Analytics + Data

In Praise of Positivity: GeoSure Uses Psychology to Market Hope Over Fear

In a world where too many people are monetizing fear, psychological science and evolutionary theory show that human hard-wiring also responds to messages of agency, confidence, and trust.

Most Genome Data Comes from White Folks. Scientists Are Trying to Fix That.

With a new genome sequence, more diverse data sets, and population-specific projects, scientists are making progress in representing humanity’s real DNA diversity.

Carbon Tracking Fuels a New Business Analytics Boom

As the SEC presses the issue, both startups and massive tech giants are rushing in to map and manage emissions.

Once Extreme Ocean Temperatures Are the New Normal

A new analysis finds extreme warming events in the ocean have increased relative to the very far past, with nearly 60% of the ocean experiencing extreme heat in 2019.

Biden May Change the Game in Big Tech Regulation

The issues caused by business models built on surveillance, profiling and targeting go far beyond what we say. They affect how we feel, how we behave, how we spend, and how we vote. That is the...

Crisp Fights Food Waste with Data

Worldwide, one-third of all food produced is thrown away, accounting for 8-10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Techonomy10 honoree Crisp was founded with the mission to reduce food waste through data.

Esusu Becomes a Unicorn

Esusu, a company that digitizes apartment rental payments and helps renters build credit history, announced a Series B round that values the company at more than a billion dollars. To mark the occasion, here is...

AI and Automation Are Transforming Financial Services

At a recent virtual salon, senior industry executives discussed the state of AI and automation in the financial services sector. Here's what they had to say about what's next.

Next Season’s Hottest Trend: An Agile Supply Chain

Waste in the fashion industry had reached a breaking point–before the pandemic. Traditional industry models for production and order fulfillment are effectively asking customers and our environment to pay for the industry’s inefficiency.

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