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At This Business Conference, Roasted Marshmallows Replace Cell Phones
Conferences

At This Business Conference, Roasted Marshmallows Replace Cell Phones

Sonja Rasula was tired of boring business conferences. So, she used her summer camp memories as a launch pad for CAMP, a new kind of networking event for adults.
Kate Taylor
A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlights
Far Out Tech

A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlights

You may have heard of the smart car, but what about a smart highway?
Laura Entis
Gadgets, Apps, Video Games and Social Media: All Things Tech With Veronica Belmont
Technology

Gadgets, Apps, Video Games and Social Media: All Things Tech With Veronica Belmont

In this Google Hangout, we'll chat about the future of wearables, business tech and more.
Jason Fell
Dropbox Users: Your Life Just Got a Little Easier.
Innovation

Dropbox Users: Your Life Just Got a Little Easier.

Separate Dropboxes. One for work stuff. One for play stuff. Plus a way to link them together. Why didn't Dropbox think of this earlier?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bitcoin Owners: There's Now a Bitcoin-to-Cash ATM Card
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Owners: There's Now a Bitcoin-to-Cash ATM Card

One startup has launched a game-changing service that swaps bitcoins for dollars and puts them on a prepaid debit card that works in regular ATM machines.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble
3-D printing

3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble

A trio of inventors in Europe have announced a Kickstarter campaign for a new device that allows you to doodle in the air.
Catherine Clifford
A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)
Patents

A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape.
Catherine Clifford
Is Competition a Catalyst for Innovation?
Innovation

Is Competition a Catalyst for Innovation?

The products of rival firms can prompt and motivate a company to differentiate its offerings and invent new solutions.
Jason Johnson
Aereo CEO: 'We're on the Side of the Angels'
Aereo

Aereo CEO: 'We're on the Side of the Angels'

Aereo, which snatches over-the-air TV signals and streams them on the internet for a few dollars a month, is determined to prevail over the TV networks trying to bring it down.
Jason Ankeny
Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear
Far Out Tech

Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Jason Fell
Challenge Assumptions. Don't Be Afraid of Taking a Different Tack.
Leadership Qualities

Challenge Assumptions. Don't Be Afraid of Taking a Different Tack.

A former Microsoft COO says company leaders need to re-examine their core thinking and test out new approaches to not be left behind.
Bob Herbold
How to Be More Creative, Wherever You Work
Creativity

How to Be More Creative, Wherever You Work

One in three employed adults in the U.S. want to quit their job to pursue a more creative position. Here are five ways to get the creative juices flowing right now.
Kate Taylor
A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, and Heaps of Passion
Social Entrepreneurs

A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, and Heaps of Passion

An organization meeting altruistic as well financial goals needs committed leadership and direction. Here are four critical lessons for their chiefs.
David Van Andel
Stop, Drop and Apologize: Nest Halts Sales of Smoke Alarm Over Serious Flaw
Technology

Stop, Drop and Apologize: Nest Halts Sales of Smoke Alarm Over Serious Flaw

The Google-owned startup has halted sales of its hand-gestured smoke alarm because -- oops -- it might not go off during a real fire.
Kim Lachance Shandrow