Google, Garmin and great big space planes are among the winners of The Economist's Innovation Awards 2012.
The elections are still nine months away, but a couple of economists say their data already point to an Obama victory.
The recession may be comparatively kind to technology, and particularly open source.
Dilbert cartoonist is making significant personal contributions to discourse on the economy, but he needs to learn how to distinguish good arguments from bad ones.
Solar-powered bus shelters; Auto Xprize inspires 100 MPG cars; Planktos looks for a new plan; Americans want clean but costly clean energy; Suniva scores another solar cell supply deal for India; emerging solar scams; LED lighting for NYC.
There may be signs of trouble elsewhere in the U.S. economy, but he and other industry watchers say e-commerce and venture capital opportunities are still looking relatively strong.
Ubuntu is the reason for Linux's rise, declares the Economist.
The biggest shopping day of the year should keep retailers right on track, according to a University of Missouri researcher.
"The IT boom is not coming back," says Dale Jorgenson, a Harvard University professor. "On the other hand we're not in the midst of another dot-com crash."
Mark Shuttleworth does an excellent job of marrying free software idealism with pragmatic business sense.