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Innovation or Not? - Living Life by Text Message

I did my MBA at London Business School in the United Kingdom and one of the benefits of studying at a top school and being an alumni is seeing all the really cool things that the entrepreneurial alumni coming behind you are doing or that alumni in the venture capital industry might be involved with. One of the startup ventures a fellow London Business School alumni is involved with is called… Continue reading

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Innovation or Not - Mobile Data Plan for Pets

The mobile phone family data plan you’ve been waiting for has been finally launched by T-Mobile. I’m not sure what took so long. Everyone I know has been complaining lately how their dog or cat has been getting into their iPad and watching funny cat videos, inexorably screwing up their… Continue reading

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Innovation or Not - Swirling Faucet Design

I came across this faucet design on c|net and I thought to myself, now there is a smart design that brings a bit of the wonder of a dancing water show into the bathroom. It’s called the Swirl and was designed my Simin Qiu. He won the 2014 iF Haier special prize student award for the design. The faucet has… Continue reading

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Innovation or Not - Smart Packaging

Usually when you here about a liquor bottle talking to someone (even a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue), you would tend think you’re about to here a tale of someone having a wee bit too much to drink. But in this case, we are going to talk about a new smart bottle from Diageo (or a smart label to be more precise) that has the ability to talk to your smartphone using near field communications (aka NFC). Continue reading

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Innovation or Not - The Edible Coffee Cup

Now you can have your coffee and eat it too. KFC in collaboration with Seattle’s Best Coffee (Starbuck’s fighter brand) has launched edible coffee cups in the United Kingdom. It’s called the “Scoffee Cup” and it is actually a cup-shaped cookie coated in white chocolate and sugar. After the coffee is poured into the cookie cup, the cup slowly softens as you drink the coffee contained inside. Continue reading

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Innovation or Not - Autonomous Automobiles

As sensors become smaller, faster, cheaper, and more capable, autonomous automobiles become more of a potential commercial reality. If you’re not sure what an autonomous automobile is or the baby steps that have already been taken, you might want to check out this video from Texas Instruments and this other video that takes you for a ride in Google’s self-driving car. Continue reading

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Innovation or Not? - Lazaretto Ultra LP

Video may have killed the radio star, but the mp3 and even the CD have failed to kill the lovable vinyl LP record. In fact, they are making a resurgence and if anything have probably grown in popularity over the last decade. So, you might be thinking what kind of innovation could someone possibly pull off on a vinyl album? Continue reading

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