There is a race in sports that has nothing to do with the athletes: It's all about stadiums outdoing each other for who can have the latest and greatest technology to keep fans entertained — and create new revenue streams. Staples Center in Los Angeles — home to the Lakers, Clippers and Kings — is the newest entrant to the race. But how much technology is too much?
The prize is sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture." And this year's winners include Monsanto executive Robert Fraley, a pioneer in genetically engineered crops. If there's a single person who personifies the company's controversial role in American agriculture, it's probably Fraley.
A growing number of cities are using surveillance cameras in the hope of fighting crime, but all that video is almost useless without powerful search tools to sort the material. The municipal camera trend is proving to be big business for companies that design video analytics software.
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