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Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

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It seems like every advance in digital music brings with it a debate about whether the latest format degrades quality in exchange for convenience. This was true when CDs first came onto the scene, and it's probably even more true today with MP3s and their digital audio brethren. Heck, even...
Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

Who cares about the money anyway?

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A lot of questions surrounding startups and Internet companies revolve around money. What is their business model? How will they make money? I don’t see how they will ever make money! Look at Facebook; they have close to a billion loyal customers and people still worry that they won’t be...
Who cares about the money anyway?

Daily Wrap: The "Not on Facebook" Movement and More

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Alicia Eler explores the not on facebook movement. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap of what you missed in...
Daily Wrap: The "Not on Facebook" Movement and More
Starting with a graphic novel, The Inventor will chronicle the life of Nikola Tesla (exclusive)

The Oatmeal Effect: Google searches on inventor Nikola Tesla double thanks to a comic

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The Oatmeal is best known for its creator, Matthew Inman’s, irreverent and sarcastic sense of humour. One of his more recent comics, however, detailing the life and times of American-Serbian inventor, Nikola Tesla, seems to have caused quite a stir. In the comic, Inman gives his many readers a little...
The Oatmeal Effect: Google searches on inventor Nikola Tesla double thanks to a comic

WALTER ISAACSON: The Real Leadership Lessons From Steve Jobs

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This post originally appeared at Harvard Business Review.  His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had...
WALTER ISAACSON: The Real Leadership Lessons From Steve Jobs

Ubiquitous nanotubes could reboot Edison-era nickel-iron battery technology

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Back in the 1920s, Thomas Edison's dream of an electric automobile was ultimately foiled by those meddling petroleum engines. But thanks to nanotube research from Stanford University, one legacy from that era may regain some glory: nickel-iron batteries. It turns out that carbon nanotubes doped with nickel and iron...
Ubiquitous nanotubes could reboot Edison-era nickel-iron battery technology

The clean energy revolution will be crowd funded

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Will so-called crowd-funding provide the next-generation of investment for clean power? The Senate’s version of the Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups (or JOBS) Act was planned to be voted on Tuesday, but has been delayed in the Senate by new arguments. That bill already had the support of Google, Steve Case,...
The clean energy revolution will be crowd funded
Let there be intelligent light: The case for LEDs
Carl Sagan papers donated to Library of Congress by Seth MacFarlane

Edison's battery 'given new life'

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A rechargeable battery technology developed by Thomas Edison more than a century ago has been upgraded by Stanford University researchers....
Edison's battery 'given new life'

This Is The Difference Between 'Invention' And 'Innovation'

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There's a fundamental difference between an innovator and an inventor, writes digital entrepreneur Tom Grasty in a great column over at MediaShift Idea Lab. Invention is the "creation of a product or introduction of a process for the first time." Thomas Edison was an inventor. Innovation happens when someone...
This Is The Difference Between 'Invention' And 'Innovation'

Edison's Other Names for the Phonograph: Klangophone, Kosmophone, Didaskophone

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Edison wasn't satisfied with his initial branding -- and came up with 50 alternatives -- but the name ended up sticking. When Thomas Edison sketched out a machine that could record sound onto paper tape in August of 1877, he labeled it a "phonograph." But Edison was apparently dissatisfied by that...
Edison's Other Names for the Phonograph: Klangophone, Kosmophone, Didaskophone

Chris Dodd Rewrites Hollywood's History To Pretend That It Came About Because Of IP Laws

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Ah, Chris Dodd. Can you open your mouth without saying something ridiculously misleading? Sometimes, it doesn't seem possible. The latest is that he's claiming that strong IP laws were the reason Hollywood was created: The truth is that neither the content nor the technology industries could survive without strong protections...
Chris Dodd Rewrites Hollywood's History To Pretend That It Came About Because Of IP Laws

How to Keep Red Tape From Strangling Your Startup

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Hell, there are no rules here - we’re trying to accomplish something. - Thomas Edison Many people consider Edison America’s greatest inventor - ever. But he never had to deal with the reams of rules and regulations today’s startups need to heed just to stay out of trouble with...
How to Keep Red Tape From Strangling Your Startup

[Infographic] A Brief History of Digital Video

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Thomas Edison's Black Maria was the first film production studio in the world. Residing in West Orange, New Jersey, it was lit with a retractable roof and filmed magic shows and vaudeville performances starting in 1983. About 119 years later, we have video cameras in our pockets in the...
[Infographic] A Brief History of Digital Video

Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold Live at D10

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“Thomas Edison’s business model was very similar to ours.” That’s how Nathan Myhrvold, CEO of Intellectual Ventures, described the company he founded when he last appeared on the D stage in 2008. While Myhrvold likes to tout IV as a company that “invests in invention,” the truth is that it’s...
Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold Live at D10

Everything You Think You Know About The History Of Invention Is Wrong

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Well, OK, maybe not everything. But 10 things, for sure.Actually, Thomas Edison is NOT the inventor of the light bulb. That would be Heinrich Goebel. Edison bought the patent for the light bulb from Goebel's widow. [Source] Truth is, Galileo yoinked the whole telescope idea from a Dutchman Hans Lippershey made...
Everything You Think You Know About The History Of Invention Is Wrong

Behance Goes from Bootstrap Startup to VC-Backed Company with a $6.5m Funding Round Led by Union Square Ventures

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Thomas Edison’s saying that “Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration,” has served as New York-based Behance’s guiding principle since the company’s founding in 2006. Today, though, the quote would have to mention $6.5 million in funding to be completely relevant. The funding round – Behance’s first – was led...
Behance Goes from Bootstrap Startup to VC-Backed Company with a $6.5m Funding Round Led by Union Square Ventures

Hey, Entrepreneurs, Check Out All The Wacky Names Thomas Edison Thought Of For His "Phonograph"

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Hey, entrepreneurs and inventors, can't figure out what to call that cool new thing you made? Not sure what it might be used for? No worries. You're in good company. Courtesy of Shaun Usher at Lists Of Note, who transcribed Thomas Edison's original brainstorm notes (see them here), here's...
Hey, Entrepreneurs, Check Out All The Wacky Names Thomas Edison Thought Of For His "Phonograph"

Picture of the Day: The Beautiful Machines of Thomas Edison

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Picture of the Day: The Beautiful Machines of Thomas Edison

9 bootstrapping ideas for small business publicity

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P.T. Barnum was the master of the publicity stunt Free publicity is one of the best tools that you can use to promote and grow your small business or startup. P.T. Barnum used it to grow his little circus to international fame. Thomas Edison used it to destroy his competition...
9 bootstrapping ideas for small business publicity

PandoDaily At D10: Intellectual Venture’s Nathan Myhrvold Defends His Patent Lawsuits

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Next up in Sarah Lacy’s backstage interviews with the stars of AllThingsD 10 she sits down with “the Voldemort of the technology industry”, Intellectual Ventures’ Nathan Myhrvold. Myhrvold is one of tech’s most notorious ‘patent trolls’, buying up an enormous portfolio of patents and then aggressively licensing and enforcing them...
PandoDaily At D10: Intellectual Venture’s Nathan Myhrvold Defends His Patent Lawsuits

Kill Hollywood? You’re 100 years too late

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A few weeks ago, we both read an article by Paul Graham, rallying Silicon Valley to “kill Hollywood.” And indeed, many companies in Silicon Valley are trying to free the entertainment industry from Hollywood’s death grip. But anyone who wants to “kill Hollywood” deserves a history lesson in its tenacious...
Kill Hollywood? You’re 100 years too late

[Video] Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner": From MP3 to Wax Cylinder

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The closer the present approaches an imagined future, the more it inspires a look backward. As computers became Star Trek pads, people got more interested, for instance, in Babbage's analytical engine or the Antikythera mechanism. So it's no surprise, but it's still awesome, that a wad of nerdlingers has decided...
[Video] Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner": From MP3 to Wax Cylinder

10 inventions by Thomas Edison (that you've never heard of) http://u.nu/26ec6 #lis48801 #lis48820 (via @GuyKawasaki)

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10 inventions by Thomas Edison (that you've never heard of) http://u.nu/26ec6 #lis48801 #lis48820 (via @GuyKawasaki)

Mark Twain Finally to Publish Autobiography

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File this under “better late than never.” Mark Twain spent his last decade writing his memoirs, producing some 5,000 unedited pages. However, he stipulated that they couldn’t be published for at least a century following his death. (Apropos see this very rare footage recorded by Thomas Edison showing Twain in his...
Mark Twain Finally to Publish Autobiography

No mind-reading yet, but scientists eavesdrop on brain impulses

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You've heard of mind reading, but how about mind listening? In a move that brings us one step closer to a world in which Big Brother could listen in on what you're hearing from inside your head, scientists have found that they can re-create a single word that a...
No mind-reading yet, but scientists eavesdrop on brain impulses

Mark Twain Captured on Film by Thomas Edison (1909) - http://bit.ly/ap3HCc

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Mark Twain Captured on Film by Thomas Edison (1909) - http://bit.ly/ap3HCc

Edison’s Motion Picture Patent Enforcement

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Merlin Mann: You a big fan of aggressive IP enforcement? Like to think a well-litigated market is a healthy market? Hate those little entrepreneurial nuisances like “competition from emerging media?” Well, then, you would have loved the early 20th century. Because you had to get Thomas Edison’s permission to make...
Edison’s Motion Picture Patent Enforcement
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