Technology

Smart Phone and Health Impact Warning?

There were been suggestions for years about health risks regarding using mobile phones. The city of San Francisco is legislating retailers to give out health warning material. CTIA attorney is fighting back asking the judge to freeze city ordinance requiring phone retailers to disclose possible health risks.

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Disruption Sends Starbucks to Square

The recent announcement Starbucks will put $25M in Square and also start rolling out Square to 7000 stores is -- massive news. Starbucks is not only seriously putting skin in the game, but also immediately becomes Square’s largest customer, changing how commerce will be done in the stores, expanding the ability to use mobile credit card payments. This is a major feat by Square to win the trust of a major global player, get investment dollars AND bring on a major revenue customer, all at the same time.

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Core Competence Management in the Era of Open Innovation

“Core competences” are a major concept in managing innovations and technologies. In the era of Open Innovation, the established concept of core competence management needs to be updated. innovation-3's Frank Mattes recently met with a group of 20 innovation / technology managers from leading firms to work out how this could be done – with the practitioner’s perspective in mind.

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