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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Bitcoin launches ATMS, quantifying innovation, Marissa Mayer's no telecommuting policy gets vindicated, Latinas take over, marketers can’t decide if Facebook ads work, Steve Blank gets fired. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.

Check This Out: Edible Sensors Tell You When Your Food Has Gone Bad

Tiny, biodegradable sensors could have big potential for all sorts of medical- and food-related industries.

3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle

Surrounding yourself with the right people helps you come up with more and better ideas. Here are three ways to build a community to help you be more innovative.

The Next Generation of Temp Agencies

Low-cost, online-based companies like TaskRabbit and Fancy Hands reimagine short-term help.

For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

Entrepreneurs trying to both make money and benefit a social mission are often playing a game of chicken and egg. For some, the social cause rises above all else. For others, a successful business model comes first.

Intel's Futurist: We'll Soon Be Living In Computers

As the size of a computer chip approaches zero, computational power will be everywhere and in everything, says Brian David Johnson, the resident futurist at Intel.

Survey: 38% of 2-Year-Olds Use Mobile Devices

A new report shows more young children are using devices such as iPhones, tablets and Kindles.

This Tiny Gadget Can Turn Virtually Anything Into a Musical Instrument

The Ototo is a pocket-sized circuit board that can make pots and pans, a chocolate bar or even a plant play music. Yes, really.

Father and Son Team Create Candy Without the Extra Junk

Unreal Candy's natural treats are a fast-growing success.

Want to See the Earth From Space? This Startup Plans to Take You There.

If you thought the Red Bull Stratos 'space dive' project was cool, you'll want to give this a look.

3 Ways Starbucks Is Innovating and Why You Should Care

From investing in cloud-based coffee brewers to opening a tea shop, Starbucks has been on an innovation tear. Here's a look at the coffee chain's latest developments.

Watch Out, Google: Microsoft Said to Be Testing Glass-Like Device

As the wearable tech market heats up, the tech giant is reportedly experimenting with a heads-up device of its own.

He's at It Again: Elon Musk Buys James Bond's Submarine and Has Big Plans for It

The tech entrepreneur wants to drop a Tesla engine into the working submarine and, well, you can only imagine what comes next.

This Guy Is Like a Real-Life Bionic Man

A team of biomedical engineers have developed a robotic limb that can be controlled by the wearer's mind.

FiLIP Smartwatch Protects Kids From Danger and Angry Birds

No matter what time of day it is, Filip Industries wants to help you keep tabs on your kids.

Megatron, Eat Your Heart Out. MIT Has Built 'Transformer' Blocks.

Even in this early prototype, these robotic blocks can self-assemble into different shapes.

Why KFC's New Go Cup Is a Brilliant Business Idea -- Even If You Don't Like Fried Chicken

KFC has found a new use for your car's cup holder -- a lesson to all innovators out there: You don't have to reinvent the wheel to come up with a good idea.

Get Ready: Wearable Tech Is About to Explode

The market for devices like smartwatches and computerized glasses is about to get really hot.

Would You Buy a Curved Smartphone? Samsung Experiments With New 'Galaxy Round' Phone

With a curved display, the phone touts motion-activated features and customizability.

3 Ways Tech Entrepreneurs Can Help, and Grow, During a Natural Disaster

In a time of need, the efforts of tech 'treps who volunteer can go a long way toward charity, networking and pushing innovation.

Supreme Court Could Give Businesses Weapon Against Patent Trolls

On the Supreme Court's slate for this term is a decision on whether companies who prevail against patent trolls can be reimbursed for legal expenses.

FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

The online grocer and the crowdfunding site are collaborating on the 'Next Big Food Thing,' a contest to find the coolest new food-related innovation.

Groupon Co-Founder Shares How He Created an Idea and Creativity Hotbed in Chicago

Now in its third year, Chicago Ideas Week eclectic program attracts world leaders and nearly 30,000 attendees in search of creativity and new ideas. Here’s a look at how they did it.

Are You Too Old To Be The Next Mark Zuckerberg?

So many of today's most successful innovations were started by young entrepreneurs -- from Facebook to Google to Microsoft. Did you miss your innovation window?

Apple Tops List of World's Most Innovative Companies... Again

For the ninth year in a row, Apple has topped Boston Consulting Group's annual list of the companies leading the charge in defining what’s new and cool.
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