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Twelve (12) Rising Innovation Trends From the 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2014 - Fast Co.

Twelve (12) Rising Innovation Trends From the 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2014 - Fast Co. | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it

The culture of innovation across the globe is more robust than ever. Here are 5 innovation trends excerpted from the full list of 12 from Fast Company's World's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2014:

   

1)  EXCEPTIONAL IS EXPECTED   ..today's smartest businesses tend to laser-focus on just a few goals.... Yet from Google Fiber to Google Glass to investing in new health technologies, Google executes at a high level repeatedly. That's why it tops the list.

    
2.   INNOVATION IS EPISODIC   ....From breakthrough change at Philips (No. 50), development of LED lighting has been under way there for 50 years--and a specific 11-month deadline provided the essential innovative exclamation point.
     

3.  MAKING MONEY MATTERS….great businesses are self-sustaining. Dropbox (No. 4) and Airbnb (No. 6) are darlings of the venture set, but they also charge real customers real money for a product with real value. Unlike …pre-2008 whose business models rely on advertising for revenue (Facebook, Twitter, et al.), these enterprises are transaction based--and are reaping the rewards.  


5.  SUSTAINABILITY HAS FOUND A NEW GEAR…Today, energy efficiency, alternative fuels, and recycling are core advantages for successful enterprises. 


Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
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Pretty sure that I don't agree with some of what's on this list, but hey have a look, everybody's entitled to an opinion

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 10, 10:08 AM

These qualities are a good list to compare to other global company innovation lists, such as from Forbes.  Money is high on the list of 12, yet other qualities bear a look, compared to Forbes rankings based on the difference between their market capitalization and a net present value of cash flows from existing businesses.  ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 26, 3:18 PM

This is a good list to compare to other global company innovation lists, such as from Forbes.  Money is high on the list of 12, yet other qualities bear a look, compared to Forbes rankings based on the difference between their market capitalization and a net present value of cash flows from existing businesses.  ~  D

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The internet of things comes of age - and this time it means it

The internet of things comes of age - and this time it means it | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
From the smartwatch on your wrist to the as-yet-unimagined delights of CES 2014, everything joins up this week.

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Advances in Sensor Technology & how it will help the Consumer

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Advances in Sensor Technology
A video about the advances in sensor technology
and the opportunities and challenges they will present to conusmers

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(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables) The Financial Times has a chat with an analyst on the sensor technology helping to enable IoT & Wearables.  Short video.

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Microsoft earbuds monitor wearers’ health to help pick the next song

Microsoft earbuds  monitor wearers’ health to help pick the next song | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it

As part of their latest project called Septimu, Microsoft is working to incorporate health monitoring and mood detection into a pair of earbuds.  Capable of monitoring heart rate, temperature and other biorhythms, the in-ear device would even be able to select the most appropriate music depending on your mood.

 

The earphones incorporate sensors such as thermometers, inward-facing microphones and IMUs – which work a lot like accelerometers – to pick up on key indicators throughout your body. Apart from using the headphones to correct your posture, they can also act as a health and exercise diary, providing a low-cost coaching solution, or a non-invasive form of remote medical care.


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(from the Curator of IoT and Wearables): MSFT getting in on Wearables and doing some interesting things with the technology, nice

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