500 Startups closes $35M Japan fund with the backing of the Japanese government

500 Startups has announced the close of its fund for Japan, more than 18 months after it was first unveiled. The effort is backed by...

Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC

Innovation is a hot topic, and it can be confusing for large corporations. With terms like incubator, accelerator and corporate venturing frequently mentioned, but rarely defined,...

Giving corporate innovation a jolt

Today’s competitive business world demands innovation. Corporations need to innovate to inspire, compete and survive. However, the burden of innovation has largely rested on startups....

Seven principles to ignite a culture of innovators

Alex Goryachev Crunch Network Contributor Alex Goryachev is senior director of Innovation Strategy and Programs at Cisco. How to join the network Every big company...

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For its 15th anniversary phones, Meizu nixes the notch and shuns...

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and has released three new smartphones, named Meizu 15, to commemorate the occasion....