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The Stuff Shortage is a First World Problem

Shortages in the labor market; ports that can’t offload container ships; rising prices–it’s a recipe for a stuff shortage. Taming the supply chain is going to take a concerted effort on many fronts.

Facebook’s Coming Currency and Its Banking History No One Remembers

Facebook was on a trajectory in the financial space to create the first non-Chinese superapp. Then Cambridge Analytica happened. Can Diem restore trust in Facebook?

What the Moon and the Metaverse Have in Common

Uncharted territory. The lure of the unknown. And just like with the explorers of yore, the course of history will inevitably be altered by greed, motive, and human error.

Facebook’s New Face: Dishonesty

A book and numerous other recent accounts point to a new chink in Facebook’s armor: overwhelming evidence it can’t be trusted. Could that help force reform?

Why Zuckerberg Is Not Worthy

Here’s why the CEO and Facebook should not be a model for leaders determined to do right by all stakeholders. At Techonomy we’ve been thinking about that as we work to compile a list of...

The Confusing World of Gen-Z Twitch Politics

The gaming and Esports social platform is entering the field of politics. Gen-Z gamers with huge followings are now savvy pundits. Amazon owns the company and its influence remains to be seen. Keep an eye...

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.

Beyond the Trump Decision: Facebook’s Human Rights Problem

If we value our rights, we need to build durable, enforceable legal frameworks that can rein in demagogues and big tech alike.

Can Facebook Break the Sound Barrier?

Facebook this week announced a sweeping audio-forward campaign. In a rare interview with a journalist, Zuckerberg elaborated on Facebook’s ambitious plans.

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