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Tesla's Patent Release Isn't Crazy or Altruistic

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

Tesla Motors is freeing up its 200 patents to electric car competitors, throwing automotive analysts into a frenzy. But CEO Elon Musk is just following the profitable open source road paved by Salesforce, Facebook and Apple.

Tesla Is Giving Away All Of Its Ideas For Free

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business

Tesla is giving away its special sauce. CEO Elon Musk pledged Thursday that the electric carmaker will not sue anyone who uses Tesla’s patented ...

There's No Remote Control For This Toy Helicopter

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.06.2013 | Technology

As if a future filled with unmanned drones hovering overhead wasn't scary enough, here comes a miniature helicopter controlled by someone's mind. T...

Do We Want An Efficient Economy?

Marcin Jakubowski | Posted 01.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Marcin Jakubowski

In 2008, I dropped my theoretical physicist's chalkboard and began developing the Global Village Construction Set -- an open source, collaborative project. Today, we are showing the results that come from having zero competitive waste. Our approach is collaborative. Our business model is helping others replicate our enterprise.

This Kickstarter Project Raised $1 Million In 8 Hours

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.11.2012 | Technology

Raising $1 million on Kickstarter is an impressive feat, but doing so in eight hours and 22 minutes is unprecedented. That's the time it took Ouya...

20 Big Ideas for 2012, Part Four

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Don Tapscott

What will happen in 2012? In the spirit of the aphorism "The future is not something to be predicted, it's something to be achieved," let me suggest 20 transformations.