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Could Blockchain-based Systems Replace Facebook?

Few topics are hotter than blockchain right now. In this excerpt from our conversation with Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures at Techonomy NYC in May, he explains why he thinks such tools could even be the way an insurgent might challenge the overwhelming dominance of Facebook.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech Government

Amazon, Facebook, and Google: Too big to tolerate. Too big to stop.

As society begins to realize it has allowed globe-spanning commercial net giants too much power, it also becomes clear that figuring a policy response will be hard. Techonomy's co-founder, author of The Facebook Effect, weighs in on the disturbing and growing controversy over what comes next.   More

Analytics & Data From the Magazine Jobs

The Bots Aren’t Taking Over

The winning play in a digital economy is not fighting against robots and artificial intelligence, but using our new tools to improve productivity. What we need to do is enhance knowledge work with systems of intelligence. Open your mind to the reality that tech is extending productivity and profitability in ways that even a few years ago would have seemed far-fetched.   More

Analytics & Data From the Magazine Techonomy Events

Striking Gold by Mining Data

Instinct is no longer what it takes to identify hit. Now, like in every industry, analytics are all. For emerging pop star MAX (who performs at the upcoming Techonomy 2017), Crush Music identified a hit using data, which enabled it to convince radio stations and Spotify they should play it.   More

Analytics & Data From the Magazine Jobs

For Stitch Fix, the AI Future Includes Jobs

Katrina Lake became the first female chief executive officer to take a company public in the U.S. this year when Stitch Fix Inc. started trading on Friday. The company suffuses itself in analytics and artificial intelligence. But its 3400-and-growing pool of stylists suggests that a future world infused with AI may not decimate the workforce after all. To hear how it operates feels like receiving brain waves from the future.   More

Analytics & Data From the Magazine Science

Why We Still Can’t Rely on Genomic Medicine

Genomic medicine may have hit the mainstream, but new genetic information will continually be discovered. And there remain extensive limitations to the value of the information that genetic tests can give you. How soon will these limitations be overcome and how much can we rely on genomic medicine now?   More

From the Magazine Healthcare International Affairs

The Global Healthcare Revolution Will Be Technologized

Improving global health is the biggest story of all, and tech is playing a major role. Telemedicine, drone deliveries, and 3D printing are all helping people in less-developed countries get healthier. This article from our latest Techonomy magazine visits Haiti, Malawi, and Kenya, where groups like Doctors Without Borders and Chicago's Field Ready are applying tech to bring relief and hope.   More

Business From the Magazine Innovation

Big Companies are Learning to Work with Small Ones (But It’s Not Easy)

Big established companies are acquiring, investing in, or partnering with startups in record numbers. But how can incumbents do it right, moving quickly and learning from their smaller brethren? General Motors and Banco Santander are among those finding success.
(From the latest Techonomy magazine)   More

From the Magazine International Affairs Startup Culture

How Connections Help Place the Displaced

In the midst of a devastating refugee crisis in Syria and elsewhere, startups across the globe are now applying networked technology to help the displaced. Both for-profit and nonprofit organizations are helping people find homes, jobs, skills, and other tools. There's much to be done, and tech startups are leading the pack.

(From the latest Techonomy magazine.)   More

From the Magazine Healthcare

Why American Healthcare Is So Hard to Heal

It’s not broken. It’s designed that way. And tech innovators alone can’t fix it.
(from the latest Techonomy magazine)   More

Analytics & Data Arts & Culture From the Magazine

R. Luke DuBois: An Artist Who Just Happens to Use Computation

R. Luke DuBois is a man of many talents: musician, visual artist, and data scientist. In a recent interview with Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick, he spoke about his inspirations and gave a behind-the-scenes look at his unique dual video portrait of Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. (From the latest issue of Techonomy Magazine)   More

Business From the Magazine

How Customers Pay to Help Big Companies Innovate

Innovating effectively is an urgent imperative for big companies. Now some are working with Indiegogo to crowdfund consumer products that might not have met former thresholds for money and attention. If interest is there, the scale-up happens fast at companies like Whirlpool and GE. (From the latest issue of Techonomy Magazine)   More