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  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Password Managers: Attacks and Defenses

    The authors study the security of popular password managers and their policies on automatically filling in web passwords. They examine browser built-in password managers, mobile password managers, and 3rd party managers. They observe significant differences in auto fill policies among password managers. Several auto fill policies can lead to disastrous...

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  • White Papers // May 2014

    An Experimental Study of TLS Forward Secrecy Deployments

    Forward secrecy guarantees that eavesdroppers simply cannot reveal secret data of past communications. While many TLS servers have deployed the ephemeral Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange to support forward secrecy, most sites use weak DH parameters resulting in a false sense of security. In this paper, the authors surveyed a total...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    A Promising Direction for Web Tracking Countermeasures

    Web tracking continues to pose a vexing policy problem. Surveys have repeatedly demonstrated substantial consumer demand for control mechanisms, and policymakers worldwide have pressed for a Do Not Track system that effectuates user preferences. At present, however, consumers are left in the lurch: existing control mechanisms and countermeasures have spotty...

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  • White Papers // May 2012

    Channel Capacity Under General Nonuniform Sampling

    This paper develops the fundamental capacity limits of a sampled analog channel under a sub-Nyquist sampling rate constraint. In particular, the authors derive the capacity of sampled analog channels over a general class of time-preserving sampling methods including irregular non-uniform sampling. Their results indicate that the optimal sampling structures extract...

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  • White Papers // May 2012

    EyeQ: Practical Network Performance Isolation for the Multi-Tenant Cloud

    The shared multi-tenant nature of the cloud has raised serious concerns about its security and performance for high valued services. Of many shared resources like CPU, memory, etc., the network is pivotal for distributed applications. Benign, or perhaps malicious traffic interference between tenants can cause significant performance degradation that hurts...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Who Killed My Battery: Analyzing Mobile Browser Energy Consumption

    Despite the growing popularity of mobile web browsing, the energy consumed by a phone browser while surfing the web is poorly understood. The authors present an infrastructure for measuring the precise energy used by a mobile browser to render web pages. They then measure the energy needed to render financial,...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Shannon Meets Nyquist: Capacity Limits of Sampled Analog Channels

    The authors explore two fundamental questions at the intersection of sampling theory and information theory: how is channel capacity affected by sampling below the channel's Nyquist rate, and what sub-Nyquist sampling strategy should be employed to maximize capacity. In particular, they first derive the capacity of sampled analog channels for...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Synthesis for Optimal Two-Player Decentralized Control Over TCP Erasure Channels With State Feedback

    Recent advances in communication networks and VLSI have made it possible to provide services remotely. In fact, an increasing number of current services and future deployments, such as distributed database management, grid computing, and the smart grid, are now being built over the cloud, making it inevitable that the control,...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Coding Strategies for a Class of Decentralized Control Problems With Limited Communication

    The authors propose a large class of decentralized control problems with non-classical information structure for which a coding strategy is optimal. This class is a generalized version of the hats problem with statistically dependent hat colors where implicit communication via action is allowed. They propose a sufficient condition on the...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Optimal Cooperative Control of Dynamically Decoupled Systems

    The authors consider optimal cooperative control problems where multiple dynamically decoupled players cooperate to optimize a coupled objective under limited communication between each player. They present the explicit optimal control in terms of the solutions to a series of Riccati equations, therefore it can be computed in a distributed manner...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Achievable Error Exponents in the Gaussian Channel With Rate-Limited Feedback

    The authors investigate the achievable error probability in communication over an AWGN discrete time memoryless channel with noiseless delay-less rate-limited feedback. For the case where the feedback rate RFB is lower than the data rate R transmitted over the forward channel, they show that the decay of the probability of...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Identity-Based Encryption Is Secure in the Quantum Random Oracle Model

    The authors give the first proof of security for an identity-based encryption scheme in the quantum random oracle model. This is the first unconditional proof of security for any scheme in this model. Their techniques are quite general and they use them to obtain (unconditional) security proofs for two random...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Improved Security for Linearly Homomorphic Signatures: A Generic Framework

    The authors propose a general framework that converts (ordinary) signature schemes having certain properties into linearly homomorphic signature schemes, i.e., schemes that allow authentication of linear functions on signed data. The security of the homomorphic scheme follows from the same computational assumption as is used to prove security of the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Header Space Analysis: Static Checking for Networks

    Today's networks typically carry or deploy dozens of protocols and mechanisms simultaneously such as MPLS, NAT, ACLs and route redistribution. Even when individual protocols function correctly, failures can arise from the complex interactions of their aggregate, requiring network administrators to be masters of detail. The authors' goal is to automatically...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Less is More: Trading a Little Bandwidth for Ultra-Low Latency in the Data Center

    Traditional measures of network goodness - goodput, quality of service, fairness - are expressed in terms of bandwidth. Network latency has rarely been a primary concern because delivering the highest level of bandwidth essentially entails driving up latency - at the mean and, especially, at the tail. Recently, however, there...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Initial Thoughts on Custom Network Processing Via Waypoint Services

    Network operators want additional functionality from the networks they manage. The current approach to add functionality is to deploy middleboxes. Unfortunately middle-boxes raise concerns regarding robustness, correctness, and efficiency due to their need to be deployed at chokepoints. This paper provides some initial thoughts for solving the middlebox problem in...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    SCD: A Scalable Coherence Directory With Flexible Sharer Set Encoding

    Large-scale CMPs with hundreds of cores require a directory-based protocol to maintain cache coherence. However, previously proposed coherence directories are hard to scale beyond tens of cores, requiring either excessive area or energy, complex hierarchical protocols, or inexact representations of sharer sets that increase coherence traffic and degrade performance. The...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Network Congestion Avoidance Through Speculative Reservation

    Congestion caused by hot-spot traffic can significantly degrade the performance of a computer network. In this paper, the authors present the Speculative Reservation Protocol (SRP), a new network congestion control mechanism that relieves the effect of hot-spot traffic in high bandwidth, low latency, lossless computer networks. Compared to existing congestion...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    A Methodology for Mapping Multiple Use-Cases Onto Networks on Chips

    A communication-centric design approach, Networks on Chips (NoCs), has emerged as the design paradigm for designing a scalable communication infrastructure for future Systems on Chips (SoCs). As technology advances, the number of applications or use-cases integrated on a single chip increases rapidly. The different use-cases of the SoC have different...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Mapping and Configuration Methods for Multi-Use-Case Networks on Chips

    To provide a scalable communication infrastructure for Systems on Chips (SoCs), Networks on Chips (NoCs), a communication centric design paradigm is needed. To be cost effective, SoCs are often programmable and integrate several different applications or use-cases on to the same chip. For the SoC platform to support the different...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    The Role of SNR in Achieving MIMO Rates in Cooperative Systems

    The authors compare the rate of a multiple-antenna relay channel to the capacity of multiple-antenna systems to characterize the cooperative capacity in different SNR regions. While it is known that in the asymptotic regime, at a high SNR or with a large number of cooperating nodes, cooperative systems lack full...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Service Differentiation in the Internet to Support Multimedia Traffic

    The current best-effort infrastructure in the Internet lacks key characteristics in terms of delay, jitter, and loss, which are required for multimedia applications (voice, video, and data). Recently, significant progress has been made toward specifying the service differentiation to be provided in the Internet for supporting multimedia applications. In this...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Minimum Expected Distortion in Gaussian Layered Broadcast Coding With Successive Refinement

    A transmitter without Channel State Information (CSI) wishes to send a delay-limited Gaussian source over a slowly fading channel. The source is coded in superimposed layers, with each layer successively refining the description in the previous one. The receiver decodes the layers that are supported by the channel realization and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Architectural Support for the Stream Execution Model on General-Purpose Processors

    There has recently been much interest in stream processing, both in industry (e.g., Cell, NVIDIA G80, ATI R580) and academia (e.g., Stanford Merrimac, MIT RAW), with stream programs becoming increasingly popular for both media and more general-purpose computing. Although a special style of programming called stream programming is needed to...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Efficient Parallel Graph Exploration on Multi-Core CPU and GPU

    Graphs are a fundamental data representation that have been used extensively in various domains. In graph-based applications, a systematic exploration of the graph such as a Breadth-First Search (BFS) often serves as a key component in the processing of their massive data sets. In this paper, the authors present a...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Reduced-Dimension Multiuser Detection

    The authors present a Reduced-Dimension MultiUser Detector (RD-MUD) structure that significantly decreases the number of required correlation branches at the receiver front-end, while still achieving performance similar to that of the conventional Matched-Filter (MF) bank. RD-MUD exploits the fact that the number of active users is typically small relative to...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    An Explicit Solution for Optimal Two-Player Decentralized Control Over TCP Erasure Channels With State Feedback

    The authors develop an optimal controller synthesis algorithm for decentralized control problems where control actions are transmitted through TCP-like erasure channels. They consider a simple two-player interconnected linear system and Bernoulli distributed erasure channels. They recast the problem to a centralized Partially Observed Markov Decision Process (POMDP) under the fictitious...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Decoupling Datacenter Studies From Access to Large-Scale Applications: A Modeling Approach for Storage Workloads

    The cost and power impact of suboptimal storage configurations is significant in DataCenters (DCs) as inefficiencies are aggregated over several thousand servers and represent considerable losses in capital and operating costs. Designing performance, power and cost-optimized systems requires a deep understanding of target workloads, and mechanisms to effectively model different...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Micro-Interactions With NFC-Enabled Mobile Phones

    This paper coins the term micro-interactions to refer to the class of small exchanges between devices that occur almost instantaneously. For example, a mobile payment using Near-Field Communication (NFC) is a micro-interaction. The arrival of NFC on smart phones makes possible a wide array of applications using micro-interactions, from sharing...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Buffer Sizing in 802.11 Wireless Mesh Networks

    The authors analyze the problem of buffer sizing for TCP flows in 802.11-based Wireless Mesh Networks. Their objective is to maintain high network utilization while providing low queueing delays. The problem is complicated by the time-varying capacity of the wireless channel as well as the random access mechanism of 802.11...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Dynamic Fine-Grain Scheduling of Pipeline Parallelism

    Scheduling pipeline-parallel programs, defined as a graph of stages that communicate explicitly through queues, is challenging. When the application is regular and the underlying architecture can guarantee predictable execution times, several techniques exist to compute highly optimized static schedules. However, these schedules do not admit run-time load balancing, so variability...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Black-Box Randomized Reductions in Algorithmic Mechanism Design

    The authors give the first black-box reduction from arbitrary approximation algorithms to truthful approximation mechanisms for a non-trivial class of multi-parameter problems. Specifically, they prove that every welfare-maximization problem that admits an FPTAS and can be encoded as a packing problem also admits a truthful-in-expectation randomized mechanism that is an...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    On the Role of Mobility for Multi-Message Gossip

    In wireless ad hoc or social networks, a variety of scenarios require agents to share their individual information or resources with each other for mutual benefit. A partial list includes file sharing and rumor spreading, distributed computation and parameter estimation, and scheduling and control. Due to the huge centralization overhead...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Time and Cost-Efficient Modeling and Generation of Large-Scale TPCC/TPCE/TPCH Workloads

    Large-scale TPC workloads are critical for the evaluation of datacenter-scale storage systems. However, these workloads have not been previously characterized, in-depth, and modeled in a DC environment. In this paper, the authors categorize the TPC workloads into storage threads that have unique features and characterize the storage activity of TPCC,...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Uplink Resource Allocation for Frequency Selective Channels and Fractional Power Control in LTE

    The authors consider the allocation of spectral and power resources every subframe (1 ms) on the uplink of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) wideband Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) cellular network. System bandwidth is divided into multiple sub-bands. The fractional power control to manage interference is allowed to be...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Targeted Malleability: Homomorphic Encryption for Restricted Computations

    The authors put forward the notion of targeted malleability: given a homomorphic encryption scheme, in various scenarios they would like to restrict the homomorphic computations one can perform on encrypted data. They introduced a precise framework, generalizing the foundational notion of non-malleability introduced by Dolev, Dwork, and Naor (SICOMP '00),...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Parallelizing Machine Learning - Functionally

    Implementing machine learning algorithms for large data, such as the Web graph and social networks, is challenging. Even though much research has focused on making sequential algorithms more scalable, their running times continue to be prohibitively long. Meanwhile, parallelization remains a formidable challenge for this class of problems, despite frameworks...

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  • Webcasts // May 2011

    Innovate For America

    The presenter focuses on advancing technology and innovation to unlock national economic growth and prosperity. In this webcast, the presenter challenges students and entrepreneurs to take action now to bring innovation to the healthcare, education and government sectors.

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Performance Implications of Age-Based Allocation in On-Chip-Networks

    Age-based priority is a common mechanism used to improve the fairness and Quality-of-Service (QoS) characteristics of interconnection networks. Packet age can provide remote network state information that enables routers to service packets in a globally optimal fashion. In the Network-on-Chip (NoC) setting, age-based allocation is implemented by assigning priorities to...

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  • Webcasts // May 2011

    The Value Of True Partnerships

    The presenters are serial entrepreneurs who believe in the fundamental power of partnerships. Empowered by working in close collaboration for years, these co-founders have started multiple companies including Patagon, Lemon Bank and Bling Nation. In this webcast, the presenters describe the value of over-communication, the decision process in making a...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2002

    Seasonality and Competition in Time: An Empirical Analysis of Release Date Decisions in the U.S. Motion Picture Industry

    Strong seasonality in demand, a short product life cycle, and the absence of any price competition make the release date of first-run movies one of the main strategic decisions taken by movies? distributors. The absence of good observable measures of product quality creates a difficulty in separately identifying the two...

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    The Spread of Web-Based Malware and New Defenses

    Web sites and web pages have become the new frontier for malware distribution. Over the past two years, there has been a fundamental shift in how malware is distributed - while teenagers used to write viruses which required users to click on email attachments to propagate, financially motivated cybercriminals now...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ground Station Virtualization

    This paper discusses the application of the end-to-end principle to ground station systems. It states that lower layers of systems should support the widest possible variety of services and functions. This is applied to ground stations to derive a core set of services that are used across multiple missions while...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Embedded Management Interfaces: Emerging Massive Insecurity

    T he secure embedded management interface project is being conducted at the Stanford Security Lab. Its objective is to assess the state of the art of embedded management interfaces and develop more secure solutions. This paper summarizes the result of the first part of project: the assessment of the security...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Blueprint for Introducing Innovation Into the Wireless Networks We Use Every Day

    Few changes are occurred in the past couple of years in wireless industry: Handsets have become mobile computers running user-contributed applications on (potentially) open operating systems. It seems world is on an unstoppable path towards a more open ecosystem; one that has been previously closed and proprietary. The biggest winners...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Three Necessities For Start-Up Success

    Seasoned serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen shares his three criteria for a successful start-up. He states that there must be a substantial market opportunity, a product that's a 10x better solution, and an outstanding team. Andreessen goes on to state that there can be some compromise in the product area, but...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Don't Wait To Be Anointed

    Don't think of a job as just getting a desk and a job description. Tina Seelig, Executive Director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program, points out that landing a job means getting a key to the building. And what that key unlocks is entirely up to you. The endless possibilities of...

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  • Webcasts // May 2006

    Work With Smart People

    Challenge yourself against better players and you'll become star of the team. Google's Vice President of Search Products & User Experience, Marissa Mayer, reflects upon her personal experience working with some of the finest talent in hi-tech - and points out that working with the best empowers each player to...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    An Entrepreneur's Checklist

    No matter what business vertical you're entering, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank outlines a few points of necessary focus for the emerging business start-up, including market opportunity, market regulations and distribution, competitors and complimentors, and technology breakthroughs. He notes that the customer is not always the same thing as the payer,...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2003

    Market Potential: GameBoy

    Erin Turner, a producer at Electronic Arts specializing in action-hero titles, explains that the GameBoy has a pretty substantial market with 40 million sold worldwide. The mission with the GameBoy is to create some unique draw or additional fun factor, since it does not have nearly the graphical capabilities as...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Investment Arenas Of 2010

    Randy Komisar, a partner with VC firm KPCB, opines on the most recent trends for investment as of Spring of 2010. He points out that the consumer internet is a difficult business to gauge, and gives that sector a yellow light. However, he gives a green light to green and...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    An Argument In Favor Of Venture Capital

    How does a young company decide to go out for venture capital rather than bootstrap themselves? For Steve Perricone, Co-founder of BioFuelBox, it all comes down to speed to market. And, he says, in Silicon Valley, speed is a key motivator to seeking outside funding. He also points out the...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    VC's Seeking Disruptive Markets

    In addition to the usual factors that attract a venture capitalist to a startup - passionate entrepreneurs, unique ideas, and a desire to change the world - Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson's Steve Jurvetson points out that many VC's are also seeking truly disruptive technologies. Startups exist and win, says Jurvetson, with...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Shedding Light On The "Dark" Web

    In an effort to index the 99 percent of the "Dark" web - that is, the vast majority of web pages unreachable by most search tools - Robin Li, CEO of China's Baidu, launched a product called Aladdin. The goal of the open interface is to allow for and encourage...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Sharpening Focus In The Face Of Market Turmoil

    Focusing on technology, operations, and the user experience, Robin Li, CEO of Chinese search engine Baidu, took a pragmatic approach and recalls how he took on the role of project manager for the company for nearly a year. Focusing on nothing but search services, the company avoided the market crash...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Applying The Law To Open Source Business Models

    Using and understanding intellectual legal rights can be an asset to engineers, says former Sun Microsystems CTO Greg Papadopoulos. In this clip, Papadopoulos explains the difference between patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and what each will allow for the inventor under the law. How they govern the laws of sharing intellectual...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Exposing More "Surfaces"

    By appropriating knowledge and thinkers from a broader scope of learning - i.e. exposing more "Surfaces" - John Seely Brown, Independent Co-Chairman from the Deloitte Center for the Edge, states that knowledge from outside a field of expertise can be banked and extremely valuable to stirring up innovation in one's...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Critical Early Decisions With Long Lasting Results

    The pivotal points that changed the direction of Baidu's emergence, says its CEO Robin Li, include fewer extravagant expenditures (and planning for six months of capital to last for over a year), a switch from a back-end to a consumer-oriented interface, and a conscious decision to outshine the competition. In...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Pulling The Core To The Edge

    Rather than trickling new innovations from the edge to the core, is it possible, rather, for the edge to dominate? The creative thinking of John Seely Brown, Deloitte Center for the Edge Independent Co-Chairman and former Chief Scientist of Xerox PARC, seeks to bring this flavor of creative thinking to...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Business School Of Extreme Aerial Surfing

    Entrepreneurship isn't just a sport; it's extreme. John Seely Brown, Deloitte Center for the Edge's Independent Co-Chairman, paid attention when suddenly five of the globe's top aerial surfers originated from the same place. Why the sudden regional success? Though fierce competitors, they all knew one another and collectively benchmarked from...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Advantage Of Not Marketing

    Pandora CTO Tom Conrad invites start-ups to "Be genuine". Rather than investing in marketing, Pandora simply asks its users to a coffee. In lieu of a form letter, new users - all 50,000 of them daily - receive an automated email with the founder's true email address, and their feedback...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Benefits Of Mapping Plan A

    Though Randy Komisar, KPCB partner and seasoned entrepreneur, proposes that most successful ventures do not find success in their initial business idea, he still maintains that there's value in constructing a thoughtful initial business plan. "Plan A" should help flesh out your business' assumptions, challenges, and risk mitigation. Those critical...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    The Resurgence Of Consumer Electronics

    Citing as example handheld innovations such as Flip video cameras and Jawbone headsets, serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen claims that as of Spring 2010, consumer electronics are hot and viable in Silicon Valley once again. He argues that many of the devices in this most recent wave utilize existing chips and...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Fail Cheaply And Disrupt Thyself

    Failure is a very important part of the learning process in Silicon Valley, says Greg Papadopoulos, CTO of Sun Microsystems. And people should disrupt themselves frequently and as inexpensively as possible. An organization not on its game will allow an upstart to dislodge their market foothold more easily or for...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Testing And Metrics Are Imperative

    Pilots that fly by vision alone have a very short life expectancy when passing through clouds. But pilots that fly utilizing their instruments are able to soar. Mark Pincus, CEO of game company Zynga, and Bing Gordon, partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, touch upon the importance...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Start-Up Chile

    Economic Minister Fontaine outlines details of Chile's grant-making and business magnet program, Start-Up Chile. The program offers a $40,000 grant to entrepreneurs bringing early-stage businesses to the country for a minimum of six months. Grant winners must interact with the Chilean people and maintain ties with the country, even if...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Chile As A National Startup

    Juan Andr?s Fontaine, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, discusses his country's current policy mandate to bring innovation and business development to Chile's economy. By thinking of Chile as a startup on the rise, he sees a way to change Chile through innovation, rather than revolution.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Honing In On Results

    In the field of innovation, decide what you want the end result to be before you invent it, advises ExploraMed CEO Josh Makower. In addition, he advises a disciplined approach toward innovation that focuses on living inside of a problem to understand it to exhaustion. The end result, he asserts,...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Venture Capital's Improved Navigation Of Clean Tech

    Emerging technologies in the field of energy have the potential for tremendous pay out. But the flip side of that equation also means that some ventures require substantial investment to launch. Miox CEO Carlos Perea offers an interesting industry perspective on the state of venture funding in clean technologies. In...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Learning The Practice Of Innovation

    True innovations are not about a mad scientist in a laboratory. Rather, says Josh Makower, CEO of ExploraMed, innovation is a learned skill, and one can all be taught to be creative and productive. By learning the discipline that propels innovation, people can acquire the knowledge to develop their skills...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    The Valley Absorbs Failure

    Innovation is not a monopoly of Silicon Valley, says venture capitalist Randy Komisar. But entrepreneurship as a profession, he notes, is practiced best on KPCB's home turf. Here, failure isn't personal, and it is tolerated for approximately 70 percent of the businesses that launch here. The Valley offers a unique...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Shaping Serendipity

    Success is based on more than just luck. By choosing the right kind of environment and cultivating the practices that will help find new ideas, one can take inspiration from unlikely sources. Furthermore, deep listening with reciprocity - meaning not only digging for good ideas from others, but offering them...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Identifying Leaps Of Faith

    Don't avoid taking a leap of faith, says partner at KPCB Randy Komisar, but be certain to correctly define it. What's key in successfully making the jump is that it prioritizes three questions you're forced to answer, providing extreme market and product focus. The result will either flatten your idea...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Material Science Start-Ups In The Modern Age

    With just ten people and as little as $50,000, new garage-based enterprises that used to require hefty start-up costs and infrastructure can grow larger and more productive with fewer resources than ever before, says Deloitte Center for the Edge Independent Co-Chairman John Seely Brown. Entrepreneurs in the 21st century need...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Defining The Voice Of A Start-Up

    The best entrepreneurs know how to talk about and sell their company, and the way they define their enterprise can often be a polarizing sport. Essentially, propelling a young company - either to investors or to talent - is a sales job, and one that a company founder must find...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    The Potency Of Early-Career Motivation

    Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Alec Ross recalls founding One Economy, a non-profit digital divide organization that grew from four 20-something's with an idea to a world leader for the cause. In this clip, Ross talks about his inspiration to support Barack...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Original Ideas In Global Diplomacy

    Social networking tools have the potential to be exceedingly effective at solving the world's problems. In this clip, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Alec Ross cites two examples of cutting edge technology and creative thinking as an effective way to engage the...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    The State Of Venture Capital

    The VC industry is suffering from a severe lack of liquidity, says Intel Capital's Vice President Lisa Lambert. Lambert offers her analysis on the current shape of the investment community - and finds much room for improvement. As an asset class, she anticipates a lot of consolidation in the industry...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Value Of Corporate Venture Capital

    You and your company don't own all of the smart engineers in the world. But how can one capitalize on that talent, asks Craig Barrett, former Intel COB? Fund research and start-ups that compliment your own work, including university research, to unearth emerging talent and move the industry forward. Barrett...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Bringing Creativity And Innovation To Chile's Universities

    Chilean science professors are not used to thinking in terms of start-ups, says Juan Andr?s Fontaine, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism. However, through partnerships with Stanford University and other organizations, business development education is growing in Chile's universities. Minister Fontaine expresses the desire for students to take risks...

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