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Opinion Startup Culture

Is the VC-Fueled Consumer Paradise Over?

Do the travails of WeWork, Uber, and Lyft foretell a fundamental shift in what investors are willing to finance? If so, the consumer app economy may be remade.   More

Community Insights Design Opinion

Is ALL Technology “Humane”?

It's hard to call some technologies inhumane when we make them all. Who is then responsible, in light of our common sense reaction that some innovations don't feel humane at all?   More

Opinion Policy Society

Who Will Unlock Technology’s Potential?

Tech transformations require education and imagination. If we don't focus on that, we may fail to benefit from a variety of promising but sometimes scary technologies.   More

Government Opinion

U.S. Agriculture Agency’s Move is an Attack on Science

The USDA plans to relocate two major divisions to the Midwest--putting scientific research, and hundreds of jobs, at risk.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Opinion

Kirkpatrick Critiques Facebook on Keen’s Podcast

On his podcast Keen on Democracy, Andrew Keen entitles his interview with Techonomy's founder "Why David Kirkpatrick Turned on Facebook." Whether he did is debatable, but Kirkpatrick does not mince words here.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Opinion Security & Privacy

A Zucker-Wolf in Privacy-Sheep’s Clothing

Despite his supposedly "Privacy-Focused Vision," it seems clear that Zuckerberg will not voluntarily go where he must. So we must force him to make needed changes in the core Facebook business model, one way or another.   More

Net Giants Opinion Tech & Society

Zuckerberg’s Privacy Contradictions

The Facebook CEO's 3200 word paean to privacy is fraught with implications, not all of them necessarily intended. For all the words, this company is not yet devoted to privacy. Investors looking at all this might be inclined to sell.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Opinion

Skeptics Unfairly Target UK Gene Sequencing Initiative

A new UK initiative has stirred debate about DNA analysis for healthy people. The program allows patients to pay to get their genome sequenced and analyzed if they agree to let the data be used in research. Author Salisbury says the UK controversy largely misses the point.   More

Opinion

Apple Doesn’t Need to Sell More iPhones for its Stock to Rise

Apple’s stock is off nearly 25 percent from its high earlier this year and red flags are waving around slowing iPhone sales, yet the author sees Apple stock on the rise as the company transitions to a services company.   More

Opinion

Tech’s Wild Ride — Why FAANGs Are Down As Smartphone Boom Wanes

With tech stocks declining, it it time to rethink the FAANG group? Some of the biggest concerns are regulatory risk, over-investments by fund managers in the FAANGs, and a worry that the incremental utility of the tech platforms may simply be diminishing.   More

Business Community Insights Opinion

Information Wants to be Free; Consumers May Want to Pay

Current approaches to dynamic pricing are consumer-hostile. The author argues that there's a better way to build win-win relationships in the digital space that use cooperation, trust, and transparency to nurture customer lifetime value.   More

Innovation Opinion Techonomy Events

Chinese Entrepreneurs Discard Silicon Valley’s Model

A unique combination of an enormous market, tenacious entrepreneurs and a gladiatorial environment has seen China catch up with the U.S. at an incredibly rapid and unexpected pace, says Kai-Fu Lee, CEO of Beijing based Sinovation Ventures and founding president of Google China.   More

Opinion

Why Bezos Deserves to be The World’s Richest

As Amazon gets ready to announce its new headquarters, the company continues to dazzle both consumers and competitors. Given its overwhelming scale, a breakup of the company is likely, but as long as it continues to save its customers time, its value will continue to rise, the author writes.   More

Community Insights Opinion

Value Tech Companies by How Much Time They Save

Technology’s purpose is to save time, the author writes. Whether this purpose is achieved determines a successful company versus one that fails.   More

Healthcare Opinion Science

Insurance Roadblocks Threaten to Limit Use of Genomic Tests

Resistance from insurance companies threatens to slow innovation that could dramatically improve patient outcomes from genomic testing.   More

Community Insights Opinion

Will Musk’s Faux Pas Change Twitter? Will it Affect Trump?

Private platforms for distributing news and announcements have surpassed public ones in importance. Case in point: Twitter is morphing into an official channel for the government. Roger Kay connects the tweets between Elon Musk and Donald Trump.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Opinion

Why I Joined a Research Study — and You Should Too

In which our intrepid reporter gives her very blood to stay on the front lines of modern healthcare.   More

Government Opinion The Internet

Two Key Questions Zuckerberg Didn’t Answer

Mark Zuckerberg was interrogated this week by Recode's Kara Swisher, but the results were unsatisfying. The Facebook CEO does show growing contrition, but failed to answer two key questions that would help the world know if we have any hope of reducing the scourge of fake news and privacy violations that Facebook has helped engender.   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

Opinion Security & Privacy Society The Internet

Why Schrage Left Facebook

Elliot Schrage was a loyal and effective leader for Facebook, but his departure indicates significant shifts are underway at this so-controversial company. Watch who the next policy chief is to see if real change is likely.   More