Despite the economic crisis, the U.S. still leads the world in business and technological creativity, and creative entrepreneurs will continue thrive, says George Gilder, founding fellow of the Discovery Institute in Seattle. "Emerging today are companies exploiting four large intersecting developments under way in the U.S.: 'cloud computing,' graphics processing, nanotech engineering and energy-saving construction materials."
The new Apple MacBook is less than an inch thick -- but even this lean laptop carries a hefty price tag. Starting at $1,299, the nearly 4.5 lbs of aluminum offers plenty of luxury features in a slim design.
Herman Chinery-Hesse created SOFTtribe, the first and largest software company in Ghana. Now the "Bill Gates of Ghana" is hoping to spark an entrepreneurial revolution in Africa by carrying e-commerce to all corners of the continent.
YouTube, the Web site that enables people to watch just about whatever video they wanted as long as it didn't exceed 10 minutes, has decided to scrap its time limit, making it possible to stream full TV episodes for the first time on the Google-owned portal. YouTube already has started running full episodes of oldies but goodies such as "Star Trek," "MacGyver" and "Beverly Hills, 90210."