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Cryptocurrency Finance

Join the Conversation: Bitcoin, Ether,…Dogecoin?

With Bitcoin reaching stratospheric new highs seemingly every day, are we witnessing a technological reinvention of currency, or a crazy market fad? On Friday, March 5 at 1 pm EST, join Jalak Jobanputra, founder of Future/Perfect Ventures, and James Ledbetter, editor and publisher of FIN, for a timely discussion of blockchain, cryptocurrency and the future […]   More

Worth Reading

Good News on Vaccines. Bad News About Future Disruptions.

Pfizer and Moderna ramp up vaccine shipments in the US as the WHO delivers 600,000 doses to Ghana. Crumbling infrastructure will lead to devastating consequences as climate crisis escalates. Biden hopes to fix the tech supply chain. And we’re still clueless about the “Solar Winds” hack.   More

Opinion

Sorry, Tucker. It’s Not Censorship, Just Business.

Tucker Carlson has been targeting what is —in his mind — a tech-billionaire cabal that wants to silence free speech from the political right. But the tech behemoths were doing what they always do: making decisions based on what was best for the bottom line.   More

Healthcare The Pandemic

COVID-19 Taught Us How to Beat the Flu. Will We Listen?

Flu season usually kills tens of thousands of people in the U.S. each year. Thanks to pandemic precautions, most of those deaths were prevented this winter. Next year, will we save even more lives or go back to pretending the annual flu toll is unavoidable?   More

Finance

The Payment Revolution Continues to Roar

PayPal and Square go up and up and up.   More

Finance The Pandemic

How Much Do You Owe in 2020 Taxes–and To Whom? It’s A Mess.

Upwards of 55% of the population worked remotely during the pandemic. With April 15th approaching, keep your financial planner on speed dial.   More

Worth Reading

McKibben Prods Bill Gates to Go Further

What we’re reading this week: Environmentalist Bill McKibben unpacks apparent contradictions in Gates’ new climate book, critiquing his lack of political engagement. NASA aims to answer a question David Bowie asked in 1973. And apps for mental health and weight loss are thriving.   More

Leadership Opinion The Pandemic

Staying Put This Year Helped Me Stay Ahead

After two decades and 200 trips around the earth, this CEO learned that being in one place can now take your business any place.   More

Artificial Intelligence Education Learning

Pandemic-Inspired Digital Innovation May Transform Education

As education remains deeply impaired by the pandemic, schools will have to push the envelope further, incorporating technologies like 3D, augmented reality, voice tools, and AI learning. Here are a few technologies we think hold particular promise.   More

Finance Inclusion

Will Fintech End Racist Lending?

Fintech should be able to replace racially-tainted methods of measuring risk with shiny, new algorithms that don’t discriminate.   More

Worth Reading

Vaccines, Bitcoins, and Catalytic Converters

What we're reading this week: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s family strife over his anti-vax activities, India builds its own substitute Twitter that will bend to the government’s will, and why disconnected communities suffer more from COVID-19.   More

Finance

Buy Now, Pay…Never?

The BNPL revolution kind of depends on the PL part.   More

Finance Media & Marketing Opinion

Robinhood: More Drug Pusher than Democratizer

In an era where millions are easily seduced by immediate gratification and self-flattery, and suspicious of any kind of earned expertise, Robinhood's "We Are All Investors" ad might be the most dangerously misleading commercial in Super Bowl history.   More

Business Innovation Leadership

Why Digital Projects Fail – And How to Keep them On Track

By spotting and solving these five key issues early on, your organization can improve the odds of succeeding with its digital projects.   More

Artificial Intelligence Tech & Society

Why “Othering” AI Keeps Us From Understanding It

AI is not coming to get us. It’s already here and adding real value to our daily lives. Deployed with vision and foresight, robotics and machine-learning has the promise to make us more human in many respects, both in our lives and at our jobs.   More

Business Finance

Reddit, Robinhood, and Wall Street – Watch the Conversation

A band of investment outsiders rallied behind some obscure stocks and caught some of the world’s largest hedge funds napping. With technology enabling coordinated investment and free stock trades, is this the new normal? Will Congress and the Biden Administration see the need to intervene? Watch the lively discussion with fintech, Wall Street, and Reddit experts James Ledbetter, Alexis Goldstein, and Christine Lagorio-Chafkin.   More

Business Sustainable Development Goals

The Role of the Business in Solving “Wicked Problems”

As the public sector worldwide continues to struggle to solve economic, environmental and social challenges, the private sector is now being called upon to fill the gap. Companies are going to have to be essential stakeholders if we are ever going to solve our most wicked problems.   More

Finance Policy

Robinhood: A Fintech Suicide

Live by the day-trading mob, die by the day-trading mob.   More

E-Commerce Finance Tech & Society

Why GameStop Was the Wrong Company to Lionize

The GameStop saga is more than a David/Goliath saga of Redditors versus Wall Streeters. It’s the story of reality versus the both of them.   More

Analytics & Data Innovation

Quantum Computing Patents Help Shape the Future

In recent years, patents have given the world such critically important technologies as CRISPR, graphene, 3D printers and GPS systems. But perhaps the most exciting patents are those in quantum computing.   More