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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

Data security concept 2021 08 26 16 18 15 utcOver the last two years, work has transitioned rapidly to remote and hybrid modes. Hackers embraced this move and profited from flaws and vulnerabilities in organisations’ security architecture. In 2021, corporate networks saw a 50% increase in cyber-attacks per week compared to the previous year, for example. Cybercriminals targeting business-critical and sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information (PII), intellectual property (IP), and financial data, are keenly aware of how today’s cloud environments can be ideal targets.

 

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Exploding brain 2021 08 26 15 33 00 utcYou must be familiar with Frogger if you grew up in the 1980s or if you enjoy classic video games. The game might be pretty difficult.

To win, you must first endure a torrent of strong traffic, then zig-zag across speeding wooden logs to narrowly avoid oblivion.

In the midst of all this chaos, how does the brain decide what to focus on?

Research published in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience today suggests one possible solution: data compression.

 

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Halverson resolute bannerMichael Halvorson ’85 was a technologist before he was a historian. His PLU undergraduate degree is in computer science and he worked at Microsoft for the first 10 years of his career. He spent the next 15 years writing books about software and emerging technology. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington and he now serves as the Benson Family Chair in Business and Economic History at PLU.

Halvorson co-founded the innovation studies program and minor in 2016 and currently serves as the program director. Innovation is his passion, but Halvorson’s extensive knowledge of history fortifies his perspective.

“In our program we look at the long history of innovation, how people have created new things, and what the positive and negative consequences of those things have been over time,” he explains. “An analysis of innovation should look at human communities, economic issues, art & design, ethics, technology, and more. If you examine these elements in an interdisciplinary way, you can really assess the dynamics of change in society.”

 

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JpgAs businesses set ever more ambitious environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, their sustainability and technology strategies need to become more tightly aligned. Chief Information Officers can play a critical role in supporting their company’s transformation to a sustainable organisation. An effective sustainable technology strategy helps drive business growth and ESG performance by delivering on three imperatives.

Image: https://www.technologydecisions.com.au/

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Product design brand patent trademark copyright gr 2022 04 20 22 37 03 utcWhen creating a trademark, entrepreneurs in many cases do not take into account the requirements of the relevant legislation on trademark registration.

One of the common cases in practice is that the trademark is already well known on the market, the entrepreneur has not yet registered it, submits an application for registration a little later than the start of activity, and when applying for registration is denied due to non-compliance with the relevant requirement.

 

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Handsome mature entrepreneur talking with smart ph 2022 01 11 23 53 02 utcWarning: This one might sting for all you 9-to-5'ers out there pounding personal growth and spirituality books. Wooooosaaaaahhh. Relax.

Don't bite my head off just yet. We all want to "live our best life," no? In my humble opinion, entrepreneurship is not only the best shortcut, but the only true path to maxing out your life. Here's why:

The upside of personal growth books

You can become a better you doing it this way. And I'm not saying you shouldn't read books that open and expand your mind. That's not what this is about. What this is about is giving you a proven path, an ace in the hole.

 

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African man working at cafe 2022 02 02 03 57 51 utcThe world has changed dramatically in two short years, leading many of us to pause and reset. If you’re like the millions of employees who left their companies to pursue something different, you might have gotten a bit more than you bargained for.

You may have only met your team on video and be feeling a bit disconnected. Instead of having memorable experiences with people, you may be memorizing names and faces, trying to figure out who to go to for what, or wondering how to get more visibility.

That smooth onboarding experience you expected might feel more like a bumpy ride.

 

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Apple store logo - https://lofrev.net/apple-store-logo-pictures/Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will kick off today with the keynote at 10 am PDT (10.30 pm IST). The event will be hosted in an online format from June 6-10. The keynote address will be available via apple.com, the Apple Developer app, the Apple TV app, and YouTube, with on-demand playback available after the conclusion of the stream.

In addition to the online conference, Apple will be hosting a special day for developers and students at Apple Park on June 6 to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos together, along with the online community, adding an offline element to the event after two years of being entirely virtual. The event is free for all developers.

Image: https://lofrev.net/apple-store-logo-pictures/

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People crowd walking on busy street 2021 08 26 17 18 57 utcThe notion of creating a startup company might appeal to a large group of people but only a few will attempt to actually start a company. Why? Several reasons but the most important might be the fear of failure. According to the Small Business Administration, in 2019, the failure rate of startups was around 90%. Quite often when looking at why the companies failed, it might be because the company should have never been started. Sometimes it’s a solution in search of a problem, a failed set of assumptions or most importantly, there was no clear marketplace.

 

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Focused asian male ceo writing on glass board with 2022 05 30 19 29 51 utcSomeone could be an expert in designing and building pools, but that doesn’t make them a great swimmer.

That was the first lesson I learned when I made a big career switch from VC to CEO. After several years at the top Bay Area venture capital firms, I had decided to go to the other side and become cofounder and chief executive of a cybersecurity company.

 

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35003e91 5814 40f7 978a ba4df5b8279dEvery so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. Why is it that his idea which seemed so fundable only months ago fails to attract investors today? The team is the same. The company's market is the same.

The only change might be a visible new competitor, or another economic downturn, resulting in investors holding their money, and that makes all the difference. Herein lies a key principle of decision making - “Any decision is better than no decision.”

Image: Startup Professionals Musings

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