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5 startup lessons from great pet stores

A great pet store anticipates what their clients want and always delivers (literally and figuratively). Here are 5 really simple lessons from great pet stores that all startups should adopt.
In the Media by Aron Solomon

Op-Ed: Why Google bought Songza — Brains, innovation and advertising

While Google is “organizing the world’s information,” advertising still accounts for its core revenue. Why buy Songza, of all music-focused startups out there? Here's my take on what Songza did differently, and how Songza might save advertising.
In the Media by Elena Yunusov

Toyota plans to bring hydrogen-fueled sedan to the market

Toyota already has some vehicles in the alternative market. Now they are bringing an affordable new model that harnesses the power of hydrogen fuel cells.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Shaw Prize for Science winners announced

Hong Kong - The Shaw Prize for Science is a distinguished annual award, given to those scientists who have made significant discoveries in their field.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Don't just do something different, do the opposite

Radical innovation carries great risks and potentially great rewards. If your current plans and policies are not working then think about doing the opposite.
In the Media by Paul Sloane

Creativity and collaboration merge on WholeWorldBand Special

New music/video platform WholeWorldBand embraces emerging technology while celebrating the spirit of exploration. Along with giving users a chance to play with their music heroes, it allows a new way to collaborate on and monetize creative work.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Op-Ed: How bar codes revolutionized shopping

If you ran a supermarket in, say, 1960 then you had a problem. The number of different consumer goods kept increasing but how could you accurately price every item at checkout?
In the Media by Paul Sloane

Geneva fair showcases all the inventions you need, and more

Geneva - His eyes hidden by sunglasses, the soft-spoken African gestured at the model camel on his table, its hump hidden by a mysterious contraption topped with a windmill.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

Global patent filings jump 5.1% in 2013: WIPO

Geneva - The United States and China helped drive international patent filings to a record level last year, and cross-border applications surged to more than 200,000, the World Intellectual Property Organisation said on Thursday.Innovation in engine technology ...
In the Media by AFP

GE to hike pro-environment energy research by $10 bn

New York - US industrial conglomerate General Electric said Monday it would boost spending on environmentally friendly energy research by $10 billion by 2020, including on fracking technologies and wind turbines.The new investment extends and builds on a research...
In the Media by AFP

New gaming app seeks to cure cancer

A new game for smartphones introduced by Cancer Research UK has players analyzing real cancer data with the goal of helping scientists find potential treatments.
In the Media by Angela Atkinson

Amputee is given a bionic hand (video)

Dennis Aabo Sørensen, a patient with an amputated lower arm, has been given an artificial limb that enables him to grasp at an object and feel it as though he was using his real hand.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Telecommunications companies dial up innovations for 2014

Following the global meltdown of 2008 and subsequent worldwide recession, US telecommunication firms are looking ahead to 2014 as a year of growth for the industry, according to Neeraj Tewari, a telecommunications expert in Potomac, MD.
In the Media by Kimberly Reynolds

After booze in a box, now comes wine in a can

Miami - After screw caps, glass-sized bottles and boxed wine, wine makers are starting to market wine in a can in an attempt to cut costs and reach new markets.
In the Media by Rob Edens - 1 comment

The top 10 innovations that are turning us into cyborgs

Technology is the key to a better life on Earth. But is everything technology-related for our benefit? Or are these new inventions slowly changing humans into machines?
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus - 1 comment

Robot band Compressorhead to perform live in New York City

New York - In New York City on November 12, as an extension of its corporate messaging on innovation, General Electric will present a live concert by Compressorhead - a rock and roll band composed entirely of robots.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Op-Ed: Well, gosh! Daydreaming is good for you!

Sydney - Apparently being a vegetative, micro-managing, comatose moron isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. New studies indicate that using the space between your ears for something other than mundane tasks can actually improve your intelligence.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Is Vine fast food versus Instagram's perceived dining experience?

In a PC World assessment, Twitter's Vine short-form video application was compared to "fast food," while Facebook's Instagram answer was deemed "a nicer restaurant," but which is it?
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Op-Ed: Will Outlook stay valid?

Everyone knows the frustration of hitting the wrong email link and having outlook pop open. However, will this stalwart in the world of email providers become obsolete? Or is the best still yet to come?
In the Media by Anna Johansson

GE's Roadshow For Growth visits Chicago, highlights investments

Chicago - Continuing the 20-city bus tour in celebration of achievements in the middle market, GE Capital's Roadshow For Growth visited Chicago and highlighted the investment commitments the firm has made in the windy city.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

In a content marketing first, GE Capital hits the road with Slate

In a remarkable and dynamic first in the content marketing space, GE Capital and Slate magazine have partnered to deliver the middle market Roadshow For Growth - celebrating the job-oriented achievements of middle-market businesses.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

New fronts in heart disease: Innovation in computed tomography Special

Innovations in computed tomography are driving forward progress in heart disease detection and treatment, and Murat Gungor, VP of computed tomography and radiation oncology at Siemens, shared his perspectives on these advances.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Medellin — 2013's Innovative City of the Year

Medellin, Colombia: Voted 2013's Innovative City of the Year for its implementation of sustainable innovation and a unique budgeting system.
In the Media by SarahJones

New heart repair methods with catheters present opportunities

New heart repair usages with cardiac catheterization are being deployed - threading tubes into the heart from a variety of entry points - with new opportunities, although some concerns remain on the risks associated with the procedure.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

New fronts in heart disease: perspectives from a heart surgeon Special

While largely under-reported in the popular press, there have been a number of innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and Joan Tryzelaar, MD, FACS, FACCP shared his perspectives on these advances in a recent interview with me.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Technical Oscars honor innovation

Beverly Hills - What we see on the movie screen is the result on invention, technology and science and that does not go unrecognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Op-Ed: Will Think Televisual Network change the way we access our news?

The creators of Think Televisual Network have hopes their creation will be the new standard for how we get our news in the digital age.
In the Media by Mindy Peterman - 2 comments

Chinese build hi-tech 30-storey hotel in 360 hours

Hunan - An innovative Chinese construction company mass produces sustainable, earthquake-proof skyscrapers that cost up to ten times less than conventional structures. Watch the amazing time-lapse video.
In the Media by Roderick Eime - 4 comments

Olive, first film shot on a smartphone, is released in theaters Special

Los Angeles - Hollywood has its fair share of cutting-edge directors but none have ever attempted to shoot a feature length film on a smartphone, until now.
Digital Journal Report by Christina Farr - 3 comments

Calgary hosts Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition Nov 1-3

Calgary - Participants will engage in the 3-day Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition November 1-3 in Calgary, promising an information packed exchange of ideas and practical applications involving clean energy alternatives for the future.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti - 2 comments
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