Innovations: newsletter


Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Microsoft wisely hops on the moonshot bandwagon

To earn the love of investors and customers, make sure your company chases big, crazy ideas.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:03 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Self-driving cars put hype in their rear-view mirror. The potential is real now.

Self-driving cars are navigating their way to the consumer mainstream.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:37 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Could the ease of Uber come to parking garages?

Meet the man who wants to make parking in a garage as fun as riding in an Uber.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 04/17/2014

The secret to treating your allergies may lie in your stomach

Scientists are investigating how common bacteria in our bodies can contribute to allergies.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:39 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  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)
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Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 04/15/2014

By 2050, every company needs to be a zero-energy company. Or else.

U.S. corporations should reach this goal by 2050, before the worst effects of climate change arrive.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:46 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 04/08/2014

The emerging dark side of social networks

Black ops and digital honey traps are not what e-diplomacy should be about.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:07 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/04/2014

The biggest issue in government that no one talks about

A pay scale that doesn’t reward star employees makes hiring the best tech talent impossible.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 04/03/2014

For Amazon, the future of television could be e-commerce in your living room

Amazon’s new Fire TV is about more than just watching your favorite shows.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:57 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 03/21/2014

An argument for radically rethinking your charitable donations

To best aid humanity’s future, we should put our money in the hands of elite innovators.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:28 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Brain implants: Because you’ve always wanted to think more like Einstein

Forget SAT tutors and brain exercise puzzles. Soon it’ll be all about brain implants.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:52 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Books are losing the war for our attention. Here’s how they could fight back.

Fewer people are reading books. Technology that revolutionizes reading may be the answer.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 03/13/2014

This blog post won’t be shared on Facebook, and I should be worried

To find an audience and make a difference, today’s journalists must hustle to promote their work.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:39 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 03/13/2014

How 3D printing could transform Amazon and online shopping

Its printing pilot could transform the consumer retail model once again, but not in the way you might think.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:29 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/11/2014

How wearable tech goes from geek fad to mega-trend

Google is seeking to unite the rapidly proliferating number of wearable tech devices.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:41 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Google’s Project Loon: The gamble that’s so crazy it might work

Don’t doubt Google’s far-out project to bring balloon-powered Internet to the masses.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:43 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Why you should be proud to sleep on the job

Research has shown the benefits of an afternoon nap, yet most U.S. workplaces haven’t embraced the practice.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/04/2014

The Air Force general who channels a mellow CEO’s leadership style

The general who leads the Air Force Academy shares tactics with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh.

By Justin Brady  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Five reasons to get excited about 5G networks

Next-generation 5G networks could be a reality by 2020. Get ready to be wowed.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:53 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Imagining the potential of a Google AdWords for the physical world

The future is one in which the world automatically reacts to us, including ads you see on your commute.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:27 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  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 09:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014

From Bubble Wrap to mushrooms: One company’s journey to package things better

New innovations have chipped away at Bubble Wrap’s place in the packaging world.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Georgetown basketball fans to get a taste of iBeacons’ potential at Verizon Center

The micro-location technology, meant to enhance the fan experience, will be used at Saturday’s Georgetown game.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:34 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Dropbox’s hiring practices explain its disappointing lack of female employees

It’s the hot start-up in Silicon Valley, but its hiring practices explain a shortage of female employees.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  08:15 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Why LEGO is the most innovative toy company in the world

Toy companies come and go, but LEGO’s innovative spirit helps it succeed no matter the year.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:01 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Want an ‘A?’ Then you better start tweeting in this professor’s class

Rather than fight students’ love of technology, this professor takes attendance via Twitter.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:16 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 02/11/2014

The quest to build a robot that is both your doting maid and ferocious guard dog

Brace yourself, robots will be nurses, maids, bodyguards, and nightwatchman before you know it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:11 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Trying to innovate at a huge company? Step 1: Flee the country.

A brash kid hops on a plane to Australia with an idea, and returns with a product that revitalizes eBay.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 02/07/2014

The theory explaining how one man outperforms Nintendo’s 5,195 employees

The creator of Flappy Birds rakes in piles of cash as legendary Nintendo flounders.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:06 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Why Mark Zuckerberg has calmed down about openness and authenticity

For years Mark Zuckerberg talked up radical transparency, now he’s intrigued by privacy apps.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:52 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 02/06/2014

This is why your smartphone battery has the life span of a fruit fly

Computers keep getting faster and more powerful, but batteries remain frustratingly weak.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:57 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014

When incompetence is pure brilliance: J.C. Penney’s sloppy tweets grab spotlight

J.C. Penney forgot how to spell and punctuate -- and took Twitter by storm during the Super Bowl.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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