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A Hundred Years of Crypto Anarchy

A Hundred Years of Crypto Anarchy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
This is an excerpt from a presentation I gave at last week’s Blockstack Summit. This is Tim May. Tim recently gave a talk called “Thirty Years of Crypto Anarchy.” I like that title so I'm ripping it off, but we’ll add 70 years because this talk is aspirational as well. Crypto Anarchy has gotten a…
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Not even remotely possible

Not even remotely possible | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Down with the tyranny of geography. Down with commuting, "the daily activity most injurious to human happiness." Down with allegedly "collaborative" open..
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Rep. Tim Ryan, Tim O’Reilly, and Peter Hirshberg want to connect Ohio with Silicon Valley

Rep. Tim Ryan, Tim O’Reilly, and Peter Hirshberg want to connect Ohio with Silicon Valley | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
In May 2017 Ohio congressman Tim Ryan visited San Francisco to continue a dialogue with Bay Area entrepreneurs on connecting the middle of the country to Silicon Valley for growth.
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A DNA app store is here, but proceed with caution

A DNA app store is here, but proceed with caution | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Helix will sequence your genes for $80 and lure app developers to sell you access to different parts of it.
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In Praise of Extreme Medicine - Marginal REVOLUTION

In Praise of Extreme Medicine - Marginal REVOLUTION | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
This Buzzfeed article on unauthorized poop transplants has much of interest: A spate of studies over the last decade have convinced microbiologists and doctors that “fecal microbiota transplantation,” or FMT, works for at least one disease: a deadly bacterial infection in […]
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What's Different about "Unicorns"

What's Different about "Unicorns" | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
This is the talk I gave at the Female Founders Conference 2017. 

Last year I spoke about all the problems that can arise in a startup and how to avoid them. And to be honest, I think las
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How Facebook Used Science And Empathy To Reach Two Billion Users

How Facebook Used Science And Empathy To Reach Two Billion Users | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Facebook’s growth team has a methodical approach to understanding what new users want, and a surprisingly broad mandate.
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Apple Culture After Ten Years of iPhone – Monday Note

Apple Culture After Ten Years of iPhone – Monday Note | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Today’s Apple is often seen as the iPhone company, a huge Supply Chain machine that produces and sells hundreds of millions of smartphones…and generates mounds of cash in the process. Today we look…
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The new new things that weren’t

The new new things that weren’t | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
We're always looking for the New New Thing in tech, since long before Michael Lewis coined the phrase. Often we are entirely too successful. There are so many..
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Not even wrong - ways to dismiss technology

Not even wrong - ways to dismiss technology | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
How do we get beyond 'that's a toy!' and 'but everything looked like a
toy!', and try actually to understand whether a new technology might
matter? What are valid lines of reasoning, and what statements are 'not
even wrong'?
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Why AI is now at the heart of our innovation economy

Why AI is now at the heart of our innovation economy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
We humans use machines as tools -- and the advent of AI doesn’t change this. “Machines aren’t rational,” argues Hilary Mason, implying that there are..
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Inside Patreon, the economic engine of internet culture

Inside Patreon, the economic engine of internet culture | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
In 2013, Peter Hollens was an aspiring a cappella singer surviving, in his words, by living on ramen in someone else’s house. Hollens was hardly new to the music business; he’d been
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On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released Realizing the Potential of Blockchain, a report by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, authors of Blockchain Revolution which was published in May, 2016, and founders of the recently launche
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Why so costly?

Why so costly? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Technology makes things better. Not morally, of course: military technology kills and maims people more efficiently, surveillance technology invades privacy..
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Technology Pioneers 2017 - World Economic Forum

Technology Pioneers 2017 - World Economic Forum | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community recognises early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
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Perfect Ten

Perfect Ten | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Apple had amazing product introductions before the iPhone, and it’s had a few good ones after. But the iPhone was the only product introduction that felt *impossible*.
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Growth is getting hard from intensive competition, consolidation, and saturation

Growth is getting hard from intensive competition, consolidation, and saturation | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The end of the cycle One of the best essays written last year was Elad Gil’s End of Cycle? – referencing our most recent 2007-2017 run on mobile and web software, and the implications for investing, startups, and entrepreneurs. Although he doesn’t directly talk about it, the end of a tech cycle has major implications for launching …
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Among the iPhone’s Biggest Transformations: Apple Itself

Among the iPhone’s Biggest Transformations: Apple Itself | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Since Apple launched the iPhone in June 2007, the smartphone revolution it unleashed has changed the way people work and socialize while reshaping industries from music to hotels. It also has transformed the company in ways that co-founder Steve Jobs could hardly have foreseen.
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There Is No Cyber Talent Crunch; You’re Just Hiring Wrong

There Is No Cyber Talent Crunch; You’re Just Hiring Wrong | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Robert Walker says there isn’t a shortage of available information security talent and identifies three issues with infosec recruiting.
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