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What's the Next-Generation Internet? Surprise: It's All About the Blockchain!

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

At the core of the next generation of the Internet is the technology underlying the digital currency Bitcoin: the blockchain. At its most basic, the blockchain is a global spreadsheet, an incorruptible digital ledger of financial transactions that can be programmed to record virtually everything of value and importance to humankind.

SXSW Preview: Reality Check -- The Dark Side of the Digital Economy

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

In hindsight, the digital economy has brought us many wonders. But I'm sad to say that every single "dark side" danger I mentioned in 1995's The Digital Economy has in fact come to fruition. I outlined eight issues. Here are the first four. You decide.

How To Rein In The New 'Digital Economy'

Inc | Thompson Wall | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

At the annual World Economic Forum underway right now in Davos, Switzerland, the agenda typically vacillates from human rights topics to environmental...

Here's What Everyone's Going To Be Talking About At Davos This Year

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business

The digital economy, climate change and gender inequality will top the agenda at next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, ac...

Where Will All the Workers Go?

Nouriel Roubini | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Nouriel Roubini

The gains from technology must be channeled to a broader base of the population than has benefited so far. That requires a major educational component. In order to create broad-based prosperity, workers need the skills to participate in the brave new world implied by a digital economy.

Is The Digital Economy Still A Capitalist Economy?

Don Tapscott | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Don Tapscott

Too bad the term "socialism" was appropriated by Karl Marx, because it would be an apt description of today's emerging social economy. The social media revolution is transforming the way we create wealth, work, learn, play, raise our children, and probably even the way we think.

Why Digital Skills Are Crucial For European Job-Seekers

Alexander Riedl | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Alexander Riedl

Nearly 6 million people under age 25 are currently out of work in Europe. At the same time, there could be up to 900,000 unfilled positions in information and communication technology (ICT) by 2020 if we don't take action.

Three Ways For You To Stay Competitive In The New Economy

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Landing a 9-to-5 job with a pension is harder today than ever. In order to thrive in the 21st century, you have to be a savvy citizen of the digital economy or risk being left behind.

Memo to World Cup Fans... Protect Those Smartphones

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Eric Ehrmann

As part of its $530 million program to guarantee the security of the World Cup in Brazil the government of president Dilma Rousseff has set up a special cybercrimes unit.

TV Viewers, the Cloud Computing Industry, and Internet Users Watch Supreme Court Copyright Clash

Edward J. Black | Posted 06.22.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

If Aereo is successfully attacked, many cloud-based Internet services will be greatly endangered. The high court should not let this happen, including for reasons that extend far beyond the obvious broadcasting issues.

Congress Should Review Abuses of Copyright Law Crucial to Internet Economy

Edward J. Black | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

While the DMCA should remain undisturbed as a cornerstone of our thriving Internet economy, Congress can still shine a light on bad actors trying to snuff out competitors or lawful speech online.

WATCH LIVE: Arianna Speaks At Digital Economy Forum

Posted 11.26.2012 | Media

Huffington Post founder and Editor-In-Chief Arianna Huffington is speaking today at the Digital Economy Forum in Italy. Click the link above to watch ...

WATCH LIVE: Arianna Speaks At Digital Economy Forum | Posted 11.26.2012 | Media

Arianna Huffington is speaking at the Digital Economy Forum in Italy. Click the link below to watch a live stream....

Political Novelas, Rock Star Miners and Record Growth: A Latin American Year in Review

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roberto Ramos

In the super competitive digital coupon space, Brazil's Peixe Urbano and Mexico's BuzzUrbano give North American leader Groupon a run for their money. In the underlying psychology behind digital consumption, Latinos have the cultural edge.

Digital Economy Bill: Illegal Filesharers Would Have Internet Disconnected

Telegraph | Emma Barnett, Technology and Digital Media | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Illegal filesharers will face having their internet connections turned off under proposed legislation in the finalised Digital Economy Bill published ...

Should Internet Content Be Free? The Best Model to Save Newspapers, Books, and Music in the Digital Age

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anis Shivani

How can we retain, even enhance, creativity in the digital age, taking advantage of near-zero costs of redistribution? Two recent books consider the question.

Media Depression Amplifies Unhappiness

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Rosenbaum

So, for those of you who aren't sure where to start -- the answer is easy. Take what you do, what you love, what you know, and invent a digital version.

A World Where Money Grows On Trees?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

In the virtual universe, a cornucopia of colorful opportunities await!