How companies are using venture-capital projects to find innovation without developing it through internal research and development. On one hand, it probably isn't the worst idea -- there may very well be good ideas and potential companies looking for venture-capital funding. But on the other hand, it sounds like an admission by the companies doing the funding that they're either too bureaucratic or hide-bound or simply un-creative to get the job done from the inside. Organic growth -- endogenous growth, if you will -- is attractive because it suggests a certain sustainability.
Iowa unemployment rate falls again
It's never gotten anywhere close to as high as in other parts of the country, and it's recovering well
Stop the incentives madness!
A developer wants $2.5 million from Iowa City to subsidize the construction of a new high-rise
Depressing social steps backward in Russia
Bans on "homosexual propaganda" are just thinly-veiled bias
Yahoo sues Facebook
How the Washington Post may be positioning itself to outlive the New York Times