Posts Tagged ‘apple’

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    Amazonian eWarfare

    Jan 31, 12 • 253 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The Amazon rainforest may be shrinking, but Amazon.com certainly isn’t. The superpower “e-tailer” has all but taken over, and it’s selling just about anything, but Amazon.com threatens one industry just...  [read more]

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    Steve Jobs and Manufacturing Jobs

    Jan 23, 12 • 264 Views • No Comments

    A friend recently said to me, “The U.S. just doesn’t make anything anymore.” But we do. It’s just harder to see it. To observe contemporary U.S. manufacturing, you could go to Greenville, South Carolina. At an auto parts factory making...  [read more]

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    A Kodak (Missed) Moment

    Jan 7, 12 • 360 Views • No Comments

    Thinking of Kodak, we can remember razor blades and Apples. Soon after it began in 1880, Kodak told us, “You press the button and we do the rest.” Making home photography simple, they just had to sell us a camera; then, as with the razor and...  [read more]

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    An Apple’s Patent

    Nov 22, 11 • 262 Views • No Comments

    This apple has bites rather than bytes but like its namesake it was patented and took years to develop. When its U.S. patent expired in 2008, it had generated close to $6 million for the University of Minnesota and is still producing royalties in...  [read more]

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    Innovation and (Steve) Jobs

    Oct 27, 11 • 309 Views • No Comments

    From the iPhone and iPod to a…thermostat? At a Silicone Valley start-up, a former Apple design leader has switched his focus to diminishing carbon emissions, decreasing electric bills, and moderating energy usage. He has changed from iPhones and iPods...  [read more]