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Global Tech International Affairs

Join the Conversation – Disentangling the Escalating US-China Tech Battle

Internet companies are now central to the growing geopolitical battle for influence between the US and China. even as China supports and promotes its own companies around the world, the US is in effect beginning to suppress ours, with antitrust enforcement looming for both Google and Facebook. How will this battle play out and what does it mean for U.S. soft power and global influence?   More

Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

Science Is What Determined a Successful Public Response to COVID-19

Some leaders saw that flattening the curve wouldn’t work against the pandemic. Others were reluctant to test at all. Scientific data made the difference between responses that worked, and those that didn’t.   More

Business Healthcare Innovation Techonomy Events

Building Health+Wealth in America

Now is the time to take an urgent and holistic look at where the country is headed. We think of both “health” and “wealth” in a broad sense­–what will make the nation and its people healthier, and: what should we mean by “wealth” in an age cursed by deep inequality?   More

Healthcare Innovation The Pandemic

Sick Care or Health Care: 10 Post-Covid Expectations for American Healthcare

A major tech-infused healthcare movement has been in the works for more than a decade. COVID just kicked it into high gear. Here are ten things you need to think about.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

Five Things Genomics Has Taught Us About COVID-19

‘Everything is unprecedented about the pandemic, and genomics is no exception,’ says an infectious disease expert. Genome sequencing has enabled scientists to track the virus, study its origins, confirm reinfection, and get to know more about it than has been learned about any organism in such a short time.   More

Analytics & Data Partner Insights

How Companies Deal with the Data Dilemma

Companies that can harness data best for insights will be the ones that win. But doing that is hardly simple. So Techonomy recently brought together a group of senior corporate leaders to discuss managing and finding insights from data.   More

Education Partner Insights The Pandemic

America’s Excruciating School Dilemma

Schools across the country are opening for the Fall, but COVID is transforming everything. Techonomy gathers three educators and childhood experts to help parents and all of us make sense of the moment.   More

Democracy Media & Marketing Policy

I Joined Parler So You Didn’t Have To

As Facebook and Twitter begin to flag more hate speech and misinformation, new social media hangouts step up to fill the void, for those who don’t like such censorship.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Community Insights Global Tech

We Need a New International Organization: The Science Readiness Reserves

COVID-19 is a wake-up call for institutional renewal and reform. The only way to face the uncertainties of the future is to build more, stronger public-private partnerships, and on a global basis.   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

Why Don’t Nonprofits Have the Tech They Need?

When businesses imagine how they might do twice as much, or ten times as much, with the same money or people, they think about using technology. Why is it that the nonprofit sector behaves differently?   More

Business Innovation Leadership Partner Insights

Today’s Leaders Must Reinvest to Reinvent

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated three years of digital and cultural transformation into three months. To deploy a transformation strategy with speed and scale, there are three key areas organizations must focus on.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Don’t You Wish You Understood Crypto?

The value of one bitcoin has more than doubled to $11,200 since its low in mid-March. That is just one of many signs the blockchain economy (aka “crypto”) continues to evolve and roil finance and tech. Here’s another: this week JPMorgan Chase took equity in a hot blockchain-focused applications company called ConsenSys. The deal also […]   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Innovation

Your Camera Knows You’re the Picture of Health–or If You Have COVID

Several companies are developing technology that can read your vital signs (and screen for COVID) via your smartphone camera simply by looking at your face.   More

Global Tech Mobile

Big Tech Drives South. The Road Goes Through India.

India is artfully positioning itself to be a beneficiary of the tech conflict now accelerating between the U.S. and China. Reliance Jio, a very Indian sort of national champion, may benefit most.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Science Association Chief Very Worried about COVID’s Impact on Research

The president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science says the pandemic’s toll on non-COVID science is ‘a huge hit.’. Many research studies shut down midway, possibly turning results into a total loss.   More

Global Tech International Affairs

Where Next For US-China Tech?

The American and Chinese tech and internet industries have long been intertwined, but recent moves by the Trump administration aggressively seek to sully those ties. So what comes next?   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Policy

Gaming Is Changing the Ecosystem of Tech

If you want to see the future of technology and policy, look no further than digital gaming. Not only are they at the cutting edge in consumer behavior, gaming apps like Fortnite are now in the middle of a national debate about state-of-the-art tech regulation.   More

Democracy Government Tech & Society

Tech+Democracy: Could Interference Upset the Upcoming Election?

“I am confident that we will have record turn out and our results will be accurate. What I am concerned about is well-funded, well-organized strategic efforts to deny that reality to the public to serve political agendas and partisan goals.” – Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson Never in memory have the mechanics of a […]   More

Cryptocurrency Tech & Society

Tech+Blockchain Economy: The Internet of Value & Money – A Status Report

A Bitcoin is worth $12,000, blockchain-native assets are growing, Etherium creates its own opportunities, and even Facebook wants in. Two articulate experts explain what’s going on.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

For All Its Promise, Genomic Testing Is Struggling

For both clinical and consumer markets, genomic testing has a lot to offer — but it isn’t always used where it could be valuable, and people don’t understand it well enough. As a result, demand is dwindling in some areas.   More