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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

Net Giants Opinion Policy

Tech Companies Must Drop ICE: A High School Activist’s Opinion

Tech companies must be accountable for what their tech is used for. There must be a higher standard of ethics and regulations in the tech industry.   More

Member Insights Opinion Tech & Society

Is Tesla to the Automotive Industry What the iPhone Was to Mobile?

During a recent virtual happy hour with more than 20 of our newest members, an interesting question arose – Is Tesla to the Automotive Industry as the iPhone was to mobile? Here’s what a few of them had to say.   More

Democracy Healthcare Opinion

Let’s Also Flatten the Curve on Another Virus

Even as the world fights Covid-19, another kind of virus is making that harder--willful disinformation, often planted by governments like Russia. Fake news about Covid is rampant.   More

Community Insights Opinion

The World Wide Pause

Coronavirus is putting our world on pause, writes this normally peripatetic conference-goer. Amidst the inconvenience, she finds inspiration for embracing the slowdown from, of all things, the Grateful Dead.   More

Net Giants Opinion Tech & Society

Zuckerberg Doesn’t Want to be Liked. That’s Scary.

Facebook has frightening power to determine what can and cannot be said in society and in politics. Yet its all-powerful unchallengeable leader is getting frustrated with his critics, and retreating further into self-righteous isolation.   More

Community Insights Opinion The Future of Work

Tech Boosts Corporate Profits. What’s It Doing for Workers?

Technology is expanding opportunities for many consumers, but it’s also raising dangerously complicated issues for workers. The author outlines specific things we must do to protect—and empower—people in the workplace.   More

Global Tech Government Opinion

Tech’s Challenge for the 20s: The Baby and the Bathwater

This decade we'll have to take stock of how far tech got off track in the last decade. Will we undermine all the good things tech can do in our efforts to stop its evils? Only a new partnership across society is likely to avoid that.   More

Global Tech Opinion

Big Tech and Media in 2020: What to Expect

Here are four trends to watch for in the coming year--regulation comes to big tech, FANG stocks peak, traditional media's swan song, and CEOs continue their exodus.   More

Democracy Global Tech Net Giants Opinion Techonomy Events

What Are the Real Issues We Must Urgently Address?

To get the world off an increasingly worrisome and self-reinforcing cycle of tech dysfunction, political paralysis, and failed action on climate, we all must get involved. Techonomy is committed, and we tackle all these issues at our conference next week.   More

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