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The Week in Review:
While President Barack Obama is talking about the salvation of the auto industry this week, other car enthusiasts have their eyes on innovators like Elon Musk, CEO and founder of Tesla Motors. This summer, Alexander Mason, 17, visited the electric car company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., and came away with key insights about entrepreneurial spirit and leadership.
The Week in Review:
Microblogging service Twitter faced a judgment day of sorts on Thursday, Nov. 7, when it began trading as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange. It had a strong public stock debut, but does Twitter have room to grow? Teen and academic experts offer their analyses.
In case you haven’t noticed, the concept of innovation is getting as much play these days as Katy Perry’s hit “Roar.” In many ways, innovation is the lifeblood of business, and to become an innovative thinker is to position yourself well on the path to success. Here, KWHS explores the meaning of innovation.
A young app developer from Australia talks to KWHS about his 2013 Google Science Fair win, which – while an incredible achievement – does not impress him as much as the potential that his first-place signaling system for emergency vehicles has to save lives and property and help fight crime.
In late September, Google celebrated its quinceañera, as well as important upgrades to its search-engine technology. Spencer Pearlman, a high school senior in Florida, paid special attention to this news after he had the chance to visit the company’s famed Googleplex headquarters this summer.
While some teens have spent the summer as camp counselors, still others are taking a more high-tech hiatus from school as they prepare for computer science studies and careers as computer programmers. KWHS checks in with a few students who designed iPhone game apps in Palo Alto, Calif., with the help of a Silicon Valley startup.