‘Micropower’ proves its economic mettle

August 21, 2017 by  
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RMI data shows ‘micropower’ disrupts fossil-fuel markets, forcing oil companies to change their business model or face a ‘nasty, brutish and short’ future.

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Gil Friend and Krista Huhtala-Jenks on urban planning in the age of mobility services

September 30, 2016 by  
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Transportation is on the move, and the convergence of technical, business model and social innovation—Mobility as a Service (MaaS), autonomous vehicles, sharing platforms, electrification, trip caps and more—stand to reshape the urban landscape. But the policy, regulatory and planning landscapes need to adapt as quickly as the technology. What’s needed, what’s happening, what’s possible—and what could go wrong?

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Deborah Acosta on using data to generate economic value

September 30, 2016 by  
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The inspiring data-driven story of how a sleepy residential community transformed itself into an innovation ecosystem.

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Swiftly accelerate pitch

September 30, 2016 by  
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Smart PR or sustainability? Inside Target’s $40 million food investment

August 22, 2016 by  
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The full effect of big-budget corporate community spending really depends on a company’s business model.

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TeslaCity: Will car company + solar company = shareholder happiness?

July 5, 2016 by  
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SolarCity’s business model needs a reboot. Can it find happiness in the shadow of the world’s coolest car company?

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AskNature: How do you manage waste?

May 20, 2016 by  
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Here’s how honey bees and the human kidney inspire innovation in agriculture, air purification and pollution management.

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IKEA exec declares the world has hit “peak home furnishings”

January 20, 2016 by  
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Steve Howard, IKEA’s head of sustainability, made a comment at a Guardian Sustainable Business debate recently that many found surprising, by implying that his own company’s business model is becoming increasingly outdated : “If we look on a global basis, in the west we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff … peak home furnishings.” But the news isn’t bad, Howard believes that this presents an opportunity for us to shift from consumption to recycling and re-using. Read the rest of IKEA exec declares the world has hit “peak home furnishings”

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Upshift will deliver stylish, specially picked secondhand clothing to your door

December 6, 2015 by  
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What if you could trade your gently used clothing for stylish secondhand items with just a simple click of a button? That’s the goal of Madison, WI.-based Upshift , a swap shop that hopes to bring their unique and eco-friendly business model to the web. Upshift is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter to launch a website that, for a flat fee of $49.99, allows people from all 50 states to trade in their old clothes online for new, gently used items picked out by specialized stylists. READ MORE>

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Warby Parker to Help Google Make “Glass” More Stylish

February 23, 2013 by  
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Google  is reportedly working with trendy eyeglass company  Warby Parker  to design “more-fashionable frames” for its  “Glass” headset , according to anonymous sources quoted by the  New York Times  this week. Warby Parker was founded two years ago, and the company made its mark by introducing a “one for one” business model (for every pair of frames purchased, Warby Parker donates another to someone in need). For its part, it looks like Google is aiming to make Glass a status accessory. The device made its  New York Fashion Week  debut in September when models wore colored versions at  Diane von Furstenberg’s runway show . READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: glasses , Google augmented reality glasses , Google Glass , Google Glass Project , Google technology , high-tech glasses , prototype device , warby parker

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