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Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home

Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home

Consumers will now be able to control their Whirlpool washers and dryers, Mercedes-Benz vehicles and Logitech remote controls through Nest's operating system.
15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season

15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season

With throwback know-how as well as some of the newest technologies, these gadgets have something for everyone, from tinkerers to tipplers.

4 Design Leaders on the Office Item They Can't Live Without

From a stapler to a slingshot, these four office items have been deemed essential.
3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

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.

Quirky Lands Its Largest Funding Round at $79 Million

The social product-development company also has extended its partnership with GE.
Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier

Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier

The two companies announced a new partnership that'll give citizen inventors access to a portion of GE's patent coffers, as well as a co-branded effort that could effectively appify your home.
Where the Founders of Young Startups Find Inspiration

Where the Founders of Young Startups Find Inspiration

From Quirky's Ben Kaufman to Aaron Levie of Box, here's what inspires some of the hottest startups around.
Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a Story

Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a Story

See how Rachel Shechtman is bringing a magazine-like approach -- and advertisers -- into her retail shop.
Don't Be Seduced by the Wrong Investors

Don't Be Seduced by the Wrong Investors

Quirky founder Ben Kaufman explains why the biggest money mistake is accepting funds from the wrong people. Always make sure potential investors are aligned with your business interests first.
Ben Kaufman on Quirky's Most Successful Inventions

Ben Kaufman on Quirky's Most Successful Inventions

Founder of the crowd-sourced product development company shares the items from everyday inventors that have become so popular -- and biggest winners to date.
Quirky's Advice for Inventors: Study the Market

Quirky's Advice for Inventors: Study the Market

Inventors may know how to pinpoint a problem, but coming up with a product that shoppers want is another challenge entirely. Fortunately for them, Quirky can help.
How to Create the Best Products in the World

How to Create the Best Products in the World

Quirky founder Ben Kaufman describes what the iPod and Snuggie blankets have in common. Here's a hint: They both solve consumers' everyday problems. Doing so, says Kaufman, is the key to making a killer product.
Quirky's Ben Kaufman on Innovation

Quirky's Ben Kaufman on Innovation

Meet the founder of Quirky, a crowdsourced product-development company. Its mission is "to make invention accessible." Its goal: to invent two new consumer products a week. He shares his views on creativity and starting up as part of our Innovators series.
'Quirky' Turns Inventors into Reality TV Stars

'Quirky' Turns Inventors into Reality TV Stars

A new reality TV series starring Ben Kaufman and his product development firm Quirky is debuting tonight.
Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

At the age of 24, Ben Kaufman already has a successful startup track record. With Quirky, he's tapped into the power of open innovation and created a place where anyone can become an inventor.

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