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Innovations: February, 2013

Posted at 03:47 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Patent hubs or technology hubs: Does the innovation narrative need to change?

A new report from the Brookings Institution may end up challenging the innovation narrative with new data about patent activity.

By Dominic Basulto  |  03:47 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Can Super Bowl ads still infect the Internet?

So why is it so hard to go viral on the Internet?

By Dominic Basulto  |  05:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Immigration debate heats up; tech companies react

The immigration debate has begun in earnest and there’s much for Silicon Valley to be happy about — at least so far.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/29/2013

North Korea: Make tweets, not war

It may sound like a slogan from the 1960s, but it’s actually more relevant now than the original version was then.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Apple: Designed in California, made in China?

All of a sudden, it seems that Apple has a much higher incentive to see that business-as-usual continues in China.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:44 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Watch Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs (video)

VIDEO | A clip has been released showing Ashton Kutcher as the Apple co-founder.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Biden to hang out on Google Plus this afternoon

The vice president is taking the administration’s proposals to reduce gun violence to Google Plus.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Tech experts in public and private sector convene for first ‘Data Innovation Day’

A think tank holds events around the first annual “Data Innovation Day,” bringing public and private sector tech leaders together.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:10 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Can we ever fix modern air travel?

When it comes to modern air travel the innovation process is in need of an overhaul.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:40 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Skilled immigration reform and STEM education advocates get spotlight in inaugural address

The president’s inaugural address placed STEM education and skilled immigrant visa reform front and center.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:48 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Why Holden Caulfield would probably think the Internet’s full of phonies, too

The “Catcher in the Rye” protagonist would probably think the Internet was just as replete with phonies as anywhere else.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:44 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Can clean tech ever clean up?

Perhaps its time to stop thinking “clean tech” and, instead, start thinking about “clean-up tech.”

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 01/17/2013

The patent debate could get a big, new stage

The Smithsonian and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are teaming up to create an Innovation Pavilion.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:59 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 01/15/2013

The Empire writes back: Galactic Empire responds to White House rejection of Death Star petition

The Galactic Empire has responded to the White House’s rejection of the Death Star petition.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:33 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Facebook’s Graph Search: Another reminder that your big data has big value

Facebook’s new search feature is yet another reminder of the big value of users’ data.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:26 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Is the new MySpace the right space for you?

The New MySpace opened its doors to the public. Perhaps it’s time to find your niche network.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Study: We’re measuring productivity wrong

A Brookings study outlines policy proposals to create an “innovation-based economy.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Aaron Swartz and the rise of the hacktivist hero

Society, it seems, is finally embracing the hacktivist hero — the technologist who uses his or her coding and programming skills to make the world a better place.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:51 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/12/2013

We the people want a Death Star

The White House rejects a petition calling on the government to build a Death Star.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Can we ever do better than the toilet?

According to the cover story for this week’s Economist, talk of innovation stagnation has little merit.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:25 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/11/2013

What the Baseball Hall of Fame decision could mean for the Singularity

No one was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame due, in large part to doping allegations. Here’s what that could mean for the Singularity.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 01/10/2013

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and our digital mythology

The film “Zero Dark Thirty” is an example of how mythology has changed in the digital age.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:46 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/09/2013

‘Wouldn’t it be better if ... ’ there was a better suggestion box? Enter Betterific.

A new platform, Betterific, seeks to be the universal suggestion box of the future.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Zero day thirty: Of cyber-diplomats and cyber-warriors

With Sen. John Kerry nominated to be the next Secretary of State, the U.S. has a unique opportunity to embrace “21st century statecraft.”

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:50 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/07/2013

CES 2013: Yawns, grumbles greet ‘innovation event of the year’

Some in the tech world are less than enthusiastic about the nation’s largest trade show.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Al Gore, Al-Jazeera and another inconvenient truth

Innovators from geographic regions that we once ignored will play an ever-greater role in the news business.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:56 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 01/02/2013

What the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal means for U.S. innovation

Experts weigh in on what the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal means for the nation’s innovation economy.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:04 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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