Creating Spectrum for the Internet of Things

The wireless industry is against super WIFI networks while Google and Microsoft say it would spark innovation.

On February 3, 2013, the Washington Post boldly led a front-page story last weekend with the claim: “The federal government wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month.”

 

 

 

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Innovationews interviews DaVinci Institute founder and futurist Thomas Frey

Thomas Frey, Senior Futurist and Keynote Speaker

Thomas Frey is a futurist and keynote speaker who presents his ideas about the future to companies, government officials and others around the globe seeking guidance and insight in a rapidly changing world.

 

 

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IPO’s stifle startups’ creativity and innovation: Study

Is going public the beginning to the end of a startup?

A Stanford academic study has found that a firm’s IPO can put the lid on creativity and innovation. Shai Bernstein of the university’s Graduate School of Business studied thousands of startups between 1985 and 2003 to write a paper on the subject, and these are some of his findings:

 

 

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China’s one-child policy stifles innovation: Study

China’s one-child law may be stifling its citizens’ innovation.

Development of a child can greatly be influenced by the number of siblings they have. But what happens when you have an entire nation of only children? China’s one-child law indicates that the policy may be stifling its citizens’ innovative instincts because single children born under the law there are less likely to be competitive, are more pessimistic, and less inclined to take risks, according to a new study. Those were the findings of researchers from Monash University in Australia.

 

 

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The ‘flipped academic’ in higher education – inform first and publish later

Turning the education model inside out.

The concept of the ‘flipped classroom’ in schools is when pupils complete course material ahead of lessons to free up time with their teachers and apply the knowledge they have just learned. Now a related philosophy is developing in higher education. Can we also flip academics – or even academia itself?

 

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USPTO Director Kappos delivers speech on software patents, the PTO and innovation

Director David Kappos

Director of the USPTO David Kappos delivered a keynote address last week  to the Center for American Progress that focused on software patents and the smartphone “patent wars.”  The speech is noteworthy for the Director’s strong defense of software patents. The entire speech is worth reading – here are a few excerpts to induce you to:

 

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Top 5 trends that will change HR in the future

You won’t just hire a person, you will hire their network in the future.

When you look at HR trends people tend to look at what we do today and discuss ways it can be done better in the future. Applications and tools for recruiting, training, on-boarding, etc. are being developed at dizzying rates. The problem is that these new HR innovations are going to have a short half life.

 

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