Innovation

We need a software revolution for the greater social good

Silicon Valley has failed to fill the massive unmet needs of the social sector on issues ranging from poverty and education to human rights and the environment.<p>Five years ago, tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously wrote, “Software is eating the world.” It’s hard to think …

Silicon Valley

The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here

Andrew Ng helped create two of Silicon Valley’s leading artificial intelligence labs. First, he built Google Brain, now the hub of AI research inside …

Machine Learning

How to Innovate for the Next 100 Years

Focus on the customer, have a passion to create great products, and solve big problems in big markets.<p>Entrepreneurs doing VC pitching are providing solutions to a problem they solve in a market. When you are really good at entrepreneurship, you begin to see how things that are not even close to …

Entrepreneurship

Drivemode raises $6.5M from Panasonic and others for smartphone car tech

If you’re an Android device owner and also a driver, you may already be familiar with Drivemode: It’s one of the most popular apps for use in cars on Google Play, with over one million app downloads and active users spread across 180 countries. The app is designed to reduce distractions for drives …

Startups

Corporate ambitions: Amazon, the world’s most remarkable firm, is just getting started

Corporate ambitionsAmazon, the world’s most remarkable firm, is just getting started<p>Amazon has the potential to meet the expectations of investors. …

Amazon

TaylorMade FlexTech bags bring innovation from bottom of the base to the top of your shoulders

Three new carry bags benefit from hinging base and dual-density padding in the straps<p>The TaylorMade FlexTech line of golf bags innovate in some areas that are easily seen and in others not so easily seen, but the hope is that golfers will easily feel that technology at work.<p>The FlexTech line’s main …

Golf

Microsoft to car firms: Toyota's on board, so license our tech too. We won't compete with you

Microsoft drives deeper into connected car territory with Toyota patent deal and a new tech licensing program.<p>Microsoft has created a new patent …

Microsoft

Microsoft Eyes Driver's Seat With Toyota Car Tech Deal

Microsoft Eyes Driver's Seat With Toyota Car Tech Deal<p>With its new auto-licensing program, Microsoft is embarking on a campaign to get its software …

Microsoft

How Digital Disruption Transcends Industry Borders

If you believed the pundits, 2016 was when the tech bubble would finally burst. Not surprisingly, we saw the opposite. Now we are almost a quarter of the way through 2017, and it’s clear the growth in technology continues. In fact, the most recent ADP jobs report showed 25,000 new …

What Coca-Cola’s Leadership Changes Tell Us About the Future of the Company

Coca-Cola has unveiled a senior leadership reshuffling that will take effect when President James Quincey becomes CEO later this spring, a shakeup …

Advertising

As Condo Towers Get Taller, Elevators Rise to the Challenge

As skyscrapers push the boundaries of height, one crucial building component has risen to the challenge: the elevator. Technological advances in the industry are providing faster, smoother rides to building residents—and adding a little glitz to their trip.<p>Elevators are of top concern to …

Urban Planning

How to Innovate Your Company Without Scaring Your Employees

Innovation can be an intimidating word, because it sounds like something "huge".<p><i>How can leaders encourage innovation when a company is culturally resistant to change? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

Federal Reserve

How one tech competition hopes to help create the 'hotel room of the future'

GE Appliances' FirstBuild and 21c Museum Hotels are partnering for a tech challenge to create new innovations for hotel rooms. Find out how you can …

Tech Industry

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Machine

I’ve written a number of times about the impact automation will have on both the wider world and on the way we work, and am broadly speaking optimistic about the role new technologies will play in the labor market. Indeed, a recent paper highlighted the minimal impact technology has had on the …

Automation

How L’Oréal Is Turning Itself Into A Sustainability Leader | Fast Company

Achieving sustainability in the cosmetics industry is nowhere near as simple as swapping out petroleum-based products for plant-derived alternatives. The entire industry supply chain–from where materials are sourced to what happens to the discarded packaging of used-up products–has the potential to …

Sustainability

Thinfilm’s tiny printed NFC labels enable brands to connect with consumers via smart packaging

EXCLUSIVE:<p>Norwegian tech firm Thinfilm figured out a way to print tiny electronics chips on plastic surfaces, creating tiny smart labels to put on the Internet of Things, or smart and connected everyday objects. While others are making extremely powerful chips, Thinfilm is instead going wide: It is …

Internet of Things

Eliminating Barriers Won't Necessarily Bring Success to Your Company

I thought my job was to barrel through opposition to innovation and barriers to my team's creativity, so I did.<p><i>Which professional failure have you learned the most from? and What are the most valuable lessons you've learned about entrepreneurship? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain</i> …

Quora

Innovation, ecosystem support key to startup growth, job creation

Singapore<p>INNOVATION and ecosystem support positively impact startup growth and job creation in Singapore, according to a new National University of …

Singapore

Gauteng ready to invest in ICT innovation

Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy says the province is ramping up access to smart solutions to address poor service delivery.<p>The Gauteng province is …

Gauteng

Google Believes India Has Potential To Become A Leader In Mobile App Technology

In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a "New India", Google India and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology …

Google

Microsoft announces connected car patent licensing program

Microsoft yesterday announced a new program for automakers to license its intellectual property (IP) for connected cars. Microsoft also announced …

Microsoft

10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution

It isn’t often that the broad infrastructure that underlies industrial civilization undergoes a dramatic transformation. But just such a change …

Italy’s MotorK, a company that offers digital services to the automotive industry, raises $10M Series A

MotorK, an Italian company that offers a number of digital products to the automative industry, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by 83North, with participation from Zobito, a Swedish private equity and VC firm.<p>Founded in 2010 and launched at Mike Butcher’s GeeknRolla …

Startups

Design the Future of Building Shade Near You!

ARCHITIZER IS EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH SUNBRELLA® FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL FUTURE OF SHADE COMPETITION, WHICH IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING SPACE-BUILDING POTENTIALS OF FABRIC. OVER THE YEARS, THE COMPETITION HAS GENERATED INTEREST FROM ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS ALL OVER THE WORLD, ATTRACTING INNOVATIVE …

Architecture

Can You Outsource Innovation? | Articles | Chief Innovation Officer

The temptation for many when talking about innovation is to draw for the extreme cases. The image of the disruptive, agile startup destabilizing an …

Chief Innovation Officers

Top Thought Leadership Trends In 2017 And Beyond

In 2017 and 2018, some issues will be impossible to escape, whatever the content of your thought leadership, industry or client practice. That is because we are living through years of aftershocks and inflection points that will affect all aspects of life and business.<p>The aftershocks are due mostly …

BMW to Create Highly Flexible Vehicle Platforms for Future Electric Cars

Official Release: The BMW Group is focused on pressing ahead with its successful electrification strategy. During the next decade, highly dynamic …

BMW

Microsoft is licensing its tech to car companies, with Toyota first to jump on board

Why it matters to you<p>If Microsoft has its way, your next car might be able to run Windows 10.<p>Microsoft has announced a new program that will allow …

Microsoft

Smart Cities: Companies Profiting from Urban Challenges

For the first time in history, more people live in urban areas than rural areas. About 55 percent of the world’s population now lives in cities, …

Problem-solving

Sirius XM Facing Stiff Competition

Intel is emerging as another major participant in the connected vehicle space.<p>Sirius shares jump on the same day Intel announces a major …

Investing