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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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Enabling Entrepreneurial Ecosystems by Philip E. Auerswald :: SSRN

Enabling Entrepreneurial Ecosystems by Philip E. Auerswald :: SSRN | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Governments and non-governmental grant-making organizations that seek to advance local competitiveness have turned increasingly to entrepreneurship-focused inte
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Much Ventured, Much Gained

Much Ventured, Much Gained | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Venture capitalist Michael Moritz talks to Foreign Affairs about predicting success, investing globally, and why Google’s original business model was a failure.
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Can Banks Master Disruptive Innovation?

Can Banks Master Disruptive Innovation? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
A whirlwind of innovation activity is under way in FinTech, Innotribe/SWIFT is one of the key orchestrators.
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Facebook's First Female Engineer Speaks Out on Tech's Gender Gap | WIRED

Facebook's First Female Engineer Speaks Out on Tech's Gender Gap | WIRED | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
As the first female engineer at Facebook, Sanghvi helped develop two of the company's more important creations: the iconic Newsfeed and the Facebook Platform. But despite the obvious success of her approach to not only engineering but management, her experience in the tech industry wasn't without its extreme difficulties.
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Post-Agile: A Design Thinking Approach to Software Development - Artefact

Post-Agile: A Design Thinking Approach to Software Development  - Artefact | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Regardless of how trained and focused your people are, when the projects you work on vary in complexity and time finding a single project management solution that works for all is impossible. This is the truth I have discovered after my first three months at Artefact, where the range of development projects varies widely – …
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Potholes on the Uber Ride to Riches

Potholes on the Uber Ride to Riches | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Andy Kessler writes that the Silicon Valley startup mentality doesn’t lend itself to smooth rises.
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This isn't the death of the web, it's the birth of the native web

This isn't the death of the web, it's the birth of the native web | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Something interesting happened a few days after we launched Wildcard last week. We released the first ever “native card browser” on November 13th, a serious departure from traditional HTML based we...
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Why Investors Should Bet on Disruptors, Not Innovators - The Information

Why Investors Should Bet on Disruptors, Not Innovators - The Information | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
There’s a feeling in Silicon Valley that the latest breed of big startups—companies like Uber, Dropbox and Airbnb—are “all grown up,” meaning they’ve had their run up in valuations and investors seeking big returns must look elsewhere. But there’s also a feeling that the next big wave is proving hard to spot. There’ s a key lesson investors can learn from the rise of the sharing economy to better predict the next cohort of $10 billion-plus startups
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Thinking about Innovation Policy Debates: 4 Related Paradigms

Thinking about Innovation Policy Debates: 4 Related Paradigms | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
In my previous essay, I discussed a new white paper by my colleague Robert Graboyes, Fortress and Frontier in American Health Care, which examines the future of medical innovation. Graboyes uses th...
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Two Friends on Innovation, Obstacles, and Future Revolutions - Techonomy

Two Friends on Innovation, Obstacles, and Future Revolutions - Techonomy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman discuss how and where society is moving in an era of innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid change?
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The Next Phase for the Sharing Economy

The Next Phase for the Sharing Economy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The rapid growth of the sharing economy has spawned skirmishes between local regulators and the companies that are disrupting established industries.
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The inside story of how the Uber-Portland negotiations broke down

The inside story of how the Uber-Portland negotiations broke down | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Portland and Uber seem like an ideal match of city and startup service. So, what went wrong in the talks between the company and the city commission?
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The State of Consumer Technology at the End of 2014 - stratechery by Ben Thompson

The State of Consumer Technology at the End of 2014 - stratechery by Ben Thompson | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
A broad overview of where the world of technology is in 2014, placed in the historical context of the three epochs: PC, Internet, and mobile
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Perseverance Pays Off: The Lending Club Story

Perseverance Pays Off: The Lending Club Story | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Rough patches early on can help young startups build toughness for the long fight ahead.It is easy to overlook in light of today’s IPO, but Lending Club almost joined the legion of early stage companies that get off to a promising start, but run into insurmountable roadblocks and fail. In Lending Club’s case, the challenges weren’t the typical start-up problems of finding product/market fit or fighting off well-heeled competitors. They were even tougher: a six month negotiation with the federal
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The Rise of a New Smartphone Giant: China’s Xiaomi

The Rise of a New Smartphone Giant: China’s Xiaomi | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Founded in 2010 to sell cheap phones online, the company has become the No. 3 producer worldwide behind Apple and Samsung and is looking toward Brazil and India.
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The history of 'The Innovators' tells us that collaboration is core to innovation

The history of 'The Innovators' tells us that collaboration is core to innovation | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Alex Howard shares insights on technological innovation gleaned from reading "The Innovators," Walter Isaacson's seminal history of the digital era.
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Turns Out the Dot-Com Bust's Worst Flops Were Actually Fantastic Ideas | WIRED

Turns Out the Dot-Com Bust's Worst Flops Were Actually Fantastic Ideas | WIRED | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Was Pets.com really such a bad idea? The biggest flops of the dot com boom all had the kernel of a really great idea.
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Demis Hassabis, Founder of DeepMind Technologies and Artificial-Intelligence Wunderkind at Google, Wants Machines to Think Like Us | MIT Technology Review

Demis Hassabis, Founder of DeepMind Technologies and Artificial-Intelligence Wunderkind at Google, Wants Machines to Think Like Us | MIT Technology Review | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The man behind a startup acquired by Google for $628 million plans to build a revolutionary new artificial intelligence.
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When G.M. Was Google

When G.M. Was Google | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Nicholas Lemann searches for the real secrets to Google’s success. The tech giant thinks it’s changing corporate management forever, but so did G.M.
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The Making Of Tesla: Invention, Betrayal, And The Birth Of The Roadster

The Making Of Tesla: Invention, Betrayal, And The Birth Of The Roadster | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
To build a new kind of car you're going to need to break a few hearts.
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Man, Machines, and How the Future Works - Techonomy

Man, Machines, and How the Future Works - Techonomy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
John Markoff of the New York Times discusses the future of work with Steve Jurvetson, Jessica Rosenworcel, Ken Washington, and Philip Zelikow in this session from Techonomy 2014.
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