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I can’t help to be drawn to companies that change habits of people around the world. They don’t come around often — Tesla, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Square, Netflix, Facebook, Google, and so on. These companies have massive brands around the world, and that is because each of them was able to revolutionize how people operate daily.

However, this is nothing new, we have seen this throughout history with technology. As companies get comfortable and obtain larger market shares in their respective industries, there are always newer (hungrier) new players that want to introduce a more efficient and cost-effective product or…


While business analysts are discussing about few American companies are paying a large amount of money to purchase a Chinese social media dance application, there are engineers who actually are waking up every single day to make this world a better place.

Yesterday, Elon Musk and a few Neuralink engineers presented their first update since July 2019. In fact, when I read the scientific paper published by Elon Musk in 2019 with where Neuralink stood, I was stunned. Mostly because Elon had bravado to put his name on top of the research paper. But also because of the progress of…


During Tesla’s Autonomy Day in April 2019, Elon Musk & Tesla unveiled that Tesla would distribute the Robotaxi network — a ride-sharing application basically. In other words, a direct competitor to Uber & Lyft. While I was watching the Youtube live stream in my bedroom, I did not fully grasp this how much of a slam dunk this was. It was like LeBron (33-year old at the time) dunking on a 7 foot dude that is basically 10 years younger than him. Except, this was literally Tesla dunking over Uber, Lyft, and all legacy car manufacturers.

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Known to be a…


Dear Elon,

I am writing you from my desk in Montreal [Canada]. I have always been passionate on making positive changes in the world. I quickly found out engineering and science was the realm I had to immerse myself for this dream to occur. This is why I became an engineer, and I believe this is why you became one as well.

With the expansion of the Internet, I have been able to follow the trends, specifically those related to technology companies. Without the Internet, I would have never known so much about you, Tesla, SpaceX, and so on.

Indeed…


Canada’s finest leader, Prime Minister Trudeau, has been giving daily updates about the financial situation of the country. I see at least one thumbnail with his face (and growing hair and beard) on YouTube daily, and I know he’s working extremely hard to keep Canada out of the worst situation. As a fellow Canadian, I am truly happy of Trudeau’s work. He’s working hard, and so are other Canadians trough these tough times.

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But Canada is positioned for failure right now. Compared to other [developed] nations, Canada is in “deep” trouble. In a study last September, Canadians average household debt…


Figure 1: Esports is here to stay. Photo by shade jay on Unsplash

The first video game I played was on the Sega Genesis, somewhere near the mid 90’s. Being the youngest brother out of three, I had to spend most of the time watching them play. There was no other way to watch players as a kid. The Internet was still early in the mid 90’s, and there was no technology at the time on the Internet that would allow gamers to stream video games from their homes.

I knew video games was not just for geeks and nerds. It had a place in our society. I just didn’t know when it…


The 2020's started off with a bang.

Except it did not start with the type of bang that most people expected. Due to the whole coronavirus (or COVID-19) situation, the world economy has been affected negatively. Many businesses have shut down, some nations are in total lockdown, and things are not looking bright as I write this post. In fact, in Canada alone, over 500,000 Canadians applied for Employment Insurance (EI) in the week of March 16. This number represents over 2.6% of total Canadian employment.

Figure 1: Canada are expecting some serious headwinds. Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

In Canada, restaurants are shutting down. Malls are closing down. It was announced that…


Figure 1: Microsoft Teams

In 2016, Slack- an online messaging platform- was gaining traction among the technology industry. With a low pricing enterprise offering, many companies adopted this chatting platform to improve communications between employees. This shift caught the eye from the leadership from Microsoft because many companies previously depended on Skype Business to do one of the many features Slack support.

Leaked information got out very quickly. Microsoft attempted to buy Slack for $8 Billion. Microsoft didn’t commit to the purchase, and ended up shifting their focus internally.

Fast forward to 2017, Microsoft Teams (or Teams in short) was released.

To be fair…


Figure 1: Netflix changed the game forever. Photo by freestocks on Unsplash

Netflix has become a dominant force in the 21st century.

In fact, one of the keys of their success was the ability to use data to their advantage. As other companies were “guessing” to release T.V. shows and movies to consumers, the company utilized data to advance their company’s progress. Today, they hold millions of online subscribers to their business. As other companies try to mimic Netflix’s success, Netflix has had competitive advantages over their competitors for good chunk of time. Let us analyze further the latter situation.

First, we must acknowledge the strength of business model with recurring monthly…


Amazon.com was founded in 1995 by Jeff Bezos and has been led by the same individual ever since. The company started out selling books strictly online, through Amazon.com, and it eventually expanded to other items. The company grew out of the U.S. states to eventually international. Over the years, Amazon revolutionized the e-commerce industry, essentially proving that retail companies can operate online.

Figure 1: Amazon transitioned from the Internet to the physical world. Photo by Bryan Angelo on Unsplash

In 2000, the company allowed individual sellers and merchants to post their products on Amazon.com for sell, and in 2007 the company debuted its first hardware Kindle e-reader, a tool to read e-books. In 2011, the company started…

Hassan

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