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Wade Roush
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Boosting public engagement in science and technology through better storytelling.
Boosting public engagement in science and technology through better storytelling.

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Can one of New Zealand's hottest tech startups get a foothold in the U.S.? So far, Xero's share of the small-business accounting market is pretty tiny, but it's trying to outmaneuver incumbent Intuit by appealing directly to accountants and bookkeepers.

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Every once in a while, I see an amazing gadget or a well-designed home product or a neat piece of architecture, and I'm struck by the feeling, "Wow, we're really living in the future!" Then I pull up my e-mail or I get on a conference call and I realize that in many ways, we're still living in the 20th century. Here's a list of five pain points crying out for solutions from tech entrepreneurs.

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More and more of the data you really care about doesn’t live on your computer, but on your mobile devices, where backup services like Mozy, Carbonite, Backblaze, and Time Machine can’t reach. That's what Pogoplug is designed to help with.

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We're going to need a new word, for people who don't eat real meat and don't wear real leather, but aren't militant vegans or vegetarians. Technocarnivores? Check out my Q&A with Andras Forgacs, founder and CEO of Modern Meadow, which has just raised $10M to develop methods for manufacturing cultured leather and meat.

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What would life be like without e-mail? In a deep-dive feature today, I look at three companies offering alternative approaches to workplace communications, and a fourth that's trying to fix e-mail itself.

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Having an efficient system for managing your reading is just as important as having a to-do list tool you trust and a reliable procedure for taming your e-mail inbox. My secret weapon is Pocket, which recently got some new premium features.

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There's a reason they call it "hardware." Today's Xperience column is about Sparse -- maker of the coolest bicycle lights you've ever seen -- and the arduous journey from its successful 2012 crowdfunding campaign to commercial distribution.

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It's my Napa Summit interview with Danae Ringelmann, about the new wave of established companies using crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo to test the market for new products. 

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Corey Ford on innovation in media: "If anybody here builds something that a media institution that we love is afraid of, or that threatens to destroy their business, we will be the wind at the entrepreneur’s back. We have to. If we don’t, then it’s not a truly innovative place." It's all in my Q&A today on Mattter, the media startup accelerator Ford leads in San Francisco.
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