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Democracy Net Giants The Internet

The Internet Civil War

The internet is in jeopardy. A small band of global technology companies have achieved a scale and influence that dwarfs most countries, and an existential split over the internet has emerged between nations. If we are going to retain the internet's extraordinary social, economic, and democratic power, we must push back.   More

Media & Marketing Partner Insights

Fake News is a Business Crisis Too

News fraud is already an established issue in finance, and scammers have found increasingly sophisticated ways of manipulating markets. But the rise of a type of algorithmic trading that considers news and social media has created a new class of risk.   More

Healthcare Partner Insights

Telemedicine Could Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

The U.S. does not get sufficient bang for all the bucks it spends on healthcare – the highest percentage of GDP in the world. But telemedicine can contribute to major progress, says Philips U.S. CEO Vitor Rocha.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Opinion

Skeptics Unfairly Target UK Gene Sequencing Initiative

A new UK initiative has stirred debate about DNA analysis for healthy people. The program allows patients to pay to get their genome sequenced and analyzed if they agree to let the data be used in research. Author Salisbury says the UK controversy largely misses the point.   More

Finance Net Giants

Why Amazon Will Keep Winning

Amazon's latest results only underscore the scale of the company's opportunity. Our resident analysts deconstruct the earnings and explain why you should be optimistic, if you weren't already, about this amazing company's continuing potential to win.   More

Community Insights Jobs Managing

To Build a Skilled U.S. Workforce, Change Systems – and Stigmas

By overvaluing expensive and elitist education and failing to innovate around existing skills-focused models, we are boxing out low-income Americans.  It’s time for new systems to empower all Americans to thrive in a changing workforce.   More

Democracy Government Tech & Society

What Two 2020 Presidential Candidates Said on the Techonomy Stage

Presidential candidates Sen. Cory Booker and Andrew Yang are advocates for tech and believers in its economic importance. Yes, they are techonomists, and both have spoken on our stage. Hear their take on the issues in these exclusive conference videos.   More

Media & Marketing

The Media Industry Explained: Hidden Costs and 3 Hindenburgs

Smashed Television

What the hell is going on with media?  By virtually all measures, confidence in it has eroded. To bring clarity as to why and how this happened, it’s helpful to understand the components of the ecosystem.    More

Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

My Trump-Era Davos Takeaways: Optimism on UN & Climate

The reports may have made it sound grim, but my takeaway from Davos was optimism about beating back climate change. And the idea that business can make money while doing good for the planet and society is a more and more mainstream idea.   More

Business Finance Partner Insights

How tech companies allocate capital can make a huge difference to shareholders

Making the right capital allocation decisions is essential if technology companies are going to grow over the long-term and maximize shareholder returns. Capital allocation decisions are even more important now because interest rates are rising, as is geopolitical uncertainty. As many tech companies begin to unwind their debt positions and are less inclined to borrow, […]   More

Government International Affairs Tech & Society

Why Silicon Valley Demands Diplomats

In 2017 the Government of Denmark decided to elevate technology and digitalization to a crosscutting foreign and security policy priority. The initiative was named technological diplomacy, or simply #TechPlomacy.   More

Global Tech Net Giants

David Kirkpatrick’s Travel Journal: JFK-SIN-MUC, Facebook, Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Editor-in-chief David Kirkpatrick is in the midst of a round-the-world swing for Techonomy, doing interviews and moderating programs. From Singapore to Munich, to Davos, David shares highlights from his interview with Jerry Yang, his takeaways from Sheryl Sandberg's appearance at DLD, and more.   More

Artificial Intelligence Jobs Partner Insights

Study: AI Fears Diminish, But People Seek Help Reskilling

A new study finds people less freaked out about workplace automation than in the past. But it also finds companies more confident than workers that there is enough retraining and preparing going on. The transition is going to require a bigger societal effort than is yet underway.   More

Arts & Culture Innovation

Virtual Production Could Upend the Movie Industry

Over the last decade, the big story in Hollywood has been how streaming platforms have disrupted distribution. But in the next decade, the big story in Hollywood may well be how companies in gaming, visual effects (VFX), and tech industries, using virtual production (VP) tools powered by AI and cloud computing will disrupt content creation. […]   More

Finance Net Giants

Time is Money, Money is Time, and What That Means for Tech

Once you start thinking about time as the currency, it becomes easier to see which companies will succeed and which will fail. The ones that save us time will become the most valuable.   More

Innovation Partner Insights Society

Big Ideas, Little Learners

A new and detailed report from Omidyar Network explores the state of American innovation in early childhood and advocates more and better-focused spending. Few investments yield more societal benefit.   More

Articles We Like Energy & Green Tech Innovation

The “Green New Deal,” Pineapple Shoes, and Experiments to Dim the Sun

Articles worth reading about environmental technology and science.   More

5G Internet of Things Partner Insights

What Will 5G Mean?

At a recent dinner in SF hosted with Ericsson, agreement about the importance and gravity of 5G was near-unanimous. But questions abound- where will it arise first? What will it mean for the internet of things? Can we manage all that data?   More

Community Insights Net Giants Society

Google Search Results Are Dumbing Down

Google is not the source it once was, argues analyst Kay. Advertising considerations have undercut its previously less-biased approach to information, as is happening across the net. This is a major cautionary tale about where we're headed. And it makes him nostalgic for print, where nothing ever goes away.   More

Techonomy Events

At Techonomy 2018: Collaborating with YouTube Star Alex Aiono

Recording artist Alex Aiono, who built his career on social media, performed at Techonomy 2018 at the end of a long day. Then with the help of the assembled Techonomists he recorded an energetic mash-up of ‘We Will Rock You’ with his song ‘Her.’ Watch it here.   More