At AI bot startups, cool kids rule

You would think at least one AI-powered humanoid bot would have a properly nerdy name. Maybe a Poindexter or Hildegarde to add some natural language...

The birth of the Universal Digital Profile

It is a well-known fact that Europeans are generally more concerned about privacy than some other countries. Indeed, we’ve had a history of major privacy breaches that had such catastrophic...

How Facebook gives an asymmetric advantage to negative messaging

Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen...

The hiring game

 With nearly 8 million Americans unemployed and looking for work while nearly 6 million jobs remain unfilled, it’s fair to say that technology has not disrupted the labor market in...

A look back in IPO: Facebook’s trailing profit and mobile intrigue

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor: In our series A Look...

Do you need a blockchain?

Christoffer O. Hernæs Contributor Christoffer O. Hernæs is chief digital officer of Sbanken, Norway's first digital-only bank and leading challenger bank. More posts by this contributor Is technology contributing to increased inequality? Cash is no...

OpenAI has admirable intentions, but its priorities should change

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest topics in both business and science. Developers and industry analysts are all-in, building castles in the sky with...

Buying stolen data

Think about your most prized possession. Imagine it in your mind’s eye. Maybe it’s a family heirloom, or something a close friend gave you, or...

Tech companies automate autocratic media in China around the world

Nick Monaco is a research associate at Alphabet’s human rights focused think-tank and technology incubator Jigsaw. He is also a research associate on...

Confessions of a lifelong Republican entrepreneur

Sean Ammirati has many identities: serially successful start-up entrepreneur, Carnegie Mellon University professor, VC at Birchmere Ventures, best-selling writer and lifelong Republican.  He certainly proud of the first four of these...

APLICATIONS

Jio, Airtel,Voda offer 28GB data for Rs 350: Tempting, but read...

Reliance Jio has truly shaken up the Indian telecom sector. Ever since its entry, Jio has triggered an intense tariff war between all...

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