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What this Silicon Valley VC learned on the ‘Rust Belt Safari’

There are plenty of ways for tech to play in the "comeback cities" of the heartland.

A whopping 80 percent of all venture capital investment goes to just three states. That has to change.

And that’s why Silicon Valley VCs and D.C. lawmakers found themselves touring the Midwest by bus in search of startup activity.

Here’s what needs to happen for digital health care information-sharing to actually become a successful reality

Aneesh Chopra outlines what’s still missing.

Giving patients control of their health information will help give patients control of their health

Jared Kushner and Seema Verma argue for progress in digital health care data.

Rival chipmakers Qualcomm and Broadcom are in a back-and-forth that can only be described as a soap opera

Qualcomm has no interest — never has and never will — in letting Singapore-based Broadcom take over its company.

Why aren’t we harnessing technology to end homelessness?

For starters, why not implement predictive analytics for people at risk of being homeless?

John Martin, chairman and CEO of Turner: The future of television is happening now

We have evolved from a world of limited options to one of almost infinite choice.

Apple’s HomePod speakers will be the best-sounding ones you’ve ever owned

Hands-free Siri on HomePod is an important strategic initiative for Apple.

Advertisers are finding new places for ads with the rise of voice technology

We’re entering the fourth (screen) dimension.

Digital technology must empower workers, not alienate them

Coding alone will not prepare workers for our tech-filled future.

Apple’s star presence no longer overshadows CES

Amazon’s Alexa voice platform, and now Google’s assistant voice platform, were the clear ecosystem winners of CES.

Expect to talk to your devices a lot more in the future

If what we’ve seen in the first couple of days of CES is any indicator of what’s in store for 2018, we can expect to be talking a lot.

Ford CEO: Together, let’s take back the streets for living

With the power of AI and the rise of autonomous and connected vehicles, we’re capable of a complete disruption and redesign of the surface transportation system.

CES has a diversity problem. And it’s well past time to fix it.

The tech trade show turns 50 this year. It needs to start treating female executives and other women technologists with the respect they deserve.

Tech can’t prevent the next ‘bomb cyclone,’ but it can help businesses survive it

Innovations like "digital twins," predictive analytics and blockchain can help companies prepare for and react to severe weather events.

Artificial intelligence is forcing us to work harder to define human intelligence  — and to fight to defend it

Think like nobody’s strapping a band around your head to collect information about your thinking.

Meeting with potential funders shouldn't be an opportunity for sexual harassment

Just in time for the holiday party season, here are six defensive strategies every woman should know.

Let’s calm down. No matter what happens with net neutrality, an open internet isn’t going anywhere.

The biggest threat to Silicon Valley innovation and improving consumer experiences isn’t net neutrality, it’s an internet that stalls and doesn’t get better.

Building a restaurant business on the shoulders of the delivery industry is a recipe for failure

If one of the best-run restaurant groups in the country walks away with a 12 percent margin, imagine how your local restaurant is doing.

Facebook can do a lot more to protect us from revenge porn

It’s refreshing to see Facebook take action on a problem that is unintentionally spread on its platform — but it’s not enough.

Forget Facebook, Amazon or Google. Up-and-coming top tech talent is opting for startups.

A flight to the top at the world’s most established technology companies is no longer the most sought-after route to success.

Artificial intelligence doesn’t have to be evil. We just have to teach it to be good.

There’s a pressing need to find a moral compass to direct the intelligent machines we’re increasingly sharing our lives with.

Bitcoin is at $10K — and that’s just the beginning of how it will revolutionize money

For the first time, we have a truly global technology revolution on our hands, fueled by smartphones, sensors and blockchain tech.

Politicizing the Department of Justice will hurt all U.S. businesses — not just AT&T; and Time Warner

Sending a strong message that the only M&A; deals that can go through are the ones Trump likes is a losing idea.

Congress’s proposed tax bill would undermine STEM and accelerate inequality

You think it’s been a long time since we started talking about finding a cure for cancer? Be prepared to keep waiting.

The night the lights went out in Napa

Being trapped without power during the recent Northern California wildfires transformed my thinking about technology — we all need a backup plan.

It’s not just a Trump problem — we all have to take responsibility for Twitter

Some 12 percent of Americans believe that social media platforms have had a positive impact on political discourse, while 63 percent believe it has been negative.

The model for recycling our old smartphones is actually causing massive pollution

Millions of new iPhones will be sold this month. What really happens to the millions that get thrown out?

This is how tech can help us all survive a modern-day apocalypse

Here’s a practical look at how the industry can affect global health crises, climate change, extremism and poverty.

Sorry, Jeff Bezos. Amazon Key won’t get online retailers through the front door.

The key to in-home commerce is more trust, not more tech.

After the fall of DNAinfo, it’s time to stop hoping local news will scale

After years looking at this problem, here’s the only answer I see.

Forget the cloud. Computing is heading into the fog.

Fog computing leverages and unifies a surprising number of cutting-edge technologies into a comprehensive whole.