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Why Microsoft Shouldn’t Buy TikTok

A Microsoft acquisition won’t end well, argues Raskin. Here's why she's rooting for a complete spinoff of TikTok, creating a new American company.   More

Global Tech Policy Techonomy Events

Techonomy Virtual Day Two: Tech Intersects With Politics

The heart of Tuesday’s program was the intersection of politics and technology. The stellar lineup included a discussion about our current global mess between Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group, and controversial commentator Andrew Keen; a deep dive into the destructive nature of internet giants with Harvard Kennedy School’s Dipayan Ghosh; a stirring conversation with Silicon Harlem CEO and co-founder Clayton Banks about the struggle for Black tech in New York; and finally, an interview with Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff.   More

Global Tech Net Giants

Facebook Reform Must Be Seen as a Global Matter

Facebook is, by all available evidence, unwilling and unable to embrace civil rights fundamentals, including non-discrimination and racism, without being taken to court. How did we end up here?   More

Global Tech Healthcare Resilience

What’s Next for Testing, Tracking, Treatment, and Tech?

As we seek to move to a safer phase of Covid-19 response and remediation around the world, how is tech contributing? Experts in testing, tracking, and treatment joined our roundtable to help Techonomy’s community ground itself in the new realities.   More

Food Global Tech Sustainable Development Goals

How Tech Helps Brazilian Agriculture Soar

Brazil is the second largest exporter of agricultural products globally. These Brazilian-led technological innovations are some of the most likely to increase productivity, and, in turn, secure a prosperous future for the world’s growing population.   More

Global Tech Government Opinion

Tech’s Challenge for the 20s: The Baby and the Bathwater

This decade we'll have to take stock of how far tech got off track in the last decade. Will we undermine all the good things tech can do in our efforts to stop its evils? Only a new partnership across society is likely to avoid that.   More

Global Tech Opinion

Big Tech and Media in 2020: What to Expect

Here are four trends to watch for in the coming year--regulation comes to big tech, FANG stocks peak, traditional media's swan song, and CEOs continue their exodus.   More

Democracy Global Tech Net Giants Opinion Techonomy Events

What Are the Real Issues We Must Urgently Address?

To get the world off an increasingly worrisome and self-reinforcing cycle of tech dysfunction, political paralysis, and failed action on climate, we all must get involved. Techonomy is committed, and we tackle all these issues at our conference next week.   More

Global Tech Media & Marketing Tech & Society

Facebook’s Creating a Content “Supreme Court.” That’s a Problem.

This should have U.S. regulators challenging the world’s largest social media company's right to operate with virtually no oversight. Thankfully, the European Union is taking action.   More

Global Tech Innovation

China’s Pioneering Consumer Tech Businesses

The Chinese web has evolved beyond just copying Facebook, YouTube and Google, to innovating its own mobile-first digital platforms and ways of making money.   More

5G Global Tech

The Wrong Way to Push Back on Chinese Tech

The escalating tech war between the U.S. and China will hurt more than Huawei. It could do major economic damage to the world.   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

Global Tech Government Sustainable Development Goals

Jeffrey Sachs Gets Heat for Defending Huawei

Economist Jeffrey Sachs is under extreme criticism for suggesting that U.S. efforts to prosecute Huawei for violations of sanctions against Iran are counterproductive and harmful to global relations. This article in the South China Morning Post explains his situation in detail.   More

Global Tech

The Facebook Paradox: Both Overvalued and Undervalued

Analyst-turned-entrepreneur Cakmak has waffled on Facebook. Is it a perfidious social blight or an indispensable social service? It all depends which lens you're using.   More

Global Tech The Internet

Why We Need More Online Friction

Most websites view transparency as a barrier to entry, or friction as friction gets in the way of profits. It also could be the saving grace for the web as society works to decrease misinformation and hate speech.   More

Global Tech Government The Internet

Why Zuckerberg Will Keep Failing in China

Despite impressive perseverance, Mark Zuckerberg's attempts to crack China are almost certainly destined to fail. Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick explains why, in this piece he wrote in mid-August for the South China Morning Post.   More

Global Tech Government Opinion

Why Facebook Should Hire Barack Obama

Many of the company's ongoing crises result from an insufficient understanding of global politics and how Facebook changes it. Zuckerberg needs someone he'll listen to, like the 44th president of the United States.   More

Global Tech Innovation The Internet

Why the Future will Require Mesh Governance

Society is evolving quickly, with power more and more in networks. In turn, network edges are gaining in power. What this means for all of us is daunting. The author outlines a new form of order and governance he sees emerging.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech International Affairs

By the Numbers: U.S. Tech Courts Europe’s Regulators

The rapid growth and aggressiveness of U.S. tech companies' lobbying in Europe is getting attention, but is it working? (From the latest Techonomy Magazine.)   More

From the Magazine Global Tech International Affairs

As the EU Targets Tech, Will the U.S. Follow?

Regulation, that dirty word, is creeping closer and closer to the tech industry and especially its giants. Europe, privacy-conscious and regulation-happy, is leading the way. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine.)   More