As The Summit Breakout Session Chair for the March 20 event, what’s the hottest global trend right now that will have the biggest impact on the tech community, and where on the TAG site is there more info on the global trends?
Learn more about the Georgia "Top 40 and Top 10" Most Innovative Company awards featured at The Summit 2018, March 20 and 21. How are they vetted, and would your company qualify? Date: February 13, 2018
At the beginning of 2018, who'd have thought that by mid-December, Tesla stock would be on the rise, the company would be churning out Model 3 cars to great reviews and Wall Street analysts would be predicting sustained profits for the company? That's all true, but it's not because everything has turned tranquil at Tesla.
Host Molly Wood talked with Charles Duhigg, who just took a deep look at the firings, the outbursts and the output over the last six months of drama at Tesla for a story in Wired magazine. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.
This week, Encyclopedia Britannica celebrates its 250th birthday. That's remarkable, but what may be more surprising is the simple fact that it's still around. The company went fully digital six years ago. No more tomes on shelves.
That pivot is part of the company's history of being pretty revolutionary. When it began, Encyclopedia Britannica's founders published in English instead of Latin, making it a resource for the masses. Today, given that pretty much everyone gets most of their information on the internet, Encyclopedia Britannica is inserting itself online, wherever possible, to provide context and stay relevant.
Britannica CEO Karthik Krishnan says the...
The United Nations’ International Maritime Organization is committed to cutting shipping emissions in half by 2050. That matters because shipping moves 90 percent of global trade. Right now, if shipping were a country, its emissions would rank sixth in the world. Part of the solution will be tech. Marketplace’s Jed Kim talked with James Corbett, a professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware, about high-tech sails. And, no, these aren't the flapping sheets you're thinking of. Corbett talks about one solution being developed in Japan — a rigid surface covered with solar panels. The...
In the United States, would-be internet stars turn to YouTube, Twitch or Instagram. In China, it's a livestreaming platform called YY, where creators sing or tell jokes to an audience that pays them directly in the form of digital gifts. Top streamers can make $100,000 a month or more, and lots of people now want in on the action. A new documentary about China's livestreaming economy, “People's Republic of Desire,” is in some U.S. theaters now. It's about loneliness, fame and greed. Molly Wood talks with the film’s director, Hao Wu, about how China's livestreamers are mostly looking for a better...
It's been almost six months since the Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality rules. Today is the deadline for the House of Representatives to overturn that decision, although no one expects that to happen. What has the repeal meant for ordinary people? Well, according to some researchers, it's meant wireless carriers potentially slowing down your video streams. Molly Wood talked with David Choffnes, assistant professor of computer and information science at Northeastern University. He's the author of one study. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.
David Choffnes: What we do is we send traffic that looks like YouTube,...
Earlier this week, Google's self-driving car spinoff, Waymo, launched a commercial self-driving taxi service in the Phoenix area. It's limited, but it’s technically a public launch, not just testing. And this is a case where the tech moved faster than the laws. Proposed federal rules for regulating self-driving cars called the AV START Act have been stuck in neutral for about a year. But this week senators updated the language in the bill. They're even considering attaching it to the must-pass budget legislation that Congress will decide on before the end of the year. Molly Wood talked about it with...
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