Robert Schoon

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Netflix is on Track to be Bigger Than ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox

The popularity of Netflix is exploding, thanks in part to a cheap monthly subscription rate and an ever expanding selection of original content. With …

The 'great unraveling' of globalization is here

It was meant to be a candid assessment of the instability in global markets. But rather than being the harbinger of danger, Cisco was just the latest victim of globalization, the tantalizing but perilous business principle that has — quietly — counted among its casualties some of the world's …

World Economy

What you wanted to know about AI

Recently a number of famous people, including Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, warned everybody about the dangers of machine intelligence. …

Deep Learning

How the West got rich and modern capitalism was born

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress.<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Sven Beckert is a professor of American history at Harvard University. His latest book, …

Globalization

The 10 Most Innovative Tech Hubs In The U.S.

As increasing numbers of job seekers turn their attention to startups and the tech industry, every city seems eager to position itself as a hub for innovators and big ideas.<p>But which cities can back up those claims?<p>To determine which of the country’s metro areas were playing backdrop to the most …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine