John Warner

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Here's What Happened When Cisco Lost A $1 Billion Deal With Amazon

The product stems in part from a $1 billion deal with Amazon that collapsed before it was finalized.<p>Insieme is creating Cisco's answer to a new technology called "software defined networking" (SDN).<p>SDN is a huge threat to Cisco because it changes the way companies build networks. It takes the …

Cisco Systems

The Decline of Wikipedia - MIT Technology Review

The sixth most widely used website in the world is not run anything like the others in the top 10. It is not operated by a sophisticated corporation …

Journalism

A Taste of the SouthYeast

Wild yeasts give beer a regional flavor<p>The term “terroir” is what wine connoisseurs use to describe what their tongues tell them about the place …

Mobile Fourth Wave: The Evolution of the Next Trillion Dollars

Smartphone image copyright Nik Merkulov<p>We are entering the golden age of mobile. Mobile has become the most critical tool to enhance productivity and …

Could a Private University Have Made a Difference in Detroit?

Pittsburgh has Carnegie Mellon. In Cleveland, there's Case Western Reserve. What if there had been, say, a Henry Ford University in Detroit?<p>Detroit's bankruptcy filing last week and the decades of decline that preceded it have been a predictable political and historical Rorschach test. The right …

City sensors: the internet of things is taking over our cities

<i>This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Innovation Isn’t an Idea Problem

When most organizations try to increase their innovation efforts, they always seem to start from the same assumption: “we need more ideas.” They’ll start talking about the need to “think outside the box” or “blue sky” thinking in order to find a few ideas that can turn into viable new products or …

The Road To Resilience: How Unscientific Innovation Saved Marlin Steel

A little maker of metal baskets shows how U.S. manufacturers can thrive against all comers.<p>The American economy has some really quirky corners–places so esoteric or tucked away we hardly notice them. In 1998, Drew Greenblatt bought one of those corners–a company called Marlin Steel that specialized …

Intellectual Property