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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...

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...

To Regulate Facebook and Google, Turn Users Into Customers

The seductive idea that we can enjoy free internet services -- if we just view ads and turn over our data -- has been recognized to be “the original sin” of the Internet. Requiring internet...

The Internet Civil War

The internet is in jeopardy. A small band of global technology companies have achieved a scale and influence that dwarfs most countries, and an existential split over the internet has emerged between nations. If we...

Why Big Cap Tech is So Big

Uneven outcomes, for companies and people, are inescapable. And uneven outcomes often lead to gigantic companies. That is often good for all of us, but when data is mishandled, even the biggest net giants risk displacement.

Google Search Results Are Dumbing Down

Google is not the source it once was, argues analyst Kay. Advertising considerations have undercut its previously less-biased approach to information, as is happening across the net. This is a major cautionary tale about where...

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,...

You Bet Your Life

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

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...

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