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The App Store, Six Years Later | TechCrunch

The App Store, Six Years Later  | TechCrunch | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Happy birthday, iTunes App Store. Apple's App Store turns six today, and now offers consumers over 1.2 million apps, which have been downloaded 75 billion..
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The Silver Lining Of Anti-Globalism Might Be The Creation Of A True Digital Economy

The Silver Lining Of Anti-Globalism Might Be The Creation Of A True Digital Economy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
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Social entrepreneurs are building the society we want to live in

Social entrepreneurs are building the society we want to live in | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurs devote their talents and skills to creating a more just, inclusive, peaceful world. They never think, “Someone else will fix this.”
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Navigating The Modern World - Lefsetz Letter

1. No one is hip. When someone makes fun of you for not knowing something, laugh it off. The truth is in today’s overwhelming society no one can know everything. No one can see every movie, no one can see every TV show, no one can listen to every record. Used to be professionals would …
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The Next Big Thing in Smartphones? The Software

The Next Big Thing in Smartphones? The Software | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Nearly a decade after taking off, the smartphone is at a turning point as advances in hardware become incremental, and handset sales stall. But, booming development of software and services on the phone offers hope.
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Phil Schiller on iPhone’s Launch, How It Changed Apple, and Why It Will Keep Going for 50 Years

Phil Schiller on iPhone’s Launch, How It Changed Apple, and Why It Will Keep Going for 50 Years | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Why do a phone? I asked Steve Jobs ten years ago today. On the stage at the Moscone West hall in San Francisco, Apple’s CEO had just unveiled what would become the most transformative product since…
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Innovation is overvalued. Maintenance often matters more – Andrew Russell & Lee Vinsel | Aeon Essays

Capitalism excels at innovation but is failing at maintenance, and for most lives it is maintenance that matters more
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We Have Not “Reached an Innovation Plateau”

We Have Not “Reached an Innovation Plateau” | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The economist Robert Gordon is the author of a book entitled “The Rise and Fall of American Growth.” I have yet to read a review that does not like most of Gordon’s book. For example, Bill Gates writes in his review of the book https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/The-Rise-and-Fall-of-American-Growth: “Gordon does a phenomenal job illustrating just how different life was…
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The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu — how advertising triumphed

The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu — how advertising triumphed | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Over the course of a century, marketing has managed to infiltrate every area of life. Is resistance futile in the internet age?
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Digital Generative Economies and the New Guilds: A Conversation between Michel Bauwens and Douglas Rushkoff - Commons Transition

Digital Generative Economies and the New Guilds: A Conversation between Michel Bauwens and Douglas Rushkoff - Commons Transition | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
An audio conversation between Michel Bauwens and Douglas Rushkoff covering finance, the commons how to replace the extractive economy with generative models
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Silicon Valley Stumbles in World Beyond Software

Silicon Valley Stumbles in World Beyond Software | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Google parent’s struggle to launch a delivery-drone business is part of tech’s broader problem with physics; no space elevators or jetpacks.
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Who Owns Key Gene Technology? Question Heads to Court

Who Owns Key Gene Technology? Question Heads to Court | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
A dispute between two research institutions over which invented a technology scientists hope will reduce gene-editing to something akin to cutting and pasting text on a computer, enters a crucial phase Tuesday.
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Transcript: Chamath Palihapitiya @ Post Seed 2016 – Haystack

Transcript: Chamath Palihapitiya @ Post Seed 2016 – Haystack | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
(Below is the full transcript from my fireside chat with Chamath on Dec 1, 2016 in San Francisco. Below is the full transcript, including audience questions. We covered topics related to the election, how the Bay Area may be treated by a new administration, changes in healthcare, the […]
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A Rant Against Maximization – Signal v. Noise

A Rant Against Maximization – Signal v. Noise | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
I can’t imagine anything less interesting in business than maximizing shareholder value. Yet this is what public companies are pressured — if not legally required — to do. A lot of non-public…
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Spotify Payments - Lefsetz Letter

My inbox fills up with both the famous and infamous, the known and the irrelevant, bitching about Spotify payments, they think the Swedish company is the devil. They believe Daniel Ek got rich off the backs of musicians and this wrong must be righted, that there will be no harmony until he is dethroned and …
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To Solve Its Hardest Problems, Silicon Valley Turns to Physicists

To Solve Its Hardest Problems, Silicon Valley Turns to Physicists | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
As the technological challenges of tech companies get bigger and badder, a crowd of physicists is moving in on the engineer headcount
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Design thinking origin story plus some of the people who made it all happen

Design thinking origin story plus some of the people who made it all happen | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
An introductory timeline into the history and origins of Design thinking. Key players, designers and influences broken down into phases.
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How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Google and Apple each thrive in one market. Amazon innovates in everything from cloud computing to retail stores.
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Taking Another Look at the Labor Market for Uber’s Driver-Partners

Taking Another Look at the Labor Market for Uber’s Driver-Partners | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
By Jonathan Hall, Head of Economic Research for Public Policy at Uber & Alan Krueger, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University We’re pleased to announce the release…
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Africa’s New Generation of Innovators

How some entrepreneurs have succeeded in creating new markets where many global giants have failed
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The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation.

The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation. | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
“Everything we did, you could program a robot to do it.”
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Functional versus Unit Organizations – Learning By Shipping

Functional versus Unit Organizations – Learning By Shipping | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
This (long) essay details the advantages and challenges of organizing a company/team by functional discipline or by business unit.
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Mobile is eating the world

Mobile is eating the world | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
As we pass 2.5bn smartphones on earth and head towards 5bn, and mobile
moves from creation to deployment, the questions change. What's the state
of the smartphone, machine learning and 'GAFA', and what can we build as we
stand on the shoulders of giants?
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