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INOTEX 2019 to gather ‘Innovation Ecosystem under One Roof’

“The festival also paves the way to develop cooperation between companies and startups and solve the challenges in the innovation ecosystem, he said” reports tehrantimes.com. The event is held by the vice presidency for science and technology and is supported by the innovation and prosperity fund.The INOTEX, one of the leading events for professional engaged in technology and innovation, hosted over 1000 participants from 25 countries during the past seven editions. Source: tehrantimes.com

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Apple fires back at Spotify and disputes claim that it’s stifling innovation

“In fact, the Spotify Watch app is currently the No. 1 app in the Watch Music category” writes Maren Estrada for bgr.com. When Spotify submitted their Apple Watch app in September 2018, we reviewed and approved it with the same process and speed with which we would any other app.We’ve approved and distributed nearly 200 app updates on Spotify’s behalf, resulting in over 300 million downloaded copies of the Spotify app. Source: bgr.com

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This is why a self-regulated Google is better for business and for the consumer

“I’m sure there were plenty of cheers for Warren’s position, but a self-regulated Google is better for business and consumers” writes Jay Friedman for businessinsider.com. Google’s big advantage is the ability to amass data from such a wide range of products – Google Search, Google Maps, Android, Nest, Google Home, and many more.Here are four ways I believe Google can self-regulate their business that will ultimately provide a better benefit to businesses and consumers alike than if the government stepped in.YouTube is better when it can be enjoyed by consumers…

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Elizabeth Warren’s big tech breakup is a solution in search of a problem

“The focus should be on what big platforms are doing, not merely how big those platforms are” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Undeniably, the big tech platforms have resulted in innovations enabling the launch of new products and services resulting in many benefits to consumers.She is calling for legislation that would require large tech platforms to be designated as “platform utilities” and broken apart from any participation on that platform. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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What Sets the Most Effective Innovators Apart

“In contrast, less effective innovators focused their innovation investments on incremental improvements to existing products and services” reports hbr.org. The effective innovators focused on solving big problems.The effective innovators had developed comprehensive approaches to pursuing innovation.Some have even argued that innovation spending and activities are often exercises in corporate image-building rather than attempts to increase productivity or performance.By a margin of 16 percentage points relative to the other companies sampled, the effective innovators put greater emphasis on developing unique technological advances with the potential to create entirely new markets. Source: hbr.org

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Instant Pot merges with Pyrex and others under Corelle Brands

“The merger of Corelle Brands and Instant Brands is expected to create a company with an estimated value of more than $2 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal” writes Erika Rawes for digitaltrends.com. Instant Brands will maintain its headquarters in Ottawa, and the company’s founder will take over as chief innovation officer of the new, merged company. Source: digitaltrends.com

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Some years ago, Gadkari had said he stored his own urine and used it as fertiliser for the garden at his official bungalow in Delhi.

“Talking about importance of innovation, he gave the example of how bio-fuels can be extracted from natural waste” writes Press Trust Of for huffingtonpost.com. Even human urine can be useful for making a bio-fuel and it can also yield ammonium sulfate and nitrogen, he said. “I have asked for storage of urine at airports. Source: huffingtonpost.com

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Bill Gates Lists Breakthrough Technology for 2019

“Bill Gates is always on a quest to better the world through science and technology and now the billionaire philanthropist is sharing his list of breakthrough tech for 2019” writes Jay Cohen for realclearlife.com. According to MIT Technology Review, cow-free burgers, a gut probe, and new-wave nuclear power all make the list. “I wanted to choose things that not only will create headlines in 2019 but captured this moment in technological history,” the former Microsoft CEO wrote, “which got me thinking about how innovation has evolved over time.” Another innovation…

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French President Calls on Europe to Use Blockchain to Innovate the Agriculture Industry

“French President Emmanuel Macron has advocated the use of blockchain to innovate supply chain management in the European agriculture industry” writes Marie Huillet for cointelegraph.com. This month, the Chinese government issued a new framework to promote the use of blockchain in the agriculture finance sector.The president made his remarks during the 56th International Agriculture Fair in Paris on Saturday, Togolese agriculture news site Agridigitale reported on Feb. 23.As blockchain gains increasing traction globally for rehauling agriculture — across management, financing and supply chain integrity — a report issued in fall…

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Iran’s first innovation factory to be established

“Over 3500 young entrepreneurs with over 10 accelerator centers in different fields will begin their activity in the innovation factory, he said” reports tehrantimes.com. Sattari said that other innovation centers will be also established in the cities of Mashhad and Isfahan in the near future. “The cities would be important places in near future, hence we can establish an innovation factory in urban environment,” he said.TEHRAN – Over one thousand experts are working to establish the first innovation factory of the country in Tehran in the Iranian calendar month Ordibehesht…

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