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Why We Need More Online Friction

Most websites view transparency as a barrier to entry, or friction as friction gets in the way of profits. It also could be the saving grace for the web as society works to decrease misinformation and hate speech.   More

Community Insights Managing

Tech CEO: How We Won in the M&A Game

Tech mergers and acquisitions are famously difficult to pull off. This tech CEO has led his share and taken away a key lesson: it's the cultural integration that will make or break the union.   More

E-Commerce

Our Guide for Techonomic Holiday Gifts

Can't get your hands on the latest Hatchimals Hatchibabies? Fear not. Techonomy's intrepid shopper has rounded up an assortment of quirky techonomic gifts that might just fill the bill this holiday season.   More

Opinion

Apple Doesn’t Need to Sell More iPhones for its Stock to Rise

Apple’s stock is off nearly 25 percent from its high earlier this year and red flags are waving around slowing iPhone sales, yet the author sees Apple stock on the rise as the company transitions to a services company.   More

Internet of Things Partner Insights

Why You Need to Co-Create to Build Your IoT Business Model

How can we unlock the potential of the Internet of Things? It won’t be possible for any single company to solve the puzzle. If we really want to create a killer user experience, we must collaborate, co-create, and develop new business models within a variety of ecosystems.   More

From the Magazine Security & Privacy

The Cookie That Ate The World

Early web engineers thought a browser "cookie" would be a simple and friendly way for sites to know you had returned. They miscalculated.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society Tech Addiction

Study: Preschoolers Targeted with Marketing in Apps

A new study finds that most apps aimed at preschoolers are using questionable marketing techniques to encourage in-app purchases.   More

Tech & Society Techonomy Events

What We Learned at Our Conference in a Fraught Time

Techonomy 2018 took place during fraught times, but the learnings were many ab out how to remain optimistic about how tech and business can still drive progress. One central learning: collaboration is key, and more important than ever.   More

Opinion

Tech’s Wild Ride — Why FAANGs Are Down As Smartphone Boom Wanes

With tech stocks declining, it it time to rethink the FAANG group? Some of the biggest concerns are regulatory risk, over-investments by fund managers in the FAANGs, and a worry that the incremental utility of the tech platforms may simply be diminishing.   More

Tech & Society Tech Addiction Techonomy Events

Worries About Tech Addiction Pervaded Techonomy 2018

Concern about the impact of tech addiction on both individuals and broader society was a consistent theme of Techonomy 2018 earlier this month.   More

Artificial Intelligence Techonomy Events

NYC Designer Teams with AI to Create “Cyberpunk Couture”

Left brain, meet right brain. Fashion designer Joshua Mudgett brings cutting-edge technology to the design and execution of high fashion.   More

Techonomy Events

Techonomy 2018: Full Conference on Video

Missed Techonomy 2018? Watch video of all the main stage speakers here. Most individual sessions are also available on our agenda page.   More

Techonomy Events

Buy or Sell Your Home for Free? Opendoor Says ‘Yes, Eventually.’

In a move that could put thousands of realtors out of business, Opendoor CEO Eric Wu said he hopes to offer his service for free. Speaking at Techonomy 2018, Wu charted a roadmap that includes driving down real estate commissions, doubling Opendoor’s market share every year, perfecting a “self-service” experience for buyers and sellers, and potentially providing its technology to homes “outside its network.”   More

Business Community Insights Opinion

Information Wants to be Free; Consumers May Want to Pay

Current approaches to dynamic pricing are consumer-hostile. The author argues that there's a better way to build win-win relationships in the digital space that use cooperation, trust, and transparency to nurture customer lifetime value.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Techonomy Events

We’re Close to Replacing the MRI with a Hat

How about replacing big, expensive MRI and other imaging equipment with a hat or a scarf? Mary Lou Jepsen showed the audience at Techonomy 2018 just how close it is to reality.   More

Business From the Magazine

Can Companies be ‘Good’?

Businesses are stepping into society's most contentious debates, raising the question: "What makes a good company good?" This has been one of the consistent themes throughout Techonomy 2018.   More

5G Mobile Partner Insights

5G and AI Promise to Make Our Smartphones Smart

The combination of 5G and AI will turn our mobile phones from passive devices to truly intelligent. But to do get there, they will need massive amounts of memory. Our partner, Micron, is developing the next generation of chips.   More

From the Magazine Society

One Human Rights Campaign’s Social Media Struggles

My Stealthy Freedom is an Iranian women’s rights campaign against compulsory hijab laws. It is a thorn in the side of the Islamic Republic and has been the victim of sustained cyberattacks, hoaxes, misinformation and abuse for the past four years. The campaign relies on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to reach its target audience and has faced different challenges with each social media outlet.   More

Manufacturing Techonomy Events

Re-Imagining the Roof

Standard Industries is bringing a tech startup mentality to an industry that has long resisted change. They have a vision to turn every roof into a source of energy.   More

Society Techonomy Events

#MeToo Comes Out of the Shadows

As the tech industry’s issues with sexual harassment, workplace mistreatment, and abuse of power move into public view, employees are holding their companies accountable with displays of activism.   More