Vivek Wadhwa is a fellow at Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University.

Why India shouldn’t be succeeding — but is about to experience an innovation boom

When I started researching India’s engineering education in 2005, my first conclusion was that Indian I.T. was doomed. The country was barely graduating enough engineers to staff this growing industry. The quality of engineers that India’s universities graduated was also inconsistent, and most were unemployable.

Jibo

A home robot for the price of a tablet

Jibo is stout with a big round glassy face and turns to greet you when you walk in the door. When I met this little device, it was sitting on a table inside a hotel room in midtown, looking like a sleekly designed minimalist version of R2-D2.

Adobe

Why I believe in Adobe and the web (op-ed)

Everybody benefits from flourishing open web standards. I am happy Adobe is continuing to embrace that approach, for its contributions to the web and for its Edge tools and services.

iOS 7

The new iOS 7 features you haven't heard about

We used to commission the world’s best artists to paint our chapels and ceremonial halls, we now commission the world’s best digital artists to create software.

Avoiding sucking: How to make an app people actually want to use

Ultimately, the world is witnessing a fundamental phase shift in the way applications are built and designed. Keeping these new basics in mind will let you create and deploy robust apps that people actually want to use — and can use, crash-free.

Who owns your UX philosophy?

Designer? Check. CTO? Check. Engineering VP? Check. So whose job is it to make sure the experience flow is smooth, magical, and consistent?

Why tween girls aren’t playing your games

Just the mention of the word “tween” conjures up images of Bratz-toting, Twilight-reading, Justin Bieber-loving fans. But when you strip away the generalizations, a surprising reality emerges: this demographic controls nearly $50 billion in spending power — and they’re powerful brand advocates (just look at what they’ve done for stars like Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry).