Looking around, all what you see is technology developing from one minute to another. Who is behind these developments? Who are the brains behind some of the most intellectual technology?? Here are three names you can think off, while answering these questions..
When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 after a 12-year exile, the company was close to bankruptcy. Thirteen years later it has a market cap of $250 billion and is the world’s most valuable tech company, transforming whole industries along the way. iTunes reinvented music. Pixar, now part of Disney, elevated animated films. The iPhone changed telecom. And the new iPad has other computer makers scrambling to respond. Rocking one industry could be luck, but upending four? That’s smart. He is a visionary, a micromanager, and a showman who creates such anticipation around new products that their releases are veritable holidays.
For the 192,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer last year, Dr. Mitch Gold’s Seattle-based BioTech company Dendreon may hold the key to their survival. The Food and Drug Administration last April finally approved Provenge, a prostate cancer vaccine that stimulates the body’s own immune system to attack tumors. In one clinical trial, Provenge extended the lives of patients with prostate cancer on average by 4.1 months, with 32% of patients still alive three years after treatment. While Gold and Dendreon stand to benefit — it’s estimated Provenge could generate more than $1 billion in U.S. sales — ultimately the real beneficiaries will be the patients themselves