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ERROR: Missing Story Title 19.11.2013 Boston Globe: Technology
Really Disruptive Idea? Here's How to Make It Go Mainstream 19.11.2013 Inc
The best, most audacious new ideas aren't worth anything unless customers are open to them. Pave the way to acceptance with these tips. The significance of a particular innovation depends on the brand that carries it to the market. Think about it: A sports car wouldn't be the best vehicle to market new safety technology. But a Volvo? That makes more sense. "Without brands that consumers trust, the story of any innovation is incomplete," writes Niraj Dawar, author and professor of marketing at the Ivey Business School in Canada, in the Harvard Business Review . "In other words, brands are just as critical to innovation success as are new products." Dawar says that entrepreneurs need to be aware of how other brands can help great ideas have a wider impact. He says when WikiLeaks started, its breaking stories weren't getting any attention. But once those stories were reported in The New York Times, WikiLeaks gained traction. With your next big idea in mind, read three things Dawar says every ...
U.S. agencies tell Senate Bitcoins offer legitimate benefits 19.11.2013 LA Times: Business
U.S. agencies tell Senate Bitcoins offer legitimate benefits
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NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars, the Maven, to study atmosphere of red planet. 19.11.2013 Boston Globe: Technology
NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars, the Maven, to study atmosphere of red planet.
Liesel Pritzker Simmons Sued Her Family And Got $500 Million, But She's No Trust Fund Baby 18.11.2013 Forbes.com: Personal Finance News
Liesel Pritzker Simmons made headlines a decade ago when she sued her father to access her inheritance, initiating the breakup of one of America's great family fortunes. What she's done with that money is actually far more interesting.
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Why Lady Gaga Is the Elon Musk of Pop Music 18.11.2013 Esquire
Why Lady Gaga Is the Elon Musk of Pop Music
Now, special grants for tech-driven TB solutions 18.11.2013 New Kerala: Health News
New Delhi, Nov 18 : In a bid to bolster tuberculosis control in India, a new programme was announced by a private firm Monday allowing special grants for technology-driven ideas to control the disease.
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Private firms selling mass surveillance systems around world, documents show 18.11.2013 The Guardian -- World Latest
One Dubai-based firm offers DIY system similar to GCHQ's Tempora programme, which taps fibre-optic cables Private firms are selling spying tools and mass surveillance technologies to developing countries with promises that "off the shelf" equipment will allow them to covertly snoop on millions of emails, text messages and phone calls, according to a cache of documents published on Monday. The papers show how firms, including dozens from Britain, tout the capabilities at private trade fairs aimed at offering nations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the kind of powerful capabilities that are usually associated with government agencies such as GCHQ , and its US counterpart, the National Security Agency . The market has raised concerns among human rights groups and ministers, who are poised to announce new rules about the sale of such equipment from Britain. "The government agrees that further regulation is necessary," a spokesman for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills ...
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Governments Need Entrepreneurs. Here's Where They Can Find Them 18.11.2013 Inc
If the government wants to attract more entrepreneurs, it could use more entrepreneurs telling it how to do so. This column is part of an ongoing series , originally published by McKinsey & Company , about how entrepreneurs are making a societal impact around the world. If you have a compelling start-up idea, the Chilean government will give you $40,000 to move there and build it. The Chilean embassy in your country will grant you a one-year visa within days. When you arrive in Chile, you’ll have free offices, fast Wi-Fi, unlimited coffee and croissants, and a community of intrepid friends. Not surprisingly, the Chilean program has received thousands of applications from entrepreneurs worldwide. Chile’s start-up recruitment program was the brainchild of a serial entrepreneur whom the government recruited to help ignite a new wave of economic growth in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. When I reported on the program in 2011 for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ...
There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Young Person With a Big Idea 18.11.2013 Inc
What a band of Millennial entrepreneurs on a train can teach us about entrepreneurship in today's America. This column is part of an ongoing series , originally published by McKinsey & Company , about how entrepreneurs are making a societal impact around the world. Last August, two dozen enterprising Millennials put down their cell phones and boarded a train of vintage rail cars. The inaugural journey of the Millennial Trains Project (MTP) took us from San Francisco to Washington, DC. Stopping in a new city each day, the train provided a platform for participants to learn from distinguished mentors, grow as leaders, and advance projects designed to address major challenges facing our generation. Unlike conventional classrooms and work spaces, our trains connect us to communities in ways that build transregional perspectives and introduce us to the scale of opportunities that exist in our country. Trains move you in a way that allows you to think, listen, and grow as individuals ...
Geneticist Craig Venter is developing a fax machine to copy life on Mars 18.11.2013 Boston Globe: Technology
Geneticist Craig Venter is developing a fax machine to copy life on Mars
Supreme Court rejects plea to look at NSA program 18.11.2013 Boston Globe: Technology
Supreme Court rejects plea to look at NSA program
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Qualcomm's Toq Smartwatch Shows Off The Future Of Displays 18.11.2013 ReadWriteWeb
Qualcomm may not seem like a company that would make a big splash in the smartwatch Arm Race . After all, Qualcomm has long been known to make the pieces that go inside people’s gadgets, not the gadgets themselves. Its Snapdragon computer processors have hit almost every major smartphone released in 2013, for instance. But it is Qualcomm’s technical prowess and research-driven approach that gives its smartwatch—the Qualcomm Toq—a unique approach that makes it worth a look. The Toq is a $350 smartwatch that will be available to consumers on Cyber Monday—December 2. It can work in conjunction with many Android smartphones to deliver notifications, take phone calls and run a variety of apps. It uses an always-on display that uses a low-power technology to bring crisp images to the Toq’s screen. As smartwatches go, it is one of the more advanced in an device category that is still nascent. But what the smartwatch can do is nowhere near as interesting as how the Toq does it. Bringing MEMS To ...
Qualcomm Jumps Into The Smartwatch Fight With The $350 Toq Smartwatch 18.11.2013 TechCrunch
Qualcomm Jumps Into The Smartwatch Fight With The $350 Toq Smartwatch
Sound Off on Optimizing Resources Amid Increasing Scarcity 18.11.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
Is business leading the way in developing off-grid energy? 18.11.2013 Guardian: Environment
The popularity of on-site renewable energy generation is growing among businesses. Is it a revolution or a response to fuel tariffs? There used to be one reason alone for companies to stick a wind turbine in the car park or a solar panel on the roof, and that was a photo opp for marketing and the annual report. It looked good to be green but added to costs rather than lowered them. But as more businesses are choosing to invest in on-site renewable energy than ever before, the reasons appear to be changing. A recent report found that on-site generation by UK businesses increased by 53% in 2012 alone, with almost 90% of that coming from solar and wind. And the motivation now is one of energy security. According to the latest DECC figures , the annual average price of gas and electricity (including the climate change levy) has increased by 121% and 93% respectively since 2002 for non-domestic customers. Meanwhile costs of renewable technologies have gone down, performance has improved, plus ...
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Op-Ed Columnist: Toy Story 18.11.2013 International Herald Tribune: Editorials
America is still the birthplace of inventions. But for how long?


Coal fires green anger at UN talks 18.11.2013 BBC: Science
Environmental groups sharply criticise the Polish government for hosting a coal industry meeting while UN climate talks are held in the country.
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Saving crowdfunding from destroying the hardware revolution 18.11.2013 GigaOM
Before entrepreneurs rush to a crowdfunding site with dreams of glory, they should think hard about how their prototype and eventual product will scale. Here are a few steps to avoid a mess.
Journalists are on the move in America – and creating a new vitality 17.11.2013 The Guardian -- World Latest
Big-name reporters are moving for very significant amounts of money to a wide variety of new and surprising places It caused a stir when the lauded statistician Nate Silver recently announced he was leaving the New York Times to join sports network ESPN, but it was not a total surprise. His political blog FiveThirtyEight.com arrived at the Times as a franchise and it left as such. In the intervening two years he introduced political punditry to the concept that data-driven analysis might beat journalistic gut. Mark Thompson, the former BBC director general who is now the chief executive of the NYT, made the comment that no single journalist is bigger than the organisation. This might be true but a very unusual thing is happening in America. Journalists are being hired: big-name reporters and columnists are moving for very significant amounts of money to a wide variety of new and surprising places. One of the happiest hunting grounds for hires has been Thompson's paper. In recent weeks it has ...
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