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How Disruption Works: Job Loss Isn't Really Job Loss

Otoy says supercomputer will enable revolutionary games-on-demand service

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If you’re wondering which games-on-demand company is the real one, today’s news isn’t going to help you out. While Steve Perlman’s OnLive has revealed concrete plans to launch its service today, another rival, Otoy, is revealing today that its video compression technology will be the foundation of a new kind...
Otoy says supercomputer will enable revolutionary games-on-demand service

Is Neelie Kroes Implicitly Calling For Your Assistance For Copyright Reform?

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Neelie Kroes, the Vice President of the European Commission and politician in charge of the Digital Agenda, announced the impressive ambitions of the EU to support the ongoing technology revolution in a recent speech in Brussels. Repeatedly, she calls for radical reform of policy and public R&D investment. The speech...
Is Neelie Kroes Implicitly Calling For Your Assistance For Copyright Reform?

Copyright Monopoly Enforcement Today Is A Mass Psychosis

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I have written before on TorrentFreak about the Red Flag Act of 1865 in the United Kingdom. As the automobile industry gained steam there, lobbyists spoke out and pretended to embrace the automobile, while in reality acting to kill its utility value to the benefit of the previous generation of...
Copyright Monopoly Enforcement Today Is A Mass Psychosis

Is The 'Innovator's Dilemma' About To Get Disrupted By 'Big Bang Disruption'?

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As some of you know, I'm a big believer in the concepts behind Clayton Christensen's Innovator's Dilemma, which explain how disruptive innovation almost always takes incumbents by surprise. A few years ago, I even did a two minute video in which I tried to succinctly explain the innovator's dilemma (an...
Is The 'Innovator's Dilemma' About To Get Disrupted By 'Big Bang Disruption'?
The British Invasion: Meet the poshest entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley

Boot up: Rubin's farewell, BlackBerry's new million, Apple disses Samsung and more

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Plus IDC's Android tablet forecast more closely examined, Acer talks up Windows 8 (on tablets), travel agents' worries and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamU of T neural networks start-up acquired by Google >> University of Toronto Media RoomGoogle...
Boot up: Rubin's farewell, BlackBerry's new million, Apple disses Samsung and more

Yes, The US Industrial Revolution Was Built On Piracy And Fraud

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Missed this when it first came out, but Bloomberg ran a fantastic report at the beginning of February, highlighting how piracy and fraud were key components to helping America catapult into the industrial revolution. In fact, there are reasonable arguments to be made that if the US was not a...
Yes, The US Industrial Revolution Was Built On Piracy And Fraud

To innovate, experiment

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Business model innovation is all about experimentation. It is about combining and recombining capabilities from across silos until something clicks. By Saul Kaplan, contributor FORTUNE -- Learn by doing. Constantly test new ideas. Learn, share and repeat. The world is ever changing -- stay ahead of the curve. Embrace the...
To innovate, experiment

HP: we need to be more 'disruptive' like Apple

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HP's 2012 shareholder meeting on Wednesday saw Apple become a centerpiece of its conversation. During the question and answer session, most questions centered around why HP was not more like its fellow Southern Bay Area counterpart, which had a tenfold larger market worth even though it spent less on research...
HP: we need to be more 'disruptive' like Apple

Senator Wyden Introduces Bill To Bring Some Sanity To Webcasting Royalty Rates

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We were just talking about how incredibly broken the system is for establishing webcasting rates, in part because the law itself explicitly says that the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) Judges should look to prevent disruptive innovation and preserve "prevailing industry practices." In practice this has meant that basic webcasting rates,...
Senator Wyden Introduces Bill To Bring Some Sanity To Webcasting Royalty Rates

Four entrepreneurs share how to excel in emerging markets

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We asked these entrepreneurs: What are some of the challenges of operating in an emerging market, and how is your startup overcoming those challenges? Sticking to sustainable food “Our emerging market is sustainable food! The most challenging part of operating in this market is engaging people who aren’t necessarily interested...
Four entrepreneurs share how to excel in emerging markets
Torrid Rate of Growth for Digital Health Funding

Apple's Next Battleground Isn't TV; It's Web Services

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Apple does hardware and software well, and it’s at the top of its game when it does them together. But when it comes to Web services, the company is a laggard with an ever-lengthening conga line of missteps. There are hands-down fiascos: MobileMe, Ping and Maps. And there are works...
Apple's Next Battleground Isn't TV; It's Web Services

Hollywood Up And Comers Recognizing That The Big Gatekeepers May Be More Of A Threat Than Silicon Valley

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Despite the MPAA's insistence that it wants to "talk" to Silicon Valley, it still seems to think that just means getting together with Google's lobbyists in Washington DC. Thankfully, the MPAA doesn't really represent the full movie industry, and plenty of young filmmakers realize that the tech industry isn't the...
Hollywood Up And Comers Recognizing That The Big Gatekeepers May Be More Of A Threat Than Silicon Valley
The Carriers Are Stuck In The Innovator’s Dilemma. Just Don’t Tell Them That.

The Copyright Act Explicitly Says Disruptive Innovation Should Be Blocked

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A few weeks back, we wrote about a proposal by Rep. Jerry Nadler, which we referred to as the RIAA Bailout Act of 2012 because it sought to change the nature of satellite radio royalties to put them on par with the absolutely ridiculous and unsustainable royalty levels for internet...
The Copyright Act Explicitly Says Disruptive Innovation Should Be Blocked

Mobile Accelerator Tandem Doubles Partner Team With Rohit Bhagat And John Ellis, Announces New Startups

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Doug Renert told me yesterday that his firm Tandem, which backs early-stage mobile startups, is about to expand in a big way. The first step is bringing in more people, starting with two new partners that Tandem is announcing today — Rohit Bhagat, formerly chairman of Asia Pacific for investment...
Mobile Accelerator Tandem Doubles Partner Team With Rohit Bhagat And John Ellis, Announces New Startups

Hearing Aids, Monopolies, And Why The Health Industry Is Ripe For Disruption

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Recently, we saw a huge reaction to the story of how a patent lawsuit was threatening to silence a little girl by shutting down a speech-assistance iPad app that is her only means of communication. For many people, the focus of that story was the human cost of patent warfare—a...
Hearing Aids, Monopolies, And Why The Health Industry Is Ripe For Disruption

Another Future Clash: How Will The Law Deal With Autonomous Vehicles

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So much of what we seem to talk about is really the clash of disruptive innovation and the opportunity it creates with the existing infrastructure (business, legal, physical) and how they seem to clash in ways that tends to limit and/or delay the innovation. Sometimes you can see these clashes...
Another Future Clash: How Will The Law Deal With Autonomous Vehicles

Does 'The Future' Need Lobbyists Too?

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Back in April, I wrote about the Hack Society meeting at Union Square Ventures, where Rep. Jim Cooper provided a great quote: "The past, in general, is over-represented in Washington. The future has no lobbyists." That is, indeed, a problem to some extent. Of course, that then leads to a...
Does 'The Future' Need Lobbyists Too?

Taxi, Limo Trade Group Hates Innovative Upstarts, Labels Them 'Rogue Applications'

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There's nothing like a bit of disruptive innovation to make the legacy players start busting out the old moral panics. We've written a few times about the new generation of ride-for-hire and ride-share services, which are really disrupting the old taxi and limo business -- leading to all sorts of...
Taxi, Limo Trade Group Hates Innovative Upstarts, Labels Them 'Rogue Applications'
Square Vs. NCR: Disruptive Innovation In Action

First Amendment Concerns About Internet Radio Bill Not Just Overblown But Completely Backwards

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I've been tossing around a longish blog post about some of the controversy concerning the Internet Radio Fairness Act (IRFA) over the past month or so, but haven't had a chance to put it all down in a blog post. I did, however, wish to pick up on a small...
First Amendment Concerns About Internet Radio Bill Not Just Overblown But Completely Backwards

Disruption guru Clay Christensen says incumbent media players are making a classic mistake

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Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen, who has helped shape much of the thinking around technological disruption with his landmark book “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” has been taking a close look at the media industry recently — one of the markets that he believes is undergoing a fundamental disruption. In a...
Disruption guru Clay Christensen says incumbent media players are making a classic mistake
Funium's Family Village game brings your family history into a social game (exclusive)

Is MOOC more than just a buzzword?

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With MIT topping the world university rankings, MOOCs are back in the headlines. This buzzword needs interrogation, says Bonnie Stewart, or risk acting as a Trojan horse for the sectorWhen I first pitched my blog series, Postcards from the Participatory, I intended it to be a collection of narratives exploring...
Is MOOC more than just a buzzword?

Twitter’s Dorsey: We Won’t Allow IPO Chatter to Distract Us

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With Facebook’s IPO nearing, eyes have begun to focus on other hot tech companies, and specifically Twitter. But Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder and executive chairman, says the social media’s execs don’t even think about an IPO unless they’re asked about it by reporters. Reuters Jack Dorsey (L), Justin Bieber and Scooter...
Twitter’s Dorsey: We Won’t Allow IPO Chatter to Distract Us

The Siren's Call Of Complexity: How Legacy Businesses Get Led Astray

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I've talked in the past about the importance of understanding the concept of the Innovator's Dilemma, as put forth by Clayton Christensen years ago. This is the idea that legacy companies often struggle with recognizing disruptive innovation, since when it first appears the offering appears to be not as good...
The Siren's Call Of Complexity: How Legacy Businesses Get Led Astray

Thiel, Zuck, Conway To Select $100K TechFellow Awards Winners

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The TechFellow Awards is the Oscars of high-tech entrepreneurship. As selection committee member Sean Parker puts it “We’re shining a spotlight on individuals who are on the cusp of bringing us something revolutionary.” On February 22nd at the SFMOMA, 20 innovators will be presented with $100,000 grants to invest in startups of...
Thiel, Zuck, Conway To Select $100K TechFellow Awards Winners
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