Innovative African e-tailers are offering sought-after goods to the continent’s growing middle class. But logistical challenges must be worked out delivery by delivery.
The poorest people, who might benefit most from Internet access, are often the least likely to have it.
A computer scientist who saw congressional decision-making up close in 1980 found it insufficient to the task of solving big problems.
Will the people who get free money live happier, more productive lives?
The U.S. Department of Defense founded a kind of startup in Silicon Valley to accelerate the development and acquisition of new technologies useful to the military. But will it survive President Trump?
Millions of Americans lack broadband access and computer skills. Can President Trump bring them into the digital economy?
Open hardware pioneer Bunnie Huang offers advice to startups gleaned from a decade of working with Chinese factories.
Sebastian Thrun helped stoke the hype around massive online open college courses—but has pivoted his own startup to focus on vocational training instead.
Slashing prices for people using online transactions is meant to speed up what has been a messy transition away from paper currency.
A Bill Gates-led initiative to fund breakthroughs in clean energy will find it challenging to identify enough great opportunities.