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Why Big Company Fintech Innovation Is So Hard

Google and Santander both pulled back on major fintech plans this week. The short lives of these megaprojects provide a lesson in why it is so hard for big multinational institutions to truly innovate. Plus,...

Breaking Up (Companies) is Hard to Do–But It Can Happen

AT&T was broken up in the 80’s. That same year, a giant antitrust suit against IBM was dropped. But both companies broke into parts. The past can instruct the present.

One Fintech Superapp to Rule Them All

Fintech companies are not the only players here: Facebook and Google are also attempting to expand their role in payments/currency. And keep an eye on Amazon, Uber and Walmart, too.

How Google Thinks About Digital Health

A leader in some of Alphabet’s health-focused initiatives recently offered an update on ways the search and data giant can use information and digital tools to improve outcomes for individuals and society.

The Social Dilemma’s Blind Spot

A documentary on the ills of social media does well at explaining certain problems, but its own obliviousness highlights the critical underlying issue.

The New Industrial-Military Complex

Business is ahead of government in creating new technologies that can serve as weapons. Employees at Google, Amazon and Microsoft are boldly -- and publicly -- opposing the strategies.

In the Media’s New Battles, Consumers Will Win. Here’s Why.

Cable and wireless internet companies are in trouble, as consumers demand more for less.

A New Dawn from a Trust-less Web

One of the world’s top blockchain engineers explains how the London-based company she runs, Parity Technologies, aims to bring trust back to the internet.

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.

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