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Want to Text and Walk and Still See Where You're Going? Apple Has a Patent for That.
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Apple has filed a patent for 'transparent texting.'
March 31, 2014 in Technology
Maker's Row Ushers in a New Wave of U.S. Manufacturing

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

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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.
June 17, 2013 in Business Ideas

How to Inspire a Culture of Innovation

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Pepsi's first chief design officer, Mauro Porcini, encourages leaders to transform their approach to design thinking.
June 12, 2013 in Innovation
NASA-Inspired Technology Boosts Menswear Line

NASA-Inspired Technology Boosts Menswear Line

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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.
June 8, 2013 in Innovation
Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

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CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'
June 4, 2013 in Financing
Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

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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.
April 30, 2013 in Profiles
World-Champion Skier Jeremy Bloom's Unconventional Path to Entrepreneurship

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

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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.
March 19, 2013 in Profiles
Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

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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.
February 1, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
Video: Limor Fried on Making DIY Look EasyPlay Video

Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy (Video)

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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.
January 25, 2013 in Success Stories
Fab Forward: How Fab.com Found a Niche in a Design Deal Social Hub

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

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With their site stuck in neutral, two entrepreneurs changed gears and paved a new road to success.
October 18, 2011 in Success Stories
Video: Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on InnovationPlay Video

Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on Innovation (Video)

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.
September 19, 2011 in Profiles
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
Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

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

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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.
August 31, 2011 in Innovation
Video: The Innovators: Looptworks' Scott HamlinPlay Video

The Innovators: Looptworks' Scott Hamlin (Video)

Co-founder of an upcycled clothing and accessories maker describes a new frontier for product innovations.
August 30, 2011 in Innovation
Video: The Innovators: Stumptown's Duane SorensonPlay Video

The Innovators: Stumptown's Duane Sorenson (Video)

Founder of the counterculture coffee brand talks about how he's managed to innovate within the age-old coffee industry.
August 29, 2011 in Innovation
Video: The Innovators: Spanx Founder Sara BlakelyPlay Video

The Innovators: Spanx Founder Sara Blakely (Video)

The founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about how she turned her invention into a household name.
August 24, 2011 in The 'Treps
Video: The Innovators: The Orchard's Richard GottehrerPlay Video

The Innovators: The Orchard's Richard Gottehrer (Video)

The co-founder of a successful music distributor for independent artists talks about staying nimble in a fast-changing industry.
August 2, 2011 in Innovation
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
Video: The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny MeyerPlay Video

The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny Meyer (Video)

The New York restaurateur talks about starting and growing a successful business.
July 20, 2011 in Restaurant Center
Video: The Innovators: Sweet Riot's Sarah EndlinePlay Video

The Innovators: Sweet Riot's Sarah Endline (Video)

The founder of an upstart chocolate-maker talks about how she's building a community around products with a social mission.
June 23, 2011 in Success Stories
Video: The Innovators: Foursquare's Dennis CrowleyPlay Video

The Innovators: Foursquare's Dennis Crowley (Video)

The co-founder of a popular mobile app talks about how his company got started.
June 22, 2011 in The 'Treps
Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, the Coffee Connoisseur

Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, the Coffee Connoisseur

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This innovator elevated coffee to a level of appreciation on par with gourmet food and fine wine. An inside look at how the company helped launch a culture of coffee aficionados.
June 21, 2011 in Profiles
Video: The Innovators: Docstoc's Jason NazarPlay Video

The Innovators: Docstoc's Jason Nazar (Video)

The co-founder of an online community for sharing professional documents talks about the challenges of nurturing a new business concept.
June 14, 2011 in Profiles
Video: The Innovators: YouWeb's Peter RelanPlay Video

The Innovators: YouWeb's Peter Relan (Video)

The founder of a videogame incubator talks about nurturing game developers as entrepreneurs.
June 13, 2011 in Innovation
Video: The Innovators: Nifty After Fifty's Sheldon ZinbergPlay Video

The Innovators: Nifty After Fifty's Sheldon Zinberg (Video)

The founder of a fitness center for 50-somethings shares his views on pioneering a new business concept. (02:42)
May 18, 2011 in Innovation

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