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Business Startup Culture The Future of Work

Join our Techonomy Roundtable on The Death (and Future) of Venture Capital

On November 18, join Techonomy and the Observer in an enlightening, video roundtable discussion with VC industry experts.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Tech & Society

The Name Facebook Needs to Change: Zuckerberg

Facebook is reported to be considering a name change. But its image will not be remedied by anything other than fundamental reforms.   More

E-Commerce Global Tech Tech & Society

The Stuff Shortage is a First World Problem

Shortages in the labor market; ports that can’t offload container ships; rising prices–it’s a recipe for a stuff shortage. Taming the supply chain is going to take a concerted effort on many fronts.   More

CDX Finance

Exclusive FIN Interview With Square Cofounder Jim McKelvey

FIN editor James Ledbetter sat down with Square cofounder Jim McKelvey (in-person!) at our recent Accelerate Finance event. Here's what he had to say.   More

Partner Insights Tech & Society

Rejuvenating Leisure Travel with a More Holistic Experience

To rebuild post-pandemic, travel and hospitality businesses need to build an experience ecosystem that encompasses not only customers but also employees.   More

Jobs Leadership Managing

Corporate Purpose Engages Employees, and Tech Can Help

Amid this ‘great resignation’, workers are evaluating employers more critically, and searching for roles where they feel a deeper connection to purpose. The shift to purpose-driven work must start at the top.   More

Opinion Space Tech & Society

Take Me to Space.

Star Trek is about everything we can achieve when we work together in service of our most cherished ideals. If Bezos is a true Trekkie, he must feel that in his bones.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

A Glimpse Into Future Investing

In the near future, there will be financial assets that are not only shared but genuinely interactive. Plus, which states mine the most Bitcoin?   More

Business Finance

Venture Capital Is Broken—But Who Can Really Fix It?

VC helped create just about every post-’70s tech company you can think of, but now it must evolve—or die. Here's why.   More

Global Tech Media & Marketing Net Giants Tech & Society

Facebook’s Tragic Obsession With Image

Facebook executives and its all-powerful CEO feel so self-righteous that they dismiss all criticism outright, including this week. It’s tragic, but it’s possible to explain.   More

Government Media & Marketing Net Giants

New Taxes Could Help Manage Big Tech

We have to find ways to level the playing field or this small group of vastly-powerful companies will continue to amass disproportionate wealth even as they wreak social havoc. Without major systemic changes society will remain the victim of their ever-growing power.   More

Business Cryptocurrency Finance

Why Big Company Fintech Innovation Is So Hard

Google and Santander both pulled back on major fintech plans this week. The short lives of these megaprojects provide a lesson in why it is so hard for big multinational institutions to truly innovate. Plus, cracking down on Kraken.   More

Net Giants Tech & Society Tech Addiction

Facebook “Has Known This Forever”

Facebook is soft-pedaling its own internal research about the effects of Instagram, and underestimating the severity of eating disorders, an expert says.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Society Tech Addiction

Instagram for Kids: Doomed from the Start

Will Facebook continue wading into the quagmire of children’s digital content or double down on the next generation gold rush – the metaverse?   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

Genetic Tests Won’t Predict Your COVID-19 Risk

Tests that claim to predict someone’s susceptibility to COVID-19 based on genetic data don’t work, researchers found. That’s partly because there is as yet no scientific consensus on what constitutes genetic risk.   More

Partner Insights

The Future of Software: Less Code, More Impact, and More Programmers

Every year, Cognizant Softvision hosts a global Programmers’ Week (on the 256th day of the year). A discussion among leaders there predicted tremendous changes for software.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Government Policy

The Would-Be Banking Regulator Who Wants to Eliminate Banks

This week, Biden surprised a lot of people by nominating Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  Could her proposal for a “people’s ledger” eliminate banking as we’ve historically understood it?   More

Analytics & Data Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

Uber-Inspired Software Flags COVID-19 Variants Before They Explode

Until now there was no way to predict the most transmissible variants, or to guide policy as new strains emerged. Now software from ride hailing can analyze the genome of variants with precision.   More

Arts & Culture Cryptocurrency Tech & Society

NFTs: Sh**t Show or Shift to A New Kind of Commerce?

NFTs are being touted as the cure for just about everything that can ail us. Not since the Internet itself has a single concept opened up so much opportunity, speculation and conversely, trepidation.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Innovation The Pandemic

Lessons from the Pandemic: Technology Disrupting (and Improving) Chinese Healthcare

Digital technology, unexpected partnerships and an integrated closed-loop system will lead to care that’s faster, less expensive, and more accessible. Here’s how China is improving healthcare.   More