The announcement that Yahoo (YHOO) selected Marissa Mayer as its new chief is a great signal for Silicon Valley. Marissa joined Google (GOOG) as its 20th employee back in 1999 when it was a fledgling company and had an uncertain future. Historically, few women joined or founded startups and gained the kind of experience that … Continue reading Fast Forwarding Women In Tech
The sun sends us more energy in an hour than we consume in a year. Now with the world demanding more and more power, we find ourselves like thirsty nomads in the desert searching for any drops of water. Yet, it is all around us. In the past few decades, our attempts to use solar … Continue reading Solar Giant Awakens 2
In my Bloomberg TV interview yesterday, I suggested a novel approach for RIM: the company should pull a “reverse Apple” and jettison its current software in favor of Android. This is similar to what Steve Jobs did in 2006 in jettisoning its proprietary chip and using Intel semiconductors. That enabled Apple to focus on what … Continue reading Making RIM Case! Bloomberg TV Interview
The Revolution: Top Ten Disruptors of Education Story For Huffington Post New online learning models are bursting from startups and top universities, bridging the educational divide. We are in the midst of a revolution that will bring high-quality education to hundreds of millions of people who have never had access to this level of learning … Continue reading The Revolution: Top Ten Disruptors of Education Story For Huffington Post
One of the big opportunities where this can be changed is in the commercial vehicle sector. There are over 230 million commercial cars and light-duty trucks on U.S. roads—a huge potential source for widespread EV adoption. But large companies, federal, state and local governments and other fleet operators have hesitated to make the switch. GE … Continue reading Electric Vehicles Getting GE Boosts
WASHINGTON, May 9 (IPS) - With U.S. federal funding sources for renewable energy sources already drying up, coupled with a newfound antipathy towards "green" issues issue here in Washington, some are suggesting that China could offer an important opportunity for the future of renewables in the United States and around the world."I would be very … Continue reading China Key to Green Tech Innovation
In the high-tech sector, there's an unrelenting din about the importance of innovation. Too bad there's precious little of it around. Aside from "disruptive," there's probably no more overused buzzword than "innovation." Every speech, every business discussion, every CEO presentation is peppered with the word. Apparently, every idea, every new business, and every startup is … Continue reading Where’s Technology Innovation?
NAIROBI: Kenya has made significant progress in scientific innovations as to accelerate social economic development in the country. Prime Minister Raila Odinga commented that STI’s are the engine to a better Kenyan economy and will lead to the realization of the country’s Vision 2030. “Science,technology and innovations are the engine to propel Kenya`s economy.They will … Continue reading Kenya Innovation Center Funded Government.
Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram has prompted much meditation on whether we’re seeing another Internet bubble. Bloomberg View columnist Clive Crook meditates on something else: how the deal is a reflection of the forces of globalization and information technology, which have “multiplied the opportunities and grown the prize exponentially.” Crook writes: Thanks to the … Continue reading What Instagram’s $1 Billion Windfall Says About Innovation, Inequality
Inside the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. Scientists and artists often don’t talk to each other very much. Both solitary disciplines, with long periods of time spent in a lab or in a studio, don’t necessarily lend themselves to collaboration. At the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, they they have built an intersection of these two pillars. … Continue reading Forbes on Innvation Labs: How To Create An American Renaissance