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Cryptocurrency Finance

Why Andreessen Horowitz’s DAO Idea is DOA

This is a hell of a week for news about venture capital. A report in the Times detailed a high-octane lobbying effort by Andreessen Horowitz to shape the way that cryptocurrency—in which it is heavily invested—is regulated.   More

Healthcare Science

Blood Test Shows Promise for Detecting Cancer Far Earlier

Scientists in Ontario used machine learning techniques to find telltale signs of cancer in blood samples that were collected up to seven years prior to conventional diagnosis.   More

Energy & Green Tech Global Tech Sustainable Development Goals

How Oil-Rich Aberdeen is Pivoting Away from Fossil Fuels

Aberdeen boomed in the 60s after the discovery of North Sea oil. Now the Scottish city wants to be a renewable energy capital and a model for what carbon-dependent cities can do to adapt. (Part of Hamm's ongoing COP26 coverage.)   More

Business Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals

COP26: What Businesses Should Expect To Come Out Of The Climate Summit

Perhaps the most important outcome from COP26, if it is even halfway successful, will be a reframing of the economic climate. Businesses need to think of sustainability not as added value but as a core principle of what they do.   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

Community Insights

Bridge the Digital Divide For a Brighter Future of Work

Preparing for the future of work means creating a socially responsible supply chain, a more equitable and inclusive workplace, and a more diverse workforce at every level. The key: bridging the digital divide.   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

Community Insights Healthcare Innovation

Start at Step 7: Accelerating Innovation in MedTech and Life Sciences

Good innovators rarely start from scratch. They build on a platform of capabilities, tools, and insights already available. It's time for health care to step up.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Science

Scientists ID Genetic Risk Factors For Suicide

While any suicide attempt is triggered by a complex array of factors, new studies indicate that genetic variants contribute to a person’s risk. That could pave the way for new treatments or diagnostic tests.   More

Business Innovation Partner Insights

12 Corporate Experts Talked Best-Practices for Innovating in Big Companies. Here Are Their 4 Conclusions.

Just because you can innovate, doesn't mean you should. And sometimes core parts of the business need to be "gently blown up."   More

Finance Innovation Startup Culture

Fintech Reinvents Startup Funding

In this interview, Craig J. Lewis of Gig Wage and Blair Silverberg of Hum Capital discuss how fintech is changing the way that startups are funded.   More

Business Startup Culture The Future of Work

Join the Techonomy and Observer Roundtable on The Death (and Future) of Venture Capital

On November 18, join Techonomy and the Observer in an enlightening, video roundtable discussion with VC industry experts.   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

CDX Finance

Exclusive FIN Interview With Square Cofounder Jim McKelvey

FIN editor James Ledbetter sat down with Square cofounder Jim McKelvey (in-person!) at our recent Accelerate Finance event. Here's what he had to say.   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

Jobs Leadership Managing

Corporate Purpose Engages Employees, and Tech Can Help

Amid this ‘great resignation’, workers are evaluating employers more critically, and searching for roles where they feel a deeper connection to purpose. The shift to purpose-driven work must start at the top.   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