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Innovations: September, 2011

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 02:15 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Facebook vs. LinkedIn

Innovator of the Week | Both social network companies made high-profile moves in government relations this week.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:15 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovator of the Week, Technology

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 06:00 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Silicon Valley and the next $100 billion stimulus

A handful of companies in the technology sector are sitting on a combined cash hoard of over $100 billion.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011

How to create a nonprofit in Silicon Valley

Ednovo’s Prasad Ram has done what few have sought to do — create a technology nonprofit in the heart of Silicon Valley.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read

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 11:37 AM ET, 09/27/2011

German architect Werner Sobek: ‘Sustainability – it just is a byproduct of good design’

German architect Werner Sobek on design and sustainability.

By Melissa Steffan  |  11:37 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Urban Development

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Zuckerberg lays down the law: One timeline to rule them all

Facebook’s relentlessly-hyped, celebrity-studded f8 developer conference is starting to rival Apple.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, 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 08:49 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Ahoy, matey! The Pirate Party is about to board your campaign

The success of the Pirate Party in Europe should be a wake-up call for American politicians.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:49 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011

A time-lapse tour of San Francisco (video)

Filmed between June 2010 and August 19, 2011, in San Francisco, this video, created by videographer Wesley Townsend Kitten, uses digital, time-lapse photography to showcase the city.

By Melissa Steffan  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011

If Washington had a Klout score, what would it be?

We asked Klout CEO and cofounder Joe Fernandez for Washington’s number.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Enter, “The Nose”

A new technology gives people with food allergies reason to cheer.

By Melissa Steffan  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Technology, Invention, Health, Video

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Out of the Valley and into the Alley

Consider that some of the most exciting new start-ups over the past two years have been companies like Foursquare, Etsy, Tumblr, Gilt Groupe, Boxee and Kickstarter - all of which got their start in New York.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Ideas@Innovations is in Silicon Valley

We’re teaming up with the Post’s On Leadership this week to cover some of the region’s most innovative leaders.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  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, 09/15/2011

AARP makes its presence known at Demo 2011

AARP’s senior vice president of thought leadership, Jody Holtzman, has his reasons for being there — all 78 million of them.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovations, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011

The starvation of America’s middle class

When you think “world hunger,” you probably think of far-off places. Think again.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Morning Read, Urban Development

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 11:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Comodohacker: Iran ‘should have control’

A hacker, who goes by the name “Comodohacker,” claims to hack in support of the Iranian government.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011

The Orion capsule begins to take shape

NASA may have shut down the space shuttle program, but the quest to explore space continues.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovator of the Week, Invention, Technology, Research, Morning Read

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2011

USA 2001 vs. USA 2011

Innovator of the Week | Did 9/11 impair our ability to, at our fullest potential, explore what’s next?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovator of the Week, Invention

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 04:55 PM ET, 09/02/2011

9/11 memories and voices: a new kind of sharing

Innovations | We don’t share our memories the way we once did, but a world that, perhaps, could not hear you on 9/11 can hear you now.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:55 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Arts, Video

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 06:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Should résumés replace school transcripts?

Is it time to replace school transcripts with résumés?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Morning Read

 

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