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Stunning treehouse retreat in Rwanda sets a new standard for ecotourism

Rwanda’s unbelievable Bisate Lodge is a stunning example of how to build in a natural landscape without causing harm. Constructed into an eroded …

Ecotourism

Camellia Labs debuts single-cup chai brewer, Chime

In the world of kitchen appliances, everyone wants to be the next Keurig, it seems.<p>First, there were single-cup coffee brewers that followed and claimed to be better than Keurig, from Nespresso, Mr. Coffee and Lavazza to name a few.<p>Later came cold drink machines like the Bartesian for cocktails, or …

Kitchens

Five Disruptive Technologies that Will Create Jobs

A fading middle class is cause for endless hand wringing among politicians and commentators, but emerging technologies look likely to spawn new businesses on top of the existing economy. Among big company supply chain executives the use of robotics and big data are obvious, but some other new …

The Internet of Things will need a whole new breed of chip — here’s what they’ll look like

First connected computers. Then connected devices. Now connected ‘Things’. The technology industry is gearing up for a major transformation, one that may end up having an even greater effect on our lives than the PC and smartphone revolutions.<p>The end uses are exciting — both those we’re …

The Dead Simple Way Google Ventures Unlocks Great Ideas

How do you get a team to decide on the best design, fast? Stickers. Lots of stickers.<p>When the partners of Google Ventures work with a startup, helping to remake a product over the course of a week-long design sprint, they simply don’t have time to mull over ideas or debate which design is best. So …

Design

The major enterprise collaboration platforms and their mobile clients | ZDNet

While there are hundreds of options, most enterprises end up looking at this short list of platforms and capabilities for workforce …

App Store

Why Companies Stop Innovating

Unlike with startups, larger companies' emphasis on execution often stifles innovation.<p>In the last few years we've recognized that a startup is not a smaller version of a large company. We're now learning that companies are not larger versions of startups.<p>There's been lots written about how …

Innovation

YOU are at the center of The Conversation Prism

JESS3 and I debuted versions 4.0 and 4.1 of The Conversation Prism (TCP) recently to an overwhelming response. Thank you. The initial post was …

Anatomy of An Unsuccessful Kickstarter Campaign: Pt. 1

Why Give a Damn: <i>Are you considering starting a Kickstarter or Indiegogo fundraising campaign? Before you do, here is what I learned from our recent,</i> …

3DPI Writer, Shane Taylor’s Top 5 3D Printing Apps of 2013

<i>Over the festive season 3DPI writers and contributors have all spent some time rounding up their personal, favourite 3D printing</i> …

The 20 Most Innovative Startups In Tech

We compiled a list of our favorite tech startups and asked investors and entrepreneurs to do the same.<p>Some of the companies we selected are more established than others. We sided with younger, more obscure startups with big-time potential. Some were too stealth to be included.<p>All of them have fresh …

Boost

CloudUp Is A Fast, Dead-Simple Way To Share And View Files On Any Platform (Without The Folders)

In today’s world of email, social networks, SMS, chat applications and cloud services, there are plenty of ways to share share a file, folder, photo or video. And as intelligent devices and cloud computing infrastructure proliferate, and processing power and capacity improve, we expect file …

Producteev’s Social Task Manager Now Free And Enterprise-Ready As It Preps For Full Jive Integration Later This Year

In November, Jive Software acquired Bay Area cloud-based, collaborative task manager, Producteev, to boost its social business platform. Going forward, as Alex wrote at the time, Salesforce.com and Jive will increasingly butt heads as they compete for mindshare in the enterprise. With Producteev’s …

12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World

It's hard to predict exactly what technologies and trends will transform our lives. Few understood just how powerful the Internet would be, dismantling entire industries and creating millions of jobs.<p>So what's the next big thing? Where will the jobs be, and how can companies carve out a competitive …

MyCadbox Is A Dropbox For CAD Files, But With Evernote-Style Ambitions

The idea of offering a cloud-based service for designers, engineers and stakeholders to share and collaborate on CAD files isn’t a new one. GrabCAD, which is VC-backed to the tune of $14 million, springs to mind. There’s also Sunglass, a company that made its private beta debut at TechCrunch …

Jive Software further embraces mobile with new apps for iPad, iPhone, & Android

Enterprise social-networking company Jive Software has launched new applications for the iPad and iPhone, and soon it will bring its Jive Present app to Android.<p>With the “consumerization of IT” and enterprise-focused businesses making mobile a priority, it’s important for Jive to stay vigilant with …

3D Printing Helps Ford Cut Production Time on Some Parts by 25%

Companies are continuing to reap the benefits of 3D printing, a decades-old technology that has increased in popularity over the past few years as …

How Celebrities Are Ruining Kickstarter

Tricia Romano on the growing frustration with celebrities using Kickstarter to finance their pet projects.<p>Three years ago, when actress Lake Bell ran …