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10 Ways To Encourage Company Innovation In Your Employees

Looking for a wave of fresh ideas? Not every innovation has to come from the top down. Your work family is probably brimming with potential and thoughtful new ways to… Read more »

How This Entrepreneur Turned A 100-Year-Old Business Model Into A $100 Million Acquisition

Dane Madsen has proved to be an incredible deal maker. He not only built one of the most famous companies twice, but sold his startup for $100 million. Here’s what… Read more »

Why Large Companies Continue to Struggle With Innovation

There is something seductive about success. It lures people into doing the same things that made them successful in the past. This is especially the case for organizations that have… Read more »

Google and the Rest of the Tech Industry Are Grappling With These 3 Data Problems

Politicians have the tech industry in their cross hairs following recent high-profile data blunders like Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal. The question is what to do.   Source: Google and the… Read more »

An Amazon-backed startup is selling smartglasses for $1,000 that are customized to your face

There’s a vision of the future in Silicon Valley that one day, highly advanced glasses will be able to provide useful information inside their lenses. Instead of looking at your… Read more »

Why Apple, Google, and Amazon Hired Cardiologists

Big Silicon Valley companies have often competed for talent with specialized skills, like expertise in artificial intelligence or trendy new programming languages. Now they’re competing for heart doctors.   Source:… Read more »

3 Ways Health Systems Can Prepare for Natural Disasters

Here are three things to consider to ensure your health system is properly prepared should a natural disaster strike close to home.   Source: 3 Ways Health Systems Can Prepare… Read more »

5 Trends Emerge in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018

Widespread artificial intelligence, biohacking, new platforms and immersive experiences dominate this year’s Gartner Hype Cycle. Source: 5 Trends Emerge in the Gartner Hype Cyble for Emerging Technologies, 2018

Talent will determine the world’s next tech investment hubs

For years, Silicon Valley wasn’t the main place many venture capitalists looked for deals — it was the only place. But the Bay Area is beginning to lose its once… Read more »

Rock Health: Digital health adoption on the rise, but wearables, telemedicine lag behind

Eighty-seven percent of Americans used at least one digital health tool in 2017, up from 80 percent in 2015, according to a new survey out from Rock Health. For the… Read more »

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7 Women Leaders At Corporate Venture Capital Funds You Should Know

Your startup may be intent on disrupting their industry, however, in the venture maze of funding options, it would benefit your business to pay much more attention to corporate venture… Read more »

Apple Buys Maker of Augmented Reality Lenses

Apple Inc. (AAPL) has acquired a Denver, Colorado-based manufacturer of augmented reality lenses for an undisclosed sum. Apple’s acquisition of the startup offers the clearest indication yet that the Cupertino,… Read more »

Okay Google: Voice Search Technology And The Rise Of Voice Commerce

Whether you say “Okay Google” or “Alexa” (depending on which smart speaker you have) – voice search technology is changing our world. Source: “Okay Google: Voice Search Technology And The… Read more »

Do You Have Too Much Tech or Not Enough? 5 Ways to Find Out

Your office technology fuels your business — but what’s too much tech, and what’s too little? Source: Do You Have Too Much Tech or Not Enough? 5 Ways to Find… Read more »

Special report: A beginning entrepreneur’s guide to Triangle startup community

Last summer, ExitEvent published an interactive 101-style guide to the Triangle startup community before the publication merged with WRAL TechWire. The guide was meant to be a gateway into the… Read more »

Six Things Wilmington Professionals Should Know

The Swain Center for Executive Education shares their top six trending themes to help you and your organizations grow.   Source: Greater Wilmington Business Journal 

Top Technologies Impacting The Real Estate Market Today

With as much as 56% of buyers 36 years old and younger finding their homes on the internet, according to the National Association of Realtors, being an agent or investor on… Read more »

Voice Tech Will Kill The Keyboard – The 3 Ways Your Business Can Survive

Voice technology may be relatively new, but as the global popularity of Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant and Alexa shows, consumers are more than ready to move on from their keyboards.   Source:… Read more »

US Treasury Dept. Fintech Innovation Report Touches on Crypto, Blockchain

A major new report from the U.S. Treasury Department published July 31 has called for a more agile and conducive regulatory approach to innovations in the fintech sector.   Source:… Read more »

5 Retailers Using Tech to Create Futuristic Stores

Self-checkout is already available at many retailers but is just the beginning of automation coming to big-box stores. Source: 5 Retailers Using Tech to Create Futuristic Stores

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Commentary: Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

In the health care industry, Artificial Intelligence can go beyond data collection and administrative tasks — if providers and patients allow it.   Source: Commentary: Artificial Intelligence in Health Care… Read more »

Networking Innovation Is Finally Catching Up with the Cloud

The benefits of cloud networking in the data centre come down to three key values: scale, performance and cost. Source: Networking Innovation Is Finally Catching Up with the Cloud

What Your Innovation Process Should Look Like

Companies and government agencies often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a set of unconstrained activities with no discipline. In reality, for innovation to contribute to a company or… Read more »

Why Design Thinking Won’t Solve All Your Innovation Problems

Over the last couple of years, design thinking has become one of the most common innovation buzzwords, and therefore, has become seen as a panacea to “doing” innovation. The reality,… Read more »

Have the Tech Giants Grown Too Powerful? That’s an Easy One

In start-up lore, no figure is more venerated than the tech-world founder. No mere entrepreneur, the founder is unique, sitting above the categories other people might use to order the… Read more »

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they’re also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly… Read more »

GE moves to spin off healthcare division

After a year of soul searching and strategic review, GE announced its move today to spin off GE Healthcare into a standalone company over the next 12 to 18 months…. Read more »

Bootstrapping or Venture Capital: The pros and cons every startup should think about

The question you need to be asking yourself in the beginning is: “Are you a startup or a small business?”. Is your business there to support your lifestyle as a business… Read more »

Why More Women Will Make The Blockchain Stronger

This lack of gender diversity is also evident at blockchain-related events. Earlier this year, The New York Times reported that the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami had 84 male… Read more »

Will blockchain disrupt social media next?

For many, the arrival of bitcoin – the cryptocurrency predicted to hit a value of $1.2 trillion by the end of 2018 – promised something much more than quicker online… Read more »

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10 New Services That’ll Make You Say, ‘Why Didn’t I Think of That’

Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, entrepreneurs are producing the next brilliant products — things that are so intuitively useful, and so instantly longed… Read more »

5 Key Reasons Business Owners Need to Know About Fintech

Technology has radically revolutionized the way companies are conducting their business.  Financial technology (often referred to as fintech) is one such technology that has fundamentally changed how organizations, small, medium… Read more »

How Individuals Can Invest in Tech Startups

You don’t have to be a Silicon Valley venture capitalist to invest in the hot new technology startups. Individuals interested in startups can invest through angel groups or online platforms… Read more »

Five Ways Voice Technology Is Transforming Our Lives And Businesses

Voice technology is changing how we surf the net, buy products and interact with our devices. Already, we can search for coffee shops while we’re driving and order pizza from… Read more »

How HRTech Spreads Feel-Good Vibes Around the Office

Instead of rewarding only a small group of high-performers, Openlink, a trading and financial risk technology company, decided to redistribute the same budget.   Source: How HRTech Spreads Feel-Good Vibes… Read more »

When Passion and Technology Meet

Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte have been friends since junior high in San Jose, Calif., when Mr. Bhat dove into coding and Mr. Phadte tinkered with robots. Now, they are… Read more »

Bitcoin Is Sucking Up So Much Energy, It Could Stop Being Profitable

The bitcoin network could use 0.5 percent of the world’s energy consumption by the end of this year, and it could soon cost so much to mine the cryptocurrency that… Read more »

What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about Europe’s new data law

A revolution in how companies handle your personal information is happening. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect across the European Union on May 25, introducing much tougher… Read more »

Missed the bitcoin boom? Check out these five rising cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin is so 2017. If you missed out as the virtual currency soared from $1,000 to over $19,000, here are five other digital assets you can jump into with your… Read more »

Last Week in Tech: Did Artificial Intelligence Write This Post?

Like it or not, artificial intelligence already plays a considerable role in your life. Maybe Facebook’s algorithm pointed you toward this article. Maybe you just switched off a Netflix movie… Read more »

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Facebook is reportedly starting a blockchain team

Facebook is reportedly shaking up its management team in a gigantic way today — and according to Recode, the head of the company’s popular Facebook Messenger app will now be… Read more »

Google is now ready to let its tech do your talking

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Technology has given some people a voice, but now Google is ready to let its artificial intelligence do more of the talking. Google Duplex, a new… Read more »

We Have the AI Technology, But is it Ethical?

Around five years ago, everyone was talking about IoT and how it was going to change everything as we connect billions of devices. We seem to go through cycles where… Read more »

Can Technology Solve India’s Healthcare Accessibility and Affordability Issues?

In prehistoric and ancient times magic and religion played a large role in the origin and the cure of disease. Diseases were thought to be of supernatural origins such as… Read more »

The trials and tribulations of widespread technology use

Social media platforms and other technological companies must prevent undesirable outcomes, including Russia’s Facebook and Twitter hacking during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign period. We should employ common sense to… Read more »

The Five Most Overlooked Paths To Innovation

Bring together a group of highly intelligent individuals who are passionate about their business and dedicated to finding solutions, and innovation is inevitable, right? Actually, no. In working with C-level… Read more »

Calling All HR Tech Startups: HR Technology Conference & Exposition Announces Details of New Pitchfest Event

Acknowledging the significant innovations and funding trends in the HR tech category, this year’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition® is adding its first annual “Pitchfest” event. From the founders of… Read more »

EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite… Read more »

Smart marketing still hinges on humanity, not technology

Remember what life was like before we had smartphones? We flipped through inches of white pages without a thought, carried impossible-to-fold maps wherever we traveled and never left home without… Read more »

Why partnerships between medtech companies and doctors are so important

As new devices and technologies are being developed in the medtech industry, doctors and physicians have to learn about the devices on platforms that are different from what they know…. Read more »

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How Other Cultures Think of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship often seems distinctly “American. After all, it encapsulates the American Dream of unlimited upward social mobility and the belief that as long as you have a good idea and good work ethic, you… Read more »

8 women medtech innovators you need to know 

As we celebrate more women becoming medtech leaders and paving the way for innovation, it’s important to remember the many accomplishments women have already made when it comes to the advancement of… Read more »

Innovation Marketplaces, Explained

1. What is an innovation marketplace? It’s an e-commerce platform for indie manufacturers. As much as e-commerce has been transformative for consumers, many manufacturers and inventors have been left out of the… Read more »

Best practices (and common pitfalls) of edtech privacy policies

Edtech vendors should strive for clarity and specificity in their privacy policies to enable school administrators to make smart choices. Source: Best practices (and common pitfalls) of edtech privacy policies

4 Ways to Advance Telehealth Through Innovation

When it comes to telehealth adoption, it appears that the industry has reached the tipping point. Increased consumer demand, research activity and investment in telehealth are all at a stage where… Read more »

HR tech tools can help employers comply with GDPR

Too many businesses seem to be embracing Satchell Paige’s famous admonition: “Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.” The General Data Protection Regulation, the European Union’s new personal… Read more »

Amazon Could Enter Hospital Supply Chain — Why Medtech Shouldn’t Worry

Medical supplier stocks collectively toppled to a 10-month low intraday Tuesday with Becton Dickinson (BDX) among the biggest losers after reports emerged that Amazon.com (AMZN) is planning to sell supplies to hospitals. But analysts… Read more »

Why Does Internal Innovation Often Fail? ‘Entrepreneur’ Is Not The Same As ‘Innovator’

Today I had a conversation with a client in which he spoke of the internal entrepreneurial groups in his well-established $3 billion company. He referred to these internal teams and… Read more »

How Distributed Ledgers Are Disrupting HR Technology

When it comes to enterprise IT discussions, human resources (HR) technology has not gotten the same hype enjoyed by other technologies like blockchain, big data and the Internet of Things…. Read more »

Amazon’s new healthcare company could give smaller healthtech players a boost

JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have joined forces with Amazon to form a new healthcare company for all U.S. employees. Right now details are so sparse there’s not even a name associated… Read more »

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7 Common Misconceptions Young People Have About Entrepreneurship

Google recently conducted a survey to see what young people think about popular brands. It turns out that brands with an entrepreneurial story behind them are considered the coolest. Companies with cachet among… Read more »

Education technology is a global opportunity 

$8.15 billion. That’s the amount global investors staked in edtech companies in the first 10 months of 2017. Education used to be simple: there was a blackboard, a teacher and desks in… Read more »

Are the Most Innovative Companies Just the Ones With the Most Data?

Do you still use Yahoo? Do you still remember MySpace? Compaq? Kodak? The cases of startups with superior ideas dethroning well-established incumbents are legion. This is the beauty of “creative… Read more »

HR tech to watch in 2018

While rising costs, complex billing systems and health care illiteracy remain today’s top benefits-related challenges, new software solutions and tools geared toward the HR function have made them easier to… Read more »

National MedTech Skills Academy to launch in Leeds

As part of a £6.1 million investment from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Bradford College will work with educational institutions and medtech companies in Leeds. The project will… Read more »

Business incubator aims to help small firms win government work

Business incubators have been all the rage in the D.C. area in recent years, as local leaders try to step beyond the region’s dependence on federal money. But the area’s… Read more »

Lessons for HR Tech Vendors and Buyers

The importance of an enterprise HR systems strategy is further accentuated by the need for integration within various HR applications and from HR applications to other enterprise applications. The report… Read more »

5 Ways to Change Your Thinking, According to Entrepreneur’s Editor in Chief

This article is excerpted from Entrepreneur magazine editor-in-chief Jason Feifer’s monthly newsletter, The Feifer Five. Each month, he sends out five insights to help you think more creatively. Subscribe here. It’s… Read more »

The Next Big Step for AI? Understanding Video

For a computer, recognizing a cat or a duck in a still image is pretty clever. But a stiffer test for artificial intelligence will be understanding when the cat is… Read more »

How HR tech keeps staff aligned with an organization’s strategic goals 

When used effectively, human resource systems can elevate HR’s role in supporting organizational strategy. A critical component of any such effort is identifying and fulfilling talent requirements — present and… Read more »

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Why, and how, warranties should guide edtech purchasing

School technology leaders are faced with the buying decisions of products for an entire school or district. These types of edtech purchases are a sizeable investment and, unfortunately, funding can… Read more »

Top health tech predictions for 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will revolutionize clinical trials and GDPR will positively impact targeting capabilities, according to PulsePoint’s General Manager EMEA, Gareth Shaw, who predicts how valuable new… Read more »

Advancements in AI Are Rewriting Our Entire Economy

Once theorized as visions of a future society, technology like automation and artificial intelligence are now becoming a part of everyday life. These advancements in AI are already impacting our economy,… Read more »

11 women who prove that health tech investing isn’t a boys’ club

Women continue to represent a tiny sliver of investors in Silicon Valley and other tech hubs. But in health tech, the divide isn’t quite as stark as in other sectors…. Read more »

The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant

Eric Leuthardt believes that in the near future we will allow doctors to insert electrodes into our brains so we can communicate directly with computers and each other.   Source:… Read more »

11 Amazing Examples of Disruptive Technology

The pace of innovation is incredibly fast with new things being discovered daily. Here are eleven examples of the most disruptive technologies at the time of writing.   Source: Richtopia; 11… Read more »

The 4 People Who Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

Now is the time of year when we are all looking ahead with hopeful and determined eyes. “This is going to be my year. This is the year that I become… Read more »

What It Takes to Build Your Own Successful Business

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jason Saltzman sits down with two successful entrepreneurs to hear about their stories. Joe Regal, the founder of Zola Books, wanted to change the… Read more »

Genetic Programmers Are the Next Startup Millionaires

A two-year-old company developing molecular “logic” for cancer treatment has been snapped up for $175 million by Gilead Sciences amid a surge of interest in ways to battle disease using engineered… Read more »

These 3 Voices Build A Bridge Between EdTech Startups And Teachers

There is no shortage of edtech entrepreneurs who want to bring more technology into the classroom or within higher education institutions. Over the past five years, an ecosystem has emerged… Read more »

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