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Government Media & Marketing Net Giants

New Taxes Could Help Manage Big Tech

We have to find ways to level the playing field or this small group of vastly-powerful companies will continue to amass disproportionate wealth even as they wreak social havoc. Without major systemic changes society will remain the victim of their ever-growing power.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Government Policy

The Would-Be Banking Regulator Who Wants to Eliminate Banks

This week, Biden surprised a lot of people by nominating Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  Could her proposal for a “people’s ledger” eliminate banking as we’ve historically understood it?   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Government

The Senate’s Crypto Theater

A Congressional hearing is typically a poor venue for gaining insight into the American financial regulatory system. That sorry dynamic was on full display this week as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chair Gary Gensler testified before the Senate’s committee on banking, housing and urban affairs.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Government

Will Circle Become a Full-Fledged Bank?

Circle's USDC is a huge "stablecoin." It hopes to make USDC essentially a regulated central bank digital currency. But questions are many, including on Circle's bungled Poloniex deal.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Government Opinion The Pandemic

Is Recruiting Teenage Influencers to Promote Vaccines a Good Idea?

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As a teen in high school myself, I can say with confidence that people like me probably shouldn’t be entrusted to inform the masses during a global pandemic.   More

Cryptocurrency Government Policy

The US Senate’s Sneaky Crypto Move

If you find it strange that the infrastructure bill snaking its way through Capitol Hill might fundamentally change how cryptocurrency transactions take place in the United States, you’re not alone.   More

Finance Government Policy

How to Keep Fintech From Being Predatory

The federal government and Congress *could* do so much more, but it's unlikely to do so, because too many of its members have been captured by the financial industry.   More

Government Net Giants Policy Tech & Society

Breaking Up (Companies) is Hard to Do–But It Can Happen

AT&T was broken up in the 80’s. That same year, a giant antitrust suit against IBM was dropped. But both companies broke into parts. The past can instruct the present.   More

Finance Government Policy

Slowly, Biden’s Fintech Approach Emerges

Although much remains opaque, the broad outlines of the Biden Administration’s regulatory handling of fintech are starting to come into view.   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

Business Government The Pandemic

Economist Joseph Stiglitz Cheers Biden Spending

The Nobel laureate weighs in on stimulus, growth and inequality.   More

Finance Government Policy

What to Expect from Gensler’s SEC: “Not Everyone Is Going to Be Happy”

Reports that President Biden will appoint former CFTC chairman Gary Gensler to head the SEC might seem destined to send panic waves through the financial community, but reality is a little more nuanced.   More

Government Tech & Society The Pandemic

Techonomy’s Topic of the Year: The Digital Divide. We’ve Got to Fix It.

The pandemic threw the digital divide into stark relief. In these sessions, you'll hear from leading experts on the many consequences of unequal access to broadband and strategies we can employ to fix this scandal.   More

Government Net Giants Policy

Celebrating the Flawed Facebook Lawsuit

Despite many questions about the huge U.S. antitrust assault on Facebook, it will at least accomplish one thing: make the company less likely to continue heedlessly doing so many irresponsible things.   More

Business Government Healthcare Techonomy Events The Pandemic

Health + Wealth of America—Day Three: On the Ground in Muskegon, Learning at Ericsson, and 1-800-FLOWERS’ Pandemic Journey

Day three of Health + Wealth of America kicked off with “Voices of American Resilience,” moderated by Esther Dyson, executive founder of The Way to Wellville, a nonprofit project devoted to defining and testing models for producing community health.   More

Business Government Healthcare Techonomy Events

Health + Wealth Day Two: Summers, Case, Scaramucci, & Krawcheck

To kick off day two of Health + Wealth of America, Lawrence H. Summers, president emeritus of Harvard, was interviewed by Bob Diamond, CEO of Atlas Merchant Capital. “This will be a moment historians in 2200 points back to when they look at our era,” Summers said, suggesting 2020 could be remembered like 1914, 1940, 1929 or 1776 because of how much dramatic change this year has ushered in.   More

Democracy Government Tech & Society

Tech+Democracy: Could Interference Upset the Upcoming Election?

“I am confident that we will have record turn out and our results will be accurate. What I am concerned about is well-funded, well-organized strategic efforts to deny that reality to the public to serve political agendas and partisan goals.” – Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson Never in memory have the mechanics of a […]   More

Government Net Giants Opinion Policy

Historic hearing portends new era for Tech Titans

The government has awakened. No matter which mega-wealthy tech power broker you think did best at yesterday’s U.S. House Antitrust Subcommittee hearing, the central message to take away is that the era of disregard is over.   More

Government Media & Marketing Tech & Society

How We Teens Used TikTok to Prank the Trump Rally

Teens on TikTok last week played a major prank on the Trump campaign in classic Gen-Z fashion. The goal was to fool the Trump campaign about how many people wanted to attend, so in the end, seats would be empty. Here's what happened.   More

Government Healthcare Inclusion

We’re Rip Van Winkled–What Happens When We Wake?

The idea of sleeping through a defining moment of American history resonates. What will it look like when we walk out of this world-wide pause and find ourselves in a world transformed?   More