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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

Democracy Net Giants Security & Privacy

To Protect Net Freedom, We Have to Work Together

Governments in too many countries build fake websites to catch us, or jam satellite signals to prevent information from traveling over their borders.   Journalists are often jailed and too often their lives are in danger. Our world is experiencing a steady decrease in freedom and that should concern all of us.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights

If You’re Not Already in AI, You’re Behind

It's a massive economic driver, and no company in the world can afford to ignore the realities. We are entering the AI-Take-All economy.   More

Finance Partner Insights Security & Privacy

Why Banks Could Be Your Ally for Managing Identity

“You have zero privacy,” Scott McNealy, CEO of then-mighty Sun Microsystems famously said back in 1999, “Get over it.” His words have echoed through the subsequent two decades, too often seeming prescient. Now a fatalism has set in among consumers about what companies know about us and how much data is escaping our control.   More

Net Giants Opinion Tech & Society

Zuckerberg’s Privacy Contradictions

The Facebook CEO's 3200 word paean to privacy is fraught with implications, not all of them necessarily intended. For all the words, this company is not yet devoted to privacy. Investors looking at all this might be inclined to sell.   More

Jobs Tech & Society

Diversity Difficulties in Tech: Women need to be prepared to change the rules

“We have to rethink everything. If you think about the world we’re living in, men designed it. They selected the players. They selected the rules. Then, they selected what ‘winning’ looks like. We don’t quite fit that. Women have to be fundamentally prepared to change the rules.”   More

Community Insights Internet of Things Net Giants

Real Customer Service Can’t Happen Yet on Smart Speakers

It’s easy to imagine a world in which companies collaborate to provide voice-enabled customer service through virtual personal assistants. In fact, it could be a major economic enabler. But Amazon Alexa and Google Home aren't smart enough yet.   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing

Goodbye, Hollywood

Hollywood is now irrelevant. The assets of the old studios barely matter anymore. The media companies that succeed will be those that can capitalize on lower cost formats while maximizing reach.    More

Science Space

Scientists Prepare for a Mission to Mars

NASA is serious about putting people on Mars in the coming years. And after a major study of the biological effects of long-duration space flight, the agency is one giant leap closer to realizing that goal. John Charles, scientist in residence at the NASA Johnson Space Center, presented some findings from that study as well […]   More