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Clay Christensen Talks Amazon and Disruptive Innovation

Office Hours, Part I: Clay Christensen on Amazon, Disruption Fatigue, and Attracting Top Talent<p>Clay Christensen in his office on the campus of …

The World Is About to Change Even Faster

Having trouble keeping up? The pace of innovation and disruption is accelerating.<p>We sometimes take for granted that which is right before our collective noses. Creative destruction caused by technology is so rampant that it is practically a cliche. It is easy to ignore not only the speed at which …

Innovation

iRobot updates Home app with Roomba Clean Map reports, promises Amazon Alexa skill in Q2 2017

iRobot today announced an update to its iRobot Home app: Its Roomba vacuum cleaners are getting new Clean Map reports. You can download the new version now from Google Play and Apple’s App Store.<p>iRobot also announced plans for integration with Amazon Alexa voice-activated control. That feature, …

Disneyland taps AI to build the droids you're looking for

Disney "Imagineers" draw on artificial intelligence to breathe life into robot creations of characters, like Jake, a new beeping, booping "Star Wars" droid.<p>If Disney Parks are where dreams come true, Jon Snoddy is the man in charge of figuring out what to dream up next.<p>And, yes, that includes …

Joto is a robotic whiteboard that can draw your tweets and Slack messages in real life

It also displays art<p>A design studio called Those is making a smart whiteboard that it calls “the first connected display that draws with a pen.” It’s named Joto, and it’s one part internet-enabled whiteboard, one part art display, and one part nostalgic throwback to a physical medium. It’s an …

Why You Can't Innovate | Inc.com

I'll warn you at the outset that what I'm about to share is anything but intuitive. In fact you and I share 200,000 years of programming that often conspires against our intuitive desire to innovate.<p>A recent WSJ article cited a number of new policies that Chinese insurance companies are writing for …

Innovation

These 15 startups didn't exist 5 years ago — now they're worth billions

For the purposes of this list, Business Insider asked PitchBook Data to pull a list of US-based companies that were founded in 2012 or later — since we're nearing the end of 2016 — and that are private tech companies with a valuation of north of $1 billion.<p>We then ranked them from least to most …

Europe's hottest startups 2016: Amsterdam

• <b>Population</b> 1.3 million• <b><br>Size</b> 219.3km2• <b><br>Global cities index ranking</b> 8<p>Amsterdam's international outlook means that its startups aspire to grow at home and …

The Bar Has Been Raised For SaaS Startups, And Only The Clever Can Compete

<i>Is it hard to set up a SaaS business that becomes successful? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, Partner at SaaStr Ventures, on Quora:</b><p>It is of course hard to set up a SaaS …

This Startup Wants to Simplify Corporate Software Development

Many large organizations are hiring software developers at a furious pace to create mobile apps and services to better connect with their customers …

3 Smart Business Moves That Fueled Birchbox's Success

We shared our idea with everyone.<p><i>What are some less obvious things that strongly contributed to Birchbox's success? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Katia Beauchamp, CEO and co-founder of</b> …

NASA-sponsored tech startup has created a 3D printer that prints pizza

Move over Star Trek -- new technological advancements are coming to the new frontier. A company out of Texas has created a 3D food printer for outer space.<p>NASA has teamed up with the startup, BeeHex, to build a 3D food printer as space missions gets longer and more intensive.<p>This gives the space …

Boom times in Silicon Valley for a chosen few

SAN FRANCISCO – For tech entrepreneurs, these are both the best of times and the gnarliest of times.<p>On the plus side, there’s still a lot of venture capital money chasing revolutionary ideas, with $15.3 billion flowing to startups in the second quarter of this year, a 20% pop over the first …

How to Get From Idea to Launch in 30 Weeks

Learn more strategies for design entrepreneurs at the Core77 Conference<p>These days there are plenty of incubator programs promising an express ride …

4 rising startups in India – Sept. 14, 2016

Photo credit: Wikipedia.Quikr makes yet another acquisition this month and another fashion app gains funding in India. An edtech firm and an adtech …

Man United legend Sir Alex Ferguson is backing this 28-year-old to build the 'world's most inclusive bank'

Pockit, founded in 2009, has 90,000 customers across the UK, according to founder and CEO Virraj Jatania, and will "go well past 100,000 by the end of the year."<p>Pockit lets low-income and itinerant people get hold of a prepaid card that is "for all intents and purposes a current account," Jatania …

Business Skill Gamification: Successes Enable Innovation and Greater Engagement

Business gamification — engaging employees in a way such that they learn or perform their jobs by playing games. The idea is to turn a job into a …