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Tasty news: NY Times will soon deliver meal kits to your door

Forget “all the news that’s fit to print,” the New York Times is launching a meal-kit delivery service offering all the food that’s fit to eat.<p>Yes, …

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GM explains why it gave Lyft — a startup that wants people to stop buying cars — $500 million: 'Our business has changed more in 5 years than in the 50 years prior'

Lyft's post-money valuation is now $5.5 billion ($4.5 million pre). GM's investment is part of a big $1 billion Series F financing Lyft just completed, which includes previous investors Didi, Alibaba and Rakuten. New investors include Janus Capital Management and Prince Al-Waleed's Kingdom Holding …

Are Customer Reviews Promoting Your E-Business Like They Should?

Like it or not, customer reviews are a fact of life — and their impact on your business is huge. Columnist Jeremy Smith explains how you can use this …

Tinder-style app is a local swap shop for unwanted goods

Add / Remove One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and a new online marketplace called Shufl is putting this into practice. The platform, which …

How to Run a Lean Product Team

A lean product team will run circles around a want to be visionary.<p>Not finding out what your customers want kills your startup. It's the single most important thing our team needs to be focusing on. And it is your job as the CEO, to lead the way in discovering how you're going to find …

Marketing and the Internet of Things, closer than you think

For many years, we kept being promised that “the year of mobile” was upon us. When it failed to materialize, it was easy to become jaded and write …

11 tech innovations changing medicine

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers. They are important because of the impact they will likely have on all of us at one time or …

Labs And Incubators Fuel Enterprise Innovation

Change doesn’t come easily to large organizations. Over time they have established a firm set of core business processes to give them the structure to manage massive workforces, which makes sense, but it also means they lack the agility of smaller companies.<p>They have created systems to provide safe …

The Enterprise Transformation Conundrum

Everywhere you turn these days, companies are being challenged to transform, innovate and think like a designer.<p>The problem is it’s not an easy undertaking to change the way a large organization operates. Real initiative gets bogged down in politics, hierarchical thinking and institutional inertia. …

Too many platforms may make the Internet of Things a confusing place

It’s a world of sensors, folks, or it’s quickly becoming one. Even the tiniest gadgets will someday get an IP address. A common platform is needed to collect and make sense of all of the data those devices gather, and a lot of companies are already getting in line to take the job — maybe <i>too</i> many.<p>I …

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The Dirty Secret Behind Real Innovation: How Our Urge To Play Invented The Future

One of the most interesting things about writing books is the macroscopic picture that emerges when you’re done. Larger patterns begin to reveal themselves, bigger questions start to arise.<p>Take <i>Tomorrowland</i><i>,</i> my latest book. While technically an examination of those moments in time when science …

What Big Companies Get Wrong About Innovation Metrics

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>The fear of getting Netflix-ed or Uber-ized is spurring big companies to dial up their investment in innovation. Companies as diverse as AIG, Disney, and Intuit have been building innovation teams, launching “accelerator” programs to attract promising startups, and giving …

The eight essentials of innovation

Strategic and organizational factors are what separate successful big-company innovators from the rest of the field.<p><b>It’s no secret:</b> innovation is …

Disrupting Banking: The Fintech Startups That Are Unbundling Wells Fargo, Citi and Bank of America

Traditional banks are under attack from a number of emerging specialist startups. Here are the fintech startups unbundling banking.<p>Check out even …

The One Thing That Can Transform An Idea Into A Phenomenon

Do you enjoy picking groceries up in your electric car? When you get to the store, do you prefer to pay with bitcoins? Do you have solar panels on your house? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you’re in the distinct minority. So much so, that a lot of people probably think you’re …

Emerging Technology

4 Crazy Predictions For The Future Of Health Care: Human Augmentation, Hacked DNA, And More

In a new report, trend-scanning shop Sparks & Honey gives us a health care tour d’horizon. It’s a useful summary, and we picked out a few ideas below.<p>…

Business Model Innovation - Strategos – Strategy and Innovation Consulting Firm

Innovation isn’t new of course, and there’s nothing fundamentally new about companies and individuals introducing new technologies that improve upon …

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Disruption by design

<i>Proposing that design innovation — not technological innovation — is what disrupts businesses and industries.</i><p>The idea of disruptive technology has …

Eye Doctor Entrepreneur: Preventing Blindness One App At A Time

British eye doctor Andrew Bastawrous has become an accidental entrepreneur in an effort to prevent blindness, one app at a time. Three years ago, Bastawrous jumped at the chance to move his family from Liverpool to Africa to conduct eye research. London-based charity Fight for Sight, awarded the …

Working at the World’s biggest startup

How IBM is hacking its way into the future inspired by entrepreneurs and startups<p>The background<p>Big corporations are taking a new approach to …

A Look Back At Why Blockbuster Really Failed And Why It Didn't Have To

In 2000, Reed Hastings, the founder of a fledgling company called Netflix, flew to Dallas to propose a partnership to Blockbuster CEO John Antioco and his team. The idea was that Netflix would run Blockbuster’s brand online and Antioco’s firm would promote Netflix in its stores. Hastings got …

Intel’s CEO Envisions A Future Where Wearables Don’t Look Like Wearables — And It’s Not That Far Away

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich foresees a day when a wearable is no longer seen a one-size-fits-all device that you put on your wrist. That day could be coming sooner rather than later, as Intel-based wearable products will likely be shown off in the coming weeks at New York Fashion Week.<p>“Wearables” is …

The Future Of Smart Things Is Dumb

Frog’s ex-chief creative officer: There’s a better way to embed intelligence in our lives than surrounding ourselves with needy gadgets.<p>Last weekend, I spent several hours updating the firmware for some lightbulbs in my home. Yes, I did a <i>firmware update for lightbulbs</i>. They’re smart lightbulbs, and …

Chart of the day: The iPhone is a cash machine

After Apple reported its quarterly earnings Tuesday, Slate’s Jordan Weissmann offered several eye-opening comparisons. Among them:<p>If the iPhone were …

Whirlpool's new machine freshens your clothes in 10 minutes flat

Odds are that you're used to ironing some of your clothes to keep them wrinkle-free, or taking them to the dry cleaners when you can't (or just won't) put them through a washing machine. No great shakes, right? Well, Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool apparently believe that these are terrible burdens …

Five Takeaways From Satya Nadella's Future of Microsoft Memo

What does it all mean?<p>There was a lot to digest in Satya Nadella’s opus on the future of Microsoft.<p>Sure, there were a lot of broad statements and platitudes. But reading between the lines of the memo divulges a great deal about where he plans to take the company he has led since February.<p>Here are …

How the 'Internet of Things' will transform your personal finances

Eye scans that predict future illnesses, thought-recognition technology and digital clothing are all just around the corner<p>Less than 20 years after the first online banking service launched in Britain, we are approaching a time when eye scans, thought-recognition technology and digital clothing are …

The digital tipping point: McKinsey Global Survey results

Organizations’ efforts to go digital—and drive growth through digitization—are picking up steam. But many have more work to do before they can scale …

Moven Bags $8M To Take Its Mobile Banking App Overseas

Moven, a startup that aims to make it easier for people to manage their spending by offering money management tools and real-time spending updates in app form, has closed an $8 million Series A funding round, led by SBT Venture Capital.<p>Anthemis Group, Route 66 Ventures, Standard Bank, New York …