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D-day for downloads - FT.com

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The US federal court for northern California is housed in a huge 1950s modernist office block in the centre of San Francisco.
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'Created' in China: Shenzhen Is Making Hardware Like Silicon Valley Makes Apps

'Created' in China: Shenzhen Is Making Hardware Like Silicon Valley Makes Apps | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Like most of us, Lei Gao finds exercise tedious.
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Everyone Hated News Feed. Then It Became Facebook’s Most Important Product

Everyone Hated News Feed. Then It Became Facebook’s Most Important Product | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
10 years later, the creators explain how News Feed began — and say where it’s going
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App Coins and the dawn of the Decentralized Business Model 

App Coins and the dawn of the Decentralized Business Model  | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Over the last few years over $1bn has been invested in digital currency startups from venture capital firms and institutional investors…
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These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2016

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2016 | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Breakthrough technologies, including “socially aware” artificial intelligence and new generation solar panels, could soon tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.
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Nightwork: the extraordinary, exuberant history of rulebreaking at MIT

Nightwork: the extraordinary, exuberant history of rulebreaking at MIT | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
MIT has a complicated relationship with disobedience. On the one hand, the university has spent more than a century cultivating and celebrating a “hacker culture” that involves huge, am…
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Watching for the next wave of software innovation

Watching for the next wave of software innovation | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The hunt is on for companies that can create a software experience that appeals to billions, not just millions.
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They Promised Us Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.

They Promised Us Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit. | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Alphabet’s X research lab is still being asked to imagine the impossible. Only now, under pressure from investors, it has to imagine making money, too.
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New York-Style Tech — Anil Dash

New York-Style Tech - Humane Tech - Medium
A technology community driven by values, not just profits.
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The Future of Human and Artificial Intelligence

Founders Fund is a San Francisco based venture capital firm investing in companies building revolutionary technologies.
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The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots

The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Behind the artificial intelligence personal assistants and concierges are actual people, reading e-mails and ordering Chipotle.
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To supervise or not to supervise in AI?

To supervise or not to supervise in AI? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
If you look carefully at how humans learn, you see surprisingly little unsupervised learning.
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When your boss is an algorithm - FT.com

When your boss is an algorithm - FT.com | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The small London side street reverberates with the growl of motorbikes and the shriek of horns. A young man yells hoarsely into a megaphone: “They’re gonna be disrupted, yeah! Because your lives are being disrupted, yeah! This is the money you need
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Google Finds That Successful Teams Are About Norms Not Just Smarts

Google Finds That Successful Teams Are About Norms Not Just Smarts | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Which Google employees has made the biggest impact to the company over the past decade? Besides the familiar choices of Larry and Sundar, I'd nominate Google's outgoing CPO Laszlo Bock. Under Laszlo's direction Google's hiring and management assumptions have been challenged by real data, resulting in transformative shifts such as *not* assuming college test scores are a…
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Alphabet Learns That Change Isn’t as Easy as ABC — Backchannel

Alphabet Learns That Change Isn’t as Easy as ABC — Backchannel | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The Company Formerly Known as Google is still figuring out how to be a conglomerate. But at heart, it’s the same world-changing cash…
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How 'Maintainers,' Not 'Innovators,' Make the World Turn

How 'Maintainers,' Not 'Innovators,' Make the World Turn | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
We need more stories about the labor that sustains society, a group of scholars say.
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A Deficit of Leadership — 8VC News — Medium

A Deficit of Leadership — 8VC News — Medium | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Our age is not short of great ideas — of ways new technology can be applied to fix global industries and increase prosperity. But we are…
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Lessons From Nokia’s Demise - The Cost of a Fragmented Developer Experience - Disruptive Competition Project

Lessons From Nokia’s Demise - The Cost of a Fragmented Developer Experience - Disruptive Competition Project | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Nokia’s mobile phone business went from a position of seemingly unchallengeable strength to sale and shutdown within 5 years. As a Forbes magazine cover from 2007 screamed out: “Nokia: One Billion Customers — Can anyone catch the cell phone king?” Within a few years we knew the answer. Many have tried to explain this demise; …
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Man vs. Machine

Man vs. Machine | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
New books about competing against computers for jobs, holding on to privacy in the digital age and more.
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When Corporate Innovation Goes Bad — The 101 Biggest Product Failures Of All Time

When Corporate Innovation Goes Bad — The 101 Biggest Product Failures Of All Time | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Corporate innovation is hard. Here are 101 of the biggest product failures of all time. From Trump Steaks to the DeLorean and New Coke to the Newton and Google Glass, here's a list of the biggest product flops from corporate giants.
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Mossberg: Five things I learned from Jeff Bezos at Code

Mossberg: Five things I learned from Jeff Bezos at Code | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
He has huge ambitions, but still wants to sell shoes.
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Is Impact Investing A Solution To Global Problems? - Forbes

Is Impact Investing A Solution To Global Problems? - Forbes | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Fran Seegull, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director for ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services firm, says impact investing is a solution to global problems like climate change and extreme poverty.
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