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Table of Contents:VOL. 8, NO. 5 - June 2007
The man who owns the Internet Kevin Ham is the most powerful dotcom mogul you've never heard of. Here's how the master of Web domains built a $300 million empire. (more)
Our annual rankings show another banner year for the businesses leading the tech revival. Here's who is out in front and, more important, how they got there. (more)
This is not the same old pipe dream. The economics -- and the technology -- of turning light into electricity have changed. An inside look at the industrial-strength power plants coming soon to a grid near you. (more)
Eons of evolution have honed plant and animal life into the most intricately engineered things on the planet. Now a new breed of inventor is reverse-engineering Mother Earth's marvels and turning them into remarkable real-world products. (more)
Bluetooth gets a makeover A new version of Bluetooth aims to open up the market by making connections to devices a breeze. (more)
Startups begin seeding the oceans in the name of global warming. (more)
The key to cost-effective DNA tests may be the unlikeliest of cheap metals: gold. (more)
Shimano and Ideo go tandem on a bike for everyman. (more)
Can free music sell more CDs? is betting its future that the answer is yes. (more)
The Net's latest DIY innovation: user-generated greeting cards. (more)
Should your banner be blue or red? Revcube crunches the data to serve up the perfect ad. (more)
Wind turbines for the urban jungle, courtesy of underemployed Russian rocket scientists. (more)
An advanced robotic dinosaur could soon make Furby extinct. (more)
Personal rapid transit is landing at Heathrow next year. If it flies, cities will never be the same. (more)
Designed to grow T-shirt seller Threadless went XXL by making its customers part of a self-fueling marketing machine. (more)
Sermo lets investors listen -- for a price -- as MDs talk shop. (more)
Sales of the Container Store's Elfa shelving had stalled -- until its order systems got the ultimate digital reorg. (more)
Just down the road from mighty MIT, tiny Olin College is pumping new life -- and fun -- into the musty engineering curriculum. (more)
Gorilla Nation helps small websites land big brands by selling space the old-fashioned way: with a mix of sex appeal and personalized service. (more)
Home is where the art is Think your office is edgy? The CEO of Start Mobile proudly describes his as 'Pirates of the Caribbean' on acid. (more)
Never mind late planes and bad hotels -- the road warrior's real nightmare is an epic tech meltdown. Here's a survival guide. (more)
A slimmer sat-phone, speakers for lofty digs, and snacks to keep you from crashing, and more. (more)
Kiss your dreary briefcase goodbye. Designers have finally woken to the promise of matching style with substance. (more)
After a disastrous foray into TV broadcasting, Chris-Craft is back to doing what it does best: Building boats. And the flagship Roamer 40 shows it does that better than anyone else. (more)
Virtual book, real money E-books don't have the cachet of a New York Times bestseller, but how many writers will turn their noses up at $300,000 a year? (more)
Rigid deadlines can influence your allies, your opponents, and even you own behavior -- which is why they're such a critical management tool. (more)
With new site BlockSavvy, hip-hop entrepreneur Damon Dash has a plan to take over the virtual street. (more)
7-Eleven jolts its coffee sales with an energy-drink-inspired blend, a Second Life rival finds a way to be more than a second fiddle, Budweiser flops in its attempt to create a YouTube for beer drinkers, and more. (more)
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The man who owns the Internet
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Our annual rankings show another banner year for the businesses leading the tech revival. Here's who is out in front and how they got there. |more|
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