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Popping the market disruption bubble

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 16, 2015

For something that’s meant to inspire exciting ideas and unforeseen productivity, the concept of disruptive innovation seems to have gotten a bit stodgy. For those of you who haven’t taken an entrepreneurship class in the past few years, disruptive innovation is all about making products and organizations...

Wearable computing, Internet of Things and more on display at Consumer Electronics

Wearable computing, Internet of Things and more on display at Consumer Electronics

Joseph Satterfield, Web Editor

January 16, 2015

Each year, manufacturers and sellers of every type of electronic device gather in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, a four-day exposition to showcase their products. The vendors pull out their latest innovations in an attempt to wow consumers and the media. This year was no exception, with...

A Local Company With a Global Reach

A Local Company With a Global Reach

Joseph Satterfield, Web Editor

January 8, 2015

Event38, founded by Case Western Reserve University alumnus Jeff Taylor, was at International CES this week to display the company's drones. The company, created three years ago, is headquartered in Akron and has customers in 49 countries around the world. Although the company did not have a live de...

CES Hub

CES Hub

January 2, 2015

The Observer, in coordination with Ignite TV, will be covering the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from January 6 to January 9. This annual event draws in businesses and entrepreneurs from 140 countries to exhibit their products at the show or to take part in conference sessions...

CWRU alumni create healthcare tracking platform; will showcase at Consumer Electronics Show

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

December 30, 2014

A business usually begins with the idea. The perfect product or service to fill a market need. But sometimes, like in the case of SpiroSano, the business began with a great partnership. Jacob Glenn and Radu Iancu worked together and found that they made a great team. Glenn had a strong business sense, ...

Event38 continues path of problem solving through drone technology

Kathleen Wieser, Executive Editor

December 26, 2014

Jeff Taylor’s path to entrepreneurship had an organic beginning. Using his own money and materials, Taylor was building drones from his home in San Diego and selling them online. While working at 3D Robotics, a corporation known for advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, he realized that...

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