The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is compelling viewing – but why have there been more films about Steve Jobs alone in the past 30 years than about successful female entrepreneurs?
Elon Musk has big plans.
What world will tech billionaires move us towards if they believe that humans are fundamentally dangerous?
Words alone won’t make corporate America more diverse.
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Recent anti-racism protests have spurred dozens of companies to vow to diversify their workforces, yet big tech's efforts to do so since 2014 show promises aren't enough to overcome the real problem.
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Investment in tech businesses is crumbling but the winners are eyeing up the losers.
Dopamine fasting, the newest fad to hit Silicon Valley, is being used as a way to get over addictive habits.
Dopamine fasting has fast become a fad in the Silicon Valley, as a way to reset the brain's feel-good chemical. Many religions have advocated fasting for some of the same reasons.
Methamphetamine abuse (right) decreases dopamine transporter activity in the brain.
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There are more efficient ways to stop addictions than fasting from rewards.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.
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SoftBank is pouring another US$8 billion into WeWork, even though the office rental company is now valued at just US$8 billion.
Pumpkins are a popular choice for pets.
Halloween is yet another holiday that has become a mere ritual of America's very conspicuous consumption.
Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs may have to take notice of their workers’ complaints.
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Mark Zuckerberg may try to minimise their concerns, but Facebook moderators and other online workers are beginning to organise for their own protection.
Centre stage: Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
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Tech companies use product launches to position themselves as the heroes of the digital revolution.
Flash in the pan?
WeWork's uncertain future reflects how investors have wised up to the hype around Silicon Valley start ups.
It’s a mess, but is it all bad?
New technologies and services aren't creating irreversible damage, even though they do generate some harms. Preemptive bans would stifle innovation and block potential solutions to real problems.
Facebook and Neuralink are developing interfaces to link our brains to computers, with serious ethical issues.
The founding partners of the Libra Association.
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Alarm bells should ring over a global currency that is run by an exclusive club that serves its investor-owners, not the public good.
Google’s size isn’t the only reason way it exerts market power.
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US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech's growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
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Astronomic valuations for non-profitable companies are popular in Silicon Valley but how are they calculated and what do they reflect?
Elizabeth Holmes conformed to a myth of entrepreneurial success. This was ultimately her downfall.
Despite the growing role of data and technology in the world economy, there are very few rules to govern digital trade.
The end of the era of self-regulation for big tech companies is nigh.
Protesters fill the streets outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
This year, The Conversation celebrated the 50th anniversary of 1968 with its first podcast, 'Heat and Light.' These are some of the most interesting stories we uncovered – ones that still resonate in 2018.