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New York, Miami and the Future of Crypto Cities

Playful rivalries aside, there are plenty of reasons for urban mayors to court the blockchain and its enthusiasts.
Nov. 11, 2021 9:09 AM PST · 1 comment
Art by Mike Sullivan

Book Excerpt: How Kleiner Perkins Missed Out on Tesla—and Why That’s OK in the Long Run

In an excerpt from his new book, "Speed & Scale," investor John Doerr explains why electrifying our transportation is key to solving the climate crisis.
Nov. 4, 2021 9:00 AM PDT · 5 comments
Illustration by Jesus Escudero

AI Weapons Need Human Safeguards

A former intelligence watchdog warns that the vast funding asymmetry between AI development and oversight is putting the U.S. in danger.
Oct. 25, 2021 9:00 AM PDT · 1 comment
Illustration by Jesus Escudero

How to Keep Kids Safe Online? Ask Videogame Designers

Instead of trying to keep kids out of toxic online spaces, we should be building ones where they can thrive—something savvy gamers are already doing.
Oct. 12, 2021 9:00 AM PDT · 5 comments
Illustration by Danielle Davis

Instagram Isn’t the Only Social Media That’s Hurting Girls

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat—they’re all damaging young psyches, and have been for years.
Oct. 8, 2021 9:00 AM PDT · 4 comments
Josh Brill

What Congress’s Antitrust Proposals Miss

Mobile device makers feel compelled to enter into exclusivity agreements with Google on search and other services, reinforcing the tech giant’s market power.
July 8, 2021 9:00 AM PDT
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Why the Smart Money Is Headed to Europe

More people than ever before are seeing Europe, rather than the U.S., as the best place to invest.
May 7, 2021 6:01 AM PDT · 3 comments
Illustration by Mike Sullivan

Apple’s New Privacy Policy Tests the Limits of Its Platform Power

Can Apple contain the widespread unhappiness among app publishers over its broad new privacy rules?
April 6, 2021 9:02 AM PDT · 29 comments
Illustration by Mike Sullivan

What Comes After Radical Candor

It’s bad for business to not acknowledge and fix the injustices in our workplaces.
March 23, 2021 9:01 AM PDT · 9 comments
Illustration by Josh Brill

Take a Hard Look at the Nondisclosure Agreement

Current NDAs are out of touch with most companies’ professed values. Business leaders could easily rectify that, and California may soon require it.
March 10, 2021 10:01 AM PST · 3 comments
Illustration by Jeremie Claeys

Content Alone Will Kill the Creator Economy

Creators should study closely the network effects behind the biggest tech companies’ success.
March 1, 2021 6:02 AM PST · 15 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

Data Is the New Sand

Our individual data is just not that valuable. Acknowledging that can guide how we think about its misuse.
Feb. 24, 2021 6:01 AM PST · 35 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

China Is Winning the Digital Currency War With the U.S.

China aspires to control the world’s reserve currency. In a world where most payments are digital, this is a pretty scary scenario.
Feb. 11, 2021 9:02 AM PST · 9 comments
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Why Tech Employees Stay

Despite the scandals and unethical behavior that have come to light at some tech companies, pressures—beyond financial incentives—keep people anchored in their jobs.
Feb. 2, 2021 6:01 AM PST · 9 comments
San Francisco in the 1850s. Images courtesy of the Library of Congress

What Today’s Tech Leaders Can Learn From 1850s San Francisco

Rather than decamp during tough times, the business community founded institutions in that decade which still form the civic backbone of the city today.
Jan. 25, 2021 9:02 AM PST · 9 comments
Illustration by Mike Sullivan

How to Curb Tech Executives’ Power

There are structural changes that could make net neutrality’s demise less troubling.
Jan. 18, 2021 6:01 AM PST · 16 comments
Illustration by Mike Sullivan

Let’s Not Celebrate the Platforms for Kicking Trump Off

As a former insider at social media companies, I can attest their action is not the result of sudden virtue but rather of a lack of moral fortitude for years.
Jan. 10, 2021 1:01 PM PST · 18 comments
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Apple Should Win Its Intensifying Battle With Facebook

It’s doing the right thing by requiring users to opt in to broad tracking.
Dec. 24, 2020 6:00 AM PST · 21 comments
Illustration by Jesús Escudero

The Underside of Silicon Valley’s Co-Founder Mantra

The unchallenged dogma of tech investors is one structural reason why a shockingly small number of female entrepreneurs get funding.
Dec. 1, 2020 9:02 AM PST · 11 comments
Illustration by Jesse Howe

Facebook Has a Recipe For Better Social Media. Why Isn’t The Company Using It?

Surveying users to train its algorithms has enormous promise, if only Facebook would risk taking a short-term hit in order to be more socially responsible.
Nov. 27, 2020 6:00 AM PST · 11 comments