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University of Illinois, Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Throw Hat In Ring For "Mother Of Invention" Title

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 10.23.2016 | Chicago
Dr. Abraham Froman

We've all heard the old English proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention," meaning difficult or impossible scenarios prompt inventions aimed at reducing the difficulty.

Elon Musk: A Self-Made Entrepreneur

Avijeet Sachdev | Posted 02.02.2013 | Teen
Avijeet Sachdev

I personally admire Elon Musk as an entrepreneur not only because of the work he's done, but also because of his constant determination to do great things.

Comparing the First Four Years of the App Store to the Early Commercial Web

Brad Spirrison | Posted 09.10.2012 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

What the App Store did for mobile media consumption in many ways parallels what Netscape did for the commercial web in the mid-90s.

Social Media Monitoring: It Pays to Listen

Robert Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Ball

Small and large businesses alike frequently fail to comprehend how social media can be used to hear the subtle, vital nuances of the market or worse yet, the not-so-subtle screams.

When Capitalism Fails -- The Ugly World of Monopolies

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Monopolies have virtually no competition and can dictate prices to their customers unless they are restricted by regulators. One company that many would call a monopoly is Facebook.

Lawyers, Anthropologists, and Revolutionaries

Paul Lippe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Paul Lippe

In the mid-'90's, when I was General Counsel of a Silicon Valley software company called Synopsys, my friend Roberta Katz had a similar role at Netsc...

"Don't Be Evil": How Larry Page and Sergey Brin Really Think and Should We Worry About Google's Dominance

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

We shall see if Larry and Sergey's collective brain can keep up with the spontaneous evolution of the Internet.

From The Pentagon To Monty Python: The Internet Turns 40

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Weigant

Technology has grown by such leaps and bounds since 1969 that it's hard to conceive how things were before we all had access to computers.

Firefox 3.0: Upstart Browser Challenges The Man

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The browser, that porthole onto the broad horizon of the Web, is about to get some fancy new window dressing. Next month, after three years of develo...