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Where Big Data Projects Fail

Over the past 6 months I have seen the number of big data projects go up significantly and most of the companies I work with are planning to increase their Big Data activities even further over the next 12 months. Many of these initiatives come with high expectations but big data projects are far …

Big Data

Startups Are Rebuilding The Healthcare User Experience

A senior exec of a big health insurer recently returned from a company offsite dedicated to becoming ”customer centric”. I asked if they talked about making EOBs (Explanation of Benefits) understandable? “Not really”, he said. For me that sums up the state of healthcare customer care: becoming …

Digital Health

How Integrating Technologies Can Change The Way Healthcare Is Delivered

What do Google’s driverless car, a cab service company and an online medical care scheduling service have in common? Nothing really, but in the perfect world, they’d be working together to deliver the perfect healthcare solution in our society.<p>Skeptical?<p>Technology has already started to transform …

Driverless Cars
Diabetes

VGH doctor first in Canada to use robotic laser to target brain tumours

Print<p>A neurosurgeon at Vancouver General Hospital has become the first surgeon in Canada to use new robotic laser heat technology to destroy brain …

Canada
3D Printing
3D Printing
Manufacturing

Inside Adobe’s Innovation Kit

Need to unleash innovation in your company? Trying raising an army of Kickboxers.<p>No, it’s not quite what you think.<p>Adobe Systems has recently launched a program to drive innovation from within, the Adobe Kickbox. The Kickbox is a small, red cardboard box containing everything an employee needs to …

Patent Searches, Fees, and Requirements

For hundreds of years, people have been obtaining patents on different inventions and ideas that they have created. Patents were put in place to …

Study finds patent licensing rarely results in innovation

It may come as little surprise to players in online real estate who have been cajoled into such deals, but patent licensing rarely results in new …

9 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

You only have one chance to make a first impression. Make sure it's a great one.<p>Researchers have found that a first impression is made within the first seven seconds after you meet someone new. When you meet someone for the first time, they are taking a rapid inventory of your gait, your smile, …

Self-help

The Reason Why Google Glass, Amazon Fire Phone and Segway All Failed

Despite huge fanfare at launch, after a few brief months Google Glass is no longer on the market. The Amazon FirePhone was also launched to great hype, yet sales flopped and the company recently took a $170M write off on inventory.<p><b>Do you blame the CEO?</b><p><i>Fortune</i> mercilessly blamed Fire Phone’s failure …

Kindle Fire

Samsung Patents Focus on Nanotech and Augmented Reality - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Samsung headquarters in South Korea.<p>As of this writing, Samsung has entered some turbulent waters in the ocean of smartphone technologies, and <b>the</b> …

I Thought Banks Didn't Like Financial Software Patents? - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has been a vocal critic of financial service software patents.<p>As part of our ongoing Companies We Follow series, last …

12 Questions the Senate Should Ask Michelle Lee - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Michelle eadee<p>On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 10:00am, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold <b>a confirmation hearing for Michelle Lee</b>, who …

Trade Secrets - A Viable Alternative to Patents - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

All three branches of the U.S. government have attacked the patent system in the past year. Congress is considering amending patent law to curtail …

PTO Guidance Offers Keys to Patent Eligibility for Crucial Information Age Patents - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

The Patent Office’s <i>2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility</i> released earlier this week represents the third significant hopeful …

Patent Drafting: Thinking outside the box leads to the best patent - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

It is absolutely essential to think outside the box when describing your invention in any patent application. Stop and think about different ways …

5 Tips to Stay Present in Business and in Life

A successful investment banker went on vacation to a tropical island. There he met a fisherman who had a unique way of catching fish. The banker immediately saw a business opportunity.<p>The banker said that eventually the fisherman would be able to make an initial public offering, so that he could …

Entrepreneurship
Personal Branding

The three personal development goals successful people pursue habitually

If you Google "daily habits of successful people" you'll find almost every business-focused media outlet represented in the results. But if you're looking for a guaranteed roadmap to success, don't get excited just yet. If you read all of those articles, or even a few of them, you'll soon realize …

The Key to Drafting an Excellent Patent - Alternatives - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

I hear all the time from inventors who want to file a patent application that they don’t understand why I want to know about various alternatives and …

The Importance of Keeping an Expansive View of the Invention - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Although many inventors believe otherwise, drafting a patent application is not an easy endeavor. Indeed, the United States Supreme Court has …

Tex-Mex Crockpot Quinoa

Crockpot quinoa with a Mexican twist. This delicious meal comes together in a snap and cooks low and slow all day.<p>You know that saying “a dog is a man’s best friend?”<p>Well, I think that’s false.<p>After much ponder-age, I have decided that a slow cooker really is a man’s best friend.<p>Let’s look at the …

Health Care

5 Writing Tricks You Can Swipe from the Professional Journalist's Playbook • Smart Blogger

You’re passionate about blogging.<p>But your blog is just one of scores covering the same topic.<p>How can you possibly stand out? What can you do to get …