Firoz Siddiqui

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Debunking the Myth of Innovation

Too many ideas could actually hurt your business.<p>Nearly everywhere you turn these days, you are exhorted to innovate, disrupt, or otherwise prove yourself a game changer. It's enough to make you feel that if you haven't put a couple of Fortune 500 incumbents out of business this week, you've taken …

Hands on with Amiigo, the future of fitness

The gym of the future will know if all your hard work is paying off.<p>The next generation of health trackers is moving beyond counting the simple movements of walking or running and will soon be able to recognize every type of movement, from pushups to squats. Last week, I tested out an early version …

Uber launches People's Uber, a no-profit ridesharing service in Beijing

Some people might criticize alternative cab service Uber for taking in lots of money through its surge-pricing system for increasing prices when demand is high. But the startup has been lowering its prices, and now Uber is rolling out a not-for-profit service in Beijing.<p>Uber announced the new …

The iPad's inventor is now leading hardware at Misfit Wearables

With a major new hire, Misfit Wearables is gearing up for a big hardware push.<p>Misfit has brought on Josh Banko, a former senior engineering manager at Apple, who led the team that created the iPad as its vice president of hardware.<p>After joining Misfit at the beginning of July, Banko tells me he’s …

Navdy is 'like Google Glass, but for your car'

Purchasing a Tesla or a Chevy Volt can have its advantages, but what if you could turn your current car into an electric one and get all the benefits just by purchasing an add-on?<p>Unfortunately that’s not possible yet, but what is possible is to get a head-up display system without having to buy an …