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Photos: 15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season
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With throwback know-how as well as some of the newest technologies, these gadgets have something for everyone, from tinkerers to tipplers.
December 17, 2013 in Office Tech

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

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From a stapler to a slingshot, these four office items have been deemed essential.
December 2, 2013 in Productivity
3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

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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.
November 22, 2013 in Startup Basics

Quirky Lands Its Largest Funding Round at $79 Million

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The social product-development company also has extended its partnership with GE.
November 13, 2013 in Financing
Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier

Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier

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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.
April 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Where the Founders of Young Startups Find Inspiration

Where the Founders of Young Startups Find Inspiration

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From Quirky's Ben Kaufman to Aaron Levie of Box, here's what inspires some of the hottest startups around.
February 21, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Video: Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a StoryPlay Video

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

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See how Rachel Shechtman is bringing a magazine-like approach -- and advertisers -- into her retail shop.
March 12, 2012 in Retail Center
Video: Don't Be Seduced by the Wrong InvestorsPlay Video

Don't Be Seduced by the Wrong Investors (Video)

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.
October 20, 2011 in Financing
Video: Ben Kaufman on Quirky's Most Successful InventionsPlay Video

Ben Kaufman on Quirky's Most Successful Inventions (Video)

Founder of the crowd-sourced product development company shares the items from everyday inventors that have become so popular -- and biggest winners to date.
October 13, 2011 in Success Stories
Quirky's Advice for Inventors: Study the Market

Quirky's Advice for Inventors: Study the Market

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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.
October 5, 2011 in Inventing
Video: How to Create the Best Products in the WorldPlay Video

How to Create the Best Products in the World (Video)

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.
September 28, 2011 in Inventing
Video: Quirky's Ben Kaufman on InnovationPlay Video

Quirky's Ben Kaufman on Innovation (Video)

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.
September 12, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs
'Quirky' Turns Inventors into Reality TV Stars

'Quirky' Turns Inventors into Reality TV Stars

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A new reality TV series starring Ben Kaufman and his product development firm Quirky is debuting tonight.
August 30, 2011 in Inventing
Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

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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.
July 26, 2011 in Inventing

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