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Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals The Pandemic

Summer 2021: Are We Going Up or Down?

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We're creeping back, but are things getting better or worse? From climate emergencies to simple everyday tasks, confusion and overwhelm abound.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Space

What the Moon and the Metaverse Have in Common

Branson Bezos Musk

Uncharted territory. The lure of the unknown. And just like with the explorers of yore, the course of history will inevitably be altered by greed, motive, and human error.   More

Opinion Sustainable Development Goals

Gen Z: Get Off Tik Tok and into the Streets

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It’s easy to get lost in the world of social media, where posting is easy and dramatic statistics gain millions of likes, but the urgency of the climate crisis must force all of us to find more creative and challenging ways to save our planet.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Revolut Shows Why Building a Superapp Is So Hard

Revolut App and Stablecoin regulation

Six-year-old Revolut boasts 16 million customers worldwide, 150 million transactions a month, and just announced a new travel booking feature. But will it become the superapp of its dreams? Plus, Part II of why stablecoin regulation is coming.   More

Healthcare Innovation The Pandemic

Neither Honor System nor Vaccine Passports – We Need a Third Way

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If we really want our economy back at full throttle and public life humming again, we need an easy way to prove we’re unlikely to get each other sick. So, how can we trust that maskless strangers have in fact been vaccinated? There's an app for that.   More

Healthcare Inclusion Innovation

Women’s Problems: Can FemTech Offer Relief?

The health care industry has left a gaping hole in serving its largest segment. These products might democratize access to health care for women.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Policy

Stablecoin Regulation Is Coming Soon. But What Will It Look Like? (Part I)

Federal Reserve Stablecoin

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell seemed almost vexed by stablecoins in his recent testimony before House and Senate committees. Stricter US regulation is clearly imminent. Plus, why the UK dominates open banking.   More

Community Insights Managing The Future of Work

Coaching Is the Antidote For the “Great Resignation”

Embracing remote work policies permanently won’t be enough. Effective retention strategies must evolve alongside shifting workforce trends, and prioritize growth, fulfillment, and belonging.   More

Net Giants Tech & Society

Facebook’s New Face: Dishonesty

A book and numerous other recent accounts point to a new chink in Facebook’s armor: overwhelming evidence it can’t be trusted. Could that help force reform?   More

Worth Reading

Techonomy’s Summer Reading List

Technology Summer Reading List

Settle down with one of these good new books by Eggers or Isaacson, among others. You'll gain major insight about tech and might even have fun (depending on the book).   More

Finance

Chime’s Customer Nightmare Exposes a Fintech Flaw

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The company is the largest digital-only financial provider in the United States. Will this debacle ding its IPO?   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

Vaccine Myths, Debunked

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From the start, the pandemic has been accompanied by an epidemic of misinformation and misconceptions. We tackle the latest myths (though not the idiotic ones).   More

Cryptocurrency Democracy Finance

Robinhood, Binance, and the Culture of Contempt

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A fintech movement that wraps itself in the “democratization of finance” ought to understand that with democracy comes responsibility: to customers, to stakeholders, and to society.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Business Healthcare The Pandemic

The Variant Onslaught: What You Need to Know

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A Techonomy primer on where variants come from, what makes them dangerous, and how to prevent them.   More

Design Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals

New Haven Landmark Becomes a Symbol of Climate Action

Pirelli Building Connecticut Net Zero Hotel

Architects are converting the empty Brutalist style building that looms over Interstate 95 into a net zero boutique hotel that won't rely on fossil fuels for energy.   More

Global Tech Net Giants Tech & Society

Why Zuckerberg Is Not Worthy

Here’s why the CEO and Facebook should not be a model for leaders determined to do right by all stakeholders. At Techonomy we’ve been thinking about that as we work to compile a list of “Worthy” tech companies.   More

Jobs The Future of Work The Pandemic

Workers Unite

Now that they’ve tasted the sweet cheese of working from home, the rat race has less appeal.   More

Innovation International Affairs Sustainable Development Goals

Glimpses of a New Era: The In-Person DLD Conference

Determination to face genuine crises may be rising as the pandemic slowly wanes. At DLD I found a new spirit of both concern and tech-centric optimism.   More

Cryptocurrency Energy & Green Tech Finance Sustainable Development Goals

Fintech Shows Its Green Side

As Gen Z deepens its financial and investing commitment, fintechs that can tap into that cohort’s environmental passion will be the financial leaders of the future.   More

Analytics & Data Artificial Intelligence Business Partner Insights

Why AI Will Help Define the Next Era of Business

In the near future artificial intelligence is going to be as fundamental for business success as cloud is becoming to running a company’s information technology.   More