Articles Posted in the Innovation Category

  • iHub & iCow: Africa in the digital space

    The word “Africa” conjures up depressing headlines about war, famine and corruption from Nigeria to Somalia to Rwanda and beyond. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As it turns out, digital age entrepreneurship…

  • Should geeks be hot?

    Should geeks be hot?

    If you love your Android, your Blackberry or your iPhone, you can thank the engineers. If you love 3D, High Def and digital cinema in general, it’s the engineers. If you love cloud computing, virtual…

  • He acted on his imagination

    Take a plain white tee. No, not the band. The plain white T-shirt. Would you pay $110 for it? Would you pay $55? And you’re sitting there saying, what craziness this? Don’t these come in packs at the discount store? But it’s all about the imagination and the ability of any given person to look at something as mundane as the plain white T-shirt and imagine a world out of – what you do to it. Then acting on your imagination.

  • Automotive Technology

    Innovations in automotive technology are constantly making their way into new cars and trucks. Such new automotive technology not only makes cars easier to live with from day to day, they also make them safer for both drivers and passengers, as well as the motorists they share the roads with.

  • Coconut water: The (next) Real Thing

    In Mandarin Chinese Coca-Cola translates to something along the lines of, “Allow your mouth to rejoice.” Whether or not your mouth rejoices, the man who invented Coca-Cola in 1886 claimed it as a treatment for…

  • Fraud in the App store

    Fraud in the App store

    By now it’s no longer breaking news that Thuat Nguyen and his apps have been thrown out of the iTunes store due to hacking and fraudulent rankings. Nguyen’s comic book apps managed to climb the app charts, occupying 42 of the top 50 book apps spots. But soon enough complaints came rolling in that iTunes users’ accounts were being hacked …

  • Coke adds digital to the real thing

    Coke adds digital to the real thing

    The latest thing to go all twenty-first century digital is Coca-Cola. The very idea that you could go to a machine, dispense some ice and it mixes water and syrup for you may have been…

  • NYC goes digital

    If digital can make it in NYC, well, you know the rest. Whatever you may think of New York City, those in charge want you to think digital. In its Roadmap for the Digital City,…

  • Text for sandwiches and coffee

    Noah Glass was working in a Johannesburg when he noticed how much people there used their mobile phones for financial transactions. There, much more than here, people use the mobile phones like debit cards for…

  • Do@, an app for mobile searches

    Do@, an app for mobile searches

    In some cases it is thought that information wants to be free, but if you ask, the truth is that information wants to be found – and used for the betterment of societies everywhere. After…