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A dot-com anomaly?

USATODAY.com – The search engine that could This article about Google evokes deja vu. Sounds like 1999. This company–whose name is now a verb as well–seems to have succeeded in the freewheeling dot-com style that is anathema in business circles now. But it still suggests that a highly innovative environment and success can go together.

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In the latest issue of Nature there is an article about a class of molecules that seems to extend the lifespan of yeast by down-regulating the p53 gene (a tumor suppressor) and blunting the trigger of apoptosis. (Whoopie for yeast!) It’s action mimics the life extending process that occurs with caloric restriction. The good news is that these chemicals occur ...

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IP Telephony

You might have heard of Voice Over IP (VoIP), the ability to make telephone calls over the Internet, or in other words using the same pathway and protocol that your computer uses. Currently, the quality is not conistent enough to warrant wholesale migration – but that will change soon; the costs are significantly lower, and I would guess that would ...

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Conference: Idea Management/Imaginatik

At the Innovation Conference I attended, Hallmark Cards, Inc., presented their Keepsake Ornaments case study on Idea Management. They worked with Imaginatik and their online Idea Central product. Mark Turrell, CEO of Imaginatik, also spoke. Some initial steps Hallmark took at the outset of their Innovation project: * Obtained Senior Management approval. * Set a clear goal (develop new products ...

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