New technology: destroyer or creator of jobs?

Workers across the world are increasingly aware of what many consider an existential threat to a wide array of jobs. Safe and efficient autonomous vehicles, for example, may make truck drivers obsolete in the not too distant future. At the same time, advocates of technology argue, people around the planet are finding new and often better… Please follow and like us:

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Why Warren Buffett’s Bleak Prediction Of Cryptocurrencies Is Wrong

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has joined a long line of influential voices from the traditional financial world pouring cold water on increasing enthusiasm for the new — and booming — asset class of cryptocurrencies. “In terms of cryptocurrencies, generally, I can say with almost certainty that they will come to a bad ending,” the chairman and… Please follow and like us:

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Elon Musk says no sex at ‘boring’ party reportedly hosted by VC Steve Jurvetson

One of the supposedly wild Silicon Valley parties mentioned in an excerpt for an upcoming book called “Brotopia” was hosted by famous VC Steve Jurvetson, according to more text from the book, which is set for publication next month. Also, Elon Musk was at the party, and denies there was sex involved. Jurvetson, who left Draper… Please follow and like us:

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XRP Price Predictions For 2018

The San Francisco-based fintech giant Ripple ended 2017 with a bang. The company’s cryptocurrency, XRP, surged in late December then started 2018 by eclipsing Ethereum’s global market cap. According to CoinMarketCap, XRP’s cap was more than $93.4 billion by Tuesday morning. XRP, which cost less than a fraction of penny at the same time last year,… Please follow and like us:

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Trust in digital technology will be the internet’s next frontier, for 2018 and beyond

By Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean, International Business & Finance, Tufts University. Trust in online systems varies around the world. Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com After decades of unbridled enthusiasm – bordering on addiction – about all things digital, the public may be losing trust in technology. Online information isn’t reliable, whether it appears in the form of news,… Please follow and like us:

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Social media companies should ditch clickbait, and compete over trustworthiness

By Aram Sinnreich, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, American University School of Communication and Barbara Romzek, Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University. It’s time to build trust. Arthimedes/Shutterstock.com Social media websites and online services, created to profit from connecting people and encouraging global conversations, have a deep and troubling dark side. Malicious users have… Please follow and like us:

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Silicon Valley mystery: Why the ‘time is right’ for Eric Schmidt to leave as Alphabet chairman

If the first thing you asked was “what did he do” when you heard the news that Google fixture Eric Schmidt is stepping aside as Alphabet executive chairman, you have company. The Silicon Valley tech giant didn’t say why Schmidt is out. “Larry, Sergey, Sundar and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet’s… Please follow and like us:

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Spread the swamp? Trump administration wants to move government offices out of Washington

WASHINGTON — Amid the talk of draining swamps, restoring political might to blue-collar America and turning off the spigot of taxpayer cash that showers Washington, a familiar battle cry is ricocheting through this city: Move the bureaucrats out. It has the ring of a Trumpian fantasy. Dislodge arms of the federal government from Washington and reattach… Please follow and like us:

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San Francisco real estate feels chill of China’s economic tailwinds

Although the slowdown in China’s economy apparently has reached across the Pacific to San Francisco’s residential real estate market, the city’s astronomical housing prices also play a major role. “We’ve seen a sharp drop over the last three years in search activity on Trulia, about 50 percent” by Chinese buyers, Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist for the… Please follow and like us:

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Our Chips, Code Are More Secure Than Silicon Valley’s: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman digitized cockpit display for UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter BALTIMORE: The Pentagon has fallen in love with Silicon Valley — though it’s largely unrequited — but traditional defense firms argue there are some things only they can do. One striking example: this Northrop Grumman factory, where the company makes its own microchips “from sand” with… Please follow and like us:

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The world’s top 10 tech cities in 2017

No 10 Vancouver, Canada Tech hub: Silicon Valley North A view of the skyline of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 20, 2017. [Photo/IC] Beijing’s Zhongguancun has unseated San Francisco’s Silicon Valley as the top technology hub in the world, according to a report by Expert Market, a US-based business resource company. Beijing’s Zhongguancun tech community has… Please follow and like us:

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Inside-your-home deliveries could raise insurance premiums

Smart locks that let retailers deliver packages inside houses or apartments with a digital code while you are away raise liability questions and could raise home insurance rates, experts said. Amazon’s system is being tested in Detroit, Miami and Silicon Valley. Wal-Mart is testing similar systems in Silicon Valley and Miami. “There are a lot of… Please follow and like us:

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Facebook, Twitter, Google and where Silicon Valley’s money comes from

Tech companies face dilemma after conundrum after balancing act, and now the spotlight is on their funding sources. There’s Saudi money. Russian money. And let’s not forget money from ads and fake news that add fuel to the raging fire of cultural, racial, political and religious divisions in the United States and elsewhere. There are questions… Please follow and like us:

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Beijing unseats Silicon Valley to become world’s top tech hub

Beijing’s Zhongguancun has unseated San Francisco’s Silicon Valley as the top technology hub in the world, according to a report by Expert Market, a US-based business resource company. Beijing’s Zhongguancun tech community has became the top destination for the brightest tech talents around the world, due to its favorable climate for early stage funding, good performance… Please follow and like us:

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Hate Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google? Get in Line

All of the sudden our tech giants find themselves in a PR pickle: They are posting record earnings and seem unstoppable in business, but they desperately need to convince the public they’re not scarier than a pack of velociraptors on meth. Even people you’d expect to be all rah-rah about Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—five… Please follow and like us:

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