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Adobe’s Record Revenue Proves Successful Business Transformation Is Possible

Adobe’s Record Revenue Proves Successful Business Transformation Is Possible | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
As we watch organizations like IBM, HP and EMC struggle to transform, Adobe is an interesting contrasting case. It went from selling boxed software to a..
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Extraordinary Innovation platforms: The IT Cloud and chip foundries | ZDNet

Extraordinary Innovation platforms: The IT Cloud and chip foundries | ZDNet | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The rise of the Cloud mirrors the rise of chip foundries 30 years ago, which enabled an explosion of innovation. The Cloud will do the same.
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Uber Is Not the Future of Work

Uber Is Not the Future of Work | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Gig-enabling apps are a distraction from the uncertainties that affect far more people: Will workers get paid enough and are their jobs safe?
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Failures of Our Global Imagination | Civicist

Failures of Our Global Imagination | Civicist | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The problem with first world problems, and why we need to shift the way we talk about global tech
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Google Gets Surprise Ally in Mobile-App Search Push: Facebook

Google Gets Surprise Ally in Mobile-App Search Push: Facebook | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Google’s effort to keep its search engine relevant in a world of mobile apps just got a boost from a big rival: Facebook.
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Where Does Technological Innovation Come From?

Where Does Technological Innovation Come From? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Nathan Myhrvold and Matt Ridley debate the role of basic science, practical tinkering, patents and Nobel Prizes in the development of new technologies
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Power players: the most important Facebook execs you've never heard of

Power players: the most important Facebook execs you've never heard of | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
It's not all about Zuck and Sheryl. Meet Facebook's unsung heroes who lead the company's most important products and initiatives.
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Giants Tighten Grip on Internet Economy

Giants Tighten Grip on Internet Economy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Computing hardware has long served as the critical backbone of business operations. Today, the Internet economy is powered by an infrastructure that has become virtual, and is controlled by a small handful of tech giants.
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Complexity — Medium

Complexity — Medium | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
We often think that what materializes in the world is chosen by some individuals, the leaders. If good things happen and good results are…
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The mainstreaming of technological abundance thinking | FT Alphaville

FT Alphaville started its "beyond scarcity" series in June 2012, having explored the core tenets of technological abundance theory and utopianism from about February 2012 onwards -- influenced at the time by the thinking of Kurzweil, Diamandis, Brynjolfsson and a whole bunch of technological utopians who had come before.

Fundamentally, it was our way of going against the grain at a time when markets were still overly obsessing about the causes and side-effects of the global financial crisis, the Eurozone crisis, the subprime banking crisis and in general maintaining a "glass half-full" outlook on growth and the global economy.
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Microsoft’s Rule-Breaking Vision of a Future With Countless Devices

Microsoft’s Rule-Breaking Vision of a Future With Countless Devices | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Microsoft is embracing a fragmented view of the future, in which no single device, or even single category of devices, reigns supreme. The plan is rife with risk — but that doesn’t mean it can’t work.
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Apple Is Getting More Bang for Its R&D Buck

Apple Is Getting More Bang for Its R&D Buck | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs said in 1998 that “innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have.”
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Struggling in Appalachia, He Books the High End Lifestyle for Rich Techies — Backchannel — Medium

Struggling in Appalachia, He Books the High End Lifestyle for Rich Techies - Backchannel - Medium
The life of a virtual assistant in Cumberland, Kentucky
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Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones.
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Resist and Thrive — Medium

Last week I gave this talk at Web Summit in Dublin. It’s a first-draft of thoughts that I felt compelled to talk about in a roomful of…
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The Past and Future of Product Management — On Human-Centric Systems — Medium

The Past and Future of Product Management - On Human-Centric Systems - Medium
A few months ago, I was asked to deliver a presentation for a gathering of newsroom product managers at the American Press Institute. This…
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UBER AND THE AMERICAN WORKER: REMARKS FROM DAVID PLOUFFE

On Tuesday, November 3, Uber Chief Advisor and Board Member David Plouffe gave remarks and participated in a discussion with Vox’s Ezra Klein at the DC tech incubator 1776. Plouffe’s remarks focused on the economic activity generated on and by the Uber platform, what that means to our overall economy—and, most importantly, the people who make up that economy.
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Uber as Employer: The Boss Is an Algorithm

Uber as Employer: The Boss Is an Algorithm | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick often argues that the company isn’t a boss. It’s a software platform that balances supply and demand. A new academic paper pokes holes in that argument.
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More Apple Car Thoughts: Software Culture | Monday Note

More Apple Car Thoughts: Software Culture | Monday Note | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Fueled by a significant number of hires from other car makers and real estate expansion beyond the upcoming hypergalactic spaceship HQ in Cupertino, rumors of an Apple Car keep percolating. I hope to drive an Apple Car someday… but does Apple’s personal computing software knowhow translate into the high-reliability real-time code required for a safe, reliable and, of course, elegant electric car? When discussing the heavily-rumored Apple car, software expertise is one of the company’s oft-cited
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Quartz

Quartz is a digitally native news outlet for the new global economy.
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The Rise of the Internet of Things and the Race to a Zero Marginal Cost Society

The Rise of the Internet of Things and the Race to a Zero Marginal Cost Society | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
As the world enters the Third Industrial Revolution, increased connectivity between businesses and prosumers, powered by clean and renewable energies, will change the global economy. Here's how we can make that happen.
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