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India Remakes Global Innovation
In recent years, Indian firms such as Dr Reddy’s have started globalizing their R&D footprint by moving into Western markets. They have been tapping into the sophisticated technical and scientific talent available in Western economies as part of their strategy to access international markets and build global brands. Read more...
On Kickstarter, Designer's Dreams Materialize
A growing number of designers are using kickstarter.com
to get their sketch pad ideas into production, through crowd-sourced financing. Scan Kickstarter’s design category, and there are dozens of projects in search of backing, from screen-printed glassware billed as “awesome glasses for awesome people” to a sustainable house intended for use in developing countries. Read more...
Data Visualization: Capital Overload?
Fast-growing emerging market economies are attracting soaring investment flows as growth in the U.S. and Europe remains sluggish. The trend has produced unexpected downsides such as overvalued currencies. Mouse over each emerging market country in this interactive graphic from the Wall Street Journal to see what the effects have been, and what the governments have tried to do about it. Read more...
Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Makers of Video Games
Because video game makers straddle the lines between software development, the entertainment industry and online retailing, they can combine tax breaks in ways that companies like Netflix and Adobe cannot. Video game developers receive such a rich assortment of incentives that even oil companies have questioned why the government should subsidize such a mature and profitable industry. Read more...