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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

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India’s Mobile Strategy Sets Pace for Connecting Everyone

While it has taken a while for the digital revolution to take shape in India, the country is now leapfrogging more advanced economies. There is much we can learn from India’s efforts, says the CEO of a telecommunications networking equipment supplier doing business there.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech

China Releases a Tech Dragon: the BAT

Isolated from American competition, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent dominate China and have grown remarkably for a decade. Now they are legitimate rivals to the American tech giants. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine)   More

Global Tech Techonomy Events

T+E NYC Preview: Could ZTE Supply Ban Change China-Taiwan Relations?

The U.S. government ban on purchases of American technology by Chinese telecom equipment giant ZTE could be the catalyst for China to become more independent for advanced design of chips that go into smartphones and electronic gadgets -- and could even ease relations with Taiwan.   More

Global Tech Government Opinion Security & Privacy

How the FTC Could Have Prevented the Facebook Mess

The FTC issued a 2011 consent order against Facebook to protect the privacy of user data. But the Commission never enforced the order, even as Facebook disregarded its provisions. If the order had been enforced, there would be no Cambridge Analytica story.   More

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

Global Tech Startup Culture Techonomy Events

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

Global Tech Society Video

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