK

Supervising bot conversations<p>One advanced concept for bots built using the Microsoft Bot Framework is handing over conversations to human supervisors …

How AI and messaging are redefining customer service

The past few months were full of exciting announcements around two key topics: artificial intelligence and mobile messaging. Both have made significant leaps in progress, and together will make a very exciting year ahead for businesses.<p>This year, Google announced Click-to-Message; Amazon released …

Chatbots

Overnight cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting

If you're in a hurry, you can skip the overnight chilling step. This just brings out a yeastier flavour in the bun which I prefer. Instead, just proof the raw buns in a warm place for two hours and then bake.<p><b>MAKES</b><p>8 large buns<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup (150g) warm water<br>• 2 1/4 tsp (8g) active dry yeast<br>• 1/2 cup …

Baking

3 of the world’s most popular Apple bloggers all say Apple has a serious problem

To grow from the brink of bankruptcy to the most valuable company on the planet, Apple had to stray from convention in a number of ways. We’ve …

What If #7 – No Work

What If #7 – No WorkOne of my “giants” is the amazing Richard Buckminster Fuller. As it happens, the “Synergistic” mindset, the third of the four …

Mindfulness

Overcoming entrenched views using stories

We’re all rational beings, aren’t we? If I want to convince you of something, surely I just need the necessary facts or a convincing argument?<p>Well, …

Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform & Services

Intersection17 Conference

+++ INTERSECTION17 program is online. Join us! +++ Learn Enterprise Design Sprints with EDA: Nov 23-24 in London +++ INTERSECTION16 videos are …

Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in central London

Koshari Street<p>Koshari is an Egyptian snack food, a warm mix of rice, chickpeas and macaroni, topped with fresh tomato sauce, sold from street stalls and hole-in-the-wall takeaways. Koshari Street – a tiny, slick canteen with limited counter seating – serves Lebanese cook and food writer Anissa …

Miso Ramen With Crispy Pork and Burnt Garlic-Sesame Oil Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 pounds pig trotters, split lengthwise or cut crosswise into 1-inch disks (as your butcher to do this for you)2 pounds …

How to make the perfect baba ganoush

Everyone has their gastronomic tics – those dishes, or ingredients, or techniques, that suddenly make everything else on the menu look like ugly sisters. The word "smoky" generally does it for me, although I'm a sucker for a nice juicy aubergine as well, so if baba ganoush is available, you can …

Was life really better in the good old days?

From better health to decent takeaways and mobile phones to air travel… Katharine Whitehorn considers the benefits of modern life<p>Taking a break from my usual battles with the technology of our times (the ones that normally end with a disgruntled: "Mummy, you <i>must not</i> hit the computer"), I recently …

Jerk sweet potato & black bean curry

Serve your vegetable curry Caribbean style, flavoured with thyme, jerk seasoning and red peppers - great with rice and peas<p>Ingredients<p>2 onions, 1 …