Archives: April 2009

Global Innovation Index Version 2009

Posted by: Michael Arndt on April 30

On May 1, the components of the S&P/Businessweek Global Innovation Index change to reflect the latest makeup of our Most Innovative Companies ranking. Five new publicly companies climbed onto the...

AT&T Can Handle Your Business

Posted by: Damian Joseph on April 28

AT&T recently released a tool to help corporations and large companies manage huge amounts of internet information, especially video. I spoke with Roman Pacewicz, the senior vice president of strategy...

A Letter to Nintendo

Posted by: Damian Joseph on April 24

Dear Nintendo, It's hard to believe you've been with us this long. I can't believe the Gameboy turned 20 this week. You guys have come a long way with this...

Five Answers From Shantanu Narayen, CEO, Adobe

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 23

Yesterday, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen visited our offices here in Manhattan, to meet with editors and discuss the company's strategies for future growth and innovation. BusinessWeek executive editor, John Byrne,...

Google: How does your innovation garden grow?

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 23

“Innovation is alive and well at Google,” said R.J. Pittman, director of product management in search properties at Google at a press conference held earlier in San Francisco earlier this...

Andy Hertzfeld on Google's News Timeline

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 22

Earlier this week, Google announced its News Timeline, a way to organize information by date. Users put in their search parameters (sources of information such as Time Magazine and Popular...

A Power Company's Day in the Sun

Posted by: Michael Arndt on April 22

Has the nation's biggest nuclear utility seen the light? Exelon announced on Apr. 22 (what a coincidence--that's Earth Day) that it will construct the biggest urban solar-power project in the...

Five Questions for Shantanu Narayen, CEO, Adobe

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 20

*UPDATE: Thanks, all. Shantanu just left the building, so no more questions please.* Founded by former Xerox PARC researchers in 1982, Adobe is one of the world's largest software...

What's your favorite iPhone game?

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 17

As the App Store nears the alluring one billion download figure (and you thought a million was a big number, huh, Ashton Kutcher?) Apple's taking a moment to plug its...

YouTube's Symphony at Carnegie Hall: 21st Century Classical Music

Posted by: Reena Jana on April 16

YouTube's Symphony Orchestra played at Carnegie Hall last night. The members were chosen from audition videos uploaded to YouTube, and the results were impressive. There were several innovative additions to...

Tomorrow's Innovation: The Eco-Cow

Posted by: Michael Arndt on April 15

I can't proclaim that this is an innovation that'll change the world, though I guess it might. It's just one that have to share. With an opening paragraph that includes...

The (Other) Innovation Guru Speaks

Posted by: Michael Arndt on April 14

What do Apple, Google, Toyota, and Microsoft have in common? If you're a BW reader, you know that they're the top names in our 2009 Most Innovative Companies ranking. Boston...

Are Apple and Google still "the most innovative companies" in the world?

Posted by: Reena Jana on April 13

BusinessWeek and the Boston Consulting Group have just released the 2009 ranking of the World's Most Innovative Companies. Apple is # 1 for the fifth year in a row. Google...

Online Healthcare Hits the Heartland

Posted by: Jessie Scanlon on April 13

Tomorrow at the World Health Congress in Washington, D.C., Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota will officially announce its partnership with American Well. The Boston-based start-up is the developer of...

Helping business find its way

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 10

"I know your system was a success because nobody mentioned it." So spoke a happy client to David Gibson, a New York designer who just put together a book on...

Five Answers from Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 10

Earlier this week, BusinessWeek Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler sat down with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to quiz her on the company's past, its future, and her own career. In the mix,...

5 Tips for Trickle-Up Innovation from C.K. Prahalad

Posted by: Reena Jana on April 07

Multinationals and start-ups alike can learn valuable innovation lessons by observing inventions and services that originate in emerging-markets -- and then adapting them for the developed world. Some of the...

Stopping Epidemics before They Start

Posted by: Jessie Scanlon on April 05

In late March, thanks to a random safety check by Kraft Foods, and calls to the Food and Drug Administration from two ill people, health officials learned of salmonella-contaminated pistachios,...

Economics bloggers don't think much of R&D as a catalyst for innovation

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 03

Last month, the Kauffman Foundation held a seminar bringing together some 40 economics bloggers from across the political and economic spectrum. Their goal: to discuss the state of the nation....

Revolutionary Ideas and Innovation

Posted by: Reena Jana on April 02

This week, I spoke with Joshua Cooper Ramo, managing director at Kissinger Associates and author of the new book The Age of the Unthinkable. The slim, elegantly written volume isn't...

Five Questions for Sheryl Sandberg

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 01

A bit of a different format for 5Qs this time. Next Tuesday, April 7, BusinessWeek editor-in-chief, Steve Adler, will interview Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, as part of the ongoing "Captains...

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