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Entries by Alex Wagner from 06/2011

Jeff Skoll Tries To Save The Planet

Posted 06.02.2011 | Impact

Participant Media, the production powerhouse behind films including "Waiting for Superman," "An Inconvenient Truth," "Good Night and Good Luck," and "...

House GOP Hints At Immigration Reform For Skilled Workers

Posted 06.02.2011 | Business

Republican lawmakers on Thursday signaled a willingness to tackle immigration reform measures, specifically those relating to skilled worker visas. ...

White House To Urban Entrepreneurs: We Hear You -- For the Most Part

Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

As high unemployment rates continue to plague the country, America's urban and minority populations face a particularly grim jobs market: according to...

Apple's IPod: The Case For The Innovation Economy

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As President Obama continues to battle for his innovation agenda, a new report released this week by the U.S. International Trade Commissi...

Y Combinator: The Harvard Of Silicon Valley

Posted 06.09.2011 | Business

Last week, 60 companies began a three month startup boot camp at Silicon Valley's Y Combinator. If all goes well, they should be worth millions by the...

Pandora's IPO: A Win For Listeners?

Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

As Pandora’s IPO sends Wall Street spinning, the hefty infusion of cash will position the company to deliver a better experience to its estimated 34...

MIT Media Lab: Meet The People Shaping Your Future

Posted 06.16.2011 | Business

As the country faces continued economic stagnation and long-term unemployment, private sector innovation remains a ray of hope in an oftentimes bleak ...

Zappos' Tony Hsieh And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Posted 06.17.2011 | Impact

The Zappos offices in Las Vegas are housed in a sun-drenched office park on a stretch of highway that could be found pretty much anywhere -- except fo...

Department Of Energy Makes $150M Bet On Solar Tech

Posted 06.17.2011 | Business

On Friday, Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu announced a "game changing" development in solar energy. A company called 1366 Technologies, headquartered...

ICANN Opens Domain Naming: Is The 'Dot Com' Boom Over?

Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced on Monday one of the most significant changes to Internet naming since "dot com" was...

Stocks Of Socialized Countries Have Outperformed U.S. Since Reagan Era

Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

American traders aren't likely to take kindly to the suggestion that big government might be good for the stock market. But data from a paper on the j...

Larry Summers To Sit On Square Board Of Directors

Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Former Treasury Secretary and former Director of the White House National Economic Council Lawrence Summers will be taking a position on t...

Obama Pushes High Tech Partnership to Fix Manufacturing Woes

Posted 06.24.2011 | Business

Joking that "one of my responsibilities as commander-in-chief is to keep an eye on robots," President Obama on Friday announced a new public-private s...