Archives: September 2008

Investing in Innovation...Now?

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 30

I had a couple of conversations in the past week of major economic turmoil that addressed how the pursuit of innovation might be affected by the looming recession. Craig Barrett,...

Cisco CEO John Chambers on Speeding Up Innovation

Posted by: Matthew Vella on September 24

Yesterday morning, Cisco Systems’ charismatic Chairman and CEO John Chambers addressed the World Business Forum taking place this week in New York. After taking the crowd of CEOs and senior...

Can America Stay Competitive?

Posted by: Helen Walters on September 24

As many of my colleagues have mentioned, Intel chairman Craig Barrett visited BusinessWeek recently. His acidic tone and frustration and discontent with the state of America were palpable. I...

Inside Google's Design Process

Posted by: Helen Walters on September 23

While many eyes are trained on Mountain View for the official release of the new G1/Android phone from Google and T-Mobile, I got an insight into Google's design process from...

Vipp is after your disposable income

Posted by: Helen Walters on September 19

Given the chaos that has assailed the world's markets this week, it might seem a little crass to mention $300 trash cans. But the Danish firm Vipp held a swanky...

MTV's The Hills are alive... with the sound of audience participation

Posted by: Helen Walters on September 16

Following the trials and tribulations of a bunch of privileged Californians might be mystifying to some, but as every self-respecting teenage girl knows, MTV's The Hills is something of a...

How to define--and execute-- "innovation" in investment banking?

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 15

Walking to work each day from the subway station to my office, I pass the headquarters of Lehman Brothers. Usually, there are tourists outside, taking home videos of the eye-catching...

Architecture beyond building: Asymptote at the Venice Biennale

Posted by: Helen Walters on September 12

The Venice Biennale kicks off next week and I caught up with Hani Rashid, co-founder of experimental architectural collective Asymptote, right before he left New York for Europe. Asymptote...

Google Goes Fashionista with Betsey Johnson, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, etc.

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 10

Okay, okay, so we blog a lot about Google. But here's a Fashion Week twist: today, the search giant revealed iGoogle themes (the background that shows up if you have...

Hewlett-Packard's Sneak Peek at Fashion Week

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 09

Tonight at 7pm at the New York runway presentation of fashion designer Vivienne Tam’s Spring 2009 clothing line, many of the models will strut down the catwalk carrying tiny Hewlett-Packard...

SAP Invests in InnoCentive

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 09

Today at 10 AM, SAP, the business software provider, announced that its SAP NetWeaver Fund will invest in InnoCentive, the Web site where people post engineering and design problems to...

Innovate, baby, innovate!

Posted by: Helen Walters on September 08

That's the chant Thomas Friedman of the New York Times wishes he'd heard people at the RNC chanting instead of "drill, baby, drill." The chorus of calls for U.S.-centric, government-sponsored...

Google's Graphic Novel: The Chrome Browser's Design Story

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 03

So Google just launched the beta version of its open-source Web browser, Chrome. The search behemoth also made available the back story of the browser's design, available in a graphic-novel...

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