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Knowledge and innovation are inseparable from each other- they drive economies around the world. Knowledge producers and users endeavour to leverage the ideas, technologies, know-how and expertise on which their competitiveness depends.
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11 Economies Shaking Up the World of Work - Huffington Post

11 Economies Shaking Up the World of Work - Huffington Post | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
Did you catch the headline last week about Amazon Prime's new same-day service? Online shoppers in some markets who place an order before noon can now get their packages later that very day.
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Your Pill Is Printing: FDA Approves First 3-D-Printed Drug

Your Pill Is Printing: FDA Approves First 3-D-Printed Drug | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
The company that makes Spritam says the 3-D-printed pill dissolves quickly, even at the highest doses.

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15 innovation tips: how large corporations can successfully engage with startups - YourStory.com

15 innovation tips: how large corporations can successfully engage with startups - YourStory.com | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
15 innovation tips: how large corporations can successfully engage with startups
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The economic contribution of Australia’s copyright industries 2002-2014

The economic contribution of Australia’s copyright industries 2002-2014 | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
Despite pressures caused by digitisation and resultant piracy, copyright remains a key piece of infrastructure that supports the industries which comprise a modern economy.  
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In the most recent year of statistics, Australia's copyright industries:Employed just over 1 million people (specifically, 1,000,167 people), which constituted 8.7 per cent of the Australian workforce. This level of employment intensity is relatively high in comparison to the USA (8.4 per cent) and Canada (5.6 per cent). The real average wage for people employed in the copyright industries has also increased from $59,500 in 2004-05 to $68,960 in 2013-14 per employee.Generated economic value of $111.4 billion, the equivalent of 7.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), which is greater than the manufacturing and health care sectors. For comparison, the copyright industries comprised11.4 per cent of GDP in the United States and 5.4 per cent in Canada. Over the period 2001-02 to 2007-08 the real (i.e. inflation adjusted) compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for value add generated by copyright industries was 3.7 per cent, with the core copyright industries growing 3.2 per cent per year. Over the subsequent period 2008-09 to 2013- 14 the real value add CAGR for all copyright industries was zero per cent, and 0.3 per cent for the core copyright industries.Generated just over $4.8 billion in exports, equal to 1.8 per cent of total exports. The relative value of copyright exports has declined as a proportion of total exports in recent years
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Why Do Managers Hate Agile? - Forbes

Why Do Managers Hate Agile? - Forbes | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
“The vertical world of "management" and the horizontal world of "Agile" are incompatible.”
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Is Apple building an iCar? - Vox

“Rumors of Apple getting into the auto industry were flying President's Day weekend. Here's what you need to know.”
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In Less Than Two Years, a Smartphone Could Be Your Only Computer | WIRED

In Less Than Two Years, a Smartphone Could Be Your Only Computer | WIRED | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
“ With the current pace of mobile innovation, for many of us, a smartphone could become our only computer in the next two years.”
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Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things [video]

Economic theorist and author Jeremy Rifkin explains his concept of The Internet of Things. Rifkin's latest book is The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Intern...
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Platforms and crowdsourcing: The office of the 21st century

Platforms and crowdsourcing: The office of the 21st century | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
“Disruption” is one of the most overhyped concepts of the last ten years. A Google Trend search for “disruptive innovation” shows a steeply rising graph, and you can hardly open a professional news website without reading stories about whole sectors being disrupted. Given that “business as usual” is apparently undergoing a profound transformation, how this will…

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TV is over: Mobile has officially demoted TV to second-rung media status

TV is over: Mobile has officially demoted TV to second-rung media status | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it

endAbout 26 percent of customers who call US cable TV companies request "internet only" service, according to a survey of those calls by mobile advertising technology company Marchex. Of those custome...


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The end is nigh for TV as the dominant medium

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'The Internet Of Things' Will Change Virtually Everything About How Large Companies Operate

'The Internet Of Things' Will Change Virtually Everything About How Large Companies Operate | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will create new priorities, costs, and opportunities in virtually every industry.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, October 28, 2014 2:26 AM
  • Industrial uses including Internet-managed assembly lines, connected factories, and warehouses, etc.
  • Connected advertising and marketing. 
  • Intelligent traffic management systems. This includes toll-taking and congestion penalties, as well as smart parking-space management. 
  • Waste management systems. In Cincinnati, residential waste volume fell 17% and recycling volume grew by 49% through use of a “pay as you throw” program that used IoT technology to monitor those who exceed waste limits.
  • Smart electricity grids that adjust rates for peak energy usage.  Smart water systems and meters. The cities of Doha, São Paulo, and Beijing have reduced leaks by 40% to 50% by putting sensors on pumps and other water infrastructure.


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Google trial lets you chat with doctors when you search for symptoms

Google trial lets you chat with doctors when you search for symptoms | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
Searching the web for symptoms of illness can be dangerous -- you could identify a real condition, but you also risk scaring yourself for no reason

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How Technology Is Going To Disrupt Health Care - Forbes

How Technology Is Going To Disrupt Health Care - Forbes | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
How Technology Is Going To Disrupt Health Care
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But the cost of testing blood-sugar levels is rapidly falling as a handheld device in the home takes over from a laboratory visit and analysis. ...
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Barcelona: The most wired city in the world - Fortune

Barcelona: The most wired city in the world - Fortune | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
“It’s a showcase for the “smart” metropolis of the future—in which tech giants like Cisco, Microsoft, and IBM see big profits in helping governments save by tracking data on everything from garbage to traffic to selfies.”
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A 'fourth industrial revolution' is about to begin (in Germany) (Wired UK)

A 'fourth industrial revolution' is about to begin (in Germany) (Wired UK) | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
Factories are about to get smarter. The machines that make everything from our phones to our sandwiches rely on creaking technology -- but not for long

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Research engagement for Australia: measuring research engagement between universities and end users

Research engagement for Australia: measuring research engagement between universities and end users | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
ATSE believes that realising the benefits of Australia’s world-class research system requires translation of its outputs into economic and societal benefits.The effective translation of research will be at the core of Australia’s future competitiveness and prosperity.
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LG unveils OLED TV so thin that it attaches to the wall with magnets | News | Geek.com

LG unveils OLED TV so thin that it attaches to the wall with magnets | News | Geek.com | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
Break out the magnets, we want to cover our walls with ultra thin OLED TVs and LG is trying to make it happen. Just a few days ago in Korea, the company unveiled [...]

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Now this sounds cool!

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Digital hives: Creating a surge around change | McKinsey & Company

Digital hives: Creating a surge around change | McKinsey & Company | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
“Online communities are helping companies engage with employees to accelerate change. A McKinsey Quarterly article.”
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In Less Than Two Years, a Smartphone Could Be Your Only Computer | WIRED

In Less Than Two Years, a Smartphone Could Be Your Only Computer | WIRED | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it

“ With the current pace of mobile innovation, for many of us, a smartphone could become our only computer in the next two years.”


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How to build a fairer city - The Guardian

How to build a fairer city - The Guardian | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
“In the first in an occasional series looking at how to make cities fairer for all, four leading academics propose the ‘grounded city’ – where sustainable transport, accessible broadband and modest housing take precedence over ostentatious tower blocks...”
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The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught itself the concept of “cats.”) Get caught up on a field that will change the way the computers around you behave … sooner than you probably think.

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Your Food Is Going To Be Grown By Robots, As They Take Over The Farm

Your Food Is Going To Be Grown By Robots, As They Take Over The Farm | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
Self-driving tractors. Robots that do the weeding. The days of the farmhand may be numbered.

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New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster | ExtremeTech

New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster | ExtremeTech | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that is 2,000 times more powerful than comparable batteries. According to the researchers, this is not simply an evolutionary step in battery tech,

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Richard Platt's curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:50 PM

Currently, energy storage is all about trade-offs. You can have lots of power (watts), or lots of energy (watt-hours), but you can’t generally have both. Supercapacitors can release a massive amount of power, but only for a few seconds; fuel cells can store a vast amount of energy, but are limited in their peak power output. This a problem because most modern applications of bleeding-edge tech — smartphones, wearable computers, electric vehicles — require large amounts of power and energy. Lithium-ion batteries are currently the best solution for high-power-and-energy applications, but even the best li-ion battery designs demand that industrial designers and electronic engineers make serious trade-offs when creating a new device.

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♛♥♪♥  Well done.

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How big data is beginning to change how medicine works

How big data is beginning to change how medicine works | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it

The face of medical care is rapidly changing thanks to major advancements in the capture, proliferation, and analysis of medical data. Technologies like the electronic health records (EHRs) and personal health records (PHRs) are drastically improving the way data is aggregated and shared.

 

Now the hope is that big data analytics will help to make sense of seemingly endless streams of medical information.


As many doctors are painfully aware, outcome-oriented care is no longer a buzzword but a reality. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has started to implement a program where payments are based on the ability of providers to meet key National Quality Strategy Domains (e.g. care criteria). Public payers are testing this new methodology, and private payers are expected to soon follow.

 

These big data analytics applications can also be relevant for the FDA, which may want to see how drugs perform in a non-test environment to ensure the appropriate patient populations are receiving the drug. I also expect pharmaceutical companies to actively scour this data to track drug efficacy post-release or identify markets that could “benefit” from increased penetration.

 

I am eager to see how the data evolution improves outcomes for doctors and patients.

 

 

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World's first 3D-printed car released in US

World's first 3D-printed car released in US | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
American company Local Motors builds the world's first 3D printed car, made from a mix of carbon fibre and plastic.

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