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Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Don't be caught off-kilter by unexpected roadblocks and setbacks. Acquaint yourself with these keys for ushering new products into the marketplace.

The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

Use the 'Perfect Product Pyramid' to turn your ideas into success.

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

The author of a new book tells how several inventive types tested their product's premise. A catchy concept won't score profits for a startup if no one wants the device.

Etsy Just Bought an Electronics E-Tailer Called Grand St. Here's Why.

In a deal rumored to be worth just under $10 million, Etsy has acquired Grand St., an online marketplace where indie hardware makers vend cutting-edge tech.

How Do You Take Your Eggs? This Startup Likes Them 'Golden'

The Golden Goose, a kitchen gadget that scrambles raw eggs within their shells, has nearly surpassed its $34,500 Kickstarter goal in one week.

This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

A device called the MIDI Sprout, which transforms plant biorhythms into a sort of music, is sowing major seed funding on Kickstarter -- to the tune of over $27,000.

What Invention Would You Most Like to See in Your Lifetime?

According to a new Pew study, if you're like a lot of Americans, you'd like to own something that gets you places faster, lets you time-travel or somehow prolongs your life.

Think Your Job Sucks? New MTV Show Profiles Strange and Awesome Career Paths

MTV's new series, which profiles snake venom milkers, beer keg inventors and junk food bloggers, represents the network's first foray into business-centric content.

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.

Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does.

Creative people oftentimes aren't great at selling their ideas. That's where you come in.

15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Looks to Disrupt Sugary Drinks Market

Recent Shark Tank contestant infuses some 'sweet' innovation in his product that seeks to replace soda and sports beverages.

Keep Innovation Flowing as Your Startup Grows

Big companies can keep a lookout for new ideas. But managers need to listen to front-line employees.

Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers

Sticks and stones may break bones, but printers can replace them -- and a whole lot more.

12 Awesome Gift Ideas That Appeared on 'Shark Tank'

ABC's reality pitch show about entrepreneurs isn't all about drama and suspense. It's also about neat inventions.

American Heart Association Using Crowdfunding to Find Next Big Thing in Health

The American Heart Association is using crowdfunding to find innovative technologies that can assist in improving cardiovascular health across the U.S.

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

While many people believe they have the next million-dollar idea, in reality their vision could be a total dud. Here are 10 things needed to make your invention a success.

Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead

The inventors claim that topically applied caffeine offers a consistent level of energy without the jolting buzz-then-crash that comes with drinking caffeinated drinks.

Why Licensing is the Best Way to Get Your Product on Store Shelves

Finding a company to manufacture and market your wares can be a shortcut into major retailers.

Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone.

Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Innovation Act today, but stakeholders fear that the increased paperwork required by the bill would be counterproductive.

3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

Coming up with a great product idea doesn't necessarily mean you need to launch a business around it. Here are three things you need to know before taking that leap.

The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes

Alaskan entrepreneur Rick Stafford's latest invention are a lifesaving idea.

Quirky Lands Its Largest Funding Round at $79 Million

The social product-development company also has extended its partnership with GE.

13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

From a 'onesie' that lets your baby mop your floors to a mic-shaped sponge for rocking out in the shower, here are some wacky inventions from entrepreneurs.

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

Concentrate your efforts and you can become an expert on a product or market niche fairly quickly. Here's how.

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