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Jonny Bauer

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Jonny Bauer is Chief Strategy Officer at global advertising agency Droga5, a three-time Agency of the Year winner and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2013. He is responsible for building and overseeing the strategic function at Droga5, including all brand, digital, media and IP thinking for the...
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How Startups Are Killing Off Bosses

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The most innovative tech companies today are building work cultures that fly in the face of tradition. At companies like Valve and Github, gone are the managers who boss people around and expect servile compliance.  In their place is a flat organizational structure where individuals manage themselves and each other...
How Startups Are Killing Off Bosses

ProBlogger Acquired by Google

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Press Release: For Immediate Release 1 April 2010 MELBOURNE, Australia. (April 1, 2010) – ProBlogger, the web’s #1 Blog Tips site, today announced that it has been acquired by Google. This acquisition will be a part of Googles extension of the ‘Blogger’ brand and a precursor to their new professional...
ProBlogger Acquired by Google

Health Data Company Athenahealth Goes Mobile With Acquisition Of Health Innovator Epocrates

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Epocrates, the startup whose mobile apps provide drug reference advice to more than half of American health care providers, is being acquired by Athenahealth, the data management platform for doctors--a marriage of two Most Innovative Companies. Athenahealth founder Jonathan Bush is known for in his quest to leverage information technology...
Health Data Company Athenahealth Goes Mobile With Acquisition Of Health Innovator Epocrates

Yahoo Dramatically Expands Twitter Relationship in Next Stage of "Project Rushmore" (Complete With Cutesey Bird Puns)

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Yahoo announced tonight that it was dramatically expanding its relationship with Twitter, integrating it broadly through its Web site, much in the same way it did recently with Facebook. In December, Yahoo (YHOO) announced it would be integrating Facebook Connect with its many properties–from its powerful media sites to...
Yahoo Dramatically Expands Twitter Relationship in Next Stage of "Project Rushmore" (Complete With Cutesey Bird Puns)

Early Mobile Internet Company That Failed To Adapt Becomes Patent Troll

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We've seen it all too often: some companies are perhaps ahead of their time, and they fail in the marketplace, so they turn into patent trolls, making sure everyone who succeeds has to pay up. It's difficult to see how that promotes innovation in any way, as it appears to...
Early Mobile Internet Company That Failed To Adapt Becomes Patent Troll

CloudBeat 2012 speakers hail from Google Enterprise, Cisco, Cloudera and more

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It’s just six weeks away, and we already have many stellar speakers lined up for CloudBeat, our annual conference that spotlights innovative companies across all sectors of the cloud. Unlike many other cloud conferences, this one is focused on customers: The executives and IT managers who are actually using cloud...
CloudBeat 2012 speakers hail from Google Enterprise, Cisco, Cloudera and more
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VentureBeat is hiring a content guru for events about mobile disruption

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Are you a content expert who is obsessed with the amazing changes happening in mobile technology? From the new iPad mini to Microsoft’s Win 8 promise of a single-kernel platform across all devices, there’s a mobile design and development revolution in full force. Not to mention the complete destruction of...
VentureBeat is hiring a content guru for events about mobile disruption

Where Young Facebook Refugees Are Going Next

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The question isn't about why teens are leaving Facebook; it's about where they're going instead. We've known for a while that teenagers have been edging away from Facebook. Heck, even Facebook has admitted as much: "We believe that some of our users, particularly our younger users, are aware of...
Where Young Facebook Refugees Are Going Next

Buzzness? Bizzness? BuzzFeed Officially Launches New Business Vertical

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One of our Most Innovative Companies of 2013 continues to... innovate. BuzzFeed is to launch a business-based website, it officially announced today. (Though the news was much-discussed on Twitter over the weekend.) The blog network, seen by just about everyone as King of the Memes (and, indeed, seen by...
Buzzness? Bizzness? BuzzFeed Officially Launches New Business Vertical

Internet titans who see a rosy future... in our love for nostalgia

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Facebook snapped up Instagram; now Yahoo has spent a billion on Tumblr. Is there payback in youth's appetite for nostalgic sharing or have these corporate giants run out of ideas?You may have noticed the hullabaloo last week over the news that Yahoo, a weighty internet giant, had paid $1.1bn to...
Internet titans who see a rosy future... in our love for nostalgia

20 Startups That Mary Meeker Thinks Could Change Everything We Do

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Technology is rapidly changing everything we do. Mary Meeker, a former Wall Street analyst who's now a prominent Silicon Valley investor, highlighted a number of innovative companies in her recent presentation about the future of the Internet. We pulled out the game-changing startups she mentioned and added few others. The...
20 Startups That Mary Meeker Thinks Could Change Everything We Do

MindTouch Social Help System Aligns With Salesforce Ecosystem, Exemplifies What Oracle Lacks

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MindTouch is a services company that has done what innovative companies do: taken the concept of the user manual and turned it on its head. Its technology exemplifies what Oracle lacks and the advantage that Salesforce.com has in the market by developing an app ecosystem. MindTouch just joined the Salesforce.com...
MindTouch Social Help System Aligns With Salesforce Ecosystem, Exemplifies What Oracle Lacks

The 10 Things Innovative Companies Do To Stay On Top

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Innovation isn't this abstract thing that some companies have and some don't. Innovation is actually a business skill that executives and employees can develop and master. So says Booz & Company management consultants Barry Jaruzelski, John Loehr, and Richard Holman. The authors of Booz's annual "Global Innovation 1,000 report" named the most...
The 10 Things Innovative Companies Do To Stay On Top
Mobile ad startup Kiip hires Zynga’s advertising chief as COO

Manufacturers and science firms get £1.1bn research and development boost

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Tax relief on R&D spending raised after George Osborne says research 'absolutely central to Britain's economic future'The government has increased research and development tax relief in a boost to UK-based manufacturers and science companies.In his budget speech George Osborne said research and development was "absolutely central to Britain's economic future"...
Manufacturers and science firms get £1.1bn research and development boost

If Google Is Serious About Reforming Patent Mess, It Should Make A Bold Statement And Stop Using Motorola Patents To Demand Cash

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We've discussed in the past the fact that Google has never used patents offensively. That is, while it has many patents, it has never (that anyone can point to) used them to threaten another company to force them to pay up. Instead, it has only used them defensively. Over the...
If Google Is Serious About Reforming Patent Mess, It Should Make A Bold Statement And Stop Using Motorola Patents To Demand Cash
Russian travel site raises $11M, named 'most innovative' by Fast Company

Felix Baumgartner Discusses His Supersonic Freefall From Space

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Remember Felix Baumgartner – that chap who jumped from space and broke the speed of sound with nothing but gravity at his disposal? Just in case you were asleep at the time, here’s another quick peek at what he did: Indeed, on October 14, 2012, Baumgartner flew 39km into the...
Felix Baumgartner Discusses His Supersonic Freefall From Space

Facebook's Editor Decides It Doesn't Need Editors

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Facebook's managing editor is leaving, but where does that leave its "news" feeds? Dan Fletcher, Facebook's managing editor, has said he's leaving the company in April to develop his own startup. Speaking at an event in Washington State University, Fletcher went as far as saying he thought the "biggest...
Facebook's Editor Decides It Doesn't Need Editors

Five things to watch for at Amazon cloud conference

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Pretty much anyone watching the cloud computing market will tell you that Amazon Web Services is its 800-pound gorilla. Which means that this is a big week for the company: On Wednesday in Las Vegas, Amazon kicks off its first user conference, called AWS re: Invent. Given the breadth...
Five things to watch for at Amazon cloud conference

A123 Systems' Lithium Battery Tech Finds An Investor In China

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A123 Systems has struck a deal with Wanxiang, a major China car parts maker, a first step to investment of up to $450 million. A123 Systems's advanced battery tech powered it into Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies list in 2011. But the company has seen tough times recently. A recall...
A123 Systems' Lithium Battery Tech Finds An Investor In China

Larry Page ignored Steve Jobs's deathbed advice, and Google is doing great

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Shortly after Larry Page re-took the reigns as CEO of Google in April 2011, many looked upon his re-organization of the company and sun-setting of fringe products as proof that he was heeding Steve Job’s death-bed advice to bring more focus to the company. As Page comes closer to his...
Larry Page ignored Steve Jobs's deathbed advice, and Google is doing great

Sharing App Bump 3.0 Slashes Most Features, Proves Less Really Can Be More

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"It's been interesting talking about what's new with Bump 3.0 because the list of things that we're removing is longer than the list of things that we're adding," says Bump CEO David Lieb. "It's not a normal progression." There's a lesson in here for all of us. Today Bump, the...
Sharing App Bump 3.0 Slashes Most Features, Proves Less Really Can Be More
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