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Despite Down Economic Year, Innovation Still Thrived

December 30, 2011 | Daily Capital

As we round out the year, we think it’s a good idea to take a break from the economic news tornado surrounding Europe, China, and U.S.. And given our passion for technology, what better way to end 2011 than reflecting back on the best technological innovations of the year. There’s IBM’s Watson, Apple’s Siri, new fighter drones, and even breakthrough semiconductor technology. We look forward to what’s in store for 2012!

Bright Ideas: Innovation in 2011

Apple, Facebook and Google aren’t the only companies coming up with cool ideas. Though news of the latest iPhone or Facebook remodel dominated headlines in 2011, the year saw many other companies quietly—and some not so quietly—flex their own creative muscle. Inventions ranged from the high-tech (brainy computers and self-piloting planes) to the startlingly simple (bits of paper that can diagnose some of the world’s most troubling illnesses). While many this year mourned the loss of Apple’s Steve Jobs, considered one of the great innovators of his time, creativity and invention are far from gone.

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