Americans' widespread belief that they live in a meritocracy where anyone can get ahead actually makes inequality even worse, particularly in terms of gender.
Research has found Silicon Valley engineers feared speaking up when they recognise poor behaviour among their male colleagues.
Uber, Tesla and Waymo (Google) are leapfrogging traditional car makers like Ford, VW and General Motors when it comes to self-driving cars.
Amazon, like the entire tech sector, has suffered from a lack of diversity in its workforce. This trend is likely to continue when it opens a second headquarters in one of 20 cities.
Silicon Valley brought together natural surroundings, suburban homes and futuristic high-tech work. But industrial pollution betrayed the California dream.
Paris generates nearly a third of France’s GDP, yet the city falls short as a destination for immigrant entrepreneurs.
The development of distributed trust technologies is making traditional institutions like banks, corporations and governments nervous. Those who have power like to hold onto it. What's next?
What do intercontinental missiles and Apple's app store have in common? Alvin M Weinberg.
Here's what research actually says about differences between males and females – and the question of what's innate and what's acquired.
Five years after a major sexism scandal, Silicon Valley's misogynist culture remains strong and pervasive – and history reveals the stakes could be as high as the entire US tech sector.
It hasn't been a good round of earnings for Silicon Valley's big names.
Tech firm CEOs keep control by holding investors at arm's length. It is damaging corporate governance.
For many universities, working with private edtech companies could be the only way of keeping pace with the changing world of education.
In 'The Givers,' author David Callahan warns that today's mega-rich philanthropists wield too much political clout. He may be exaggerating their power and lowballing the public's own strength.
While Facebook's Zuckerberg suggested as much recently, companies run like autocracies cannot fulfill technology's promise of reinvigorating the democratic process.
A handy guide to rebooting human civilisation.
Three experts reveal all.
Every crystal ball has a shelf life, even the most prescient.
While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
International students’ diverse backgrounds and experiences enrich the entire student body, and society more broadly.