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Patterns, Predictability, and the Rise of Donald Trump 

Tom Goodwin Contributor Share on Twitter Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times event series and podcast. More posts b

The U.S. secretary of state was fired. On Twitter.

President Donald Trump just fired his embattled secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, via Twitter this morning, replacing him with former Tea Party Congressman and current Central Intelligence Agency chi

Bird is raising $100 million to become the Uber of electric scooters

“It feels like investing in Uber when it first launched.” That’s what one investor said of the hot new Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup, Bird — an electric scooter company th

Notes from Shenzhen — the next Greater Bay Area

I just walked into Shenzhen, and boy, is my mind boggled. Let me just get all my knee-jerk chorus-line reactions out of the way, before we get to the weird stuff: yes, this place is amazing. Yes, the

Bringing luxury perks to co-living life, Ollie raises cash to expand

As rents continue to soar in America's most desirable cities, companies like New York-based Ollie are angling to transform the real estate market with an updated version of an old model of co-living

As the federal government falters, technology is leading a rise of the rest in statehouses nationwide

Andrew Keen Contributor 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 On. More post

The cambrian moment in our innovation economy

Andrew Keen Contributor 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 On. More post

Save the International Space Station and give it to the private sector

Bob Brumley Contributor Robert "Bob" Brumley served as the Executive Director, Commercial Space Working Group, of the National Security and Economic Policy Councils, which developed the Reagan Adminis

Amazon, Facebook, Google and other tech giants urge Trump to continue DACA program

America’s tech industry has urged President Donald Trump and other political leaders to continue a program that allows undocumented young immigrants to remain in the country. Deferred Action for

Technologists in the era of Trump

If innovation is the religion of the technology industry, then industriousness is the religion for the rest of America's workforce.

Build bridges instead of walls

We are a nation of immigrants, and we must not forget that is a key reason this country has been so successful. The Immigration Act of 1965, which re-oriented U.S. immigration policy to focus on reuni

Papa, what’s a shitpost?

As we romp further into this silly and messy political season it’s come to light that Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift and the boy who was last seen floating in a tropical paradise on t

What Peter Thiel doesn’t understand about US innovation

Thiel sees the American government locking down innovation and keeping it out of the hands of the American everyman. Instead of innovation for all, he described a dystopian world of governmental in

A Call To Arms Against McCarthy 2.0

This week, I learned that HR-158 has Obama’s support, has cleared the House of Representatives with a whopping 407-19 majority, and is on track to be passed by the Senate within days. While the bill

The Buckham Boot Brings Crowdfunding To Your Feet

It’s never been easier for craftsmen to become manufacturers thanks to crowdfunding. Fans and buyers turn into investors and backers. Heck, manufacturing never left America: it just changed from

Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

Manufacturing never left America. Even during the recession, good people were still building good things. Recently, though, thanks to the maker movement, small-scale manufacturing is seeing a renaissa

Why Hollywood Needs To Make Technology A Priority

Every day, it seems there are new headlines on the strained relationship between technology and entertainment. Variety’s recent “Broken Hollywood” story was essentially a battle cry from enterta

Mobile Messaging Conjures A Commerce Platform

America is finally discovering what Asia has known for years: mobile messaging is a commerce platform.

Genomics Needs A Killer App

Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of hea

Dear Teacher, A Video Game Developer Is A Real Job And Should Be Celebrated

Today was career day at my son's school. He's seven. Like every other seven-year-old, he lives for Minecraft and wants to be a video game developer. And so today he donned his favorite Minecraft shirt
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