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

Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

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“They are slow, and we are fast. They have bloat and drag; we are lean and scrappy.” That’s how Jon Feldman, founder of Open Air Publishing, describes his startup’s relationship to traditional publishers. He believes his interactive e-books (available on iPad, and as of today, iPhone and iPod Touch) are...
Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

Rulers of the Cloud: Your CEO has a SalesForce.com-Powered TweetDeck, and She's Following You

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Today, we drop another another segment in the Rulers of the Cloud series, focusing on SalesForce.com, the cloud innovator that re-invented the rules of CRM (Customer Relationship Management). SalesForce is growing into a big company, recently announcing over a $1 billion in revenue annual run rate. Yet, the company is...
Rulers of the Cloud: Your CEO has a SalesForce.com-Powered TweetDeck, and She's Following You
Clayton Christensen Wants to Transform Capitalism

Participation: The Trend That is Bigger than the Harlem Shake

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster on his Startup Advice blog: Both Sides of the Table By now many of you know the Harlem Shake. It is a YouTube phenomenon that in just two weeks has gone from...
Participation: The Trend That is Bigger than the Harlem Shake

Sony VP: We're Not Disadvantaged By Windows 8

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"I wouldn't say it's a disadvantage," says Sony VP Steven Nickel. "I think the opportunity is just to see what Windows 8 brings in terms of mobility." The day after Apple unveiled its iPad Mini, essentially the company's fifth-generation tablet, I trekked uptown to the W Hotel in New...
Sony VP: We're Not Disadvantaged By Windows 8

Groupon Eyes Foursquare Territory And Acquires Location Database Startup, Hyperpublic

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Hyperpublic, a New York startup that lets users tag people, places and things to specific locationa in its open database, has been acquired by Groupon. Part of the team will be moving to Groupon's California engineering offices; terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hyperpublic says Groupon is interested...
Groupon Eyes Foursquare Territory And Acquires Location Database Startup, Hyperpublic
Top Google executive forced off Twitter

RIM’s timeline: A strong start doesn’t guarantee a nice finish

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Research in Motion is a really forward thinking, technologically advanced smartphone creator, said no one recently. The company is in a downward spiral, but a look at its timeline shows just how the company progressed from innovator to struggling dinosaur. The company started out with a bang in 1999,...
RIM’s timeline: A strong start doesn’t guarantee a nice finish

Twitter promises it will not become a patent troll

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Twitter’s lead engineer confirmed in a post on the company’s blog on Tuesday that Twitter will not use its patents aggressively. “Patent trolling” is a strategy that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Companies with active product portfolios aim to stifle competition and protect their intellectual property by...
Twitter promises it will not become a patent troll

CrowdFlower Co-Founder Lukas Biewald Becomes CEO (Again)

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CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses manage crowdsourced labor, has named a new CEO — co-founder Lukas Biewald. The company, formerly known as Dolores Labs, launched at the TechCrunch50 conference in 2009. Biewald actually served as CEO for most of its history, but in August of last year, Woody Hobbs...
CrowdFlower Co-Founder Lukas Biewald Becomes CEO (Again)

Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement Goes Into Action For 'Pull To Refresh,' Jelly And Lift Will Adopt The Framework

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Last year, Twitter announced something it called the Innovator’s Patent Agreement (IPA), which would keep patents in the hands of the designers and engineers that came up with the technology behind them. What this agreement serves as is a promise to only act on a patent for “defensive purposes.” Anything...
Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement Goes Into Action For 'Pull To Refresh,' Jelly And Lift Will Adopt The Framework

Microsoft, Windows 8, and the Innovator’s Dilemma (or, why you hate Windows 8)

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One thing is obvious from the immediate reaction to Windows 8 Release Preview. Most of those who try it do not like it. It is a contrast to the pre-release days of Windows 7, when there was near-consensus that, whatever you think of Windows overall, the new edition was better...
Microsoft, Windows 8, and the Innovator’s Dilemma (or, why you hate Windows 8)

Receipt, Please! Paying For Dinner With QR-Code-Reading Smartphones

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Bank of America is trying to carve out a slice of the $171 billion global payments market with a new technology that would allow you to pay at a store by scanning a QR code on your smartphone, Reuters reports. The technology, provided by payments startup Paydiant, is currently in...
Receipt, Please! Paying For Dinner With QR-Code-Reading Smartphones

Defensive Patent License: A Solution To Patent Problems... Or Just A Way To Highlight Them?

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There have been a few unique ideas lately about ways for tech companies to try to "deal" with the explosion of innovation-hindering patent lawsuits against any company that's been marginally successful. For innovators, it's become something of a pandemic, so it's no surprise to see some experiments come about. A...
Defensive Patent License: A Solution To Patent Problems... Or Just A Way To Highlight Them?

Twitter's no-lawsuit pledge: "We will not join the patent wars"

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Twitter today unveiled a bold new commitment that will be made in writing to its employees—the company will not use any patents derived from employee inventions in offensive lawsuits without the inventor's permission. The move is highly unusual in the technology industry, which is awash in patent lawsuits filed...
Twitter's no-lawsuit pledge: "We will not join the patent wars"

Twitter takes a preemptive, common-sense stance on patents

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Ah, we love the smell of a patent lawsuit in the morning around here. It’s something between week-old garbage and the unmistakable stench of attorney ego. But patent lawsuits are often based on nothing more than greed and can end up hurting consumers in the long run. That’s why...
Twitter takes a preemptive, common-sense stance on patents

Former Apple CEO discusses the genesis of ARM mobile processors that now power the world's mobile devices [Video]

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Former Apple CEO John Sculley recently attended a South Florida Technology Alliance event to discuss Apple and the genesis of tablet computing, specifically: the Newton MessagePad and ARM Processor. The MessagePad is the first series of ARM 610 RISC processor-based mobile devices developed by Apple for the Newton OS platform in 1993. Since then, it has become...
Former Apple CEO discusses the genesis of ARM mobile processors that now power the world's mobile devices [Video]

Smartphones do too much: convergence is giving way to divergence

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For years, the holy grail of personal tech has been convergence. Now that we essentially have a version of that in the form of smartphones – which allow fairly sophisticated computing for most daily needs, from accomplishing work to playing music – ironically many of us are discovering the need to...
Smartphones do too much: convergence is giving way to divergence

The Twitter "Patent Hack"

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Yesterday Twitter announced that they plan to amend the assignments agreements that they sign with their employees. They call this proposed amendment the Innovator's Patent Agreement. I've been aware of this effort inside of Twitter for a while and I like to call this move the "Twitter Patent Hack" because...
The Twitter "Patent Hack"
Square Vs. NCR: Disruptive Innovation In Action

Yes, An Independent Invention Defense For Patents Is Completely Feasible

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Mike has been advocating an independent invention defense against patent infringement for quite some time now -- that is, in the absence of actual copying, a patent holder should not be able to sue a subsequent innovator. There are plenty of posts going over the rationale for such a defense,...
Yes, An Independent Invention Defense For Patents Is Completely Feasible

HTC Sues Apple For Patent Infringement

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HTC Corporation has taken legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the sale and importation of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States. This is coming on the heels of Microsoft going after most of the mobile...
HTC Sues Apple For Patent Infringement

Twitter Introduces Employee-Friendly Patent Policy

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Twitter said today it plans to implement an Innovator’s Patent Agreement that, in contrast to industry norms, will let its engineers and designers retain some say-so over their creations. Under the agreement, to be implemented later this year, Twitter pledges that the patents will be used strictly for defensive purposes...
Twitter Introduces Employee-Friendly Patent Policy
10 Reasons Why Windows 8 Will Do Just Fine In The Work World
Why it's time for companies to institutionalize innovation

Samsung played a game of chicken and lost. Or did it?

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I think this is actually a sizable win for Samsung. Why? It only cost $1 billion to become the #2 most profitable mobile company. Remember how much Microsoft paid for Skype? $8 billion. So, for 1/8th of a Skype Samsung took RIM’s place and kicked HTC’s behind. Not too bad....
Samsung played a game of chicken and lost. Or did it?

The innovator's 2013 summer reading list: Eight books to make you smarter

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The summer vacation season is finally upon us, meaning now is the perfect time to catch up on your reading. Part of being an innovator is being able to think differently and to skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been. Read full article...
The innovator's 2013 summer reading list: Eight books to make you smarter

Disruptive Innovation Is Not An Orderly Process

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Brian Kahin, over at Project DisCo has a good post that goes over the basics of disruptive innovation, covering the innovator's dilemma -- and why it's rarely big companies who are able to truly innovate. But the bigger issue is how much people judge innovation by the incremental look at...
Disruptive Innovation Is Not An Orderly Process

PressBooks Goes Open Source To Let Authors Create Book Sites In Seconds

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As a middle-aged author of middling talent, I find myself often working on amazing book projects and finding no way to share them with the world. Formatting issues abound in many writing programs and it’s totes hard for me to grok the difference between PDFs, mobis, and ePubs. That’s why...
PressBooks Goes Open Source To Let Authors Create Book Sites In Seconds
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