Apple iPhone OS 3.0 to Enable New Innovations

Apple’s next iPhone might contain both video input as well as a magnetometer (digital compass). This opens up some interesting possibilities for iPhone application developers to innovate. Here is an example of a virtual pet application being developed that would use the video input capabilities: And here is an example of an application showing what might be possible with magnetometer ...

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Live from the Washington Innovation Summit

I’ll be live on Twitter, blogging, and interviewing attendees and speakers at Washington’s Innovation Summit April 9, 2009 in Bellevue, WA. The Washington Innovation Summit presents a wide variety of business, research and government leaders clustered together in a full schedule. This event used to be known as the Washington State Technology Summit, but broadened its agenda this year to ...

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Health and Safety and Innovation

Coming up with your next disruptive innovation can be a dangerous job. So to help keep you all safe in your strategic innovation pursuits I wanted to share this health and safety video with you on this special day. Health & Safety and YOU from Brandon James on Vimeo. ....... Oh yes, and a Happy April Fools Day to you ...

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Circuit City Short Circuits

As many readers already know, Circuit City has been wiped from the face of the retail planet. Doomed by poor management and an inability to compete in the marketplace any longer. In 2007 it would seem that Circuit City decided customers only care about price when it comes to consumer electronics, and Circuit City shed their highest paid employees to ...

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Disruptive Innovations in the Gaming Industry?

I came across an article on Windows Live the other day highlighting a couple of potential distruptive innovations in the gaming industry that I thought I would share with you. The first is OnLive, based in Silicon Valley, which simply put is Video Games On Demand. No downloading, no physical media, just click and play. All you have to do ...

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Beyond the Amazon Kindle

I came across a video on BNet on the future of ink. Electronic ink (aka electronic paper) is the display technology powering the Amazon Kindle and pretty much every other serious digital book reader out there. The technology is also being tested with store signage in Wal-Mart and was used to power a multimedia panel on the cover of Esquire. ...

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Best Kept Secret in Wireless Innovation

I came across an article in Fast Company on a wireless technology standard that I think most people (especially non-techies) have probably never heard of – ZigBee. ZigBee is a wireless technology that uses significantly less power than WiFi and as a result is ideal for monitoring applications. The application detailed in the Fast Company article was a remote healthcare ...

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Internet

To celebrate the twenty year anniversary of the Internet, here is a video of Tim Berners-Lee talking about the birth of the Internet and where things may go from here. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, and video – to unlock our ...

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World Innovation Forum 2009

The World Innovation Forum will take place May 5-6, 2009 in New York City. May 1, 2009 is the last day of the $410 discount. I will be a featured blogger at the event, and as a special service to my loyal readers I have negotiated an extra $200 discount when you register using the discount code – INNOVATE. Speakers ...

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