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Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals

How Social Design is Helping Build the ‘Internet for Everyone’ in Africa

A small company in Nairobi, Kenya is succeeding where giant technology companies have failed. It is connecting rural Africa to the internet. The key is a different approach to design.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Opinion Security & Privacy

A Zucker-Wolf in Privacy-Sheep’s Clothing

Despite his supposedly "Privacy-Focused Vision," it seems clear that Zuckerberg will not voluntarily go where he must. So we must force him to make needed changes in the core Facebook business model, one way or another.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights

If You’re Not Already in AI, You’re Behind

It's a massive economic driver, and no company in the world can afford to ignore the realities. We are entering the AI-Take-All economy.   More

Community Insights Internet of Things Net Giants

Real Customer Service Can’t Happen Yet on Smart Speakers

It’s easy to imagine a world in which companies collaborate to provide voice-enabled customer service through virtual personal assistants. In fact, it could be a major economic enabler. But Amazon Alexa and Google Home aren't smart enough yet.   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

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

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

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

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

Community Insights From the Magazine Society

Five Ways for Facebook to Help its Next Billion Users

The emerging Asian, African, and Latin American markets, the "Digital South," will be the source of Facebook’s growth. But Facebook needs a proactive, context-aware strategy for tackling the mushrooming fake news problem in the region. The author has five suggestions.   More

Community Insights Opinion

Value Tech Companies by How Much Time They Save

Technology’s purpose is to save time, the author writes. Whether this purpose is achieved determines a successful company versus one that fails.   More

Business Community Insights

When Business Models Matter More Than Tech

Technology can provide a platform for future growth but seizing the white space of opportunity requires a well-thought-out business model—and a willingness to change an existing business model if necessary, whether to enable a new technology, unlock a new market, or both.   More

Community Insights Society

Diversity is Meaningless Without Inclusion

Diversity programs are a good start, but diversity hiring alone is meaningless without a commitment to include those voices in a substantial way.   More

Community Insights From the Magazine Techonomy Events

What’s the Purpose of Purpose?

A clear and compelling purpose can unlock your organization’s ability to sense and respond to emerging challenges and opportunities.   More

Community Insights Security & Privacy

New Ratings Bring Accountability to P2P Payment Services

Consumer Reports is introducing a new type of rating of P2P payment services that allows consumers to compare them based on how responsibly they handle user data.   More

Community Insights Society

Investing to Train More Ethical Engineers

A group of tech leaders lead by the Omidyar Network and Craig Newmark will be awarding up to $3.5 million in prizes to creative efforts to integrate ethics into technical computer science education.   More

Community Insights Innovation

Esports and Live Culture: A Major New Movement

Livestreaming apps, like esports and HQ Trivia, are thriving thanks to advancements in technology. It is only the beginning.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights

Canadian AI Needs More Commercial Successes

Toronto has been developing a base of world-class research since the 1980s and has become a hub for AI research over the past two years, but has been slow to effectively commercialize the effort.   More

Community Insights Techonomy Events

Nir Erez: Tech Shouldn’t Be Limited to the Affluent

Techonomy 2018 speakers answer critical questions in an ongoing series: Nir Erez, co-founder and CEO at Moovit, a public transit data and analytics company.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights

AI Enters the Network

Ultimately the end game when AI comes into the network: It will be able to completely rebuild itself in a matter of minutes.   More