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Finance Policy

Robinhood: A Fintech Suicide

Live by the day-trading mob, die by the day-trading mob.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Policy

How To Fix Facebook: Treat Algorithms As Authors

Section 230 was never created with social networks in mind. We urgently need to hold the tech giants to account and there may be a creative way to amend the law to do it.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Policy

Why Social Media Ought to Know Its Customers

Facebook suggests that 5% of active monthly users are fake. Social media giants should look to banking's Know York Customer (KYC) tenets for solutions.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Policy

It’s Not Too Late for Digital Media Governance & Regulation

Public policy all too often lags behind technological advance. Just as with child labor laws and driving license requirements, lawmakers need to develop a framework for regulation of social media. Doing nothing is no longer an option.   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

Net Giants Policy Techonomy Events

The Power of Big Tech: Where Does It Go From Here?

Twitter, Facebook, and a raft of digital platforms booted President Trump, his campaign, and many of his supporters in recent days. But should billionaire despots have such raw power? Three big tech experts gathered for a conversation on where we go from here.   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

Democracy Media & Marketing Policy

I Joined Parler So You Didn’t Have To

As Facebook and Twitter begin to flag more hate speech and misinformation, new social media hangouts step up to fill the void, for those who don’t like such censorship.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Policy

Gaming Is Changing the Ecosystem of Tech

If you want to see the future of technology and policy, look no further than digital gaming. Not only are they at the cutting edge in consumer behavior, gaming apps like Fortnite are now in the middle of a national debate about state-of-the-art tech regulation.   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

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

Global Tech Policy Techonomy Events

Techonomy Virtual Day Two: Tech Intersects With Politics

The heart of Tuesday’s program was the intersection of politics and technology. The stellar lineup included a discussion about our current global mess between Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group, and controversial commentator Andrew Keen; a deep dive into the destructive nature of internet giants with Harvard Kennedy School’s Dipayan Ghosh; a stirring conversation with Silicon Harlem CEO and co-founder Clayton Banks about the struggle for Black tech in New York; and finally, an interview with Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff.   More

Business Jobs Policy

Welcome to The Great Reset

We surpassed the unemployment of The Great Recession. In two weeks. For our economy and our society, we need to flatten The Slump.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Policy

What if the Stimulus Package Went Digital?

There’s no better time for the U.S. to embrace digital currencies. It could instantly get funds into the hands of American consumers. Speaker Pelosi’s first stimulus bill even discussed it. A crisis is often when great technologies take off.   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

International Affairs Policy

China’s Best Strategy for Trade Negotiations: Cooperation

China faces difficult realities that must be balanced in the trade talks. Ultimately, the U.S. will force the creation of a more level playing field.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Policy Science

Can a Company Claim Your Genes?

Congress is weighing a bipartisan proposal to allow patents for naturally occurring things like genes and organisms.   More

Policy

Here’s What Two Presidential Candidates Said at Techonomy NYC

The presidential candidates shared insights on the future of tech, universal health care, and national service.   More

Net Giants Policy Security & Privacy

Zuckerberg’s Regulatory About-Face

Mark Zuckerberg took a major new step over the weekend, issuing a blunt call for government intervention to set rules for the internet – and Facebook. This is a sea change, and historic, even if far too late. Yet, Facebook’s CEO deserves credit for finally and clearly acknowledging that the respective roles of government and net platforms has to change.   More

Net Giants Policy

Why Breaking Up Big Tech Isn’t the Answer

There’s lots of talk about breaking up the world’s largest tech companies. You do deserve to be mad and even grab your pitchforks and demand justice. But simply breaking these companies into pieces is not going to help consumers.   More