Global Tech Security & Privacy

Cyber Vulnerabilities Threaten Kenya’s Vaunted Fintech

More than 75 percent of Kenyan citizens have access to financial services through mobile devices, increasing the risk of cybercrime and putting pressure on public and private stakeholders to invest more in cybersecurity.   More

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Big Tech’s Conscience to Join Techonomy NYC

Techonomy's program for our May conference in NYC is shaping up quickly. The conversation will range widely across technologies, company strategies, public policy, and the state of human progress. Join Microsoft President Brad Smith, WPP CEO Martin Sorrell, development economist Jeffrey Sachs, Vimeo CEO Anajli Sud, and more.   More

Global Tech Government International Affairs

Gates Foundation Supports Tech in Kenya Despite Political Turmoil

Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched Pathways for Prosperity, a commission on technology and inclusive development in Nairobi, Kenya. The technological innovations that the commission is investigating is at a nascent stage in Kenya, however, and political turmoil threatens real progress.   More

Global Tech Healthcare

Hong Kong’s Healthcare Ambitions Blend Tech and Finance

At the recent HealthTechO2O conference in Hong Kong, it was clear that Hong Kong has the potential to be a healthcare innovation hub — but that it still has a long way to go to fulfilling that potential.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech Startup Culture

Station F Lights the Way for European Startups

Station F is, perhaps, France's biggest tech achievement and hopes to raise the bar on startup campuses across the continent. It's an emerging trend across Europe, as nascent tech hubs try to boost their startup economies. From the latest Techonomy Magazine.   More

Global Tech Government

Tech Takes Davos While Facebook Takes Hits

The World Economic Forum this year was practically the World Technology Forum. Unlike in years past, leaders there, especially heads of state, acknowledged the depth of transformation underway in a digitized economy. Meanwhile attendees and press much criticized the net giants, notably Facebook, for threats they may pose to mental health and democracy.   More

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Techonomy at Davos: Geospatial Technology Unleashed

Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore introduced a panel at Davos on geospatial technology — a range of tools for the geographic mapping and analysis of the Earth and human societies. See the video of the full discussion.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech The Internet

Life on WeChat

WeChat is China's version of Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, and even Amazon all rolled up into one. What makes connected networking different in Asia? What can we learn about China and about the internet from the devoted users of WeChat?   More

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Ericsson’s Ulf Ewaldsson: Intelligent Devices Are Driving Carriers’ Digital Transformation

Ulf Ewaldsson is Ericsson’s Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Digital Services. He has more than 20 years of experience in product management, industry development, and customer relations, which has taken him to leadership positions at Ericsson in China, Japan, Hungary and Sweden. Ewaldsson says as devices need to become more intelligent, networks […]   More

Community Insights Global Tech Innovation

China is No Longer a Technology Copycat or Underdog

Kevin Zhou grew up in China and came to the US in 2009 to study. He's now a seasoned tech journalist who travels between the US and China and works to explain the different tech cultures to one another. He sees China as having moved into a decisive new stage as a champion of innovation, and says the tech competition between the two countries has changed completely.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech Government

Amazon, Facebook, and Google: Too big to tolerate. Too big to stop.

As society begins to realize it has allowed globe-spanning commercial net giants too much power, it also becomes clear that figuring a policy response will be hard. Techonomy's co-founder, author of The Facebook Effect, weighs in on the disturbing and growing controversy over what comes next.   More

Global Tech International Affairs

Can $100 Million Change the World?

The MacArthur Foundation doesn't just give genius grants. It is now awarding $100 million to one project. Four impressive finalists were announced last week; read more within.   More

Global Tech Healthcare International Affairs

Social Media Saves Lives and Makes the World Better

Social media now reaches just about everyone, from rural areas in far-off countries to your always-connected colleague. And it is helping tackle health crises. In this essay, the vice chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in Kigali, Rwanda asks—how do we use social media for the health of every country's citizens?   More

Global Tech Government Society

Can Tech Help trump Hate?

How did technological change and "innovation" contribute to bringing the U.S. to this point of fracture and animosity? And how can tech play a more active and consciously constructive role helping us get past it? In general the tech industry has not focused sufficiently on these questions. Now it must.   More

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Mobile Design is the Future of Banking

Today, banks must interact with their customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some millennials never even set foot inside a bank branch and only interact with their finances via smartphone. Are new, mobile-only services like Pepper and Nequi the future of banking?   More

Global Tech Internet of Things Opinion

Traversing Europe’s Stellar Tech Firmament

Chief Techonomist David Kirkpatrick was blown away by Europe's energy and tech creativeness on a recent swing, both by how good the conferences were and by the importance of the digital revelations he had. Self-flying cars, anyone?   More

Global Tech Internet of Things Partner Insights

Why Twitter and eBay Rely on 100-year-old Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes, a powerhouse in the era when sending print mail was the primary way of communication, is fully in the present today. Now, the company is emerging as a crucial part of the digital ecosystem, operating a back-end software and services infrastructure that enables Twitter to assign a location to a tweet, eBay's customers to buy and sell goods from anywhere in the world, and other services.   More

Global Tech Government Security & Privacy

Manchester, Trump in Saudi Arabia, and Fighting Terrorism in an Online Age

The horrors of terrorism are again vividly seared on our consciousness, after the vicious bombing at a concert in Manchester. Meanwhile, President Trump has rightly put combatting terrorism at the top of his policy agenda. His recent trip overseas demonstrated some of what that means.   More

Global Tech Healthcare

China’s Challenges in Healthcare Innovation

China produces relatively few breakthrough innovations in science, medicine, and healthcare technology. But China’s leaders understand that healthcare innovation is crucial for their nation’s continued rise, and massive new investments and policy reforms could soon transform healthcare R&D. In some fields such as precision medicine, it even may become a global leader.   More

Community Insights Global Tech The Internet

Fighting ISIS in the Cyber Age

While the world looks at ISIS as a military challenge, it is instead best considered a "militant brand," with its own powerful marketing agency. There is no grey-haired terrorist management leadership. Instead, over 500 social media experts recruit globally. Welcome to Terror 3.0.   More