Microsoft's six-year-old Beijing lab has already paid dividends in speech recognition, wireless multimedia and graphics.
Focused beams of sound could direct music or speech to a single person in a crowd. Two inventors have staked competing claims to a potential audio revolution.
A new breed of entrepreneurs is out to reinvent invention by uniting far-flung innovators and freeing them from normal corporate constraints.
A topography of nation-by-nation inventive prowess.
One prolific inventor offers tips on how to ensure that your inventions have their day in the sun.
A leading venture capitalist says corporations are too slow and timid to capitalize on their own inventions.
Michael Moritz shares insights-from Yahoo!, PayPal, and now Google-about how the Web really works.
Google reigns supreme as the search engine of choice-but for how long? A pack of startups-and Microsoft-are developing technologies to find what you want, faster.
The R&D spending of 300 top technology companies.
The flow of innovations is as strong as ever, but the U.S. is slipping in its ability to commercialize them.