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Innovations: November, 2011

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 08:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

U.N. Population Fund Exec.Director: ‘I wish them interesting lives’

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of U.N. Population Fund, spoke with the Washington Post about what to expect in a world of 8 billion people.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Energy, Health, Morning Read, Technology, Urban Development

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 06:00 AM ET, 10/31/2011

We’re closer to mind-reading than you may think

Recent discoveries show that, when it comes to mind control, we’re closer than one might think.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Curing the Gen Y student loan hangover

OPINION | President Obama made an important first step in fixing the nation’s student loan problem. But is it enough?

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Education, Morning Read

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 12:50 PM ET, 10/28/2011

India’s Aakash tablet vs. the iPad

Innovator of the Week | The Aakash landed in the U.S., but is it more innovative than the iPad?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovator of the Week, Technology

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Cybersecurity and the missing sense of urgency

Lawmakers and cybersecurity experts gathered Wednesday to discuss the ever-present threat and the need for greater urgency and preparedness.

By Melissa Steffan  |  09:51 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Beyond 7 billion: Innovation and the future of population growth

The world population is scheduled to reach 7 billion at the end of October. But what about a world of 8 billion?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Health, Urban Development

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 12:47 PM ET, 10/21/2011

The 9-9-9 plan vs. the flat tax

Innovator of the Week | Both plans are being proposed by Republican presidential candidates. But which is more innovative?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:47 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovator of the Week

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Could trimming the fat get the U.S. back on track?

OPINION | It’s not just the U.S. economy that’s sick and overweight, apparently it’s the workers, too.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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, 10/19/2011

Can innovators learn to slum it?

Innovators have been focusing on the top 10 percent for years. A new exhibit shows what happens when they focus on the other 90 percent.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 06:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Digital deterrents: Preventing a Pearl Harbor of cyberspace

The Internet has become the back door and front door to controlling nearly every aspect of our national infrastructure.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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, 10/13/2011

The high cost of keeping a secret

Some experts say the U.S. government is keeping too many secrets and it’s costing us.

By Melissa Steffan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/12/2011

The Republican debate and the role of innovation

The word was used seven times, according to the transcript, but was it more than just rhetoric?

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Entrepreneurship, Health, Technology

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Do too many kids go to college? (#HigherEd)

We took to Tumblr and Quora to hear what you have to say prior to Vivek Wadhwa and Peter Thiel’s debate tonight.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:25 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Where new media and religion meet

A new social media tool has emerged for Christian worshipers, as Twitter increases its outreach to religious communities.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read

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

USCIS to start entrepreneurs-in-residence program

OPINION | Uncle Sam is going to team up with entrerpeneurs in an effort to streamline the visa system.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  11:10 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vivek's Take, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Research

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 06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011

A new age in monitoring infrastructure

New technologies may allow for “always-on” monitoring of the nation’s aging infrastructure.

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

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Diagnosing problem drinking via Facebook

New findings show that Facebook could be used to diagnose problem drinking in underage consumers.

By Melissa Steffan  |  07:30 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Research

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 02:51 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Steve Jobs ‘is to Silicon Valley what Gandhi was to India,’ says Vivek Wadhwa

Washington Post columnist Vivek Wadhwa reacts to the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:51 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vivek's Take

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 07:00 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Report: U.S. should ‘like’ Latin America’s ‘friend’-ing social media

A new report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee shows how Latin America’s adoption of social media is a good thing for the U.S.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Banking on a new generation of payment alternatives

If you feel trapped by rising debit-card swipe fees, here are some options that may have banks reconsidering their next move.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

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

 

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