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Former iPhone Leader Joins Arm to Bring More Chips Into Your Life
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Former iPhone Leader Joins Arm to Bring More Chips Into Your Life
Tony Fadell, former leader of Apple's iPod and iPhone projects, joins Arm's board to help it expand from smartphones into PCs, servers, cars and more.
5 New Business Books for Dreamers and Achievers
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5 New Business Books for Dreamers and Achievers
From the leader of the teams that created the iPod, iPhone, and Nest Learning Thermostat comes a book full of knowledge and advice on leadership, design, startups, Apple, Google, decision-making, mentorship, devastating failure and unbelievable success.
iPod inventor Tony Fadell says EU requirement for USB-C iPhone is the ‘right thing’ as he sees Apple as a monopoly
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iPod inventor Tony Fadell says EU requirement for USB-C iPhone is the ‘right thing’ as he sees Apple as a monopoly
Fadell thinks it’s time for USB-C iPhones.
Lessons on Innovation from iPod and Nest Creator Tony Fadell
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Lessons on Innovation from iPod and Nest Creator Tony Fadell
Listen to Tony’s appearance on the Next Big Idea podcast below, or read a few key highlights.
Lumafield raises $35M, announces speedy updates to its affordable desktop CT scanner
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Lumafield raises $35M, announces speedy updates to its affordable desktop CT scanner
Lumafield today announced a $35 million Series B, and new features for its desktop X-ray computed tomography platform that aims to provide engineers and designers with unparalleled access to their products.
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The Next ‘iPhone Moment’ Will Arrive, Eventually. Hurry Up Already
It may seem now like the iPhone was a sure thing. But 15 years ago at launch, its success was far less certain. Tech insiders acknowledge they can rarely tell if something will be a hit until development is pretty much done.
Carbon Nanotubes Enable No-Compromise Thermal Interface Materials
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Carbon Nanotubes Enable No-Compromise Thermal Interface Materials
Carbice Corporation has made it possible to create an effective cooling system that combines the properties of both liquid and solid thermal interface materials (TIMs) in a single solution.
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The Co-Creator of the iPod and iPhone on Radical Innovation (with Tony Fadell)
A veteran entrepreneur and investor explains why a good story must be at the heart of a successful disruptive innovation.
iPod Creator Tony Fadell Isn’t Buying the Metaverse Hype
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iPod Creator Tony Fadell Isn’t Buying the Metaverse Hype
We need to fix the problems that already exist on today's social platforms, he says.
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Legendary Designer And Engineer Tony Fadell On The ‘Why’ Behind The ‘What’
Even if you don’t know Tony Fadell by name, you definitely know the products he’s designed; in fact, chances are you have one in your pocket right now if you’re an iPhone user.
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Don’t Call Tony Fadell an Asshole—He Prefers ‘Mission Driven’
In his new book, Build, the founder of Nest gets into how to be an effective leader, why the metaverse is bunk, and when quitting is a virtue.
Menlo Micro switches on an opportunity for its tech to be in every device you touch
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Menlo Micro switches on an opportunity for its tech to be in every device you touch
If you’re not an electrical engineer, it’s hard to understand quite how big of a deal the company’s innovation is — and it’s hard to overstate how important this tech may turn out to be.
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Influencers with Andy Serwer: Phil Hutcheon & Tony Fadell
In this episode of Influencers, Andy is joined by DICE Founder & CEO Phil Hutcheon along with Tony Fadell
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Inventing the iPod: How ‘really big risks’ paid off for Apple
For the 20th anniversary of the iPod, we talk with the inventor of Apple's iconic music player, Tony Fadell, who reminisces about working with Steve Jobs and the success of the device.
iPod Inventor Tony Fadell: ‘M1 Macs Are Absolute Innovation’
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iPod Inventor Tony Fadell: ‘M1 Macs Are Absolute Innovation’
Tony Fadell, Future Shape principal, iPod inventor and iPhone co-inventor, sits down with Emily Chang to talk about how far Apple has come over the past two decades, where it’s headed next and why tech and sustainability are the next big challenges.
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DICE Announces ‘Up to $122 Million’ Series C, Adds iPod Inventor Tony Fadell to Board
Ticketing and music-discovery platform DICE has announced the completion of an “up to $122 million” funding round.
London-based Nothing secures £1M on Crowdcube in 54 secs, unveils transparent TWS earbuds
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London-based Nothing secures £1M on Crowdcube in 54 secs, unveils transparent TWS earbuds
Nothing, a London-based tech venture from ex-OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, has shared a glimpse of its upcoming true wireless stereo (TWS) product ‘Concept 1.’
Mantle launches precision metal Additive Manufacturing technology aimed at the tooling market
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Mantle launches precision metal Additive Manufacturing technology aimed at the tooling market
Mantle, an Additive Manufacturing startup based in San Francisco, California, USA, has launched its TrueShape™ technology, a proprietary AM process to make high-precision metal parts.
Want to invest in Nothing? Carl Pei opens investment opportunity to community
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Want to invest in Nothing? Carl Pei opens investment opportunity to community
Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, knows a thing or two about communities.
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John Legend and Natalie Portman want you to try wearing fungus instead of leather
Natalie Portman and John Legend are joining a group of venture capitalists and unnamed fashion brands backing MycoWorks, a company that just raised $45 million to commercialize its technology that makes a fungal-based biomaterial that can replace leather.
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How this startup CEO raised $100 million from Tony Fadell, Amazon, and BMW for a new energy-saving motor that everyone thought was impossible to build
A startup called Turntide offers a glimmer of hope that the tech industry can ride in with new technology that will help reverse climate change.
iPod inventor Tony Fadell on Finding the New “New” Thing
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iPod inventor Tony Fadell on Finding the New “New” Thing
Tony discusses why China might have a “last-mover advantage”, the qualities he look for in entrepreneurs, and how to discover the next game-changing technology.
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With Tony Fadell’s help, Advano is building battery components to power an electric future
Using scrap silicon as its feedstock, a New Orleans-based company called Advano has raised $18.5 million to manufacture battery components to enable more powerful, smaller and longer-lasting batteries.
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Ex-Apple SVP Tony Fadell says the original iPod was designed, engineered, and released within the same year
In a story shared by the CEO of Stripe, Patrick Collison, Tony Fadell describes the timeline of the original iPod.
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3D Hubs moves into French manufacturing market with support from iPod inventor Tony Fadell
3D Hubs, the online manufacturing platform, is entering the French market with the support from Tony Fadell, the iPod inventor, Nest founder, and head of Future Shape investment firm.
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Who Are the Most Successful Entrepreneurs? The Middle-Aged
Sure, youth and innocence are great. But what if experience is even greater? We might get more innovation if we let the elders take the lead.
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Tony Fadell on Leaving Silicon Valley to Help Build a Healthier Society, Online and Off
In both his work and his life, Tony Fadell constantly imagines Version 2.0 (if not 3.0, or 4.0 and beyond).
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Parental control app developers band together to demand an API from Apple
A large group of developers who make parental control apps have banded together to demand that Apple come up with a technical solution that will allow them to continue to work on the iPhone.
Buoyant Diamond Foundry Polishes Image Of Lab-Grown Diamonds In Paris
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Buoyant Diamond Foundry Polishes Image Of Lab-Grown Diamonds In Paris
Ahead of the April launch of a collaboration with Dover Street Market, jewelry industry disruptor Diamond Foundry is poised and ready to capture more of the new generation of evolved luxury consumer, thanks to its carbon-neutral process and fashion-forward positioning.
The smartwatch Tony Fadell helped design will cost $48,800
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The smartwatch Tony Fadell helped design will cost $48,800
And you thought that Apple Watch was expensive.
Ressence’s $48,800 connected mechanical watch arrives in April
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Ressence’s $48,800 connected mechanical watch arrives in April
The Type 2 melds classic timekeeping, modern tech and an absurd price.
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Fraud detection startup CashShield secures $20M Series B led by Temasek and GGV
Online fraud detection startup CashShield, whose clients include Alibaba and Razer, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series B led by Temasek Holdings and returning investor GGV Capital.
Smartex sews up $24.7M to put smarter eyes on textile manufacturing
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Smartex sews up $24.7M to put smarter eyes on textile manufacturing
Smartex just raised a couple of bolts’ worth of cash, sowing up a round of funding to bring smart tech to fabric manufacturing. The hope is to be able to detect textile defects in real time.
Impossible Foods has a big new offering in the works: filet mignon
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Impossible Foods has a big new offering in the works: filet mignon
Founder Pat Brown said at MIT Technology Review’s ClimateTech event that his company’s steak prototype is “pretty damn good.”
Tony Fadell wants to see iPhone move to USB-C
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Tony Fadell wants to see iPhone move to USB-C
The inventor of the iPad believes that Apple should move the iPhone to USB-C, claiming that it is "the right thing" to do.
Quividi Partners With Plumerai, Integrates People Detection Into AVA Solution
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Quividi Partners With Plumerai, Integrates People Detection Into AVA Solution
Quividi now offers real-time, long-distance impression counting in its Audience Measurement Platform on entry-level CPUs, which commonly power smart machines or retail shelf screens.
Tony Fadell’s fund backs Paris-based Edda with $5.8 million to offer alternative to Excel for PE investors
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Tony Fadell’s fund backs Paris-based Edda with $5.8 million to offer alternative to Excel for PE investors
Edda combines deal flow, portfolio, LPs and business community management into one product, offering a unique solution for professional investors.
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The Father of the iPod Reveals 1 Critical Lesson From His Mentor, Steve Jobs
Three essential elements of all good stories.
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“Tech must solve a real need”: the iPod inventor Tony Fadell on virtual reality consumerism
The engineer turned investor reflects on the industry’s biggest missteps, from cryptocurrencies to augmented worlds.
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Stuff meets… Nest founder and father of the iPod, Tony Fadell
We spoke about the early days of Apple and Nest and how doing stuff wrong leads to success
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Here’s How Apple’s iPod Lasted for 20 Years
Commentary: The gadget survived music streaming, rival players and the iPhone.
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Tony Fadell: The Nest Thermostat Disrupted My Life
The Nest founder tells of years in pursuit of a thermostat he actually likes
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The Next Hurdle in Europe’s Energy Transition: Being More Enticing Than NFTs
The Next Hurdle in Europe’s Energy Transition: Being More Enticing Than NFTs
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What iPod inventor Tony Fadell says he learned from Steve Jobs
The titanic, albeit controversial legacy of late Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs drew renewed interest this week when the tech giant became the first company to reach a market capitalization of $3 trillion.
Carl Pei’s Nothing brings Karan Johar, Yuvraj Singh, others on board as investors
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Carl Pei’s Nothing brings Karan Johar, Yuvraj Singh, others on board as investors
Nothing recently raised $50 million as a part of its Series A extension and has also partnered with Qualcomm.
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Apple’s iPod was one of the biggest risks the company ever took
Tony Fadell says that the iconic iPod was a giant risk for Apple to take, but Steve Jobs had promised that Apple would "go the distance" on the product's lineup and future.
Investing in our future and leaving the planet better than we found it
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Investing in our future and leaving the planet better than we found it
The inventor of the iPod, the iPhone, and Nest thermostat is focused on making the world a better place for his kids (and all of us) to live by investing through Future Shape, his investment and advisory firm.
Tony Fadell on Learning To See, Telling Stories, & Being A Troublemaker
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Tony Fadell on Learning To See, Telling Stories, & Being A Troublemaker
It’s not often you get to see through the eyes of someone who created a product that you and hundreds of millions of other people use, hundreds of times a day, every single day, and have for a decade or more.
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Firms backed by Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates have funded an electric motor company that slashes energy consumption
Sometimes the smallest innovations can have the biggest impacts on the world’s efforts to stop global climate change.
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Allbirds is investing in a plant-based leather substitute, plans faux-leather shoe drop in December
The sustainability focused shoe maker Allbirds has taken another step to green its supply chain with a small $2 million investment in a new company called Natural Fiber Welding.
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For Tony Fadell, the future of startups is connected and sustainable
Three years after a failed bid at retiring, the Nest founder reflects on the future shape of tech.
Mmhmm, Five-Month-Old Video Startup Making Virtual Meetings More Fun, Raises $31 Million Pre-Launch
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Mmhmm, Five-Month-Old Video Startup Making Virtual Meetings More Fun, Raises $31 Million Pre-Launch
As Phil Libin speaks his Zoom background changes rapidly, cycling through images of his past trips to Japan before settling upon a looping animation of a wooded landscape crafted in paper.
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Sunnyvale startup, with help of Amazon and Nest founder, aims to replace the world’s electric motors
A Sunnyvale startup with technology it says can be used to replace all the electric motors in the world scored $33 million in new funding on Thursday from Amazon.com Inc., Nest founder Tony Fadell, BMW and others.
This Leather Jacket? It Came From a Petri Dish
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This Leather Jacket? It Came From a Petri Dish
In a lab in New Jersey, the scientists at Modern Meadow are creating the materials of the future.
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iPod inventor, Thiel Capital among backers of battery company Advano in new funding
Battery company Advano announced on Tuesday that it raised $18.5 million in its Series A funding round.
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Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity (#403)
Tony Fadell, sometimes called “the father of the iPod,” is an active investor and entrepreneur with a 30+ year history of founding companies and designing products that profoundly improve people’s lives.
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The Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame: Nest Thermostat
Why a former Apple engineer built not just a temperature controller but a “Trojan horse into the home”
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Tony Fadell answers questions about iPod development on Twitter
Tony Fadell — known as the “Father of the iPod” — took the day to answer on Twitter a few questions about his work at Apple with one of the most successful products in technology history.
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Nest Founder Says Plastic Apologists Are ‘Lying’
Tony Fadell, iPod inventor, iPhone co-inventor, Nest founder and Future Shape principal, is on a warpath against plastics.
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Phil Schiller says Apple pulling third-party screen time apps due to privacy abuses, as Tony Fadell calls Screen Time ‘a rush job’
Apple has systematically removed many time-tracking / parental control over the last year, leading to a bevy of upset developers whose businesses have been crippled, and even an antitrust lawsuit.
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Tony Fadell: Want to Design for a Sustainable Future? Think Different
The man who helped invent the iPod and iPhone and co-founded the smart home company Nest was traveling around the world with his family and kept seeing the same problem: trash.
Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car
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Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car
Watchmaker Ressence is known for its expensive, minimal-designed mechanical watches, but now the company is taking its biggest step towards smartwatch functionality with its new Type 2.
Technology to disrupt the world
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Technology to disrupt the world
INK Conference 2018 brought the deep-tech godfather Tony Fadell to India for the first time! Listen in as, in an interview with CEO Lakshmi Pratury, the inventor of iPod, co-inventor of iPhone, and founder of Nest, Fadell shares insights into the birth of disruptive products and ideas, and what goes into making an entrepreneurial journey successful.
Tony Fadell Wants to Disrupt Silicon Valley
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Tony Fadell Wants to Disrupt Silicon Valley
With his firm Future Shape, the creator of the iPod and the iPhone seeks to dethrone tech’s giants.
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Today in Apple history: Apple puts 1,000 songs in your pocket with first-gen iPod
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Today in Apple history: Apple puts 1,000 songs in your pocket with first-gen iPod
Introduced on this day in 2001, the iPod quickly became a cultural phenomenon.
American Airlines Invests in Universal Hydrogen Co.
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American Airlines Invests in Universal Hydrogen Co.
Universal Hydrogen is developing a hydrogen logistics network as well as a conversion kit for modifying existing aircraft to enable them to use hydrogen. 
Tony Fadell: Brains behind the iPhone, iPod and one of the world’s leading inventors
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Tony Fadell: Brains behind the iPhone, iPod and one of the world’s leading inventors
Tony Fadell joined Jack Tame.
Carbice Now Open in Atlanta’s Historic West End
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Carbice Now Open in Atlanta’s Historic West End
Carbice CEO and Founder Baratunde Cola said, “This facility will bring significant economic impact to this West End community, The City of Atlanta, and the State of Georgia. It will allow us to employ and train the next generation of technicians, engineers, and entrepreneurs from this community.”
Mantle is 3D-printing manufacturing tooling
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Mantle is 3D-printing manufacturing tooling
Mantle is launching a new series of $350,000 machines that can 3D-print the mold inserts that are used to produce injection-mold plastics. It’s hard to overstate how important this will be — I caught up with the company’s founders to find out how and why this tech is going to put a serious dent in the speed-to-market for manufacturing.
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The iPhone’s Creators Reveal the Consequences They Never Expected
Not even Apple’s own execs—with front-row seats for the development of the iPhone’s key features—quite knew how they would change the world.
Lex and Tony Talk
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Lex and Tony Talk
Lex and Tony discuss the iPhone, iPod, Nest, Steve Jobs, Design, and Engineering
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This new technology reveals classic iPods from the inside out
For Tony Fadell, Lumafield’s CT scanner helps bring back priceless memories. For product manufacturers, its X-ray vision could solve long-standing problems.
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Tony Fadell’s Advice For Building The Next Big Thing
FutureShape Principal Tony Fadell speaks with Emily Chang about his new book Build
The man behind the iPod, iPhone and Nest Thermostat does some spring cleaning.
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The man behind the iPod, iPhone and Nest Thermostat does some spring cleaning.
Tony Fadell cleans out his garage for TechCrunch.
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In one fell swoop, Sweep bristles up $73 million in Coatue-led Series B round
Building from success to success, France's carbon management platform Sweep has raised $73 million in a Series B round, now counting $100 million to its credit.
World Wise Web: The iPod
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World Wise Web: The iPod
In 2001, Apple’s iPod revolutionised how we listen to music - inspired by inventor Tony Fadell's love of DJing.
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The original iPod ‘prototype’ was an Apple design to prevent leaks
Panic revealed the early design in honor of the iPod’s 20th anniversary
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iPod success story was down to Steve Jobs keeping his word, says Tony Fadell
The iPod success story was far from assured, even after it was launched, says Tony Fadell, the man dubbed “father of the iPod.”
Nothing raises another $50M
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Nothing raises another $50M
The round follows the February announcement of a $15 million Series A.
20VC: Tony Fadell “The Father of The iPod” on Mentors, Self-Doubt, Vulnerability, His Relationship To Money, Why Entrepreneurs Need To Be Coachable, Why VCs Must Be More Direct & Why The First Trillio
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20VC: Tony Fadell “The Father of The iPod” on Mentors, Self-Doubt, Vulnerability, His Relationship To Money, Why Entrepreneurs Need To Be Coachable, Why VCs Must Be More Direct & Why The First Trillio
Tony Fadell, often referred to as “the father of the iPod,” is currently Principal @ Future Shape, a global investment and advisory firm coaching engineers and scientists working on foundational deep technology.
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Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates Bet On Electric Motor Startup
California-based Turntide Technologies raised $80 million for its motors that reduce electricity use
Metal 3D printing startup Mantle launches out of stealth with $13M in funding
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Metal 3D printing startup Mantle launches out of stealth with $13M in funding
Additive manufacturing has been a popular buzz phrase for decades now.
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Watch Whisperer Hodinkee Clocks $40 Million Investment
As Tom Brady, LVMH Luxury Ventures and TCG step in, Hodinkee founder Benjamin Clymer will cede CEO duties after more than a decade at the center of the watch world
Menlo Micro, a startup bringing semiconductor tech to the humble switch, is ready for its closeup
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Menlo Micro, a startup bringing semiconductor tech to the humble switch, is ready for its closeup
Menlo Micro's switch has big implications for everything from 5G to quantum computing
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iPod inventor Tony Fadell: ‘I literally had a decade of failure’
Before becoming known as the “father of the iPod,” Tony Fadell said he was rejected by 80 venture capital investors when trying to raise funding for his own technology business.
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A startup backed by iPod designer Tony Fadell just emerged from stealth with $18.5 million to bring breakthrough batteries to market in massive quantities
A trove of startups are working on breakthrough batteries that could store 20% to 40% more energy than traditional cells. Here, a lithium-ion battery factory in France.
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Apple’s iPod went from idea to product in a single year, according to the ‘father’ of the iconic music player
Apple's iconic iPod went from idea to prototype to product in a single year, according to the man credited with leading the creation of Apple's wildly popular music player.
3D Hubs manufacturing platform expands to France, backed by iPod inventor Tony Fadell
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3D Hubs manufacturing platform expands to France, backed by iPod inventor Tony Fadell
Amsterdam-based 3D Hubs, the online manufacturing platform, today announced its entry into the French market, with new offices opening in Paris.
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How One Startup Is Trying to Help Car Dealers Weather Hailstorms
Understory uses on-site sensors to offer insurance for hail damage.
Simbe raises a $26M Series A for its retail inventory robot
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Simbe raises a $26M Series A for its retail inventory robot
San Francisco-based robotics startup Simbe just announced a $26 million Series A.
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Founders of Successful Tech Companies Are Mostly Middle-Aged
It took an entrepreneur to reimagine the mundane home thermostat as an object of beauty — and then to make a fortune based on that vision.
Brainstorm Design 2019: Disruption by Design
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Brainstorm Design 2019: Disruption by Design
Fortune's Clay Chandler interviews Nest founder, iPod inventor, and iPhone co-inventor Tony Fadell, at Brainstorm Design in Singapore.
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The Podfather’s watch packs a hefty $49,000 price tag
Tony Fadell invented the iPod and hundreds of millions of people bought one. But he can’t expect those kinds of sales with his latest creation – a watch costing $48,800.
Ressence’s Type 2 smartwatch gets April release date and $48,000 price tag
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Ressence’s Type 2 smartwatch gets April release date and $48,000 price tag
Its solar-powered e-Crown lets you set two time zones, and swap between them on the fly
World, meet Tony Fadell 2.0
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World, meet Tony Fadell 2.0
In a rare interview, deep-tech godfather Tony Fadell talks going greener in 2019, the Indian tech-preneur space, and the realities of productive failure and success
Former iPhone Leader Joins Arm to Bring More Chips Into Your Life
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Former iPhone Leader Joins Arm to Bring More Chips Into Your Life
Tony Fadell, former leader of Apple's iPod and iPhone projects, joins Arm's board to help it expand from smartphones into PCs, servers, cars and more.
Today in Apple history: Apple puts 1,000 songs in your pocket with first-gen iPod
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Today in Apple history: Apple puts 1,000 songs in your pocket with first-gen iPod
Introduced on this day in 2001, the iPod quickly became a cultural phenomenon.
Impossible Foods has a big new offering in the works: filet mignon
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Impossible Foods has a big new offering in the works: filet mignon
Founder Pat Brown said at MIT Technology Review’s ClimateTech event that his company’s steak prototype is “pretty damn good.”
iPod inventor Tony Fadell says EU requirement for USB-C iPhone is the ‘right thing’ as he sees Apple as a monopoly
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iPod inventor Tony Fadell says EU requirement for USB-C iPhone is the ‘right thing’ as he sees Apple as a monopoly
Fadell thinks it’s time for USB-C iPhones.
Tony Fadell: Brains behind the iPhone, iPod and one of the world’s leading inventors
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Tony Fadell: Brains behind the iPhone, iPod and one of the world’s leading inventors
Tony Fadell joined Jack Tame.
Quividi Partners With Plumerai, Integrates People Detection Into AVA Solution
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Quividi Partners With Plumerai, Integrates People Detection Into AVA Solution
Quividi now offers real-time, long-distance impression counting in its Audience Measurement Platform on entry-level CPUs, which commonly power smart machines or retail shelf screens.
Lumafield raises $35M, announces speedy updates to its affordable desktop CT scanner
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Lumafield raises $35M, announces speedy updates to its affordable desktop CT scanner
Lumafield today announced a $35 million Series B, and new features for its desktop X-ray computed tomography platform that aims to provide engineers and designers with unparalleled access to their products.
Mantle is 3D-printing manufacturing tooling
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Mantle is 3D-printing manufacturing tooling
Mantle is launching a new series of $350,000 machines that can 3D-print the mold inserts that are used to produce injection-mold plastics. It’s hard to overstate how important this will be — I caught up with the company’s founders to find out how and why this tech is going to put a serious dent in the speed-to-market for manufacturing.
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The Father of the iPod Reveals 1 Critical Lesson From His Mentor, Steve Jobs
Three essential elements of all good stories.
Carbon Nanotubes Enable No-Compromise Thermal Interface Materials
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Carbon Nanotubes Enable No-Compromise Thermal Interface Materials
Carbice Corporation has made it possible to create an effective cooling system that combines the properties of both liquid and solid thermal interface materials (TIMs) in a single solution.
Lex and Tony Talk
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Lex and Tony Talk
Lex and Tony discuss the iPhone, iPod, Nest, Steve Jobs, Design, and Engineering
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Stuff meets… Nest founder and father of the iPod, Tony Fadell
We spoke about the early days of Apple and Nest and how doing stuff wrong leads to success
iPod Creator Tony Fadell Isn’t Buying the Metaverse Hype
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iPod Creator Tony Fadell Isn’t Buying the Metaverse Hype
We need to fix the problems that already exist on today's social platforms, he says.
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Tony Fadell’s Advice For Building The Next Big Thing
FutureShape Principal Tony Fadell speaks with Emily Chang about his new book Build
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Tony Fadell: The Nest Thermostat Disrupted My Life
The Nest founder tells of years in pursuit of a thermostat he actually likes
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Don’t Call Tony Fadell an Asshole—He Prefers ‘Mission Driven’
In his new book, Build, the founder of Nest gets into how to be an effective leader, why the metaverse is bunk, and when quitting is a virtue.
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In one fell swoop, Sweep bristles up $73 million in Coatue-led Series B round
Building from success to success, France's carbon management platform Sweep has raised $73 million in a Series B round, now counting $100 million to its credit.
Build
What iPod inventor Tony Fadell says he learned from Steve Jobs
The titanic, albeit controversial legacy of late Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs drew renewed interest this week when the tech giant became the first company to reach a market capitalization of $3 trillion.
Build
Influencers with Andy Serwer: Phil Hutcheon & Tony Fadell
In this episode of Influencers, Andy is joined by DICE Founder & CEO Phil Hutcheon along with Tony Fadell
Build
The original iPod ‘prototype’ was an Apple design to prevent leaks
Panic revealed the early design in honor of the iPod’s 20th anniversary
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Apple’s iPod was one of the biggest risks the company ever took
Tony Fadell says that the iconic iPod was a giant risk for Apple to take, but Steve Jobs had promised that Apple would "go the distance" on the product's lineup and future.
iPod Inventor Tony Fadell: ‘M1 Macs Are Absolute Innovation’
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iPod Inventor Tony Fadell: ‘M1 Macs Are Absolute Innovation’
Tony Fadell, Future Shape principal, iPod inventor and iPhone co-inventor, sits down with Emily Chang to talk about how far Apple has come over the past two decades, where it’s headed next and why tech and sustainability are the next big challenges.
Nothing raises another $50M
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Nothing raises another $50M
The round follows the February announcement of a $15 million Series A.
Tony Fadell on Learning To See, Telling Stories, & Being A Troublemaker
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Tony Fadell on Learning To See, Telling Stories, & Being A Troublemaker
It’s not often you get to see through the eyes of someone who created a product that you and hundreds of millions of other people use, hundreds of times a day, every single day, and have for a decade or more.
London-based Nothing secures £1M on Crowdcube in 54 secs, unveils transparent TWS earbuds
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London-based Nothing secures £1M on Crowdcube in 54 secs, unveils transparent TWS earbuds
Nothing, a London-based tech venture from ex-OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, has shared a glimpse of its upcoming true wireless stereo (TWS) product ‘Concept 1.’
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Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates Bet On Electric Motor Startup
California-based Turntide Technologies raised $80 million for its motors that reduce electricity use
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Allbirds is investing in a plant-based leather substitute, plans faux-leather shoe drop in December
The sustainability focused shoe maker Allbirds has taken another step to green its supply chain with a small $2 million investment in a new company called Natural Fiber Welding.
Want to invest in Nothing? Carl Pei opens investment opportunity to community
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Want to invest in Nothing? Carl Pei opens investment opportunity to community
Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, knows a thing or two about communities.
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Watch Whisperer Hodinkee Clocks $40 Million Investment
As Tom Brady, LVMH Luxury Ventures and TCG step in, Hodinkee founder Benjamin Clymer will cede CEO duties after more than a decade at the center of the watch world
Mmhmm, Five-Month-Old Video Startup Making Virtual Meetings More Fun, Raises $31 Million Pre-Launch
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Mmhmm, Five-Month-Old Video Startup Making Virtual Meetings More Fun, Raises $31 Million Pre-Launch
As Phil Libin speaks his Zoom background changes rapidly, cycling through images of his past trips to Japan before settling upon a looping animation of a wooded landscape crafted in paper.
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How this startup CEO raised $100 million from Tony Fadell, Amazon, and BMW for a new energy-saving motor that everyone thought was impossible to build
A startup called Turntide offers a glimmer of hope that the tech industry can ride in with new technology that will help reverse climate change.
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iPod inventor Tony Fadell: ‘I literally had a decade of failure’
Before becoming known as the “father of the iPod,” Tony Fadell said he was rejected by 80 venture capital investors when trying to raise funding for his own technology business.
This Leather Jacket? It Came From a Petri Dish
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This Leather Jacket? It Came From a Petri Dish
In a lab in New Jersey, the scientists at Modern Meadow are creating the materials of the future.
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With Tony Fadell’s help, Advano is building battery components to power an electric future
Using scrap silicon as its feedstock, a New Orleans-based company called Advano has raised $18.5 million to manufacture battery components to enable more powerful, smaller and longer-lasting batteries.
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Apple’s iPod went from idea to product in a single year, according to the ‘father’ of the iconic music player
Apple's iconic iPod went from idea to prototype to product in a single year, according to the man credited with leading the creation of Apple's wildly popular music player.
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Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity (#403)
Tony Fadell, sometimes called “the father of the iPod,” is an active investor and entrepreneur with a 30+ year history of founding companies and designing products that profoundly improve people’s lives.
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3D Hubs moves into French manufacturing market with support from iPod inventor Tony Fadell
3D Hubs, the online manufacturing platform, is entering the French market with the support from Tony Fadell, the iPod inventor, Nest founder, and head of Future Shape investment firm.
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How One Startup Is Trying to Help Car Dealers Weather Hailstorms
Understory uses on-site sensors to offer insurance for hail damage.
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Tony Fadell answers questions about iPod development on Twitter
Tony Fadell — known as the “Father of the iPod” — took the day to answer on Twitter a few questions about his work at Apple with one of the most successful products in technology history.
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Tony Fadell on Leaving Silicon Valley to Help Build a Healthier Society, Online and Off
In both his work and his life, Tony Fadell constantly imagines Version 2.0 (if not 3.0, or 4.0 and beyond).
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Founders of Successful Tech Companies Are Mostly Middle-Aged
It took an entrepreneur to reimagine the mundane home thermostat as an object of beauty — and then to make a fortune based on that vision.
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Phil Schiller says Apple pulling third-party screen time apps due to privacy abuses, as Tony Fadell calls Screen Time ‘a rush job’
Apple has systematically removed many time-tracking / parental control over the last year, leading to a bevy of upset developers whose businesses have been crippled, and even an antitrust lawsuit.
Buoyant Diamond Foundry Polishes Image Of Lab-Grown Diamonds In Paris
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Buoyant Diamond Foundry Polishes Image Of Lab-Grown Diamonds In Paris
Ahead of the April launch of a collaboration with Dover Street Market, jewelry industry disruptor Diamond Foundry is poised and ready to capture more of the new generation of evolved luxury consumer, thanks to its carbon-neutral process and fashion-forward positioning.
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The Podfather’s watch packs a hefty $49,000 price tag
Tony Fadell invented the iPod and hundreds of millions of people bought one. But he can’t expect those kinds of sales with his latest creation – a watch costing $48,800.
Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car
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Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car
Watchmaker Ressence is known for its expensive, minimal-designed mechanical watches, but now the company is taking its biggest step towards smartwatch functionality with its new Type 2.
Ressence’s $48,800 connected mechanical watch arrives in April
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Ressence’s $48,800 connected mechanical watch arrives in April
The Type 2 melds classic timekeeping, modern tech and an absurd price.
World, meet Tony Fadell 2.0
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World, meet Tony Fadell 2.0
In a rare interview, deep-tech godfather Tony Fadell talks going greener in 2019, the Indian tech-preneur space, and the realities of productive failure and success
Tony Fadell Wants to Disrupt Silicon Valley
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Tony Fadell Wants to Disrupt Silicon Valley
With his firm Future Shape, the creator of the iPod and the iPhone seeks to dethrone tech’s giants.
Smartex sews up $24.7M to put smarter eyes on textile manufacturing
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Smartex sews up $24.7M to put smarter eyes on textile manufacturing
Smartex just raised a couple of bolts’ worth of cash, sowing up a round of funding to bring smart tech to fabric manufacturing. The hope is to be able to detect textile defects in real time.
5 New Business Books for Dreamers and Achievers
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5 New Business Books for Dreamers and Achievers
From the leader of the teams that created the iPod, iPhone, and Nest Learning Thermostat comes a book full of knowledge and advice on leadership, design, startups, Apple, Google, decision-making, mentorship, devastating failure and unbelievable success.
American Airlines Invests in Universal Hydrogen Co.
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American Airlines Invests in Universal Hydrogen Co.
Universal Hydrogen is developing a hydrogen logistics network as well as a conversion kit for modifying existing aircraft to enable them to use hydrogen. 
Tony Fadell wants to see iPhone move to USB-C
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Tony Fadell wants to see iPhone move to USB-C
The inventor of the iPad believes that Apple should move the iPhone to USB-C, claiming that it is "the right thing" to do.
Lessons on Innovation from iPod and Nest Creator Tony Fadell
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Lessons on Innovation from iPod and Nest Creator Tony Fadell
Listen to Tony’s appearance on the Next Big Idea podcast below, or read a few key highlights.
Carbice Now Open in Atlanta’s Historic West End
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Carbice Now Open in Atlanta’s Historic West End
Carbice CEO and Founder Baratunde Cola said, “This facility will bring significant economic impact to this West End community, The City of Atlanta, and the State of Georgia. It will allow us to employ and train the next generation of technicians, engineers, and entrepreneurs from this community.”
Tony Fadell’s fund backs Paris-based Edda with $5.8 million to offer alternative to Excel for PE investors
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Tony Fadell’s fund backs Paris-based Edda with $5.8 million to offer alternative to Excel for PE investors
Edda combines deal flow, portfolio, LPs and business community management into one product, offering a unique solution for professional investors.
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The Next ‘iPhone Moment’ Will Arrive, Eventually. Hurry Up Already
It may seem now like the iPhone was a sure thing. But 15 years ago at launch, its success was far less certain. Tech insiders acknowledge they can rarely tell if something will be a hit until development is pretty much done.
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The iPhone’s Creators Reveal the Consequences They Never Expected
Not even Apple’s own execs—with front-row seats for the development of the iPhone’s key features—quite knew how they would change the world.
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“Tech must solve a real need”: the iPod inventor Tony Fadell on virtual reality consumerism
The engineer turned investor reflects on the industry’s biggest missteps, from cryptocurrencies to augmented worlds.
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The Co-Creator of the iPod and iPhone on Radical Innovation (with Tony Fadell)
A veteran entrepreneur and investor explains why a good story must be at the heart of a successful disruptive innovation.
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This new technology reveals classic iPods from the inside out
For Tony Fadell, Lumafield’s CT scanner helps bring back priceless memories. For product manufacturers, its X-ray vision could solve long-standing problems.
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Here’s How Apple’s iPod Lasted for 20 Years
Commentary: The gadget survived music streaming, rival players and the iPhone.
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Legendary Designer And Engineer Tony Fadell On The ‘Why’ Behind The ‘What’
Even if you don’t know Tony Fadell by name, you definitely know the products he’s designed; in fact, chances are you have one in your pocket right now if you’re an iPhone user.
The man behind the iPod, iPhone and Nest Thermostat does some spring cleaning.
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The man behind the iPod, iPhone and Nest Thermostat does some spring cleaning.
Tony Fadell cleans out his garage for TechCrunch.
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The Next Hurdle in Europe’s Energy Transition: Being More Enticing Than NFTs
The Next Hurdle in Europe’s Energy Transition: Being More Enticing Than NFTs
Menlo Micro switches on an opportunity for its tech to be in every device you touch
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Menlo Micro switches on an opportunity for its tech to be in every device you touch
If you’re not an electrical engineer, it’s hard to understand quite how big of a deal the company’s innovation is — and it’s hard to overstate how important this tech may turn out to be.
World Wise Web: The iPod
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World Wise Web: The iPod
In 2001, Apple’s iPod revolutionised how we listen to music - inspired by inventor Tony Fadell's love of DJing.
Carl Pei’s Nothing brings Karan Johar, Yuvraj Singh, others on board as investors
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Carl Pei’s Nothing brings Karan Johar, Yuvraj Singh, others on board as investors
Nothing recently raised $50 million as a part of its Series A extension and has also partnered with Qualcomm.
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Inventing the iPod: How ‘really big risks’ paid off for Apple
For the 20th anniversary of the iPod, we talk with the inventor of Apple's iconic music player, Tony Fadell, who reminisces about working with Steve Jobs and the success of the device.
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iPod success story was down to Steve Jobs keeping his word, says Tony Fadell
The iPod success story was far from assured, even after it was launched, says Tony Fadell, the man dubbed “father of the iPod.”
Investing in our future and leaving the planet better than we found it
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Investing in our future and leaving the planet better than we found it
The inventor of the iPod, the iPhone, and Nest thermostat is focused on making the world a better place for his kids (and all of us) to live by investing through Future Shape, his investment and advisory firm.
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DICE Announces ‘Up to $122 Million’ Series C, Adds iPod Inventor Tony Fadell to Board
Ticketing and music-discovery platform DICE has announced the completion of an “up to $122 million” funding round.
20VC: Tony Fadell “The Father of The iPod” on Mentors, Self-Doubt, Vulnerability, His Relationship To Money, Why Entrepreneurs Need To Be Coachable, Why VCs Must Be More Direct & Why The First Trillio
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20VC: Tony Fadell “The Father of The iPod” on Mentors, Self-Doubt, Vulnerability, His Relationship To Money, Why Entrepreneurs Need To Be Coachable, Why VCs Must Be More Direct & Why The First Trillio
Tony Fadell, often referred to as “the father of the iPod,” is currently Principal @ Future Shape, a global investment and advisory firm coaching engineers and scientists working on foundational deep technology.
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Firms backed by Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates have funded an electric motor company that slashes energy consumption
Sometimes the smallest innovations can have the biggest impacts on the world’s efforts to stop global climate change.
Mantle launches precision metal Additive Manufacturing technology aimed at the tooling market
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Mantle launches precision metal Additive Manufacturing technology aimed at the tooling market
Mantle, an Additive Manufacturing startup based in San Francisco, California, USA, has launched its TrueShape™ technology, a proprietary AM process to make high-precision metal parts.
Metal 3D printing startup Mantle launches out of stealth with $13M in funding
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Metal 3D printing startup Mantle launches out of stealth with $13M in funding
Additive manufacturing has been a popular buzz phrase for decades now.
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For Tony Fadell, the future of startups is connected and sustainable
Three years after a failed bid at retiring, the Nest founder reflects on the future shape of tech.
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John Legend and Natalie Portman want you to try wearing fungus instead of leather
Natalie Portman and John Legend are joining a group of venture capitalists and unnamed fashion brands backing MycoWorks, a company that just raised $45 million to commercialize its technology that makes a fungal-based biomaterial that can replace leather.
Menlo Micro, a startup bringing semiconductor tech to the humble switch, is ready for its closeup
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Menlo Micro, a startup bringing semiconductor tech to the humble switch, is ready for its closeup
Menlo Micro's switch has big implications for everything from 5G to quantum computing
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Sunnyvale startup, with help of Amazon and Nest founder, aims to replace the world’s electric motors
A Sunnyvale startup with technology it says can be used to replace all the electric motors in the world scored $33 million in new funding on Thursday from Amazon.com Inc., Nest founder Tony Fadell, BMW and others.
iPod inventor Tony Fadell on Finding the New “New” Thing
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iPod inventor Tony Fadell on Finding the New “New” Thing
Tony discusses why China might have a “last-mover advantage”, the qualities he look for in entrepreneurs, and how to discover the next game-changing technology.
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A startup backed by iPod designer Tony Fadell just emerged from stealth with $18.5 million to bring breakthrough batteries to market in massive quantities
A trove of startups are working on breakthrough batteries that could store 20% to 40% more energy than traditional cells. Here, a lithium-ion battery factory in France.
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iPod inventor, Thiel Capital among backers of battery company Advano in new funding
Battery company Advano announced on Tuesday that it raised $18.5 million in its Series A funding round.
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Ex-Apple SVP Tony Fadell says the original iPod was designed, engineered, and released within the same year
In a story shared by the CEO of Stripe, Patrick Collison, Tony Fadell describes the timeline of the original iPod.
3D Hubs manufacturing platform expands to France, backed by iPod inventor Tony Fadell
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3D Hubs manufacturing platform expands to France, backed by iPod inventor Tony Fadell
Amsterdam-based 3D Hubs, the online manufacturing platform, today announced its entry into the French market, with new offices opening in Paris.
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The Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame: Nest Thermostat
Why a former Apple engineer built not just a temperature controller but a “Trojan horse into the home”
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Who Are the Most Successful Entrepreneurs? The Middle-Aged
Sure, youth and innocence are great. But what if experience is even greater? We might get more innovation if we let the elders take the lead.
Simbe raises a $26M Series A for its retail inventory robot
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Simbe raises a $26M Series A for its retail inventory robot
San Francisco-based robotics startup Simbe just announced a $26 million Series A.
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Nest Founder Says Plastic Apologists Are ‘Lying’
Tony Fadell, iPod inventor, iPhone co-inventor, Nest founder and Future Shape principal, is on a warpath against plastics.
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Parental control app developers band together to demand an API from Apple
A large group of developers who make parental control apps have banded together to demand that Apple come up with a technical solution that will allow them to continue to work on the iPhone.
Brainstorm Design 2019: Disruption by Design
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Brainstorm Design 2019: Disruption by Design
Fortune's Clay Chandler interviews Nest founder, iPod inventor, and iPhone co-inventor Tony Fadell, at Brainstorm Design in Singapore.
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Tony Fadell: Want to Design for a Sustainable Future? Think Different
The man who helped invent the iPod and iPhone and co-founded the smart home company Nest was traveling around the world with his family and kept seeing the same problem: trash.
The smartwatch Tony Fadell helped design will cost $48,800
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The smartwatch Tony Fadell helped design will cost $48,800
And you thought that Apple Watch was expensive.
Ressence’s Type 2 smartwatch gets April release date and $48,000 price tag
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Ressence’s Type 2 smartwatch gets April release date and $48,000 price tag
Its solar-powered e-Crown lets you set two time zones, and swap between them on the fly
Technology to disrupt the world
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Technology to disrupt the world
INK Conference 2018 brought the deep-tech godfather Tony Fadell to India for the first time! Listen in as, in an interview with CEO Lakshmi Pratury, the inventor of iPod, co-inventor of iPhone, and founder of Nest, Fadell shares insights into the birth of disruptive products and ideas, and what goes into making an entrepreneurial journey successful.
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Fraud detection startup CashShield secures $20M Series B led by Temasek and GGV
Online fraud detection startup CashShield, whose clients include Alibaba and Razer, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series B led by Temasek Holdings and returning investor GGV Capital.
Former iPhone Leader Joins Arm to Bring More Chips Into Your Life
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Former iPhone Leader Joins Arm to Bring More Chips Into Your Life
Tony Fadell, former leader of Apple's iPod and iPhone projects, joins Arm's board to help it expand from smartphones into PCs, servers, cars and more.
Smartex sews up $24.7M to put smarter eyes on textile manufacturing
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Smartex sews up $24.7M to put smarter eyes on textile manufacturing
Smartex just raised a couple of bolts’ worth of cash, sowing up a round of funding to bring smart tech to fabric manufacturing. The hope is to be able to detect textile defects in real time.
Today in Apple history: Apple puts 1,000 songs in your pocket with first-gen iPod
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Today in Apple history: Apple puts 1,000 songs in your pocket with first-gen iPod
Introduced on this day in 2001, the iPod quickly became a cultural phenomenon.
5 New Business Books for Dreamers and Achievers
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5 New Business Books for Dreamers and Achievers
From the leader of the teams that created the iPod, iPhone, and Nest Learning Thermostat comes a book full of knowledge and advice on leadership, design, startups, Apple, Google, decision-making, mentorship, devastating failure and unbelievable success.
Impossible Foods has a big new offering in the works: filet mignon
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Impossible Foods has a big new offering in the works: filet mignon
Founder Pat Brown said at MIT Technology Review’s ClimateTech event that his company’s steak prototype is “pretty damn good.”
American Airlines Invests in Universal Hydrogen Co.
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American Airlines Invests in Universal Hydrogen Co.
Universal Hydrogen is developing a hydrogen logistics network as well as a conversion kit for modifying existing aircraft to enable them to use hydrogen. 
iPod inventor Tony Fadell says EU requirement for USB-C iPhone is the ‘right thing’ as he sees Apple as a monopoly
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iPod inventor Tony Fadell says EU requirement for USB-C iPhone is the ‘right thing’ as he sees Apple as a monopoly
Fadell thinks it’s time for USB-C iPhones.
Tony Fadell wants to see iPhone move to USB-C
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Tony Fadell wants to see iPhone move to USB-C
The inventor of the iPad believes that Apple should move the iPhone to USB-C, claiming that it is "the right thing" to do.
Tony Fadell: Brains behind the iPhone, iPod and one of the world’s leading inventors
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Tony Fadell: Brains behind the iPhone, iPod and one of the world’s leading inventors
Tony Fadell joined Jack Tame.
Lessons on Innovation from iPod and Nest Creator Tony Fadell
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Lessons on Innovation from iPod and Nest Creator Tony Fadell
Listen to Tony’s appearance on the Next Big Idea podcast below, or read a few key highlights.
Quividi Partners With Plumerai, Integrates People Detection Into AVA Solution
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Quividi Partners With Plumerai, Integrates People Detection Into AVA Solution
Quividi now offers real-time, long-distance impression counting in its Audience Measurement Platform on entry-level CPUs, which commonly power smart machines or retail shelf screens.
Carbice Now Open in Atlanta’s Historic West End
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Carbice Now Open in Atlanta’s Historic West End
Carbice CEO and Founder Baratunde Cola said, “This facility will bring significant economic impact to this West End community, The City of Atlanta, and the State of Georgia. It will allow us to employ and train the next generation of technicians, engineers, and entrepreneurs from this community.”
Lumafield raises $35M, announces speedy updates to its affordable desktop CT scanner
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Lumafield raises $35M, announces speedy updates to its affordable desktop CT scanner
Lumafield today announced a $35 million Series B, and new features for its desktop X-ray computed tomography platform that aims to provide engineers and designers with unparalleled access to their products.
Tony Fadell’s fund backs Paris-based Edda with $5.8 million to offer alternative to Excel for PE investors
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Tony Fadell’s fund backs Paris-based Edda with $5.8 million to offer alternative to Excel for PE investors
Edda combines deal flow, portfolio, LPs and business community management into one product, offering a unique solution for professional investors.
Mantle is 3D-printing manufacturing tooling
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Mantle is 3D-printing manufacturing tooling
Mantle is launching a new series of $350,000 machines that can 3D-print the mold inserts that are used to produce injection-mold plastics. It’s hard to overstate how important this will be — I caught up with the company’s founders to find out how and why this tech is going to put a serious dent in the speed-to-market for manufacturing.
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The Next ‘iPhone Moment’ Will Arrive, Eventually. Hurry Up Already
It may seem now like the iPhone was a sure thing. But 15 years ago at launch, its success was far less certain. Tech insiders acknowledge they can rarely tell if something will be a hit until development is pretty much done.
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The Father of the iPod Reveals 1 Critical Lesson From His Mentor, Steve Jobs
Three essential elements of all good stories.
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The iPhone’s Creators Reveal the Consequences They Never Expected
Not even Apple’s own execs—with front-row seats for the development of the iPhone’s key features—quite knew how they would change the world.
Carbon Nanotubes Enable No-Compromise Thermal Interface Materials
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Carbon Nanotubes Enable No-Compromise Thermal Interface Materials
Carbice Corporation has made it possible to create an effective cooling system that combines the properties of both liquid and solid thermal interface materials (TIMs) in a single solution.
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“Tech must solve a real need”: the iPod inventor Tony Fadell on virtual reality consumerism
The engineer turned investor reflects on the industry’s biggest missteps, from cryptocurrencies to augmented worlds.
Lex and Tony Talk
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Lex and Tony Talk
Lex and Tony discuss the iPhone, iPod, Nest, Steve Jobs, Design, and Engineering
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The Co-Creator of the iPod and iPhone on Radical Innovation (with Tony Fadell)
A veteran entrepreneur and investor explains why a good story must be at the heart of a successful disruptive innovation.
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Stuff meets… Nest founder and father of the iPod, Tony Fadell
We spoke about the early days of Apple and Nest and how doing stuff wrong leads to success
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This new technology reveals classic iPods from the inside out
For Tony Fadell, Lumafield’s CT scanner helps bring back priceless memories. For product manufacturers, its X-ray vision could solve long-standing problems.
iPod Creator Tony Fadell Isn’t Buying the Metaverse Hype
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iPod Creator Tony Fadell Isn’t Buying the Metaverse Hype
We need to fix the problems that already exist on today's social platforms, he says.
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Here’s How Apple’s iPod Lasted for 20 Years
Commentary: The gadget survived music streaming, rival players and the iPhone.
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Tony Fadell’s Advice For Building The Next Big Thing
FutureShape Principal Tony Fadell speaks with Emily Chang about his new book Build
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Legendary Designer And Engineer Tony Fadell On The ‘Why’ Behind The ‘What’
Even if you don’t know Tony Fadell by name, you definitely know the products he’s designed; in fact, chances are you have one in your pocket right now if you’re an iPhone user.
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Tony Fadell: The Nest Thermostat Disrupted My Life
The Nest founder tells of years in pursuit of a thermostat he actually likes
The man behind the iPod, iPhone and Nest Thermostat does some spring cleaning.
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The man behind the iPod, iPhone and Nest Thermostat does some spring cleaning.
Tony Fadell cleans out his garage for TechCrunch.
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Don’t Call Tony Fadell an Asshole—He Prefers ‘Mission Driven’
In his new book, Build, the founder of Nest gets into how to be an effective leader, why the metaverse is bunk, and when quitting is a virtue.
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The Next Hurdle in Europe’s Energy Transition: Being More Enticing Than NFTs
The Next Hurdle in Europe’s Energy Transition: Being More Enticing Than NFTs
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In one fell swoop, Sweep bristles up $73 million in Coatue-led Series B round
Building from success to success, France's carbon management platform Sweep has raised $73 million in a Series B round, now counting $100 million to its credit.
Menlo Micro switches on an opportunity for its tech to be in every device you touch
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Menlo Micro switches on an opportunity for its tech to be in every device you touch
If you’re not an electrical engineer, it’s hard to understand quite how big of a deal the company’s innovation is — and it’s hard to overstate how important this tech may turn out to be.
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What iPod inventor Tony Fadell says he learned from Steve Jobs
The titanic, albeit controversial legacy of late Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs drew renewed interest this week when the tech giant became the first company to reach a market capitalization of $3 trillion.
World Wise Web: The iPod
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World Wise Web: The iPod
In 2001, Apple’s iPod revolutionised how we listen to music - inspired by inventor Tony Fadell's love of DJing.
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Influencers with Andy Serwer: Phil Hutcheon & Tony Fadell
In this episode of Influencers, Andy is joined by DICE Founder & CEO Phil Hutcheon along with Tony Fadell
Carl Pei’s Nothing brings Karan Johar, Yuvraj Singh, others on board as investors
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Carl Pei’s Nothing brings Karan Johar, Yuvraj Singh, others on board as investors
Nothing recently raised $50 million as a part of its Series A extension and has also partnered with Qualcomm.
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The original iPod ‘prototype’ was an Apple design to prevent leaks
Panic revealed the early design in honor of the iPod’s 20th anniversary
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Inventing the iPod: How ‘really big risks’ paid off for Apple
For the 20th anniversary of the iPod, we talk with the inventor of Apple's iconic music player, Tony Fadell, who reminisces about working with Steve Jobs and the success of the device.
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Apple’s iPod was one of the biggest risks the company ever took
Tony Fadell says that the iconic iPod was a giant risk for Apple to take, but Steve Jobs had promised that Apple would "go the distance" on the product's lineup and future.
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iPod success story was down to Steve Jobs keeping his word, says Tony Fadell
The iPod success story was far from assured, even after it was launched, says Tony Fadell, the man dubbed “father of the iPod.”
iPod Inventor Tony Fadell: ‘M1 Macs Are Absolute Innovation’
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iPod Inventor Tony Fadell: ‘M1 Macs Are Absolute Innovation’
Tony Fadell, Future Shape principal, iPod inventor and iPhone co-inventor, sits down with Emily Chang to talk about how far Apple has come over the past two decades, where it’s headed next and why tech and sustainability are the next big challenges.
Investing in our future and leaving the planet better than we found it
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Investing in our future and leaving the planet better than we found it
The inventor of the iPod, the iPhone, and Nest thermostat is focused on making the world a better place for his kids (and all of us) to live by investing through Future Shape, his investment and advisory firm.
Nothing raises another $50M
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Nothing raises another $50M
The round follows the February announcement of a $15 million Series A.
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DICE Announces ‘Up to $122 Million’ Series C, Adds iPod Inventor Tony Fadell to Board
Ticketing and music-discovery platform DICE has announced the completion of an “up to $122 million” funding round.
Tony Fadell on Learning To See, Telling Stories, & Being A Troublemaker
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Tony Fadell on Learning To See, Telling Stories, & Being A Troublemaker
It’s not often you get to see through the eyes of someone who created a product that you and hundreds of millions of other people use, hundreds of times a day, every single day, and have for a decade or more.
20VC: Tony Fadell “The Father of The iPod” on Mentors, Self-Doubt, Vulnerability, His Relationship To Money, Why Entrepreneurs Need To Be Coachable, Why VCs Must Be More Direct & Why The First Trillio
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20VC: Tony Fadell “The Father of The iPod” on Mentors, Self-Doubt, Vulnerability, His Relationship To Money, Why Entrepreneurs Need To Be Coachable, Why VCs Must Be More Direct & Why The First Trillio
Tony Fadell, often referred to as “the father of the iPod,” is currently Principal @ Future Shape, a global investment and advisory firm coaching engineers and scientists working on foundational deep technology.
London-based Nothing secures £1M on Crowdcube in 54 secs, unveils transparent TWS earbuds
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London-based Nothing secures £1M on Crowdcube in 54 secs, unveils transparent TWS earbuds
Nothing, a London-based tech venture from ex-OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, has shared a glimpse of its upcoming true wireless stereo (TWS) product ‘Concept 1.’
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Firms backed by Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates have funded an electric motor company that slashes energy consumption
Sometimes the smallest innovations can have the biggest impacts on the world’s efforts to stop global climate change.
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Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates Bet On Electric Motor Startup
California-based Turntide Technologies raised $80 million for its motors that reduce electricity use
Mantle launches precision metal Additive Manufacturing technology aimed at the tooling market
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Mantle launches precision metal Additive Manufacturing technology aimed at the tooling market
Mantle, an Additive Manufacturing startup based in San Francisco, California, USA, has launched its TrueShape™ technology, a proprietary AM process to make high-precision metal parts.
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Allbirds is investing in a plant-based leather substitute, plans faux-leather shoe drop in December
The sustainability focused shoe maker Allbirds has taken another step to green its supply chain with a small $2 million investment in a new company called Natural Fiber Welding.
Metal 3D printing startup Mantle launches out of stealth with $13M in funding
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Metal 3D printing startup Mantle launches out of stealth with $13M in funding
Additive manufacturing has been a popular buzz phrase for decades now.
Want to invest in Nothing? Carl Pei opens investment opportunity to community
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Want to invest in Nothing? Carl Pei opens investment opportunity to community
Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, knows a thing or two about communities.
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For Tony Fadell, the future of startups is connected and sustainable
Three years after a failed bid at retiring, the Nest founder reflects on the future shape of tech.
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Watch Whisperer Hodinkee Clocks $40 Million Investment
As Tom Brady, LVMH Luxury Ventures and TCG step in, Hodinkee founder Benjamin Clymer will cede CEO duties after more than a decade at the center of the watch world
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John Legend and Natalie Portman want you to try wearing fungus instead of leather
Natalie Portman and John Legend are joining a group of venture capitalists and unnamed fashion brands backing MycoWorks, a company that just raised $45 million to commercialize its technology that makes a fungal-based biomaterial that can replace leather.
Mmhmm, Five-Month-Old Video Startup Making Virtual Meetings More Fun, Raises $31 Million Pre-Launch
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Mmhmm, Five-Month-Old Video Startup Making Virtual Meetings More Fun, Raises $31 Million Pre-Launch
As Phil Libin speaks his Zoom background changes rapidly, cycling through images of his past trips to Japan before settling upon a looping animation of a wooded landscape crafted in paper.
Menlo Micro, a startup bringing semiconductor tech to the humble switch, is ready for its closeup
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Menlo Micro, a startup bringing semiconductor tech to the humble switch, is ready for its closeup
Menlo Micro's switch has big implications for everything from 5G to quantum computing
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How this startup CEO raised $100 million from Tony Fadell, Amazon, and BMW for a new energy-saving motor that everyone thought was impossible to build
A startup called Turntide offers a glimmer of hope that the tech industry can ride in with new technology that will help reverse climate change.
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Sunnyvale startup, with help of Amazon and Nest founder, aims to replace the world’s electric motors
A Sunnyvale startup with technology it says can be used to replace all the electric motors in the world scored $33 million in new funding on Thursday from Amazon.com Inc., Nest founder Tony Fadell, BMW and others.
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iPod inventor Tony Fadell: ‘I literally had a decade of failure’
Before becoming known as the “father of the iPod,” Tony Fadell said he was rejected by 80 venture capital investors when trying to raise funding for his own technology business.
iPod inventor Tony Fadell on Finding the New “New” Thing
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iPod inventor Tony Fadell on Finding the New “New” Thing
Tony discusses why China might have a “last-mover advantage”, the qualities he look for in entrepreneurs, and how to discover the next game-changing technology.
This Leather Jacket? It Came From a Petri Dish
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This Leather Jacket? It Came From a Petri Dish
In a lab in New Jersey, the scientists at Modern Meadow are creating the materials of the future.
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A startup backed by iPod designer Tony Fadell just emerged from stealth with $18.5 million to bring breakthrough batteries to market in massive quantities
A trove of startups are working on breakthrough batteries that could store 20% to 40% more energy than traditional cells. Here, a lithium-ion battery factory in France.
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With Tony Fadell’s help, Advano is building battery components to power an electric future
Using scrap silicon as its feedstock, a New Orleans-based company called Advano has raised $18.5 million to manufacture battery components to enable more powerful, smaller and longer-lasting batteries.
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iPod inventor, Thiel Capital among backers of battery company Advano in new funding
Battery company Advano announced on Tuesday that it raised $18.5 million in its Series A funding round.
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Apple’s iPod went from idea to product in a single year, according to the ‘father’ of the iconic music player
Apple's iconic iPod went from idea to prototype to product in a single year, according to the man credited with leading the creation of Apple's wildly popular music player.
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Ex-Apple SVP Tony Fadell says the original iPod was designed, engineered, and released within the same year
In a story shared by the CEO of Stripe, Patrick Collison, Tony Fadell describes the timeline of the original iPod.
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Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity (#403)
Tony Fadell, sometimes called “the father of the iPod,” is an active investor and entrepreneur with a 30+ year history of founding companies and designing products that profoundly improve people’s lives.
3D Hubs manufacturing platform expands to France, backed by iPod inventor Tony Fadell
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3D Hubs manufacturing platform expands to France, backed by iPod inventor Tony Fadell
Amsterdam-based 3D Hubs, the online manufacturing platform, today announced its entry into the French market, with new offices opening in Paris.
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3D Hubs moves into French manufacturing market with support from iPod inventor Tony Fadell
3D Hubs, the online manufacturing platform, is entering the French market with the support from Tony Fadell, the iPod inventor, Nest founder, and head of Future Shape investment firm.
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The Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame: Nest Thermostat
Why a former Apple engineer built not just a temperature controller but a “Trojan horse into the home”
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How One Startup Is Trying to Help Car Dealers Weather Hailstorms
Understory uses on-site sensors to offer insurance for hail damage.
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Who Are the Most Successful Entrepreneurs? The Middle-Aged
Sure, youth and innocence are great. But what if experience is even greater? We might get more innovation if we let the elders take the lead.
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Tony Fadell answers questions about iPod development on Twitter
Tony Fadell — known as the “Father of the iPod” — took the day to answer on Twitter a few questions about his work at Apple with one of the most successful products in technology history.
Simbe raises a $26M Series A for its retail inventory robot
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Simbe raises a $26M Series A for its retail inventory robot
San Francisco-based robotics startup Simbe just announced a $26 million Series A.
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Tony Fadell on Leaving Silicon Valley to Help Build a Healthier Society, Online and Off
In both his work and his life, Tony Fadell constantly imagines Version 2.0 (if not 3.0, or 4.0 and beyond).
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Nest Founder Says Plastic Apologists Are ‘Lying’
Tony Fadell, iPod inventor, iPhone co-inventor, Nest founder and Future Shape principal, is on a warpath against plastics.
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Founders of Successful Tech Companies Are Mostly Middle-Aged
It took an entrepreneur to reimagine the mundane home thermostat as an object of beauty — and then to make a fortune based on that vision.
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Parental control app developers band together to demand an API from Apple
A large group of developers who make parental control apps have banded together to demand that Apple come up with a technical solution that will allow them to continue to work on the iPhone.
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Phil Schiller says Apple pulling third-party screen time apps due to privacy abuses, as Tony Fadell calls Screen Time ‘a rush job’
Apple has systematically removed many time-tracking / parental control over the last year, leading to a bevy of upset developers whose businesses have been crippled, and even an antitrust lawsuit.
Brainstorm Design 2019: Disruption by Design
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Brainstorm Design 2019: Disruption by Design
Fortune's Clay Chandler interviews Nest founder, iPod inventor, and iPhone co-inventor Tony Fadell, at Brainstorm Design in Singapore.
Buoyant Diamond Foundry Polishes Image Of Lab-Grown Diamonds In Paris
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Buoyant Diamond Foundry Polishes Image Of Lab-Grown Diamonds In Paris
Ahead of the April launch of a collaboration with Dover Street Market, jewelry industry disruptor Diamond Foundry is poised and ready to capture more of the new generation of evolved luxury consumer, thanks to its carbon-neutral process and fashion-forward positioning.
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Tony Fadell: Want to Design for a Sustainable Future? Think Different
The man who helped invent the iPod and iPhone and co-founded the smart home company Nest was traveling around the world with his family and kept seeing the same problem: trash.
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The Podfather’s watch packs a hefty $49,000 price tag
Tony Fadell invented the iPod and hundreds of millions of people bought one. But he can’t expect those kinds of sales with his latest creation – a watch costing $48,800.
The smartwatch Tony Fadell helped design will cost $48,800
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The smartwatch Tony Fadell helped design will cost $48,800
And you thought that Apple Watch was expensive.
Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car
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Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car
Watchmaker Ressence is known for its expensive, minimal-designed mechanical watches, but now the company is taking its biggest step towards smartwatch functionality with its new Type 2.
Ressence’s Type 2 smartwatch gets April release date and $48,000 price tag
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Ressence’s Type 2 smartwatch gets April release date and $48,000 price tag
Its solar-powered e-Crown lets you set two time zones, and swap between them on the fly
Ressence’s $48,800 connected mechanical watch arrives in April
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Ressence’s $48,800 connected mechanical watch arrives in April
The Type 2 melds classic timekeeping, modern tech and an absurd price.
Technology to disrupt the world
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Technology to disrupt the world
INK Conference 2018 brought the deep-tech godfather Tony Fadell to India for the first time! Listen in as, in an interview with CEO Lakshmi Pratury, the inventor of iPod, co-inventor of iPhone, and founder of Nest, Fadell shares insights into the birth of disruptive products and ideas, and what goes into making an entrepreneurial journey successful.
World, meet Tony Fadell 2.0
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World, meet Tony Fadell 2.0
In a rare interview, deep-tech godfather Tony Fadell talks going greener in 2019, the Indian tech-preneur space, and the realities of productive failure and success
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Fraud detection startup CashShield secures $20M Series B led by Temasek and GGV
Online fraud detection startup CashShield, whose clients include Alibaba and Razer, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series B led by Temasek Holdings and returning investor GGV Capital.
Tony Fadell Wants to Disrupt Silicon Valley
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Tony Fadell Wants to Disrupt Silicon Valley
With his firm Future Shape, the creator of the iPod and the iPhone seeks to dethrone tech’s giants.
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