Innovations: Column


Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Here’s what it actually takes to make it as an entrepreneur

The stereotypical idea of launching a wildly successful company couldn’t be farther from the truth.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:51 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Aereo’s fate should be decided by Congress, not the Supreme Court

The justices are ill-suited to evaluate a new innovation. It’s time for Congress to weigh in.

By Larry Downes  |  09:24 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Driverless cars can’t come soon enough

Eventually self-driving cars will prevent tragedies, but for now we must tackle distracted driving.

By Gary Shapiro  |  07:39 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/19/2014

The rise of big data brings tremendous possibilities and frightening perils

New information will improve our health and prevent crimes, but uncover skeletons and hurt privacy.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Sorry Domino’s, pizza crust made out of chicken isn’t an innovation

News flash -- replacing a pizza’s crust with breaded chicken breast is not an innovation.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:29 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Editor's Corner, newsletter

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Why I’m excited about the promising future of medicine

Technology will turn health care on its head and increase the quality of our lives.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Facebook’s moonshot is a wise move in a time of radical change

The Facebook CEO knows that he must reinvent his company for it to stay relevant.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/26/2014

What Oculus’s $2 billion payday teaches us about innovation

To innovate today, use cheap components and empower your customers to make your product better.

By Larry Downes  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Uber’s battle in Seattle highlights the irony of regulation hurting the consumers it was designed to help

Sadly, regulation designed to protect consumers often ends up protecting lazy industries.

By Larry Downes  |  09:40 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014

How immigration reform could boost our national defense

If you care about national defense, you should care about keeping the best minds in America.

By Gary Shapiro  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 03/13/2014

The triumph of genomic medicine is just beginning

The doubters have been proven wrong, and our health will benefit from the coming advances.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:16 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Why China’s newfound innovation is a good thing for America

Innovation isn’t a zero-sum game. Both China and the United States can win.

By Ed Sappin  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Tesla’s success is a victory for anyone who loves the environment

The future of the auto industry is one in which our use of environment-destroying fossil fuels fades.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Carl Icahn’s criticism of eBay’s board highlights Silicon Valley’s systemic issues

Controversy at eBay highlights the tech sector’s inability to follow good standards of corporate governance.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  01:08 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 02/25/2014

My name is ginger coons, not Ginger Coons. Allow me to explain.

A write explains how a college class led her to abandon traditional capitalization.

By ginger coons  |  07:49 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/26/2013

We’ve failed on immigration reform. Here are five ways to get back on track.

America’s failure to fix immigration means the country is bleeding competitiveness.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 10/16/2013

It’s time for tech companies to fix the gender imbalance

Tech companies such as Twitter need to stop making excuses and put qualified women on their board of directors.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:34 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Gambling with the soul of America

If you had told me a documentary could shift my mindset, I would have said you were crazy. That was before I watched "Documented."

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Entertainment, Immigration

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Buck up, America. It's going to get better.

Column | Things may still look less-than-great for the U.S. right now, but Wadhwa predicts that situation will change as new innovations take hold.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  09:53 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Futurism, Technology

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Immigration reform's giant leap for Valley kind

Column | Progress continues on immigration reform, as Silicon Valley continues to wait.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  01:49 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Why Silicon Valley likes Obama's patent troll offensive

COLUMN | The White House has paid more than lip service when it comes to fighting patent trolls.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  10:01 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Not happy at your job? Your company is paying for it in innovation potential.

COLUMN | When your employees are unhappy, it's a safe bet you're bottom line is going to suffer for it.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Employment

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/07/2013

The next big national intelligence debate

COLUMN | Debate the NSA news all you want, but the reality is that in the tech era, which we have already entered, what we used to think of as privacy is becoming a relic of the past.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Futurism, Technology

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 05/23/2013

What you and the Senate need to know about Canada

Column | While immigration reform continues its crawl through Congress, Canada and Ireland are capitalizing on our immigration dysfunction.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  06:06 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Employment, Immigration, Technology

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 05/15/2013

The way forward for FWD.us

When it comes to the Valley, don't think red or blue -- think purple. That means FWD.us, more than lobbying and ad buying, needs to think social.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  11:29 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Employment, Social Media

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Why we need a 'plan B' for comprehensive immigration reform

If comprehensive immigration reform can't make it, perhaps it's time to start breaking up the reform into manageable pieces.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Employment, Immigration, Video

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Wearable tech and the futurists' conundrum

The act of tackling today's real-life privacy questions as new wearable technology comes on the scene is leaving some futurists scratching their heads.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Futurism, Technology