Innovations: Business


Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Is U.S. mobile innovation getting soft?

The Sprint-Softbank deal raises the question of whether U.S. mobile innovation is, indeed, getting soft.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Technology

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Will.I.am and Simon Cowell working on science talent show ‘X Factor for Tech’

Will.i.am confirmed he is working with Simon Cowell on a tech talent show.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:33 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Arts

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Google takes maps competition underwater (video)

The search giant teamped up with the Catlin Seaview survey to release these new underwater images.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:52 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Remember what algorithms were to search? That’s what maps are to mobile.

The Apple v. Google maps competition shows that algorithms were to search what maps are to mobile.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:20 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 09/25/2012

A win for Google’s driverless car: Calif. governor signs a bill regulating autonomous vehicles

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill establishing regulations for driverless cars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:06 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012

MySpace + Justin Timberlake = sleek and pretty, but will it work?

A video and a new landing page show off the site’s prototyped design.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/25/2012

GE launches new Ideas Lab. But will it lead to action?

When it comes to fixing in­trac­table problems, should the country be looking to a general?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Clinton Global Initiative 2012: IDEO CEO Tim Brown on where designers often go wrong

Tim Brown, IDEO’s CEO and president, discusses his CGI appearance and where designers often go wrong.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Medical app HealthTap launches feature that lets doctors translate medical research for the masses

The company has married the medical research database with its community of over 15,000 doctors.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:29 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2012: Chelsea Clinton on the case for optimism

Clinton spoke about the case for optimism before the final day of the CGI annual meeting.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:29 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Economic Freedom of the World Report 2012: Hong Kong comes in first; U.S. ranks 18th

The Economic Freedom of the World report was released Tuesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:10 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Research

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Apple reveals iPhone 5: But is it innovative?

The company announced a new phone among a number of other new developments, but did they innovate?

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Invention

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Mark Zuckerberg interview: ‘Are you still having fun?’

Can Facebook continue to innovate if, for the CEO, it’s about “mission” rather than fun?

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Boston Dynamics’ robot animals might give ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fans night terrors

The company has had a couple of key announcements in the past few weeks.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:51 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/07/2012

‘Star Trek’ Google doodle celebrates series’ 46th anniversary

A new doodle celebrates the show’s 46th anniversary.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, The Arts, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 09/05/2012

U.S. slips in World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings

This year’s Global Competitiveness Report from the World Economic Forum shows the United States slipping from fifth to seventh place.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:48 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Has the new golden age of transportation arrived?

The time is ripe for rapid innovation within the transportation industry.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read, Video

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Apple, Samsung and the delicate art of imitation: An interview with Oded Shenkar

Economics professor and author Oded Shenkra outlines why imitation, even in light of the Apple-Samsung patent case decision, is integral to innovation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Lift releases invite-only beta; mobile app aims to help users track daily habits

Q&A | The habit-tracker app is released to a handful of first-time users.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:51 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Has China created the world’s first social credit card?

The card serves as the latest proof that China is close to challenging America’s top financial services innovators.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Gates Foundation makes poop a priority, puts toilet innovation front and center

When it comes to innovation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting the toilet front and center.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:05 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Hypersonic craft X-51A fails latest test

The X-51A lost control over the Pacific Ocean near Point Mugu on Tuesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:41 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 08/15/2012

How to kill someone on Twitter

In the latest high-profile case, it was @OfficialSkyNews with the Twitter account on the Internet.

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  10:19 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, #Quirky

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 08/13/2012

IBM announces research laboratory in Kenya

The company announced a new research laboratory, IBM Research — Africa, Monday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Research, Technology

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Conan O’Brien spoofs Apple v. Samsung patent case with ‘Stefan Jobes’ and ‘Samsapple’ (video)

Video | Meet ‘Stefan Jobes’ and ‘Samsapple.’

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:49 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Video, #Quirky, Business

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/07/2012

2012 Olympics, brought to you by the animated gif

The short animations have taken the “first social games” to a new level for cable-watchers and cord cutters alike.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/03/2012

NASA awards multimillion-dollar contracts to Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada for human spaceflight

Three companies were awarded multimillion-dollar contracts to pursue human spaceflight for government and commercial purposes.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Olympics 2012 and the tyranny of now

The Olympics is showing how much our lifestyle clock has changed. But here’s the question: Are you “synchronous” or “asynchronous”?

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Microsoft hosts skilled immigration roundtable

The room was packed with industry and policy leaders discussing the “acute” need for STEM talent in the U.S.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Siri, who’s going to win the Apple v. Samsung suit?

The author asks Siri what she thinks of the Apple v. Samsung patent lawsuit. Siri responds.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/27/2012

The 2012 Olympics: A challenge for cord cutters

For those in the U.S. without a cable or satellite subscription, getting live coverage of the Olympics may prove challenging.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Technology, Business

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Simons Foundation surprises 21 scientists with $500,000-plus in grant funding

Updated | The Simons Foundation surprised 21 scientists with grants of more than $500,000.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Are we building a techno dystopia?

It’s almost as if our consolation prize for losing the “War On Poverty” was lots of bright shiny gadgets.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Technology

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Mark Zuckerberg gets 2006 patent approved

The patent is for certain privacy settings used on the popular social network.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Olympics 2012: Innovations going for the gold

The London 2012 Olympic Games, like its predecessors, will introduce a number of new innovations.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 07/17/2012

The air conditioner: The good, the bad and the ugly of 110 years beating the heat

The 110th anniversary of the air conditioner is reason for celebration ... right?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:40 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Energy, Invention, Technology

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 07/17/2012

SpaceX, United Launch Services awarded multi-million dollar NASA contracts

Millions were awarded to SpaceX and United Launch Services to embark on new missions for the space agency.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Research

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Marissa Mayer tapped as Yahoo’s new CEO

Her appointment rockets her to the top of Silicon Valley’s list of most powerful women in tech, but can she turn the company around?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:51 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 07/16/2012

The Web needs to change its password

The next great innovation may not be about making something new, but protecting what we’ve already created.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:16 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Painting over a food desert

GUEST VOICE | Food walls are not widely used, but they are a step in the right direction.

By Masuma Ahuja  |  10:31 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology, Video, Urban Development

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Richard Branson announces new Virgin Galactic satellite launcher: LauncherOne

Richard Branson made the announcement Wednesday at the Farnborough International Airshow.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:42 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales on the Russia blackout (video)

Jimmy Wales stopped by The Washington Post to discuss the blackout of Wikipedia in Russia.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:38 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/08/2012

Google: ‘Legalize Love’ campaign isn’t about gay marriage

Tech giant launches campaign to support workers in countries that criminalize homosexuality.

By Matt DeLong  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/06/2012

The ‘doomsday’ virus and the tragedy of the Internet commons

The ‘doomsday’ virus is another sign that we are not as aware as we should be of the Internet as a finite resource.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Battle of the sexes: Who’s winning the social media war?

Women are from Pinterest; men are from Reddit.

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/03/2012

How a storm revealed the myth of the ‘cloud’

In the wake of a storm that took down some of the Web’s most popular sites, a myth emerged.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012

IBM, Livermore Laboratories announce new partnership, third-party services

A new partnership gives third parties an opportunity to leverage some of the world’s fastest computers and brightest minds.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/26/2012

America’s other immigration problem: Report outlines contributions from highly-skilled immigrants

A new report outlines the contributions from highly skilled immigrants in tech research.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Research

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Why Baby Boomers are the innovators of the future

Move over Mark Zuckerberg, aging Baby Boomers are becoming the new face of the innovative startup.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Stephen Hawking to demonstrate iBrain technology next month

A new technology may be able to give the famed scientist a new pathway to speech.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:57 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Research

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012

The low-wage ‘genius’ of Apple

Does Microsoft have an opening to compete with Apple via the wages of its storefront employees?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Karen Klein bullying case: Internet campaign to help victim brings in donations 

Karen Klein has a number: $500K How you like them apples?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:28 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/22/2012

The Internet’s monster mash

The Internet’s mashup culture has officially gone Hollywood.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Technology, The Arts, Video

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Is it time for a new era of decency?

A curse-laden video makes its way around the Web as the High Court makes a ruling on the FCC’s indecency rules.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:48 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Business

Posted at 06:06 AM ET, 06/20/2012

What happens when Uncle Sam tells Google he doesn’t like your YouTube video?

Google’s Transparency Report is a welcome step, but is it enough?

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:06 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 06/18/2012

IBM’s ‘Sequoia’ unseats Fujitsu; tops the list as fastest supercomputer

The United States is in possession of the fastest supercomputer, according to the Top500 list released Monday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:24 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/14/2012

The Supreme Court’s health-care innovation moment

If the Supreme Court does not strike down the law, the clear winners will be the tech innovators.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Health, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Rolex recognizes 5 ‘visionaries’

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise were announced Wednesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 06/12/2012

WWDC: How developers’ wish lists are powering Apple’s innovation engine

The global developer community plays a bigger role in driving Apple’s innovation than they get credit for.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:40 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 06/11/2012

An IPO I-told-you-so moment?

This is not the first time Wadhwa has spoken out about an IPO myth as it relates to Silicon Valley.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:54 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Twitter airs first TV ad featuring #Nascar (video)

The messaging platform aired its first television ad, featuring NASCAR.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:11 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Intel’s CTO on social media’s long game

Justin Rattner, Intel’s chief technology officer, discusses the potential future of social media.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:38 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Stuxnet, Flame and fulfilling the dream of Sun Tzu

The virus-as-weapon war going on in the Middle East is even more true to the “Art of War” than any form of warfare to date.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Will AutoHop kill commercial television?

Does ad-skipping service AutoHop threaten to kill commercial television?

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/31/2012

SpaceX capsule successfully returns to Earth

The SpaceX Dragon capsule has detached from the international space station and successfully returned to Earth.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Mary Meeker’s Internet trends report lands

The annual report by the Internet analyst and venture capital firm partner was announced at the D10 conference Wednesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Research

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/30/2012

The new #Fail: Fail fast, fail early and fail often

It may sound counter-intuitive, but the future of innovation is in learning how to fail.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/28/2012

Is this the Web’s great Leap forward?

The next big thing on the Web may have nothing at all to do with the Web itself, but, rather, how we interact with it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 05/24/2012

The death of a buzzword

A report explores SEC filings and published books to show how “innovation” is being used...or over-used in corporate America.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:44 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Business

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Report: TechShop to team up with Defense Department, DARPA

The Defense Department and the popular DIY workshop chain will reportedly pair up.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:16 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Business

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/22/2012

The Facebook $38 special

When it comes to Facebook, it helps to remember the law of multiples.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Updated: SpaceX launch re-scheduled for Tuesday

The historic launch was cancelled at the very last possible minute.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/21/2012

The future of culture jamming

Will the sound of spray paint cans hissing be replaced with the tapping of keyboards?

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 05/18/2012

The Facebook IPO to Hollywood’s impending demise: The week that was in innovation

A weekly wrap-up of the big stories in innovation for the week of May 14.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:37 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Moguls with hoodies: The blurring line between Silicon Valley and Hollywood

The line between the moguls in the Valley and the moguls in Hollywood is blurring.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 05/16/2012

The Instagram industry

Companies and ideas are popping up around an app that makes new photos look like old ones.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:05 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, The Arts, Video, Morning Read

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 05/15/2012

JPMorgan and the price of complexity

It’s important to consider the difference between complex and complicated.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:52 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/09/2012

SWAG: Stuff we (at) Apple get

A new app is exclusively releasing deals to Apple employees. Is this the new generation of SWAG?

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Is social profiling discrimination?

Should employers and stores be allowed to discriminate based on your social graph?

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:47 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, The Lunch Break

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 05/02/2012

SpaceX: If you had a $100 million, would you spend it on space travel?

Private space exploration begs the question: If you had $100 million would you spend it to go to space?

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:39 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/30/2012

What if Siri just blew up your iPhone? (video)

Video | Aatma Studio releases a video showing an imagined iPhone security feature.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Video, The Lunch Break, #Quirky

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Venture capitalists’ spirits are up — way up, says survey

A new survey released Thursday shows venture capitalists’ confidence is up.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, The Lunch Break, Technology, Vivek's Take

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Google and the myth of first-mover advantage

“First mover advantage” is being replaced by a new model.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Goats: The secret cure to malaria?

WaPo Labs | Could milk from a certain kind of goat be a cure for malaria?

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, The Lunch Break

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 04/12/2012

The silly argument against ‘stupid games’

What if so-called “stupid games,” such as Angry Birds and Words with Friends are making us smarter?

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:42 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, The Arts

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Instagram, Facebook and a prediction about Brazil

Vivek Wadhwa predicted that the next Mark Zuckerberg could come from Brazil.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/11/2012

How a DJ pops a wheelie (video)

Video | A Japanese company released a video showing how they transformed a bike into a turntable.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, The Arts, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Google’s Project Glass gets an ad makeover (Video)

A video posted on YouTube splices Google’s AdWords into the company’s Project Glass preview.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Arts, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Student loan debt: Can these innovations save America’s workforce?

Can peer-to-peer lending and a free online education save the American workforce?

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Google glasses get a preview (VIDEO)

You’ve probably heard the rumors about Google glasses — the specs with the ability to harness the power of the Web.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 04/03/2012

The flying car: Are we there yet?

We’ve all wanted one, and it appears two companies have come one step closer to grasping one of engineering’s many Holy Grails.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:35 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Research, Technology, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/01/2012

Mr. A. Preel Ful and the strange rise of the Artisanal Internet

Young entrepreneurs are becoming involved in a strange, new movement.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Technology, The Arts, #Quirky

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Homemade tricorders and handheld health care

A researcher releases specifications for two tricorder-style handheld digital tools.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Where have all the women gone?: ‘Girls in Tech’ seeks to bring more women into technology sector

WaPo Labs | An interivew with “Girls in Tech” founder Adriana Gascoigne.

By T.J. DeGroat  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Technology

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/27/2012

James Cameron and our exploration evolution

We are returning to a time when brave adventurers and the private sector are being called on to supply the vision for future exploration and innovation.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Don’t show me the money: Why eliminating cash may be the secret to prosperity

There is a direct correlation between becoming a cashless society and becoming a digitally innovative society.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 03/25/2012

The real ‘Mad Men’: New book explores notable ads of the ’50s and ’60s

A new book explores some of the most notable work of the nation’s real “Mad Men.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:15 AM ET, 03/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, The Arts

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Mike Daisey, Apple’s cash and the new face of American values

From labor rights to how a company spends its cash on hand, the way U.S. corporations represent America is changing.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:23 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, The Lunch Break

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Yahoo, Facebook and the wisdom of Shakespeare

If the lawyers, rather than the technologists, start to guide the future of Silicon Valley, we could see a massive realignment of power in the tech industry.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Technology

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Is neuroscience the new ‘Freakonomics’?

Today, neuroscience, not economics, may provide a better explanation for human behavior in the marketplace.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012

From ivories to iPads: This is not your parents’ music class

OPINION | Our biggest challenge is to encourage students who love music socially, but are completely disengaged in class.

By Neil Johnston  |  10:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, The Arts

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 03/02/2012

The ‘iPad 3’: A breakthrough or a stepping stone?

Will the company introduce a breakthrough product or just another incremental update to its existing technology?

By Dominic Basulto  |  03:49 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/29/2012

When Ted met ‘Prometheus’: A lesson in viral video creation (video)

A futuristic Ted talk presentation promoting a much-anticipated film presents a lesson in viral video creation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:10 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, The Arts, Video

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/28/2012

A view from inside the 3D manufacturing movement

Is it really possible for an average person to learn 3D manufacturing — or are some things best left to rocket scientists and industrial designers?

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Dear Hollywood, nostalgia is not a business model

The Academy Awards showed what was wrong with the industry when it comes to innovation.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, The Arts

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Google, Safari and our final privacy wake-up call

Google is the latest company to be accused of having its hand in the user privacy cookie jar. What does it say about the state of our privacy online?

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:50 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 02/15/2012

GE conference: Trade, America's 'wake-up call' and 'the next war’

If the United States is going to strengthen its ability to compete on a global scale, what does that mean for the future of the nation's trade agreements?

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:43 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Health care innovation: From regulation to ‘bigger brains’

Former FDA chief Andrew von Eschenbach was part of a roundtable discussion on the future of innovation in health care.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, Technology

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 02/14/2012

My jealous Valentine: How the Internet may be turning you into a stalker

On Valentine’s Day, that combination of availability and access is especially enticing for the jilted lover, or the vengeful ex.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:17 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/13/2012

GE’s Immelt: ‘We certainly don’t know all the answers ... but we’re ready to learn.’

General Electric’s CEO Jeff Immelt kicked off a four-day event summarizing GE’s overall strategy for growth and job creation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 02/10/2012

MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau on America’s innovation economy and the art of success (video)

MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau on innovation, planning and cracking the success code.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:40 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/08/2012

ACTA and the case of the SOPA undead

The same online furor over Internet piracy unleashed by SOPA and PIPA in the United States has now made its way to Europe.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Is this the beginning of the end of the waiter?

Could tablet technology mean the restaurant waiter will go the way of the bank teller?

By Marty Nemko  |  09:41 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Naveen Jain on the limitless power of innovation (video)

If you’re feeling down in the mouth about the state of the U.S. economy, talk to entrepreneur, philanthropist and Moon Express founder Naveen Jain.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:23 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Video

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 02/06/2012

The Super Bowl ad’s online future

It’s hard not to be struck by the fundamental difference between the “old” and “new” ways of marketing to consumers.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:14 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Video

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Super Bowl ads: Mobile innovators download in Best Buy Web video series (video)

The consumer technology chain produced a high-quality, 30-second ad but also created an entire Web series featuring mobile innovators.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Video, Morning Read

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Corning releases sequel to “A Day Made of Glass” viral video ad (video)

The glass and ceramics company is hoping that viral video lightening will strike twice.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:50 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Innovation, action and finding your purpose: An interview with Purpose CEO Jeremy Heimans

Purpose co-founder and CEO Jeremy Heimans sat down with the Post’s Emi Kolawole to discuss innovation, the next generation and transforming sentiment into action.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Video | Tags:  Purpose, Jeremy Heimans, Susan G. Komen Fpundation, Avaaz, Planned Parenthood

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 01/31/2012

The Facebook IPO pricetag and why young tech CEOs should be rooting for Zuckerberg

Facebook’s much-anticipated IPO filing comes after months of speculation about what will almost certainly be the biggest Internet offering ever.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:27 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Davos: Millennial’s message to the young: ‘We have a place at the table’

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Davos panel: Can we avert a lost generation?

Davos Dispatch | Young people have been at the center of a number of Davos meetings, but one stood out.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:32 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Have we lost control of the Internet?

Until a few days ago, most people had probably never heard of “cyberlockers” or Kim Dotcom. They never believed Facebook could be the target of hackers. Now all of this is a reality.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012

From corruption to discourse, Millennials finish first full day in Davos

The World Economic Forum’s youngest group gathered for its first day in Davos, Switzerland.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012

The Global Shapers: Millennials convene at World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos

The World Economic Forum annual meeting begins on Jan. 25, and Millennials will have a special place at the gathering.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Innovation and the art of the story

Storify co-founder Burt Herman discusses innovation, the art of story creation and the future of journalism.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, The Arts, Video

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Apple: A textbook case of innovation

The classic question facing any innovator is not just how to come up with something new and different - but how to address a real pain point of the customer in a creative, cost-effective way.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:32 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Education, Invention, Technology

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Jon Stewart tackles SOPA, turns on his own show (updated)

Stewart took on SOPA in his Wednesday night broadcast, turning his comic lens on his own show.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:50 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Wikipedia goes dark, but is the site still relevant?

The Wikipedia Blackout started Wednesday as a show of solidarity with Internet companies, such as Reddit, that are protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The blackout should have been a bigger deal than it is.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:02 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Harvard survey delivers more bad news for future of U.S. competitiveness

A survey of nearly 10,000 Harvard Business School alumni paints a picture of the U.S. in decline.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Research, Video

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 01/14/2012

Europe, the credit downgrade and what it means for innovation

S&P’s downgrade of France and 8 other E.U. nations’ credit ratings will hurt the region’s innovation potential.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:03 AM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012

How can America foster growth through innovation? (#BiJobCreation)

The Brookings Institution convened business, policy and thought leaders Friday to discuss America’s ability to compete.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology, Research

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Could Soapy scrub out SOPA?

Could a browser plug-in make the online piracy act seem like it never even happened?

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:47 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 01/12/2012

The search for the right candidate just got more personal

OPINION | The 2012 election campaign is about to get a lot more personal, at least if Google has any say in it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:01 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/09/2012

CES 2012: A ‘circus ... for entertainment rather than knowledge’

When it comes to the world of technology, the Consumer Electronics Show is still a big deal, but what about the larger world of innovation?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Vivek's Take

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Patent Wars 2012: Here’s what to expect

After taking a week off for the holidays, the tech patent wars that flared up throughout 2011 seem to be in full swing once again.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:31 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012

How disruptive is Apple TV?

One of most hotly anticipated tech products of the coming year is the new Apple TV set. But how disruptive will it be?

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Technology, Morning Read, Invention

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/30/2011

What do you want to talk about in 2012?

What’s on your innovation-story wish list for 2012? We’re taking suggestions.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Can the U.S. government hack health care?

The path to fixing the health-care system in the United States could lead straight through your cell phone.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Siri becomes Santa’s latest helper in new Apple ad

A new holiday season-themed ad from Apple, Santa calls on Siri for help.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Facebook, Google, Twitter and the Internet knockoff economy

Nearly every week it seems like Google introduces a new product that emulates one already popular with Internet users. And they’re not alone.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Why is Bill Gates selling nuclear tech to China?

Something feels wrong about seeing him launch a new chapter in his tech career in China and not the U.S.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Energy, Invention, Technology

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Harvard Business School tackles U.S. competitiveness

Professor and competitiveness expert, Michael E. Porter, spoke with the Post about the school’s latest undertaking.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Robert Noyce gets a Google Doodle

Silicon Valley luminary Robert Noyce is honored with a Google Doodle celebrating what would have been his 84th birthday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:40 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, The Arts

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Campaigns harness social media graphs for cash

Fundly CEO Dave Boyce described what campaign donors and trackers can look forward to in 2012.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:55 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Unemployment and the most dangerous question of the 2012 election

OPINION | Do the traditional unemployment figures accurately reflect the true state of the American economy? That might just turn out to be the most dangerous political question of 2012, especially for the Obama administration.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:02 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Where will the next Facebook come from?

Netscape, Google and now Facebook. Where will the next, big tech company come from?

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:41 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Eric Ries on innovation, education, the auto industry and movies

Eric Ries sat down with the Post’s Michelle Williams to discuss education, the auto industry and the lies movies tell.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Video, Technology, Research, Invention, Entrepreneurship, Education

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Warren Buffett and why IBM is just like a railroad

In real life, as in the board game Monopoly, railroads are valuable properties. Just ask Warren Buffett.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Energy, Health, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 11/19/2011

SOPA’s ugly message to the world about America and internet Innovation

OPINION | The Stop Online Piracy Act’s passage would send a strong message to the world.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:31 AM ET, 11/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Occupy Wall Street and the high cost of the technology revolution

Two MIT authors write about the role the technology revolution has played in the rapid growth income dispartiy.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Successful and aspiring entrepreneurs gather worldwide

Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off Monday, with aspiring and successful entrepreneurs gathering at events worldwide.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Invention, Technology, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Eddie Murphy, Ashton Kutcher and the plight of the at-risk celebrity

OPINION | The Internet is turning everything we thought we knew about being a celebrity upside down.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:51 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Technology, The Arts

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Daily deals and the demise of Black Friday

In the daily deals universe it’s Black Friday every day. And here’s the problem: The Black Friday and daily deals crowds are almost entirely one and the same.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Siri has made your voice the next killer app

OPINION | Voice is now poised to change the way we interact with our Internet-connected devices.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Build your own smell-O-Web robot

A new invention from the folks at Mint Digital Foundry could make the Web an olfactory experience.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:19 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Greece, the euro zone and crisis innovation (#FixGreece)

What would you do to fix the crisis in Greece?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 11/02/2011

The real Wall Street occupation is online

The same 1’s and 0’s that transmit trillions of dollars worldwide can become the basis for a digital revolution in finance.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:19 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Business, Morning Read

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/01/2011

The connectivity revolution

GigaOm has put together a spread in the lead-up to their Nov. 10 “Roadmap” event.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, Technology

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Why digital talent won’t work for you (#DigitalTalent)

Fast Company blogger Aaron Shapiro outlines five reasons companies can’t get top digital talent. But are there more?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Race debate over Silicon Valley documentary heats up on Twitter

The latest installment in CNN’s “Black in America” series inspires debates, but also shows the medium’s limits.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:28 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Mary Meeker: Web 2.0 requires economy 2.0

OPINION | Meeker reminds us that the bullish case for tech only makes sense when there is a bullish case for the economy.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Netflix, Apple and the rocky road to living room innovation

Steve Jobs said he “cracked” the code for an Apple television, while Netflix struggles to remain viable.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Beyond the ‘two revolutions’

What if the goals of Occupy Wall Street and Silicon Valley converged?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Technology, Video, Invention

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Technology, innovation and cracking the job-creation code

Experts convened in Washington Wednesday to discuss what America must do to win the high-tech innovation race and grow the nation’s economy in the process.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology, Video, Urban Development

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Jordan’s King Abdullah calls meeting on job creation in the Arab World

Jordan’s King Abdullah has called for a meeting to debate how best to spur economic growth in the region.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Morning Read, Business, Education

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Occupy Wall Street vs. Wall Street: Who wins Innovator of the Week?

Innovator of the Week | It’s the protesters vs. the protested in this week’s innovator matchup.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:35 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Khosla Ventures new $1.05 billion fund means good news for clean tech

Khosla Ventures has raised $1.05 billion for a new fund, roughly half of which will be used to invest in clean technology.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Energy, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Moscow’s new high-tech hub: Riddle, mystery or enigma?

Russia’s version of Silicon Valley - an “innovation city” built from scratch on the outskirts of Moscow - is finally starting to take shape.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, Urban Development

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Failure or success: Which better inspires innovation?

Innovator of the Week | This week we take a look at which is better at inspiring innovation: success or failure.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:01 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Innovators, data will set you free

OPINION | In any 48-hour period, more data is created than had been created by all of humanity in the past 30,000 years.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:17 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Business

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Lawmakers hear testimony on immigration as study finds Indians may wait 70 years for green cards

A Judiciary subcommittee met as a study was released Wednesday showing an extraordinarily long wait-time for Indian immigrants seeking a green card.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:16 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology

Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Steve Jobs dies: Remembering a legacy (#SteveJobs)

In a statement on the company’s Web site, Apple announced that Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:25 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011

iPhone 5 and the collective imagination

Fans, detractors and satirists alike contribute their ideas about what to expect from Apple for years before a new product launch.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/30/2011

China, India and why Peter Thiel is wrong about education

Vivek Wadhwa | Peter Thiel is wrong about education, and on Oct. 12, I’ll get to tell him face-to-face. In my mind, it’s black or white. We are in a knowledge economy and face brutal competition from all over the world. The weapons in these battles are education and innovation.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media Notes, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Vivek's Take

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Amazon, Facebook and the evolution of privacy

Is privacy getting in the way of innovation when it comes to creating the latest, greatest digital products?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/27/2011

TinySpeck opens ‘Glitch’ to the world

A new online game has arrived, the product of the imaginations of 11 giants.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Innovation and the brotherhood of the Valley

Touring Silicon Valley and meeting with the area’s leaders, you see almost immediately that there is an hierarchy similar to a university class structure or a fraternity.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/19/2011

The intelligence community gets social

The intelligence community is beginning to ramp up their effort to track open intelligence via social media.

By Brian Fung  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Demo vs. TechCrunch Disrupt

Innovator of the Week | Two of Silicon Valley’s big fall conferences compete for the title.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Innovator of the Week

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Say ‘good-bye’ to ‘too big to fail’

The FDIC, Federal Reserve and Financial Stability Oversight Council have united on the mandatory creation of "living wills" for the largest banks in the country.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011

PayPal co-founder: Innovation ‘between dire straits and dead’

Max Levchin and fellow co-founder Peter Thiel had some tough words for Silicon Valley at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

The Postal Service’s path from zero to hero

The U.S. Postal Service is clearly in need of a radical overhaul, and it can be done.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Has the U.S. lost the will to compete?

The United States dropped in the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness rankings for a third consecutive year.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2011

The Groupon IPO’s delayed. Whither the social media bubble?

Groupon is reportedly delaying its IPO. What does that mean for the oft-mentioned social media bubble?

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Welcome to your curated Web, courtesy of corporate America

The amount of content online is growing, and with it comes the need for a new kind of information gatekeeper.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, The Arts

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Wal-Mart vs. RankMyHack.com

It’s the establishment against the anti-establishment this week.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:52 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011

The underground venture capital economy

At a time when the above-ground economy seems to be stuck in perpetual neutral, something very interesting is happening in the underground, VC economy.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Wal-Mart’s cosmic voodoo

Wal-Mart is starting to turn heads in the tech world — and that may have important implications for the way we think about the future of the shopping experience.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Don’t hate the new player, hate the new game

The video game industry has undergone a transformation, allowing new kinds of games to come to the fore. Their introduction means the rise of a new type of player, according to a new study.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Steve Jobs vs. Thomas Edison

Innovator of the Week | The comparison between the two inventors has often been made. Now, we pit them against one another.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Invention, Technology

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Steve Jobs: Apple, Pixar and inspiring innovation (video)

Two interviews with Jobs show, early on, what inspired him and how that, in turn, helped him inspire us.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Stubblebine: Lift is not a variation on Twitter

Tony Stubblebine, one half of the “Lift” founding team, shares some new details about the project.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Invention, Morning Read

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple’s CEO

Steve Jobs has announced he will no longer serve as Apple’s CEO.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:25 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011

A new era of hiring

Companies are meeting an urgent need by breaking down the walls to hiring by using peer-to-peer platforms.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Morning Read, Video

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Hewlett-Packard vs. IBM

Innovator of the week | Hewlett-Packard and IBM both made major breakthroughs this week, although of drastically different types.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Invention, Technology, Research

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/19/2011

The web reacts to HP’s bombshell

Speculation is rampant as to what HP’s big announcement means for the company and the future of the PC.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Reid Hoffman: Today’s social media data will inform the next generation of companies (Video)

Reid Hoffman spoke with All Things D’s Kara Swisher after the LinkedIn IPO.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Business, Technology, Entrepreneurship

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Big ideas: Disruptive innovation and the patent war

We look at two pieces that bring together two popular innovation concepts: disruption and the ongoing patent war.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 08/16/2011

How a change to the visa laws could reverse the housing slump

Vivek Wadhwa | A change to the visa laws could help reverse the housing slump

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  09:51 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vivek's Take, Business

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Why smart-grid analytics are a big deal

A new study shows the value of the smart grid data analytics industry is growing fast.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Energy, Technology, Morning Read