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Innovations: February, 2013

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 02/28/2013

The Yahoo memo and Marissa Mayer’s big innovation gamble

The memo might just be one of the biggest “bet-the-company” moves to create a culture of innovation that we’ve ever seen in Silicon Valley.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:27 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 02/28/2013

MacArthur Foundation awards millions to 13 organizations for ‘creativity and effectiveness’

The Foundation awarded millions to nonprofits including StoryCorps and American Documentary.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:01 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Is sequestration the innovation opportunity America has been waiting for?

Maybe the sequester could spark the creative moment that America has been waiting for. Or not.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:39 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Which tech firm are you wearing this year?

It appears as if wearble tech will soon exit the world of weird and become a mainstay of high fashion.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:41 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 02/25/2013

What Silicon Valley likes about the Oscars

The Oscars have become the see-and-be-seen event of the year for Silicon Valley.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:54 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Is this the year everybody gets hacked?

We’re very close to being pulled into the world’s first cyber-war and, right now, the Chinese appear to have the upper hand.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Please, Google, I want some Glass

The marketing tactic casts a spotlight on an interesting conundrum for Google as well as a change in the nature of advertising online.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:20 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Why mapping the human brain matters

Entirely new companies may emerge, offering futuristic services such as cosmetic brain surgery or “total recall.”

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013

The ‘E’ in STEM gets its moment

Engineers who pioneered many technologies we now take for granted gathered in Washington.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Innovation for the ‘one percent’

We can do better than view innovation through the lens of the political left and right.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Asteroid sails past Earth

Asteroid 2012 DA14 passed by Earth, missing the planet completely.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:15 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Animated gif shows asteroid sailing through space

NASA releases a preview of the asteroid that is on a path to just miss Earth.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:57 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 02/15/2013

NASA and ESA: The asteroid and meteor events are unrelated

The European Space Agency confirmed the events were unrelated in a tweet.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:04 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Kids ask the darndest things at White House STEM event

At a White House-organized event, kids showcase real concern over and interest in the nature of STEM education.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 02/14/2013

It’s Valentine’s Day. How about we go on a crazy blind date and talk about ‘love in the age of algorithms’?

The mobile age has given us more data than we’ve ever had access to before to spin the digital roulette wheel and find love.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:42 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 02/12/2013

First lady’s State of the Union invite list reads like who’s-who of innovation

The guest list for the first lady’s box at this year’s State of the Union reads like a who’s-who list of innovation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:09 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Why looking for love is like looking for aliens (video)

A PBS video outlines why looking for little green men and human ones is kind of the same thing.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/12/2013

Why you’re not working on an asteroid shield

Given the potential ramifications of an asteroid striking Earth, why aren’t more people working on an asteroid shield?

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 02/11/2013

The State of the Union needs an overhaul (#SOTweetU)

If the president could give the State of the Union in 140 characters or less, why the pomp and circumstance?

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:25 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Pope Benedict XVI resigns: Innovation and the pace of the papacy

Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign, citing the “rapid changes” the world is subject to.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:22 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Fixing the jobs mis-match: An interview with Wharton’s Peter Cappelli

An interview with Wharton’s Peter Cappelli on what needs to be done to bridge the gap between employers desperate for talent and workers desperate for jobs.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:48 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 02/06/2013

White House hosting a hackathon for We The People 2.0

The White House is hosting a hackathon for its We The People platform.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:59 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Television’s house of cards

Netflix’s original series hasn’t been entirely panned, leaving oxygen for talk of the end of TV as we know it.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:47 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Are you the Psy of American democracy? Competition offers cash prize for new ideas to strengthen nation’s democratic systems

A competition offers cash prizes for new ideas around strengthening America’s democratic institutions.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:01 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 02/01/2013

In study of next generation donors, good news for start-ups, social entrepreneurs and innovators

A new study has good news for social entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:14 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 01/31/2013

IBM’s Watson goes to school: A Q&A with RPI’s Jim Hendler

RPI computer science department chief Jim Hendler responds to questions about what’s next for IBM’s Watson.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:56 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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