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50 Smartest Companies 2017
June 27th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Our editors pick the 50 companies that best combine innovative technology with an effective business model.
Can China and the Internet Save American Small Business?
June 25th, 2017, 06:08 AM
The giant e-commerce platform Alibaba and its charismatic founder, Jack Ma, have a plan to add a million U.S. jobs by enticing American companies to sell to China.
China’s Central Bank Has Begun Cautiously Testing a Digital Currency
June 22nd, 2017, 06:08 AM
The People’s Bank of China has developed a digital currency that’s designed to scale to the number of transactions made every day across the country.
Uber’s Other Big Problem: Driverless Cars Aren’t Ready Yet
June 22nd, 2017, 06:08 AM
Its new CEO will inherit many problems, but a business plan based on the elusive dream of driverless cars is the largest.
From the NFL to MIT: The Double Life of John Urschel
June 20th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Whether he’s blocking a 300-pound defensive lineman or hitting the math books, this doctoral candidate just won’t quit.
The Unaffordable Urban Paradise
June 19th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Tech startups helped turn a handful of metro areas into megastars. Now they’re tearing those cities apart.
The Unaffordable Urban Paradise
June 19th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Tech startups helped turn a handful of metro areas into megastars. Now they’re tearing those cities apart.
Scientists Sharply Rebut Influential Renewable-Energy Plan
June 19th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Nearly two dozen researchers critique a proposal for wind, solar, and water power gaining traction in policy circles.
Why Bad Things Happen to Clean-Energy Startups
June 18th, 2017, 06:08 AM
New technologies for storing power from wind and solar farms will be key to a clean-energy future. But Aquion Energy’s recent bankruptcy shows the market challenge of making that happen.
In China, a Store of the Future—No Checkout, No Staff
June 15th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Wheelys tests a 24-hour store run entirely by technology.
Baby Genome Sequencing for Sale in China
June 14th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Chinese parents can now decode the genomes of their healthy newborns, revealing disease risks as well as the likelihood of physical traits like male-pattern baldness.
Baby Genome Sequencing for Sale in China
June 14th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Chinese parents can now decode the genomes of their healthy newborns, revealing disease risks as well as the likelihood of physical traits like male-pattern baldness.
Virtual Reality’s Missing Element: Other People
June 13th, 2017, 06:08 AM
VR can be the basis of a new communications industry if the technology becomes less insular and isolating.
The Fertility Doctor Trying to Commercialize Three-Parent Babies
June 12th, 2017, 06:08 AM
A startup called Darwin Life says it will use a controversial fertility technique to help forty-somethings get pregnant for $100,000.
Inspecting Algorithms for Bias
June 11th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Courts, banks, and other institutions are using automated data analysis systems to make decisions about your life. Let’s not leave it up to the algorithm makers to decide whether they’re doing it appropriately.
Inspecting Algorithms for Bias
June 11th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Courts, banks, and other institutions are using automated data analysis systems to make decisions about your life. Let’s not leave it up to the algorithm makers to decide whether they’re doing it appropriately.
The Octogenarians Who Love Amazon’s Alexa
June 8th, 2017, 06:08 AM
A community of San Diego retirees is using the personal-assistant gadget to listen to audiobooks, keep current with family news, and control home appliances.
The Octogenarians Who Love Amazon’s Alexa
June 8th, 2017, 06:08 AM
A community of San Diego retirees is using the personal-assistant gadget to listen to audiobooks, keep current with family news, and control home appliances.
Zipline’s Ambitious Medical Drone Delivery in Africa
June 7th, 2017, 06:08 AM
In Rwanda, an early commercial test of unmanned aerial vehicles cuts a medical facility’s time to procure blood from four hours to 15 minutes.
Zipline’s Ambitious Medical Drone Delivery in Africa
June 7th, 2017, 06:08 AM
In Rwanda, an early commercial test of unmanned aerial vehicles cuts a medical facility’s time to procure blood from four hours to 15 minutes.