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Paying to send emails will help consumers recognise the value of data

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As large corporations hoard information, Esther Dyson says charging would also increase business opportunitiesEsther Dyson is well-known in Silicon Valley for her ambitious and otherworldly investments. Her projects include the genetics testing service 23andme, along with a cluster of health and commercial space startups; she has taken to wearing a...
Paying to send emails will help consumers recognise the value of data

The Big Rethink: Design driven innovation

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Roberto Verganti: Changing the rules of competition by radically innovating what things mean Roberto is Professor of Management and innovation at Politecnico di Milano and author of Design-driven Innovation He talked to us about the importance of meaning. Meaning as a way of innovating. First up is an example...
The Big Rethink: Design driven innovation

Betaworks Team Announces Ambitious Goal: Rebuild Digg From the Ground Up. In Six Weeks.

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(Photo: Rethink Digg) On an aptly named new website called Rethink Digg, the Betaworks and News.me teams proposed a rather ambitious plan today: completely rebuild the ghost town-like social news aggregator–which saw many users decamp for Reddit–from the ground up. Oh, and they’re going to do it in six weeks....
Betaworks Team Announces Ambitious Goal: Rebuild Digg From the Ground Up. In Six Weeks.
ShopSavvy heads to iPad, as it braces for tablet-heavy holiday shopping

User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable

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Last week I was in London at "The Big Rethink" conference of The Economist. Its goal was to explore the challenges of facing the world after the recession and how innovation and design could help address them. It came as no surprise that one of the more pressing problems mentioned...
User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable

Baxter may not be Rosie the Robot, but he's getting close

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Industrial robots are fine. They do tons of repetitive, mind-numbing work that people don’t want to do. But they’re rigid and set in their ways. Baxter is different. Baxter is the adaptive, “teachable,” more human-like robot built by Rethink Robotics right here in the US to help US manufacturers compete....
Baxter may not be Rosie the Robot, but he's getting close
After Deals With Pearson & McGraw Hill, Pathbrite Adds $4M To Take Digital Portfolios Beyond The Campus

Sony to set minimum prices, cut model lines in half

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Sony at uncharacteristic event Tuesday planned a major rethink of its attitudes towards retailers. In an attempt to reclaim its premium image, it was instituting a minimum advertised price for 140 of its product ranges that would prevent retailers from cutting prices too heavily on Sony products. The company's COO...
Sony to set minimum prices, cut model lines in half

Cancer campaigns make a healthy noise

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Why the government has backtracked on its pledge to axe the funding of national public health campaignsWhen the coalition government came to power in May 2010 it declared that budgets for national campaigns to promote healthy behaviour would not escape a Whitehall-wide crackdown on government-funded advertising initiatives. But the grim...
Cancer campaigns make a healthy noise

Microsoft's Windows 8 rethink: Humiliating defeat or savvy maneuver?

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Microsoft's Windows 8 rethink: Humiliating defeat or savvy maneuver?

Devon Steampunk Tread 1 Watch Looks Like Something An Extraordinary Gentleman Would Wear

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California-based watch maker Devon made a name for themselves a few years ago when they released the Tread 1. The modern looking electro-mechanical timepiece dazzled people with its tread-based system to indicate the time. It was large, highly unorthodox for a high-end timepieces, and a little crazy. A full review...
Devon Steampunk Tread 1 Watch Looks Like Something An Extraordinary Gentleman Would Wear

Editorial: The Galaxy S III in the US is giving Samsung a backbone

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Samsung caught more than a few off guard with its US launch plans for the Galaxy S III, but primarily for what it didn't do. Whether it was a variant for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon, the American versions had no arbitrary screen size bumps. No keyboards. Not even...
Editorial: The Galaxy S III in the US is giving Samsung a backbone

Theater Owners, Studios Rethink Video Releases

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Hollywood studios and theater owners are rethinking the idea of letting people pay extra to watch movies at home while the films are still playing in cinemas....
Theater Owners, Studios Rethink Video Releases
Turntable.fm co-founder teases Android app coming 'pretty soon,' is working on international expansion 'as fast as we can'

AT&T's LTE network now live in Seattle, Portland, Pittsburgh and Honolulu

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The Rethink Possible carrier may be taking baby steps towards its LTE goals, but today more folks will be happy that they, too, can finally start experiencing some speedier service. AT&T has announced its adding a few more names to its LTE-ready list of cities, including Seattle, Portland, Pittsburgh...
AT&T's LTE network now live in Seattle, Portland, Pittsburgh and Honolulu

HP, Intel rethink processor upgrades in servers

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Hewlett-Packard and Intel are rethinking processor upgrades in servers, coming up with a new chip-slotting technique that could reduce the chance of errors, and ultimately prevent system failure....
HP, Intel rethink processor upgrades in servers

Mossberg agrees with Pogue: Google Maps is the best...on iPhone

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This embed is invalid The New York Times’ Technology columnist David Pogue said last week that even Google thinks its iOS Maps app is better than the Android version, mostly because that version just piled on feature after feature without a rethink. Walt Mossberg agrees, However, the biggest news here...
Mossberg agrees with Pogue: Google Maps is the best...on iPhone
'The Book of Sarth' app melds graphics and music to create a 21st-century concept album

Spotify's Chief Content Officer: playlist searching 'could use a lot of improvement'

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Spotify's Chief Content Officer Ken Parks stopped off in Boston today for a quick appearance at the Berklee College of Music's Rethink Music conference to answer questions from an audience full of music professionals and students. We had the opportunity to ask Parks if Spotify plans to improve search-ability...
Spotify's Chief Content Officer: playlist searching 'could use a lot of improvement'

Foursquare 5.0 hands-on

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Foursquare just posted its promised mobile app overhaul this morning, and it's a doozy: virtually everything in 5.0 has been given a fresh look or, in some cases, a complete rethink. The changes are, ideally, to goad us into using Foursquare to find places to visit, not just to...
Foursquare 5.0 hands-on

Canon unveils much slimmer PowerShot D20 rugged camera

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Canon's turn at launches for the CP+ camera show were headlined by a major rethink of its rugged camera. The PowerShot D20 is dramatically smaller and thinner than the D10 while keeping the durability. It can take water up to 33 feet deep, survive temperatures as cold as 14F or...
Canon unveils much slimmer PowerShot D20 rugged camera

Medal of Honor: Warfighter - review

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(Xbox 360, PS3, PC, EA, cert: 16, out now)Reborn in 2010 in an attempt to wrest control of the first-person-shooter genre from Activision, EA's Medal of Honor series is pitched as the authentic alternative to Call of Duty's Hollywood bombast. Yet, while Warfighter's violence is informed by real-life US Tier...
Medal of Honor: Warfighter - review

Design thinking:Everywhere and Nowhere, Reflections on The Big Re-think

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It's a sign of the times when The Economist, the house journal of the global business elite, holds a conference in London on 'design thinking' (official Big Rethink site here). Having attended the conference, produced in association with The Design Council and held over 11-12 March, I was left...
Design thinking:Everywhere and Nowhere, Reflections on The Big Re-think

Findables, The Startup Turning Device Cases Into Scannable Business Cards, Finds Its Way To Store Shelves

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Findables, a speciality case maker for smartphones and tablets, has just scored some significant distribution deals for its QR-coded, “connected” cases. Previously, the company was selling online and in 550 “The Store’s” in Canada, but will now be on the shelves in all 1,100 Office Depot stores in the U.S....
Findables, The Startup Turning Device Cases Into Scannable Business Cards, Finds Its Way To Store Shelves
Social Movement Site Neighborland Gets a New Look

What does iPhone have to do with robots?

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The smartphone revolution that started in earnest with the launch of iPhone five years ago is having unintended consequences on the future of technology, and perhaps the economy. The latest example is today’s announcement of Baxter, a new manufacturing robot from Rethink Robotics, a Boston-based startup co-founded by robotics pioneer...
What does iPhone have to do with robots?
Digg announces 'Rethink Digg' plan to rebuild in six weeks

Why Give Up Facebook for Lent, or Ever?

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Lent is in full swing, and so are the commitments to 40 days without Facebook. In this framework, Facebook use is seen as negative and an addiction. It becomes just another one to add to Americans' list of overindulgences, of things that push us away from each other and further...
Why Give Up Facebook for Lent, or Ever?
UK internet monitoring bill set to be rewritten after privacy complaints

Booting Up: Don’t Lie On Your Resume Edition

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Thompson. (Source: Yodel Anecdotal/Yahoo! Inc. via Wikipedia) Apple finally stops snubbing OpenStreetMaps [The Next Web] Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is under fire for a fib on his resume [CNET] Engrade closes $3 million seed round led by Rethink Education [TechCrunch] Ebay brings 200 jobs to its new 35,000 square foot...
Booting Up: Don’t Lie On Your Resume Edition
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