Topic: Product Development

With rumors flying around about Google’s potential $1 billion purchase of Twitch, it got me thinking about how Twitch Plays Pokémon —a social/gaming experiment—...

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A small startup textile company and BAE Systems winning a contract to provide the US Department of Defense with a few million dollars worth of “smart” uniforms. A car company and a hi-tech device and app company (yes, Apple) possibly partnering around batteries. Social needs-focused and micro-loan visionary Grameen...

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The Spring ‘13 release of Arena BOMControl is just around the corner, and we’ve got another exciting new feature preview today: the Integrated PDXViewer. As a core part of the Arena Cloud, the Integrated PDXViewer offers a seamless process for transmitting manufacturing and quote build packages to your suppliers...

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One of the keys to our success at Arena is being at the center of the legendary ecosystem of Silicon Valley. This affords us — and many of our customers — the chance to literally rub shoulders with innovators and inventors at all stages of product development, design and...

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It’s hard to miss the fact that the world of hardware startups is red-hot right now — especially if you’ve been reading our blog. The recent SXSW Interactive conference, which historically focuses on social media and consumer software, had an enormous influx...

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Designing with a single source part—meaning a part that is only available from a single vendor or distributor—is one of the riskiest moves an engineer can make. With all your eggs in one basket, what happens if the supplier raises prices, begins limiting component quantities or goes out of business...

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We all have our own ideas about what makes a great workplace. Some believe it’s about access to a smart and collaborative team with motivational leadership, and others will say it's about ample opportunity for personal and professional growth...

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