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Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Our Theme for 2019: Collaborating for Responsible Growth

To operate successfully in this new era, we are all going to have to learn to collaborate more. The problems and opportunities faced by the world and the United States cannot be addressed by any sector or industry alone.   More

Global Tech Government Sustainable Development Goals

Jeffrey Sachs Gets Heat for Defending Huawei

Economist Jeffrey Sachs is under extreme criticism for suggesting that U.S. efforts to prosecute Huawei for violations of sanctions against Iran are counterproductive and harmful to global relations. This article in the South China Morning Post explains his situation in detail.   More

Global Tech

The Facebook Paradox: Both Overvalued and Undervalued

Analyst-turned-entrepreneur Cakmak has waffled on Facebook. Is it a perfidious social blight or an indispensable social service? It all depends which lens you're using.   More

Finance Net Giants

2019 Market Predictions: Apple and Amazon Bounce, China Caves

Markets may be haywire now, but next year Amazon and Apple could head back to the trillion-dollar mark, says our analyst. He also sees China caving on trade and Uber capitalizing on ads. Privacy, though, will be a hallmark of success this year.   More

Government Net Giants Security & Privacy

After Latest Facebook Fiasco, Focus Falls on Federal Commission

The New York Times revealed Facebook had secret deals with numerous companies for access to user data. It's only the latest of many privacy crises for Facebook. What next? The Federal Trade Commission had already reopened a longstanding action against Facebook, and new Chair Joseph Simons has indicated this is exactly the kind of behavior he intends to take action about.   More

From the Magazine Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Facebook, China, and Ethical Tech: Key Techonomy Topics of 2018

Three major topics rose up repeatedly in Techonomy events and editorial in 2018: the fall of Facebook, the rise of China, and concerns about the negative impact of connected devices on our brains, the economy, and society. A look back.   More

Business

What a Formula E Race Team’s AI Means for People

The world’s first fully electric international auto league launched in 2014 and this season Formula E is making tech headlines with a second-generation car. Race strategists are working with artificial intelligence specialists from Genpact. This human/machine collaboration is a promising example of how AI can create an advantage in competition.   More

Security & Privacy

What Tech Investors Get Wrong About Privacy

Data breaches are now so commonplace that consumers have become conditioned to them. In 2018, personal information was compromised by airlines, mobile carriers, and of course social networks. As today’s tech giants mature, they all need to evolve from ‘good enough’ products to those differentiated by useful and indispensable features.  With the smartphone boom coming […]   More

Partner Insights Tech & Society

UiPath’s Community Fuels Our Unprecedented Growth

UiPath might be the fastest-growing enterprise software company of all time. What’s their secret? The company's vice president of enabling technologies explains their record growth.   More

From the Magazine Healthcare

You Bet Your Life

With consumer skepticism soaring, the tech giants move into healthcare. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine)   More

Global Tech The Internet

Why We Need More Online Friction

Most websites view transparency as a barrier to entry, or friction as friction gets in the way of profits. It also could be the saving grace for the web as society works to decrease misinformation and hate speech.   More

Community Insights Managing

Tech CEO: How We Won in the M&A Game

Tech mergers and acquisitions are famously difficult to pull off. This tech CEO has led his share and taken away a key lesson: it's the cultural integration that will make or break the union.   More

E-Commerce

Our Guide for Techonomic Holiday Gifts

Can't get your hands on the latest Hatchimals Hatchibabies? Fear not. Techonomy's intrepid shopper has rounded up an assortment of quirky techonomic gifts that might just fill the bill this holiday season.   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

Internet of Things Partner Insights

Why You Need to Co-Create to Build Your IoT Business Model

How can we unlock the potential of the Internet of Things? It won’t be possible for any single company to solve the puzzle. If we really want to create a killer user experience, we must collaborate, co-create, and develop new business models within a variety of ecosystems.   More

From the Magazine Security & Privacy

The Cookie That Ate The World

Early web engineers thought a browser "cookie" would be a simple and friendly way for sites to know you had returned. They miscalculated.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society Tech Addiction

Study: Preschoolers Targeted with Marketing in Apps

A new study finds that most apps aimed at preschoolers are using questionable marketing techniques to encourage in-app purchases.   More

Tech & Society Techonomy Events

What We Learned at Our Conference in a Fraught Time

Techonomy 2018 took place during fraught times, but the learnings were many ab out how to remain optimistic about how tech and business can still drive progress. One central learning: collaboration is key, and more important than ever.   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

Tech & Society Tech Addiction Techonomy Events

Worries About Tech Addiction Pervaded Techonomy 2018

Concern about the impact of tech addiction on both individuals and broader society was a consistent theme of Techonomy 2018 earlier this month.   More