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Innovation, Ninja-Style 20.2.2013 Inc
Consumer Electronics Association head Gary Shapiro says small tech companies, when they're at their best, act like ninjas. Being president of one of the largest trade organizations in the world comes with a number of privileges. Just ask Gary Shapiro, head of the Consumer Electronics Association, which holds the annual International CES in Las Vegas. For 30 years, Shapiro has been able to watch an extraordinary number of small tech companies as they try to make it big. He wrote about what he's learned along the way in a book out last month called, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses . Shapiro recently spoke to about the ninja ways of entrepreneurs. What is "ninja innovation" and how can start-ups use it? The ancient Japanese warriors overcame great odds to beat enemies who were bigger and better-equipped. In the corporate world, large companies are at a high risk of becoming stagnant. While the big companies are mired in bureaucracy, ...
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A DIY Bioprinter Is Born 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
Members of the biohacker movement have created an inexpensive device to print cells. Will they print a leaf next? Three-dimensional printers have been used to print iPhone cases, gun parts, even chocolate candies. Now a group of biohackers that meets at BioCurious , a community biology laboratory in Sunnyvale, California, has created a do-it-yourself inkjet printer that can print living cells. ...
Care for Home Solar Panels with Your Honda? 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Honda signs on installer SolarCity to offer new car buyers an option to have home solar panels financed by Honda.

When shopping for a new Honda or Acura, the salesperson may have a special offer for your house:  solar panels, no money down.  

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Who Needs Plugins Anyway? 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

A Google-led browser technology will be the centerpiece of many more powerful Web apps.

If you want to video chat with a friend through online, you typically need to install some kind of browser plugin. Facebook, for example, uses a Skype plug-in for its built-in video chat; the same goes for any kind of any activity that relies on high-speed communication between your browser and a website.

US to roll out trade-theft measures 20.2.2013 BBC: World
The White House is to announce a raft of anti-trade theft measures, a day after a report linked China's military to prolific cyber-theft.
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Say it with me now. Data caps are about profits, not recovering fixed costs 20.2.2013 GigaOM
Say it with me now. Data caps are about profits, not recovering fixed costs
Gov. Patrick signs deal with Columbian president 20.2.2013 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Gov. Patrick signs deal with Columbian president
New Google Glass features unveiled 20.2.2013 BBC: Front Page
Google reveals more details about its smart glasses project and invites "creative individuals" to try out the device.
IHT Rendezvous: True or False? The Tussle Over Ping Fu's Memoir 20.2.2013 NY Times: World
The memoir can be a contentious genre. Ping Fu's "Bend, not Break," an account of her childhood in China and becoming an entrepreneur in the United States, fits the bill.
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Beyond the Buzz, Where Are MOOCs Really Going? 20.2.2013 Wired Top Stories
Beyond the Buzz, Where Are MOOCs Really Going?
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Test Prep Giant Kaplan Launches A New EdTech Accelerator In NYC, With TechStars Providing The Bankroll 20.2.2013 TechCrunch
Screen shot 2013-02-19 at 7.28.35 PMWith early-stage capital front-loading the EdTech investment spectrum, it's a good time to start an education business. (Even if investors are still wary about doling out larger rounds, but ssshhh on that bit.) Of course, when it comes to education, many entrepreneurs are still green. It's not as easy as it may seem to learn the landscape and understand how best to maneuver lengthy sales cycles and create products teachers and students will actually use.
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The 50 Disruptive Companies of 2013 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
Our fourth annual list of companies around the world whose innovations will reshape markets. It might be easier to explain the 50 Disruptive Companies project by starting with what it is not. It is not a quantitative assessment; we don’t think R&D spending or numbers of patents and new products necessarily reveal what’s most meaningful about a company’s innovative power. It also is not a ranking. We don’t mean to suggest that any of these 50 companies is more important or better than the others. ...
Setting Silk to Music 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Translating molecules into math and music could lead to better synthetic structures

Pound for pound, spider silk is one of the strongest and most resilient materials known. But new research by MIT’s Markus Buehler and others might point the way to even better materials for a variety of applications—and an ear for music might be a key to creating these synthetic substances.

Depression Eraser 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Depression Eraser

MIT and Stanford University researchers recently pinpointed brain cells that could be new targets for treating depression, which affects an estimated one in 10 Americans.

Ice on a Scorching Planet 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Scientists discover evidence of water on Mercury

Mercury, the innermost planet in our solar system, revolves around the sun in 88 days, making a tight orbit that keeps the planet toasty. Surface temperatures can reach a blistering 425 °C—hot enough to liquefy lead.

Finer Point 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Porcupine quill study could lead to better needles and surgical adhesives

Anyone unfortunate enough to encounter a porcupine’s quills knows that they go in much more easily than they come out. Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital now hope to exploit the porcupine quill’s unique properties to develop new types of medical devices.

Power It Yourself 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
A natural battery in the inner ear could drive implantable electronic devices Deep in the inner ear of mammals is a natural battery—a chamber filled with ions that produces an electrical potential to drive neural signals. MIT researchers, together with colleagues at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), have demonstrated that this battery could power implantable electronic devices without impairing hearing. ...
iCue Testing 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Lessons from a failed attempt at educational reform

Two iconic institutions. Six capital letters. One bittersweet tale. A new book from MIT Press recounts how MIT and NBC partnered up to revolutionize education and ended up learning some lessons of their own.

Getting Ahead in the Clouds 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
Atmospheric scientist Dan Cziczo takes his lab to the upper troposphere to solve a pressing climate puzzle. As dusk settles over Cambridge on a midwinter evening, Dan Cziczo stops for a moment to take in a spectacular view. It’s sunset, and just above the horizon, streaks of red and orange bleed into deeper swaths of purple and blue as clouds of every type stretch across the darkening sky. Cotton-ball puffs of cumulus blend with a blanketed layer of stratus, and thin, featherlike threads of cirrus trail overhead. For anyone taking a break from work to look west along the Charles River, the sight is a stunner. ...
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The Story of a Study of the Mind 20.2.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

As a grad student, Rebecca Saxe, PhD ’03, identified the parts of the brain that help us recognize others’ feelings. As a new professor, she took that research a step further in a groundbreaking follow-up study.

Rebecca Saxe wants to know how our brains learn to be social.

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