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Europe’s Silicon Valley Deep Dive

Disruption comes from escaping your box and approaching a business or service from an unlikely angle. Last week, in a packed ballroom at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, you could view Silicon Valley on the ground, or from…

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Country Mashup: SF’s Innovation Jam

San Francisco thrives on the sparks that fly from thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, startups, all interacting in a city feverish for innovation. Last Friday night at the tech incubator The Vault, Founder Kevin Smith added a novel twist: a Country…

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URWork: Co-Creating Dreams in China’s Sharing Economy

Mao Daqing moves easily on the stage of a fashionably repurposed factory in Beijing, the ideal setting for this week’s INS Co-Invention conference on reinventing work, the office and technology. An athlete and marathon runner, the founder and CEO of…

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Amazon Eats Google’s Lunch: Why Brand Beats Bulk in the Tech Takeover Wars

Who will win the ultimate race to tether consumers from computer to store? The now-familiar public feeding frenzy of tech giants eating retail dinosaurs has spun into a high gear with Amazon’s purchase of upscale Whole Foods and Google’s Walmart…

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