Introducing the 2014 Access 25

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Fred Smith On Why Connections Matter

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Q&A With Cisco's Padmasree Warrior

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Real-Time Healing

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Made in America: Allen Edmonds

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Introducing the 2014 Access 25

The people, places, and ideas redefining global connectivity for 2014.

Fred Smith On Why Connections Matter

FedEx CEO Fred Smith: connections drive innovation.

Q&A With Cisco’s Padmasree Warrior

Cisco's Padmasree Warrior believes a connected world is a better world.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Real-Time Healing

How AHF is using same-day, same-city shipping to save time, money — and lives.

Made in America: Allen Edmonds

Allen Edmonds is bringing Made in America shoes to the world.

E-commerce made our 2014 Access 25 list, thanks to its rapid growth in countries such as China. In fact, Asia-Pacific e-commerce sales are growing at more than twice the rate they are in North America, reports eMarketer Worldwide. MORE »

Blue Nile offers shoppers a unique promise: Use their website to select, design and purchase a high-quality piece of jewelry. You’ll pay a fraction of what it would cost at a bricks-and-mortar jeweler. And they’ll ship it to you for free. MORE »

This Portland, Ore., startup, which makes unique, stylish glasses out of natural materials, is at the forefront of the new Maker Movement. MORE »

With a heritage dating back to 1873, Spanish textile maker Gastón y Daniela today reaches home decor customers in 43 countries worldwide. MORE »

Bremont has brought luxury watchmaking back to the UK — and created jobs all over the world while they’re at it. MORE »

Hanz Scholz was determined to build a better-performing portable bike. Now the whole world is enjoying the ride. MORE »