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    9: M-Pesa member content locked

    In Kenya, financial institutions were scarce and the population largely unbanked in the early 2000s. So people began using the prepaid airtime minutes on their mobile phones as a form of currency:…

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    Transforming Ecosystems member content locked

    By Koch-Ørvad, Nina | Thuesen, Christian | Koch, Christian | Berker, Thomas Radical innovations are essential for the sustainable transition of society; however, such innovations are struggling to establish a solid position in the ecosystem. Through a case study, the…

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    23: iPod member content locked

    One thousand songs in your pocket. That's how Apple CEO Steve Jobs sold the iPod when he introduced it in October 2001. Roughly the size of a deck of cards, the otherworldly gadget was essentially a…

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    13: Alexa member content locked

    In homes around the world, the voice-activated assistant Alexa has become ubiquitous, integrated into a million everyday moments. Amazon has sold over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices—and sparked a…

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    17: Google Search member content locked

    It has become part of the Silicon Valley lore. Inside a rented garage in Menlo Park, California, USA, two Stanford University students created what became the world's most prominent search engine.…

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    12: DynaTAC 8000X member content locked

    It weighed nearly 2 pounds (1 kilogram) and cost close to US$4,000. It took almost 10 hours to charge. And it worked for only 30 minutes before the battery died. Even the creators owned up to the…

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    40: First IVF Baby member content locked

    Louise Brown was born 25 July 1978 in England. From all reports, the birth itself was uneventful. But it marked a turning point in treating infertility: Brown was the first child conceived through…

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    47: Watson member content locked

    In the early 2000s, IBM was looking for its next big initiative, a project that would generate buzz similar to the public and press adoration that followed when its supercomputer beat chess legend…

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    5: Human Genome Project member content locked

    Deciphering the roughly 30,000 genes that make up human life would have been challenging enough. Add in that the technology needed to do it hadn't yet been invented—and that the project team spanned…

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    31: Aadhaar member content locked

    India was having an identify crisis. The country had a large population without formal identity credentials, which often led to issues of fraud or denial of services when someone lacked proper…

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