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Cryptocurrency Finance Tech & Society

Fintech and the Giving Season (Year 2)

Cryptocurrency investors are more generous givers than average investors. American megafoundations have enabled crypto donation and NFTs are increasingly powering the world of charity. Plus, what the hell happened to PayPal's stock?   More

Arts & Culture Tech & Society

How the Pandemic Birthed the Metaverse

Forced isolation, ad fatigue, the desire to be recognized as a full-fledged citizen with rights in cyberspace, and some fantastic technology advancements are bringing us to the birth of the metaverse. It’s still just gestating.   More

Healthcare Mobile Tech & Society The Pandemic

Where Will COVID Passports Take Flight?

The vision of a global system with standards for the sharing, storage, and verification of vaccination data has not materialized. But success in places like Singapore could help the world move towards a digitized healthcare future.   More

Finance Tech & Society

Hey, Little Spender: Fintech Stalks 20 Million American Teens

Fintech companies around the globe are hatching more ways to capture cash from teens. Even nonparents should be concerned. Plus, why small businesses now love their banks.   More

Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

Piloting Big Technologies On a Tiny Scottish Island

The Orkney Islands may seem like the end of the earth, but hydrogen power projects launched there could help usher in a new era for marine transportation.   More

Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

SustainChain: a Collaboration Platform for Do-Gooders

At COP26, representatives from small island nations will discuss becoming producers of ocean thermal energy. This important development became possible in part through a new collaboration tech platform, SustainChain.   More

Net Giants Tech & Society

Lilliputians Will Tie Up Gulliver in the Metaverse

The metaverse was supposed to be open, not owned by anyone, and interoperable between all platforms. Does that sound like Facebook to you?    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

Energy & Green Tech Government Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

COP26: Let’s Pivot to Save the Planet

Policy changes and society-wide investments are critical to address climate change, but we can’t depend only on nations. Community and grassroots initiatives are urgently required. The first of a COP26 series exploring some already underway.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Tech & Society

The Name Facebook Needs to Change: Zuckerberg

Facebook is reported to be considering a name change. But its image will not be remedied by anything other than fundamental reforms.   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

Partner Insights Tech & Society

Rejuvenating Leisure Travel with a More Holistic Experience

To rebuild post-pandemic, travel and hospitality businesses need to build an experience ecosystem that encompasses not only customers but also employees.   More

Opinion Space Tech & Society

Take Me to Space.

Star Trek is about everything we can achieve when we work together in service of our most cherished ideals. If Bezos is a true Trekkie, he must feel that in his bones.   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

Net Giants Tech & Society Tech Addiction

Facebook “Has Known This Forever”

Facebook is soft-pedaling its own internal research about the effects of Instagram, and underestimating the severity of eating disorders, an expert says.   More

Arts & Culture Cryptocurrency Tech & Society

NFTs: Sh**t Show or Shift to A New Kind of Commerce?

NFTs are being touted as the cure for just about everything that can ail us. Not since the Internet itself has a single concept opened up so much opportunity, speculation and conversely, trepidation.   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

Analytics & Data Community Insights Tech & Society

Digital Humanism for Life in the Cloud

Driven by love of people and planet, digital humanism is urgently needed as a counterweight to what will otherwise be an inevitable digital colonization driven by profit.   More

Business Media & Marketing Tech & Society The Future of Work

Zoom Wants to Be the Center of Your Universe. What Could Go Wrong?

Apps are likely to end up a great way to take rigidity and sameness out of Zoom meetings.  But for the moment, to have better meetings you need fewer tools, not more.   More