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MAXed Out: When Planes, Servers, and Shoes Crash

Mother tech has been angry lately. In brutal, deadly terms, she’s been reminding us of the price of our over-reliance on software and the internet. Just this week, Boeing’s MAX 8 albatross dealt a lethal blow when a plane went…

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Ethical Innovation (or Not)?

Consider this dicey scenario: what to do when your co-founder goes rogue and fabricates a story about a prior investment to dupe new funders? Or this one, ripped from last week’s headlines: how to respond if you’re a scooter-sharing startup…

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Big Tech’s Day of Antitrust Reckoning

Facebook and other tech giants have been “getting away with murder on privacy” and other abuses of the public trust, declared Tim Wu, Professor at Columbia Law School and author of the new book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in…

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Predictive Analytics White-Out at Lake Tahoe

It’s the mantra of big data and machine learning. The past predicts the future. But what if the future is a total departure from the past? In that case, does machine learning become really stupid about the present? To answer…

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