Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

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    Song Rights

    Aug 20, 11 • 305 Views • No Comments

    When do we own what we create? It depends. For Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, hit albums controlled by record companies might soon become theirs again. During the mid-1970s, the Congress decided that after 35 years, a musician could regain the copyright...  [read more]

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    Patent Troll Protection

    Aug 17, 11 • 256 Views • No Comments

    We spray “OFF!” for insect protection, divers use shark repellent, and now, Google has purchased Motorola to resist patent trolls. Described in an NPR This American Life podcast, patent trolls purchase multiple patents with the intent of suing any...  [read more]

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    Geography Matters

    Apr 15, 11 • 232 Views • No Comments

    According to Harvard economist Ed Glaeser, big US cities deserve our attention. Rather like a ripple, first, as ports, they attracted commerce. Commerce led to more affluence. The affluence brought more people. The people wanted better education. Better...  [read more]

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    Restaurant Economics

    Apr 10, 11 • 237 Views • No Comments

    For a new restaurant in Chicago, Next, no one is sitting at the phone taking reservations. Instead, online, you can buy a ticket for a table seating 2 or 4 (not 3 or 5). According to Chicago Magazine, the tickets are nonrefundable, include the tip and tax,...  [read more]

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    Innovative Challenges

    Feb 25, 11 • 222 Views • No Comments

    Is it likely that, with each new discovery, innovation gets tougher? It might have been easier to identify an asteroid a century ago because the undiscovered ones were very big. It might have been simpler to find a new human organ; the last one, the...  [read more]