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Business Community Insights

Why Blockchain Still Matters

Blockchain will have a huge impact on our lives—and business. The author, a tech expert, punctures some popular misperceptions about blockchain.   More

Leadership

The Return of John Chambers (Who Loves Insect Meat)

John Chambers, an industry great, has joined us two years running, and returns to Techonomy this fall. He's an insect meat investor, a proponent of tech in France and India, and he worries about long term U.S. tech competitiveness.   More

Opinion Policy Society

Who Will Unlock Technology’s Potential?

Tech transformations require education and imagination. If we don't focus on that, we may fail to benefit from a variety of promising but sometimes scary technologies.   More

Government Opinion

U.S. Agriculture Agency’s Move is an Attack on Science

The USDA plans to relocate two major divisions to the Midwest--putting scientific research, and hundreds of jobs, at risk.   More

5G Community Insights International Affairs

Facing the Huawei Threat

The authors explain why the U.S. must work thoughtfully with allies to build alternatives to Chinese-manufactured—and -financed—communications equipment.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Opinion

Kirkpatrick Critiques Facebook on Keen’s Podcast

On his podcast Keen on Democracy, Andrew Keen entitles his interview with Techonomy's founder "Why David Kirkpatrick Turned on Facebook." Whether he did is debatable, but Kirkpatrick does not mince words here.   More

International Affairs Policy

China’s Best Strategy for Trade Negotiations: Cooperation

China faces difficult realities that must be balanced in the trade talks. Ultimately, the U.S. will force the creation of a more level playing field.   More

Cities Innovation Net Giants

How Microsoft is Tackling Homelessness in Seattle

Seattle’s economy is booming, thanks partly to tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon. Now, Microsoft is launching a program that may help alleviate the region's affordable housing crisis.   More

Artificial Intelligence Healthcare

Can AI Help Close the World’s Primary Healthcare Gaps?

Experts believe artificial intelligence will lead to more efficiency and quality across all aspects of healthcare. And it may have a positive impact in rural communities in the developing world.   More

Finance Net Giants

Why Facebook’s Libra Could Be Way More Than a Currency

Facing regulatory heat, Facebook may need a hedge in case targeted ads become less profitable. Libra could plant the seeds for a whole new approach.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Policy Science

Can a Company Claim Your Genes?

Congress is weighing a bipartisan proposal to allow patents for naturally occurring things like genes and organisms.   More

Business Cities

Billionaires are Transforming American Downtowns

The billionaires believe private enterprise can help revive cities like Detroit, San Antonio and Milwaukee. And so far, their investments are working.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights E-Commerce

AI is Shrinking the World—and Driving Business

Artificial intelligence is helping small- and mid-sized businesses compete more effectively, and globally, writes eBay's chief strategy officer.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Inclusion Leadership

Noticing More Women in STEM? Here’s One Reason Why.

This strategy is boosting representation of women in science, tech, engineering and math—and could inspire young girls to enter the field.   More

Business Community Insights Leadership

How to Manage Power at the Top

Learning to use power for good is a noble, delicate endeavor – one of the most inspiring journeys we can take as humans. Here are a few things to consider.   More

5G Mobile

In the Media’s New Battles, Consumers Will Win. Here’s Why.

Cable and wireless internet companies are in trouble, as consumers demand more for less.   More

Community Insights Government Net Giants

Congress Must Go Further to Rein In Big Tech

The unchecked power of tech giants works against society's interests. Congress has made a welcome start, but has much more to do to evaluate and regulate the real and potential harms these companies cause.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society

Big Data Isn’t Removing Tech’s Bias. It’s Worsening Social Problems.

Collecting more data doesn’t actually improve diversity, fairness and justice. It increases how much people are surveilled by poorly regulated tech companies.   More

Business

Here’s One Simple Solution to Wealth Inequality

A New York University business school professor explains why treating employees well may help reduce inequality—and improve the bottom line.   More

Artificial Intelligence From the Magazine Innovation

Where AI Creates Winners – and Losers

Smart companies obsess over how to leverage digital technology. But it also matters whether an industry faces growth or decline. Here’s a look at how some industries will fare in the age of artificial intelligence.   More