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Editor, Wired.com's Innovation Insights (innovationinsights.wired.com)
Editor, Wired.com's Innovation Insights (innovationinsights.wired.com)

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Innovation in my mind is the art of intersecting great constraints with great engineering. So this month, RelateIQ's Adam Evans challenges you to feel grateful for constraints. Instead of asking what constraints you’re operating against, ask: Do you have the proper design constraints to bring out your best work?

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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) offers exciting opportunities for our future, but without Human-to-Human (H2H, we will never be able to unlock its full potential, writes Polycom's Marc-Alexis Rémond.

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Will machines simply speak to each other [and us] directly, eventually burying the relevance of mobile devices? Perhaps, but this end has a number of determining factors yet to be agreed upon, normalized or further innovated, writes Derek Schoettle, CEO of Cloudant.

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The NAACP and the National Council of La Raza are right. The Internet needs to be kept democratic. And big data needs to support that cause, not hamper it, writes Higinio “H.O.” Maycotte, founder and CEO of Umbel. 

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When the Internet was in its initial years, many felt that it was both an elite construct (because of the “digital divide”) and a commodity (because of its mass appeal and mass reach). However, the trends discussed here point to the fact that the Internet is reaching a stage in its evolution where like other media and business products, the classification and categorization of users according to individual tastes and choices is creating “walls” between them, writes Preetam Kaushik.

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The patterns for building Big Data Applications, the underlying technologies and the impact that these applications have on an enterprise’s ability to create better user experiences are clear from Silicon Valley to the Big Apple. In order for enterprises everywhere to keep up, they need to follow these very clear patterns and embrace Hadoop and the entity-centric systems that make Big Data Applications possible, writes WibiData's Christophe Bisciglia.

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There are thousands of hungry, would-be contributors to our future tech economy that are depending on us. All you need to do is find one to take under your wing. The future depends on it, writes Dev Bootcamp's  Dave Hoover.

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TopCoder's Narinder Singh asks, is coding fundamental to future of education or just one more approach in how to educate kids on STEM? 

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When both risks and rewards are used properly, innovation sheds its Frankenstein-like mask and becomes a positive goal for everyone, writes Estel Masangkay.

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Cloud. It’s the IT world’s darling. It’s fast, efficient, distributed computing that makes it possible to do everything from bank online to start a business. But, asks IBM's Keith Walker, despite all this goodness, could the cloud actually have a negative impact on … the environment?
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