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How to Lobotomize the Internet

At first glance, the recent decision by Europe’s top court to enforce the “right to forget” for personal information seems unconnected to economic growth.  After…

Can Tech Help Inner City Poverty?

Tech/information companies these days flock to high-density urban areas such as New York and San Francisco. Fewer and fewer entrepreneurs want to put their startup…

Why Tech Growth Enables Progressive Goals

In my New York Times op-ed, “New York, the Silicon City,” published today, I show how the growth of the tech/information sector has been a…

Internet of Everything panel in Detroit

I participated in a very vibrant “Internet of Everything” panel at Techonomy Detroit. Here’s a video and transcript. http://techonomy.com/conf/13-detroit/the-new-techonomy/business-and-the-economy-in-an-internet-everything-world/    

Why we should say ‘yes’ to the data-driven economy

This is what progress looks like: Not easy, not pretty, but indispensable. An article in the Wall Street Journal, Google’s Data-Trove Dance, graphically outlines the internal…

Telecom/Broadcasting Industry Leads in Investment Spending

While I was waiting for my plane at Heathrow on Sunday, I spent a bit of time looking through BEA statistics on investment spending by…

752,000 App Economy jobs on the 5th anniversary of the App Store

In honor of the 5th anniversary of Apple’s App Store, I decided to update my estimates of the number of App Economy jobs. Following the…