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Why Tesla Gave Up on Patents

Elon Musk's decision is both altruistic and smart business.<p>Elon Musk surprised many Thursday when he declared in a blog post on Tesla's website that the company planned to renounce enforcing its patents and open up the technology behind the company's trademark electric cars.<p>Not all of Tesla's …

Ben and Jerry's says goodbye to GMOs

ST. ALBANS, Vt. -- A Ben & Jerry's factory worker feeds chunks of chocolate-covered toffee into an augur, which funnels them into a stream of coffee-flavored ice cream. The newly blended confection is then dolloped into pint containers labeled "Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch."<p>What's rolling off the …

How to Create a Company of Thought Leaders

Every employee is a potential thought leader.<p>Your team is made up of individuals who, collectively, create an ecosystem of interconnected ideas, perspective, and insight. Leverage that ecosystem, and you’ll be running a company full of thought leaders. Just imagine the impact on your brand.<p>Despite …

Etsy is proof that our economy is experiencing a biological event

In biology, mutations happen naturally in animals. A given animal exhibits traits that are different from their brothers and sisters. At a certain point, if you see a pattern of these similar mutations, you realise a biological event is occurring. The species is evolving. It is becoming a different …

Here's A Reminder Just How Massive Amazon's Web Services Business Is

With the recent debut of Amazon's streaming music service and the upcoming launch of what will likely be a new smartphone, it's easy to forget about a major part of the company's business: Its computing services platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS).<p>Amazon Web Services accounted for 37% of the $9 …

Cloud Computing

Valley vets bet $12 million on Bitcoin security company BitGo

It’s becoming increasingly clear that this Bitcoin thing is for real, but security remains a barrier to its mainstream adoption as a currency.<p>Some smart people are betting money that the security problem can be solved. A group of them have put $12 million into a Palo Alto, Calif.-based Bitcoin …

Lehman Reaches Beyond Grave Seeking Millions From Nonprofits

Almost five years after Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. filed for bankruptcy and set off the global financial crisis, managers of the bank’s estate are …