disruptive technologies

disruptive technologies

More valley, less silicon: is China’s dragon about to roar?

The (continuing) institutional revolution | Jeff Jarvis

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Douglas W Allen's latest book outlines how history can instruct today's institutions on adapting to new, disruptive technologiesI just read a fascinating book by Douglas W Allen, The Institutional Revolution, which attempts to explain England's transition from its apparently illogical early-modern institutions – aristocracy, purchased army commissions, lighthouses, private roads,...
The (continuing) institutional revolution | Jeff Jarvis

Isolationist no more: The Internet goes to Washington

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Today’s launch of a new think tank call DisCo that wants to educate Congress about disruptive technologies is just one of several new efforts proposed by the Internet and startup community to get their voices heard. No longer will the conversation between Silicon Valley and DC rely solely on big...
Isolationist no more: The Internet goes to Washington

Greylock Partners Names Dev Ittycheria As Partner

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Greylock Partners today named Dev Ittycheria, the former CEO of BladeLogic and a former president at BMC as its latest Venture Partner. He’ll be focusing on enterprise and cloud-related investments. Ittycheria ran BladeLogic from its founding through its IPO and eventual sale to BMC in 2008 for $900 million, after...
Greylock Partners Names Dev Ittycheria As Partner

How Open Source Hardware Is Driving the 3D-Printing Industry

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The potential of 3D printing to transform the way we get things - the market is predicted to hit $3.1 billion in the next four years - gets a lot of press. But not much of that attention has focused on the unique role of open source hardware in enabling 3D...
How Open Source Hardware Is Driving the 3D-Printing Industry

CEOs can’t tweak their way to innovation

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Most leaders are attracted to incremental changes. Trouble is, that rarely works. Here’s a roadmap to making major changes to drive business innovation. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Saul Kaplan, contributor"] FORTUNE — Sometimes tweaks aren’t enough. Sometimes nothing short of reinventing yourself, your organization, or your community is called for. The start...
CEOs can’t tweak their way to innovation

Disrupting the Disruptors: Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Service Launches Nationally

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One of the points we often try to make at Techdirt is that the effects of disruptive technologies are going to be felt far beyond the entertainment and publishing industries—they are not limited to the online world. The internet creates abundance of information, but it also creates a push towards...
Disrupting the Disruptors: Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Service Launches Nationally

Charles River Ventures raises $375 million startup fund

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Venture firm says it intends to focus investments from its latest fund on startups with, "disruptive technologies, teams and business models." [Read more]...
Charles River Ventures raises $375 million startup fund

Look Who's On The IGNITION Advisory Board

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The advisory board for Business Insider's annual IGNITION: Future of Digital Media conference is now forming, with experts in emerging technology and digital media. IGNITION attracts speakers like Sheryl Sandberg, Jonah Peretti, Hilary Mason, Kevin Systrom, Arianna Huffington, Jason Kilar, Glenn Beck, Aileen Lee, John Borthwick, Nick Denton -- along...
Look Who's On The IGNITION Advisory Board

The Lessons I Learned From Helping To Build Kiva Systems (AMZN)

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Yesterday, Amazon’s purchase of Kiva Systems for $775 million officially closed.  Mick Mountz, Kiva’s CEO and Founder, and his team did an amazing job of creating, building, and commercializing a revolutionary technology to transform how ecommerce distribution is done. We, at Bain Capital Ventures, were fortunate to fund Kiva’s first...
The Lessons I Learned From Helping To Build Kiva Systems (AMZN)

Tech Guy Tells His Wife He Wants To Live Forever

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You may remember the topic of the Singularity being discussed in a Time magazine feature last year, in which inventor Raymond Kurzweil said that 2045 is the year humans will merge with machines. I was over at my friend's place this weekend. He works for a major tech company....
Tech Guy Tells His Wife He Wants To Live Forever

Why The Diller-Backed Aereo Will Need Some Fancy Lawyers

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Broadcasters have a history of squashing disruptive technologies in court—and the new cord-cutting service Aereo could well be their next target. New York-based Aereo, which has received the bulk of its $25 million in funding from Barry Diller’s IAC (NSDQ: IACI), believes it has found a legal way to...
Why The Diller-Backed Aereo Will Need Some Fancy Lawyers

The Founder of Robot Maker, Kiva, Couldn't Get Silicon Valley to Fund Him

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Just one more pebble of evidence on a growing pile that Silicon Valley has been too focused on small ideas in the social space. In a blog post today, an early investor in the warehouse robot company, Kiva, detailed what he learned from the venture. If you haven't been watching...
The Founder of Robot Maker, Kiva, Couldn't Get Silicon Valley to Fund Him

Matt Mullenweg: I’m Worried That Silicon Valley Might Be Destroying the World

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Speaking tonight to Sarah Lacy at PandoMonthly in New York, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg confessed to feeling conflicted about one of the blogging service’s upcoming features: Notifications. Mullenweg said he’s concerned that Silicon Valley is creating products that are so engaging that they’re also incredibly distracting, to the detriment of...
Matt Mullenweg: I’m Worried That Silicon Valley Might Be Destroying the World

Who is keeping up as the digital economy sweeps the globe?

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Emerging new technologies, coupled with skyrocketing user adoption rates are accelerating the proliferation of a global digital economy that encompasses nearly every industry. No longer reserved for the technology sector, the digital economy can now be applied to a broad-sweeping global trend that will see the disruption of markets, business...
Who is keeping up as the digital economy sweeps the globe?

Hardwired humans: Why our aversion to technological advances is about to change

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“Thomas Edison turned down the radio because it had no commercial value; Western Union turned down the telephone because management thought ‘it will never be more than a toy’; Thomas J. Watson Sr., founder and head of IBM, turned down the computer; and Kodak turned down the Xerox copier.” -...
Hardwired humans: Why our aversion to technological advances is about to change
The Carriers Are Stuck In The Innovator’s Dilemma. Just Don’t Tell Them That.

A 5-point checklist to create lucrative opportunities with disruptive technologies

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Photo via Scott Campbell Let me ask you a question: How long have you been in business? Ten years? Five years? Two years? And in that time how many times have you disrupted your product, process or industry? Disruption is part of the business game. Entire empires can be crippled...
A 5-point checklist to create lucrative opportunities with disruptive technologies

9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

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Get it? Disruptive? (Photo: flickr.com/californiawatch) We receive a lot of pitches touting “disruptive” technologies. Healthcare, education, banking–name an old-line industry and someone is attempting to yank the rug out from underneath it. Well, we’ve got a few pressing requests we’d like addressed. Namely: 1. Dry cleaning: It’s expensive, toxic, inconvenient,...
9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

Surprise! Four Strategies for Coping with Disruptions

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Surprises are the new normal, and they are not fun. I was about to write a joyous paean to Earth Day and the glories of celebrating the great outdoors, when volcanic ash closed European airports. My flights to a global health summit were cancelled, making me cranky about nature instead....
Surprise! Four Strategies for Coping with Disruptions

Delighting the Highly-Social Customer, Part 2

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It’s time to push the bar higher for social media to shape and steer meaningful experiences and outcomes… With all of the momentum social media has earned over the years, the reality is that still today, it is very much siloed in marketing. The aspiration of using social technology...
Delighting the Highly-Social Customer, Part 2
Calling All B2B Startups: There’s An Accelerator In Dallas Looking For You

Google Docs vs MS Docs. Wondering Why Google Docs still sucks?

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Presumably one of the most important initiatives at Google outside of search has got to be Google Docs. Having a platform for people to create and edit documents on the web has to have been seen as a critical feature. Why then, has Google Docs sucked so badly for so...
Google Docs vs MS Docs. Wondering Why Google Docs still sucks?
Calling All B2B Startups: There’s An Accelerator In Dallas Looking For You
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