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 to current business world.
Over past few years, different options to save and move data have multiplied dramatically. Usually floppy disk (with it's 1.2 MB limitation), ZIP drives, CD-R's & CD-RW's, and even tape backups are common ways to move data on non-networked PC's.
The latest innovation, 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 IdeasWritten 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 up process for transfer of new ideas.
The Internet currently reaches more than 560 million users around 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 leverage massive reach of Internet and promote their new ideas to global market without substantial marketing costs.