On this day in history Charles Goodyear received a patent for the vulcanization of rubber, and Mister Spock received a patent for the rubberization of ears ... well, we kid. But for genuine reports on what's in today's news read on:
Popular fitness device Nike+ launched years back to much fanfare, thanks to a smart, simple design and sleek integration with Apple's iPod and iPhone. But CEO Mark Parker's latest training gadget no longer relies on Apple's branding. Instead, Nike has teamed with car-navigation company TomTom for the Nike+ SportWatch GPS.
It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley. But emerging entrepreneurial hubs around the country are giving startup aspirants options. In this series, we talk to leading figures in those communities about what makes them tick.