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Techonomy Events

Presidential Candidates, an NFL Player, and Some Unexpected Conversations

Two presidential candidates, an NFL wide receiver, and the CEO of a Google incubator all walk into...wait for it...Techonomy NYC.   More

Society

Can Capitalism Be Fixed?

Creating a system that mirrors ancient kin relationships may be key to fighting global inequality.   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing

Can Disney Become Netflix? Or Will Netflix Become Disney?

While Disney has created a strong brand for content, will it be able to effectively compete against Netflix?   More

Business Society

What is Womxn? Here’s Why Your Company Needs to Get on Board.

Major companies are moving into the conversation about how to reflect the increasingly complex, nuanced ways Americans identify ourselves.   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing

Disney May Not Remain Content’s King. Here’s Why.

Disney must adapt to the evolution in content creation by moving from a centralized studio model to a highly fragmented one.   More

Business Techonomy Events

Here’s Why I’m Excited About Techonomy NYC

At Techonomy we have a point of view. At our New York conference, we plan to suffuse you in it. Tech has gone off the rails, and every company and leader has to be thoughtful about why, and what can be done.   More

Articles We Like

What We’re Reading at Techonomy

There’s such an overabundance of news about the intersection of tech, business, the economy and the environment, that it can be hard to keep up. Here’s a run-down on what we’re reading...   More

Arts & Culture Business Media & Marketing

Why Hollywood’s Star-centric Revenue Model Doesn’t Work

Much of Hollywood has no real business model. That fact is masked by a near-religious belief in the star system. Disney is a rare exception. But movies can make money in other ways, including by relying more on tech.   More

Business Techonomy Events

What to Expect at Techonomy NYC

At Techonomy NYC, everyone in the room could be onstage as a speaker. Our community includes edgy innovators from business, tech, and beyond, and our conferences are full of intense conversations about the most pressing issues of our era.   More

Security & Privacy Tech & Society

How Facebook and Google Changed Privacy’s Meaning

To understand privacy, you have to define it. Our writers unpack the evolving meaning of privacy in the digital age.   More

Partner Insights Sustainable Development Goals Video

Novozymes’ CEO: Why Business is Embracing Sustainability

How can business and tech help achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals for 2030? David Kirkpatrick discusses that and more in this video with Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO of Novozymes.   More

Bio & Life Sciences

Why Measuring “Frailty” May Enable Cancer Progress

An unlikely partnership could make more cancer patients eligible for clinical trials—and improve lives. The key is more accurately assessing patient frailty. Meredith Salisbury explains.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Science

Experts Note ‘Tremendous Progress’ on Cancer

Significant progress has been made in the fight against cancer in recent years, but funding, clinical trial access, and navigating increasingly complex data sets are among the latest challenges. "Now is an exceptional time in cancer research,” says the director of the National Cancer Institute, “the tremendous progress we have made … is amazing.”   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

Artificial Intelligence Partner Insights

AI Leaders Say Business Is Ready

At a Techonomy panel discussion about AI in Davos, Nielsen CEO David Kenny, Salesforce Chief Scientist Richard Socher, and Genpact CEO Tiger Tyagarajan all said AI would dramatically transform business, and were cautiously optimistic about what it means for people.   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

Finance The Internet

What’s Missing From Pinterest’s IPO?

Why won't Pinterest's IPO price much exceed its private valuation of $12 billion? It seemed to have a great product/market fit, but there's a problem, especially compared to arch-rival Instagram. It doesn't offer sufficient incremental improvements in cost dynamics or productivity.   More

Healthcare Startup Culture

Tech Startups Build Tools for Wellness

Technology now allows us to monitor, promote, augment, and manage our well-being. Analyst Owyang pioneers here a new chart that outlines the entire industry, which is of impressive size already. Digitized low-cost technologies will make wellness accessible to anyone.   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals

How Social Design is Helping Build the ‘Internet for Everyone’ in Africa

A small company in Nairobi, Kenya is succeeding where giant technology companies have failed. It is connecting rural Africa to the internet. The key is a different approach to design.   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