The Microsoft Emerging Business Team has announced a new program for innovative software startups around the world. The Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program helps high potential startups accelerate their partnership with Microsoft.
Archive for 2007
A NYT article highlights the importance of process innovation in the development of successful products. By providing examples from technology companies such as Apple, Google and Intel argues that process innovations, while highly complex and lacking glamour, are an essential part of establishing a winning edge in commercial electronics.
Browsing the library of OECD, I have identified quite a few books that are related to the topics that we are trying to address. The one presented below is one of the latest interesting books published by OECD. According to the abstract of the book…
Peer-to-Patent is an initiative by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that opens the patent examination process to public participation for the first time. Peer-to-Patent is an online system that aims to improve the quality of issued patents by enabling the public to supply the USPTO with information relevant to assessing the claims of pending patent applications.
The sixth edition of BusinessWeek’s special supplement “Inside Innovation” focuses on relationship between collaboration networks and innovation. According to the editor Bruce Nussbaum, “Innovation through collaboration is a management philosophy that leading-edge corporations increasingly embrace. But it takes a highly sophisticated skill to manage networks that span the globe, and only 5% get it right, according to Forrester Research.”
Currently, all over the web numerous articles and posts can be identified that are elaborating on the epidemic of the Municipal Wi-Fi networks failures. For example according to an article recently published in WIRED, two major and immense publicised projects in San Francisco and in Chicago have failed.
According to that latest report by Chris Nuttall, FT.com correspondent, in San Francisco the “Muni WiFi” movement has been dealt a double blow with the collapse of its San Francisco and Chicago schemes to provide blanket wireless coverage.