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Silicon Valley Is No Longer the Leader in Patent Filings

By | Aug 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

For years, Silicon Valley has been the hub of innovation. Startups and corporations alike have looked to this area of the country as the best place to make a name for yourself in the tech world. Companies calling the Bay Area home have created…

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This Robot from Japan Isn’t Creepy at All [VIDEO]

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In a recent study that looked into whether people would be accepting of a robot coworker, a majority of people responded positively – with 70 percent of company managers saying that they’d definitely consider bringing in a robot as part of their work teams. In…

Food

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Using LED Grow Lights for Tea – Crazy or a Unique Business Opportunity?

By | Jul 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In the indoor gardening industry, LED grow lights have been steadily supplanting traditional HID (High Intensity Discharge) lights over the past few years. While early LED lights were poorly built and led to many ruined harvests, today’s lights are rigorously tested and produce the…

Startup

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Moff Redefines Playtime with a Wristband

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

As any parent who has stepped painfully on a stray LEGO, broken their back picking up balls and blocks off the floor, and stocked away yet another box full of ‘unplayable’ toys will tell you – toys have taken over our lives. Toys are expensive,…

Startup

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Shiroube: Ditch the Tourist Traps for Real-Life, Local Tour Guides

By | Aug 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

For bemused travelers, touring an exotic country can be less than exotic: a blur of sterile tourist traps, long lines, and overpriced restaurants. But a startup called Shiroube helps tourists have authentic experiences by connecting them with locals offering personalized tours. “My goal is…

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