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The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Somestudiessuggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, butothersshow that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with somestudiesshowing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, butothersarguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said fast…

20 Years Ago Today: The First Website Is Published

IT WAS AUGUST 6, 1991, at a CERN facility in the Swiss Alps, when 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website. It was, not surprisingly, a pretty basic one — according to CERN: was the address of the world’s first-ever web site and web server, running on a NeXT computer at CERN. The first web page address was, which centred on information regarding the WWW project. Visitors could learn more about hypertext, technical details for creating their own webpage, and even an explanation on how to search the Web for information. There are no screenshots of this original page and, in any case, changes were made daily to the information available on the page as the WWW project developed. You may find a later copy(1992) on the World Wide Web Consortium website. Of course, the only people who actually had web browser software were Berners-Lee and his colleagues at CERN, so the world at large remained almost en…

10 Ways to Boost Your Smartphone's Battery Life :: Kacharagadlatechno

10 Ways to Boost Your Smartphone's Battery Life :: Kacharagadlatechno

Facebook 160 Twitter 119 Stumbleupon Share 281 5 CommentsEmailPrintBusiness CenterJun 6, 2011 7:00 am 10 Ways to Boost Your Smartphone's Battery Life By Robert Strohmeyer, PCWorld For all of their power and versatility, smartphones--even the best of them--are cursed with abysmal battery life. Unless you use your phone very sparingly (and who does that?), you're lucky to make it home at the end of the day with enough juice left in the battery for one more call. But with the right apps and a little insight, you can double your smartphone's battery life--and work (and play) longer than ever before.Similar Articles: 10 Businesses You Can Start From Your Smartphone

Gmail hit by cyber spies :: Kacharagadlatechno

Gmail hit by cyber spies :: Kacharagadlatechno
SAN FRANCISCO: Google said that a cyber spying campaign originated in China had targeted Gmail accounts of senior US officials,military personnel,journalists and Chines political activists.We recently uncovered a campaign to collect user passwords,likely through phishing,” Google security team engineering director Eric Groose said in a blog post.“The goal of this effort seems to have been to monitor the contents of these users’ emails,with the perpetrators apparently using stolen passwords to change peoples’ forwarding and delegation settings,” he said.The campaign appeared to originate in Jinan,China,Grose said.Those affected included senior US government officials,Chinese political activists,military personnel,journalists and officials in several Asian countries,predominately South Korea,he said.China denied it supported hacking activities and said it was part of lobal efforts to combat computer security threats.“Alle…