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The Shifting Patterns of Patent Growth Martin Prosperity Institute

The Shifting Patterns of Patent Growth

Silicon Valley is eight times more productive than the national average. But it wasn't always this way.

Where the Innovators Are Martin Prosperity Institute

Where the Innovators Are

Regional data shows how dense areas of invention tend to be

How Startups Have Changed the Way American Business Thinks IR Stone/Shutterstock

How Startups Have Changed the Way American Business Thinks

While other countries may create superior products, America generates startups that forever shift the nation's economic structure

In Search of the South's Silicon Valleys Alexis Madrigal/Google Maps

In Search of the South's Silicon Valleys

The South may not be known for tech startups, but that may be about to change

I See Your Siri and Raise You a Yap: Amazon Quietly Snaps Up Speech-Recognition Startup Yap

I See Your Siri and Raise You a Yap: Amazon Quietly Snaps Up Speech-Recognition Startup

Everyone's getting in the speech recognition game, so why not Amazon?

The Simple Gadget That Could Slash Apartment Buildings' Water Use Soneter

The Simple Gadget That Could Slash Apartment Buildings' Water Use

The bolt-on water meter that could make it easier for residents to consumer water more efficiently

Why Venture Capitalists Should Be Start-Up CEOs Reuters

Why Venture Capitalists Should Be Start-Up CEOs

"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way," Mark Twain once said. What most venture capitalists lack is not brains, but experience.

How to Build the Pixar of the iPad Age in Shreveport, Louisiana Alexis Madrigal

How to Build the Pixar of the iPad Age in Shreveport, Louisiana

The unlikely but true story of your next favorite media powerhouse

What We Learned Driving 2,000 Miles Through the South's Start-up Landscape Alexis Madrigal

What We Learned Driving 2,000 Miles Through the South's Start-up Landscape

Come along with us and meet the faces of southern innovation as we recap what we learned below the Mason Dixon

The Unusual Startup Incubator That Could Only Exist in Chattanooga Alexis Madrigal

The Unusual Startup Incubator That Could Only Exist in Chattanooga

The Lamp Post Group has synthesized an alchemical startup environment from Chattanooga's disparate social scenes

Profile: The Scrum to Become the AirBnB for Event Venues Alexis Madrigal

Profile: The Scrum to Become the AirBnB for Event Venues

Renting a venue is a complicated offline process. Atlanta startup LeadingSpaces wants to change that, but it's not alone

Is This the Future of Farming?

Is This the Future of Farming?

If these Georgia entrepreneurs succeed, shipping container farming will yield "local everywhere" food

Profile: We&Co, the Gratitude App Alexis Madrigal

Profile: We&Co, the Gratitude App

A simple app that lets you thank the restaurant workers, baristas, and other people who make your life better

A Visual Guide to Atlanta's Startup Scene Alexis Madrigal

A Visual Guide to Atlanta's Startup Scene

A look at how startups find mentors and money in the Southeast's biggest metro area