Passing a free online course isn’t as meaningful as taking the same class for credit on a college campus. But that could be changing.
Google and Facebook are lobbying to alter international law to make it easier to provide universal Internet access.
Clever business people like Hiram Centelles find ways to offer online services in Cuba despite tight restrictions. Will they flourish or be swamped by foreign competition when the communist island finally opens up?
To truly change the world, Google’s new holding company will need something that has eluded many previous industrial labs: an effective commercialization strategy.
How Uber’s archenemy plans to make the world a better place by building a kind of public transit system from private cars.
Facebook’s head of technology explains how VR will be social and why Oculus is unlikely to make a version of its headset that works with all kinds of smartphones anytime soon.
Major financial institutions like some technical features of Bitcoin but are building their own versions that leave out the digital cash and built-in economics.
New infrastructure based on digital technology is changing the way we work, creating new jobs and requiring workers to develop different skills.
The cycle of how we find, keep, and lose jobs is increasingly affected by algorithms. Here are some of the data-mining companies aiming to take the “human” out of “human resources.”
Five hundred years from now, says venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, less than 10 percent of people on the planet will be doing paid work. And next year?