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Global Tech Media & Marketing Net Giants

Frances Haugen: I’ve Come Not to Bury Facebook, But to Save It

A change in leadership, employees with backgrounds in humanities, and a switch so a "slower, smaller" approach – this whistleblower darling is on a crusade to save lives by saving Facebook.   More

Energy & Green Tech Global Tech Sustainable Development Goals

How Oil-Rich Aberdeen is Pivoting Away from Fossil Fuels

Aberdeen boomed in the 60s after the discovery of North Sea oil. Now the Scottish city wants to be a renewable energy capital and a model for what carbon-dependent cities can do to adapt. (Part of Hamm's ongoing COP26 coverage.)   More

Global Tech Net Giants Tech & Society

Facebook, the Imperialist Media Company

Techonomy’s Kirkpatrick continues to be appalled by developments at the company he wrote a book about back when. New name? Lipstick on a pig. This is a renegade media company, period, with horrific impact on the world.   More

E-Commerce Global Tech Tech & Society

The Stuff Shortage is a First World Problem

Shortages in the labor market; ports that can’t offload container ships; rising prices–it’s a recipe for a stuff shortage. Taming the supply chain is going to take a concerted effort on many fronts.   More

Global Tech Media & Marketing Net Giants Tech & Society

Facebook’s Tragic Obsession With Image

Facebook executives and its all-powerful CEO feel so self-righteous that they dismiss all criticism outright, including this week. It’s tragic, but it’s possible to explain.   More

Global Tech Media & Marketing Net Giants Tech & Society

Outlaw? Pariah? Renegade Empire? Digesting the WSJ Series About Facebook

How can one company make so many mistakes? An astonishing reportorial coup by the Wall Street Journal is rattling Zuckerberg's empire.   More

Finance Global Tech

Does the Buy Now, Pay Later Wildfire Make Sense?

Like a barely contained wildfire, the Buy Now, Pay Later sector has been blazing across acres, bringing white-hot valuations and eye-watering acquisitions—and it’s happening worldwide.   More

5G Energy & Green Tech Global Tech Sustainable Development Goals

ITU: To Connect Everyone We Need Innovation

ITU Road2Addis

3.6 billion people still remain offline. A young entrepreneur describes her Ugandan innovation journey. We also hear about Mandela, new ministries, and virtues of 5G.   More

Global Tech Net Giants Tech & Society

Why Zuckerberg Is Not Worthy

Here’s why the CEO and Facebook should not be a model for leaders determined to do right by all stakeholders. At Techonomy we’ve been thinking about that as we work to compile a list of “Worthy” tech companies.   More

Global Tech Startup Culture The Future of Work

Canada’s Tech Scene Is Having A Moment: Pay Attention

Canada has firmly arrived on the global tech stage.The success is anything but overnight, and its secret sauce — quality of life, deep talent pool, great governance — isn’t going away.   More

Community Insights Global Tech Policy

Dethroning Facebook’s Benevolent Dictator

Facebook concentrates far too much power in private hands. Working together with governments, its users must reign in Facebook's sweeping power and work towards a world of true human-centered digital connection.   More

Community Insights Global Tech Media & Marketing

Kids have Kickstarted the Metaverse

Today’s children carry the world in their pockets. The metaverse gives them the agency to build and shape that world.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights Global Tech Government

The EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act: A Pragmatic Approach

Europe is forging ahead with rational regulation of artificial intelligence. It will likely influence the entire world as much as did the GDPR on privacy.   More

Global Tech Partner Insights

America’s Perilous Tech Clash With China

Tensions between the countries over tech, particularly telecoms, continue to grow. A very opinionated recent session found frustration abounds. Huawei spoke out, as did China's critics.   More

5G Global Tech International Affairs

Can Tech Globalization Succeed With the U.S. and China At Odds?

The geopolitics of technology continues to get more and more fraught. Could the world's top tech powers ever reverse course and begin to cooperate?   More

Democracy Global Tech Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Why Everything Requires “Whole of Society” Solutions

“It will require all of us to work together–and harness tech–to solve our many complex challenges.” It’s on all of us to come up with the kind of multi-stakeholder, interconnected, multi-faceted solutions we need.   More

Global Tech Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

What is Unity in a Digital Era?

How can we come together? That is the question of our era. It applies across domains, across cultures, across the world. Our planet and our society have proven themselves more fragile than we believed, and the past year has proven that things can get very very bad, very quickly. Meanwhile, 2020 also proved, decisively, that […]   More

Community Insights Global Tech International Affairs Space

Tech Diplomacy: An Urgent Imperative as China Strengthens

Augmenting diplomatic engagement in technology-related fields will be key, especially in the context of a rising China.   More

Global Tech Tech & Society The Pandemic

The Year the World Finally Became Techonomic

Zooming from home, tech stock insanity, ceaseless digital transformation and even a new cyberwar–in 2020 tech finally landed decisively at the center of modern life. The world is forever altered.   More

Global Tech International Affairs

Disentangling the Escalating US-China Tech Battle

Internet companies are now central to the growing geopolitical battle for influence between the US and China. even as China supports and promotes its own companies around the world, the US is in effect beginning to suppress ours, with antitrust enforcement looming for both Google and Facebook. How will this battle play out and what does it mean for U.S. soft power and global influence?   More