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Why Microsoft Shouldn’t Buy TikTok

A Microsoft acquisition won’t end well, argues Raskin. Here's why she's rooting for a complete spinoff of TikTok, creating a new American company.

Tech Companies Must Drop ICE: A High School Activist’s Opinion

Tech companies must be accountable for what their tech is used for. There must be a higher standard of ethics and regulations in the tech industry.

What is Tech’s Responsibility to Society?

Two amazing leaders–Microsoft's Brad Smith and investor and author Kai-Fu Lee–recently had a high-velocity conversation about tech's trajectory on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Why is Digital Healthcare Going So Slowly?

Many experts believe that digital healthcare systems and tools can provide an alternative to traditional care, as well as help people stay healthier and get treatment when necessary. But global health systems aren’t moving fast...

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.

Microsoft President Brad Smith, on Rethinking a Tech Company’s Role

Microsoft's top lawyer recently co-authored a book, and shared insights with Techonomy on tech, how Cambridge Analytica changed Washington, and other topics.

What Past Innovations Can Teach Us About the Future

Historical sources provide clues and insights into how to understand the socio-technical systems of today, and tomorrow.

How Microsoft is Tackling Homelessness in Seattle

Seattle’s economy is booming, thanks partly to tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon. Now, Microsoft is launching a program that may help alleviate the region's affordable housing crisis.

Big Data Isn’t Removing Tech’s Bias. It’s Worsening Social Problems.

Collecting more data doesn’t actually improve diversity, fairness and justice. It increases how much people are surveilled by poorly regulated tech companies.

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