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Born of Sound: Transforming Sound into Art

Consider it sound you can see. Find out how Ashik and Jenelle Mohan of Born of Sound are using audio recordings to create works of art, bringing to life a child’s laugh or heartbeat in a fluid, vibrant print.

Innovation for Loyalty Programs

Cisco’s Mobile TV Coupons help retailers achieve fuller baskets and get more out of their TV ads by letting shoppers “clip” targeted coupons using their mobile device in real time. Based on powerful analytics and real-time diagnostics, you receive detailed shopper and campaign information, as well as coupon clipping and redemption by geography and clipping rates by demographics, over time, and per channel or show. This cloud-based system provides a dynamic, real-time link between TV ad campaigns, loyalty cards, and point of sale.

Pilot Health Tech NYC 2014

Pilot Health Tech NYC 2014 has launched! It provides $1,000,000 to fund pilots of new health technologies in New York City. The City’s program (powered by Health 2.0) matches early-stage health or healthcare technology companies with key NYC healthcare institutions, including hospitals, clinics, and major employers, to validate new technologies that improve New Yorkers’ health. 

Value Chain Innovation in Developing Economies

Hau Lee explains how value chain innovations can help entrepreneurs in developing economies grow their businesses, and what multinational corporations can learn from them. He is Thoma professor of operations, information and technology at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Mac: 30 years of innovation

Its been thirty years since the first Mac, since the infamous demo that blew the World away. Now the ubiquitous technology is used by everyone, a symbol of true democratic technology. 

Demo Africa aims to connect African startups

Demo Africa is an annual event and aims to connect African startups to the global ecosystem this is the place where the most innovative companies on the continent come to announce to the world what they’ve developed. Tech Busters’ Toby was at the latest installment in Nairobi in October where he got to chat to some of these startups.

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How To Turn Corporations Into Innovation Machines

The corporate graveyard fills up quickly these days. Blackberry, Newsweek, Kodak, Blockbuster, Dell…once storied brands now routinely sell for a fraction of their heyday value. Steve Blank, four-time entrepreneur and author of The Four Steps To The Epiphany, argues that companies should get used to the churn.“Companies in the 21st century are facing continuous disruption,” he says. “The 20th century rules don’t apply anymore.”

Why Bitcoin’s Future Is Bright

The digital currency Bitcoin is one of the hottest things to hit the tech world since the invention of the mobile app. This year, major investors have poured cash into Bitcoin startups, and the mainstream media finally began paying attention.

But its future is uncertain. Governments around the world are beginning to grapple with the implications of a decentralized currency. New regulations are being handed down that will change how some Bitcoin companies do business. And yet the total value of the Bitcoin market is still trending upward. There will never be more than 21 million bitcoins in existence, which means that demand alone will determine the currency’s value.

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