When Nike first got into the data-collection game it stuck sensors to elite athletes running, jumping, spinning and generally doing those impossible things they do. The idea was that the data collected would point Nike designers and engineers toward building better shoes.
Three years into the web’s most popular crowdfunding experiment, Kickstarter is still learning the ropes. The startup celebrated its third birthday with some impressive stats. More than 2 million people have shelled a combined $200 million to back 22,000 projects.
We'll find out, through a series of interviews with innovators, where the investment opportunity is now, and what the rapid pace of change means for economic growth.
The founders of WIRED set out with the notion that a revolution was about to whip through the world. It would be driven by technology and would transform business and daily life. They were right.
“I’m a designer and an engineer, I get angry about things that don’t work, like hand dryers, endless paper towels, what a huge waste.” But, he said, “what if you could scrape water off your hands with a blade of air?”
So how do we spot the future—and how might you? The seven rules that follow are not a bad place to start. They are the principles that underlie many of our contemporary innovations. They have played a major part in creating the world we see today. And they’ll be the forces behind the world we’ll be living in tomorrow.
He’s not a household name like Gates, Jobs, or Zuckerberg. His face isn’t known to millions. But during his remarkable 20-year career, no one has done more to change the way we communicate.
Today Wired is hosting its fourth annual Business Conference in Downtown Manhattan, and I had a chance to catch up with Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson to talk about how important disruption is to businesses today.
Andreessen tells me that now he's particularly interested in social commerce, saying he's very excited about Pinterest in particular. That gives a hint at that sharing startup's future business model.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took the stage at the Wired 'Disruptive by Design' conference and exclaimed "I appreciate everyone's concern for our business, but it's working phenomenally well."
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The head of Google X, Sebastian Thrun, is challenging the traditional ways we interact with the world, putting his spin on the future of driving, learning and interacting with the physical world.
Robots are the way of the future and will be used for everything from farming to delivering packages, MIT professor Mary "Missy" Cummings tells the Wired Business Conference.
While some investors fear a technology bubble, Marc Andreessen, founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, begs to differ.
A dynamic audience of today’s thought-leaders will gather for groundbreaking discussions on disruptive business practices, ideas, and innovations.