Archives: July 2010

LED Maker Illumitex Hopes for a Spotlight

Posted by: Michael Arndt on July 28

At the 2010 Lightfair trade show in Las Vegas (how fitting), 40 percent of the nearly 500 exhibitors were showing off LED devices. Matt Thomas has hopped on the bandwagon....

Groupon's Management Secret in Two Words

Posted by: Michael Arndt on July 22

Andrew Mason, founder and CEO of social-shopping site Groupon, was part of a panel discussion at Google's Chicago office last night on innovation and startups. One of the questions he...

Michelin Restaurant Guide Comes to Chicago; Who's Next?

Posted by: Michael Arndt on July 14

Michelin is becoming more American with its restaurant guides. The tire company just announced it will publish a guide in November for Chicago, its third U.S. city. (New York came...

Most Innovative Does Not Mean Best Investment

Posted by: Michael Arndt on July 12

It's reality-check time for the 2010 Most Innovative Companies ranking, and for now, at least, reality is that while the list may spotlight the world's best generators of fresh products...

Meet Google's $700 Million MIT Math Whiz

Posted by: Michael Arndt on July 02

As my Bloomberg colleague Brian Womack reported yesterday, Google paid $700 million for ITA Software, a 16-year-old company that has provided the flight-booking software for Orbitz since it opened for...

Gen Y Unplugs Cable TV

Posted by: Michael Arndt on July 01

Generation Y has already upset plenty of media businesses with its unconventional consuming habits. Another sector may be about to get smacked--cable and satellite television. Jeffrey Cole, director of the...

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