Thumb Drives - Great New Technology!

Written by Mike Burstein


Thumb Drives - Great New Technology!

The ability to easily move data from PC to PC with minimal inconvenience is just another benefit computers have brought torepparttar current business world.

Overrepparttar 133546 past few years,repparttar 133547 different options to save and move data have multiplied dramatically. Usuallyrepparttar 133548 floppy disk (with it's 1.2 MB limitation), ZIP drives, CD-R's & CD-RW's, and even tape backups arerepparttar 133549 common ways to move data on non-networked PC's.

The latest innovation,repparttar 133550 USB Removable Flash Memory (Thumb Drive, Key Drive, Flash Drive, USB Drive, Micro Drive) brings a whole new meaning to easy transport of data. These USB compliant devices are small enough to fit on a key ring or carry in your shirt pocket.

How to Market and Protect Your New Ideas

Written by Neil Armand


The intellectual property transfer market is now estimated to be worth over $100 billion. If you have a new idea, a patent or an invention, you may be able to license it or sell it for millions of dollars.

Many Fortune 500 companies are now making their intellectual property available for sale or licensing at new online intellectual-property exchanges. These companies are trying to maximize their return on research and development investment and generate a new source of revenue by licensing their unused and underutilized inventions to others.

A number of online forums, including Minnesota-based NewIdeaTrade.com (www.newideatrade.com), California-based Pl-x.com (www.pl-x.com), and Connecticut-based PatentTriage.com (www.patenttriage.com) now link buyers and sellers of intellectual property. The traditional transfer of intellectual property is complicated, costly, and can take up to one year. However, these online forums simplify and speed uprepparttar process for transfer of new ideas.

The Internet currently reaches more than 560 million users aroundrepparttar 133545 world. This makes innovatorsí potential for exposure much higher than with traditional forms of media. The worldwide online commerce has reached $2.2 trillion in 2002 and is expected to reach $6.8 trillion by 2004. The innovators today can leveragerepparttar 133546 massive reach ofrepparttar 133547 Internet and promote their new ideas torepparttar 133548 global market without substantial marketing costs.

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