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'Give People What They Need': Why Russell Simmons Is Going All Digital

This mogul launched hip-hop's biggest entertainers of the past thirty years and has a new plan to discover the next generation of MCs and lyricists.

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's a Flying Car (Finally)!

Fasten your seat belts and forget about tray tables. This driving-flying machine is ready for takeoff.

22 Brilliant Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter

If you've been following the same people on Twitter for the last five years, you're probably missing out.

Google Glass Gets a High-Fashion Makeover, Still Looks Geeky

The tech company unveiled a range of headsets created in collaboration with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, which will go on sale June 23.

This Luxe Smartphone Could Be Yours for $10,000

High-end mobile phone company Vertu's new smartphone comes with a 24-hour global concierge service.

Blockchain.info CEO: In the Future, You'll Use Bitcoin Without Even Knowing It

Nicolas Cary discusses how you could benefit from the burgeoning Bitcoin economy, even if you don't own a single BTC.

7 Tips for a Smooth Start to Manufacturing

To avoid the pitfalls between prototype and real product, take it slow and know who you are trusting to manufacture your product.

NSA's Cryptic Tweet Was Actually a Recruiting Tool

The surveillance agency tweeted out a scrambled message on Monday meant to draw in would-be code breakers.

Amazon's New Twitter Hashtag Puts Items in Your Shopping Cart

With #AmazonCart, you can now add items to your Amazon shopping basket without leaving Twitter.

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.

These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding

One is for early detection of ovarian cancer, the other is a microendoscope that gynecologists can use in their exam rooms. Both aim to make a difference in patients' lives.

Maker's Row Ushers in a New Wave of U.S. Manufacturing

A tech startup helps burgeoning designers connect with U.S. manufacturers -- and paves the way for a small-business boom that's made in the USA.

How to Inspire a Culture of Innovation

Pepsi's first chief design officer, Mauro Porcini, encourages leaders to transform their approach to design thinking.

NASA-Inspired Technology Boosts Menswear Line

How four MIT students created stylish business clothing from specialized fabrics that breathe, regulate heat, zap moisture and neutralize the bacteria that causes body odor.

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'

Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

Here's how one 'trep went from amateur photographer to web mogul, serving up the visuals that enliven the way we work, study, purchase and play.

World-Champion Skier Jeremy Bloom's Unconventional Path to Entrepreneurship

He missed his shot at Olympic gold, his football career was sidelined by injuries. He has dabbled in modeling and TV presenting. Now, the golden boy may have finally found his footing, in what once would have seemed an unlikely arena: entrepreneurship.

Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

He has one of the most-loved marketing blogs, has penned more than a dozen bestselling books and launched a social site that attracts more than 50 million viewers per month. Yet he makes little effort to cultivate a following. Here, in his first-ever major profile, Seth Godin shares how he does it.

Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy

The founder of Adafruit Industries offers insights into how she managed to build a small empire from castaway Altoid tins and other common household items -- and secure the title of Entrepreneur of 2012.

Fab Forward: How Fab.com Found a Niche in a Design Deal Social Hub

With their site stuck in neutral, two entrepreneurs changed gears and paved a new road to success.

Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on Innovation

Music industry veteran Ann Mincieli describes working with famous artists like Alicia Keys and the trials of opening up her own studio space in New York. Her goal is to provide a cutting-edge experience that accommodates all skill levels.

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.

Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

Mike Wolfe, creator and star of the TV show American Pickers, is leveraging a popular passion for the past to build the multimedia empire of the future.

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