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GOOGLE'S $500 MILLION MAN: Meet The 'Weird' Guy Trying To Invent A New Computing Platform

GOOGLE'S $500 MILLION MAN: Meet The 'Weird' Guy Trying To Invent A New Computing Platform | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Rony Abovitz is building a $2 billion company called Magic Leap. Here's the unusual story of his success.
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Think outside the box.

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Saddam’s Tailor Sews On

Saddam’s Tailor Sews On | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, Saddam Hussein went on trial for crimes against humanity. Meet the Kurd who outfitted him.
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A Short History of the Modern Bar Code

A Short History of the Modern Bar Code | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Roman Mars’  podcast 99% Invisible covers design questions large and small, from his fascination with rebar to the history of slot machines to the great Los Angeles Red Car conspiracy. Here at The Eye, we cross-post new episodes and host excerpts from the 99% Invisible blog, which offers complementary visuals...
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The Engineering of the Chain Restaurant Menu

The Engineering of the Chain Restaurant Menu | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
At IHOP and Applebee's, menus are sales documents. And navigational guides. And explainers. 
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All about menus.

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Why is a minute divided into 60 seconds, an hour into 60 minutes, yet there are only 24 hours in a day?

Why is a minute divided into 60 seconds, an hour into 60 minutes, yet there are only 24 hours in a day? | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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TIME- the second was redefined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 energy transitions of the cesium atom. Ahem!

 

"Thus, not all minutes contain 60 seconds. A few rare minutes, occurring at a rate of about eight per decade, actually contain 61."

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Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups | TechCrunch

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups | TechCrunch | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Many entrepreneurs, and the venture investors who back them, seek to build billion-dollar companies. Why do investors seem to care about “billion dollar..
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Amazing data on start-ups.....

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The Best Ride of Our Lives

The Best Ride of Our Lives | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
UCSD Alumni mission -- to foster a lifelong, mutually beneficial relationship of alumni and students with UC San Diego
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It started as a durable wrist-mounted camera for surfers to record their feats in the lineup—effectively helping them “go pro."

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The Global Dominance of ESPN

The Global Dominance of ESPN | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Why hasn’t anybody figured out how to beat "The Worldwide Leader in Sports"?
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A more appropriate title for this would be- The rise of sports programming costs
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How Advertisers Convinced Americans They Smelled Bad

How Advertisers Convinced Americans They Smelled Bad | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
A schoolgirl and a former traveling Bible salesman helped turn deodorants and antiperspirants from niche toiletries into an $18 billion industry
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That people actually smell is not over-rated. Musty underarms.

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The cost of watching sports on TV continues to rise.

The cost of watching sports on TV continues to rise. | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
What is the Sports Cable Bubble? It's the unseen economic engine that increasingly powers the sports and television industries alike. Judging by all the money involved, it seems unlikely to pop anytime soon...
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"critically acclaimed" but begging for explicit subsidies that they previously got implicitly. Haha! Go figure....
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Mobile Opportunity: Google Logic: Why Google Does the Things it Does

Mobile Opportunity: Google Logic: Why Google Does the Things it Does | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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Very interesting things about Google. A pack of wolves.....

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The Man Who Made 'Tetris'

The Man Who Made 'Tetris' | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Life gets pretty chill after creating 'Tetris' and escaping the KGB.
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Pascal was a mathematician, this guy used to code using pascal

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One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush | Business | WIRED

One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush | Business | WIRED | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
The story of one Silicon Valley startup struggling to survive a modern gold rush.
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You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Back in the middle of the last decade, eBay...
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For the people who believe so much in an idea......that is what we call passion. The money does not have to be there.

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G4S: the inside story - FT.com

G4S: the inside story - FT.com | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
On an overcast Friday evening on a rundown suburban street in Boston, Lincolnshire, a part-time plumber and a retired policeman are sitting in a large white van outside a cell-block, waiting to hear from the police.
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You have no idea how much people are willing to pay for security...

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How BlackBerry blew it: The inside story

How BlackBerry blew it: The inside story | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Canada’s prized technology company is now confronted with many challenges as it tries to find a model for survival
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I am happy that BB are aware that once IBM and Intel were in the same rut. Pick yourself up and try again......

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Resistance Is Futile: Uber Loves a Good Fight

Resistance Is Futile: Uber Loves a Good Fight | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Uber, the car service that is not a car service, knows that any time it moves into a new city, it will face a fight. That's fine. Fighting is good, winning is better, and explosive growth is best of all.
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is so headstrong, so enthusiastic, and so combative that he is at risk of seeming like a parody of today's tech entrepreneur.

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How War in Syria Turned These Ordinary Engineers Into Deadly Weapons Inventors | Threat Level | Wired.com

How War in Syria Turned These Ordinary Engineers Into Deadly Weapons Inventors | Threat Level | Wired.com | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Once ordinary workers, the arms makers of Aleppo now use their desperate creativity to supply fellow rebels with the machinery of death.
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Can we ban Nitrogen based fertilizer.....i can already hear a big NO.....okay then...

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The Road To Resilience: How Unscientific Innovation Saved Marlin Steel

The Road To Resilience: How Unscientific Innovation Saved Marlin Steel | Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
A little maker of metal baskets shows how U.S. manufacturers can thrive against all comers.
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This is resilience defined. To believe so much in an idea....

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