Category Archives: Politics

Putin passes Russia smartphone software law

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation allowing only smartphones, computers and smart TVs with pre-installed native software to be sold in the country, in an effort to boost the use of domestic technology. Russia’s government will determine the types of … Continue reading

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As the internet turns 50, we must protect it as a force for good

… We urgently need an ambitious, coordinated effort to tackle the threats facing the internet and the web, and make sure that everyone is able to access the benefits of digital technology. Next month, we’ll publish the Contract for the … Continue reading

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The public sector gets serious about customer experience (McKinsey Quarterly)

Customer experience (CX) is getting more important everywhere—including in government. Citizens are accustomed to the experiences offered by companies from Amazon to Zillow and now want the same from governments. In this survey, we look at how the public sector … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg & Yuval Harari in Conversation

Mark Zuckerberg hosts Yuval Noah Harari for a frank conversation about some big challenges – as part of the Facebook CEO’s 2019 series of public discussions about the future of technology in society. The overarching question they debate is: what … Continue reading

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Short-term pain for long-term gain: The new CEO’s dilemma

New CEOs often hear two conflicting messages: first, get out of the gate quickly because your honeymoon will be short and you need to show results; second, play for the long haul. Can you do both? The answer is yes, … Continue reading

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A meteor exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere with 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb

While you were living your life on December 18th, 2018, a giant space rock exploded 16 miles above the Earth’s surface, giving off 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima. Full article here

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The GPS wars have begun

Countries around the world, including China, Japan, India and the United Kingdom plus the European Union are exploring, testing and deploying satellites to build out their own positioning capabilities. That’s a massive change for the United States, which for decades … Continue reading

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