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From View-Master to 360-degree video, immersive media is pioneered in Portland

For those of us who live here, it may come as no surprise that Portland, the city of Roses, was recently awarded the top spot on Forbes list of best places for business and careers in 2017. Among the reasons Forbes cited was the Oregon city’s prevalence of tech companies and the jobs they bring …

Virtual Reality

5 Reasons Augmented Education is Sweeping the EdTech World

Augmented reality education is a hot topic in the EdTech (educational technology) conversation. It’s no secret why. The research shows that AR is …

A $292 Billion Difference of Opinion Roils China Property Stocks

Nothing divides analysts in Asia quite like the outlook for Chinese property companies, and that’s turning their shares into some of the region’s …

Stock Markets

A long disruption is ahead, with low-paying jobs

The last few months have seen a rash of studies on a coming automation apocalypse, and analysts are moving to a few targeted worries about the jobs …

Trends

The Chinese economy is rebalancing, at last

Consumption is at last becoming the most important driver of demand in the Chinese economy. This is a long-awaited and desirable adjustment. It …

Economics

How to rig an election

In the digital age, democracy is becoming a delusion<p>Andrés Sepúlveda sleeps behind bombproof doors in a maximum-security prison in central Bogota, Colombia. When travelling to judicial hearings or to meet prosecutors, he is accompanied by a caravan of armed guards with serious firepower. As they …

Cambridge Analytica

What Woke America And Great America Can Learn From Each Other

I am writing this because I have no other country, and I need this one to get itself together.<p>In a moment when America faces great big questions …

How will automation affect economies around the world?

All countries will feel the impact of automation, but at different speeds and in different ways. In this podcast, McKinsey Global Institute looks at …

Xi Jinping’s latest power grab is bad news for China’s economy

Since the heady days of Mao Zedong’s dictatorship, the president of China has been limited to two five-year terms. No longer. The Chinese Communist Party announced that a proposal to scrap that rule Sunday, setting the stage for current president Xi Jinping to rule beyond the end of his next term …

This Map Shows Which Parts Of The U.S. Will Suffer Most From Climate Change

If you’re near the ocean, or if it’s already hot where you live, time to start preparing.<p>If you live in Texas or Louisiana, your community will be harder hit by climate change than cities in New Hampshire or Oregon. By the end of the century, if emissions continue unchecked, some parts of the U.S. …

Climate Change
Immigration

From imitation to innovation: How China became a tech superpower

In late October 2017, when I went to visit Kai-Fu Lee, China’s premiere artificial intelligence (AI)-focused venture capitalist, I entered his office …

How technology is designed to bring out the worst in us

“Technology feels disempowering because we haven’t built it around an honest view of human nature,” says tech critic Tristan Harris.<p>In 2011, Tristan Harris’s company, Apture, was acquired by Google. Inside Google, he became unnerved by how the company worked. There was all this energy going into …

Donald Trump

Why Decentralization Matters

The first two eras of the internet<p>During the first era of the internet — from the 1980s through the early 2000s — internet services were built on …

Blockchain

Fact-checking Trump's error-filled tweetstorm about the Russia investigation

In a tweetstorm that started late Saturday and continued into Sunday morning, President Trump railed against the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Here’s a quick guide to his many misstatements and misleading claims in this Twitter barrage.<p>‘Never said Russia did not …

Donald Trump

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

New Zealand

China’s VPN crackdown is about money as much as censorship

For years, Beijing has played a cat-and-mouse game with anyone trying to breach its Great Firewall of internet censorship. Recently, however, it has …

China

China’s Hot Housing Market Begins to Cool

State measures push down prices in megacities and raise debt peril<p>By<p>Dominique Fong<p>BEIJING—China’s housing market has defied gravity and government restraints for two years, floating on a tide of bank loans and speculation. Until now.<p>In Beijing and Shanghai—two of the country’s largest markets—and …

Real Estate

A.I. and Big Data Could Power a New War on Poverty

When it comes to artificial intelligence and jobs, the prognostications are grim. The conventional wisdom is that A.I. might soon put millions of people out of work — that it stands poised to do to clerical and white collar workers over the next two decades what mechanization did to factory workers …

Education

A Chinese Empire Reborn

I am the son of two empires, the United States and China. I was born in and raised around Washington in the Nixon-to-Reagan era, but my parents grew up in villages in southern China. My father was a member of the People’s Liberation Army in the 1950s, the first decade of Communist rule, before he …

China

Chinese blacklist an early glimpse of sweeping new social-credit control

Liu Hu spent two decades pushing hard at the bounds of censorship in China. An accomplished journalist, he used a blog to accuse high-level officials of corruption and wrongdoing and to publish details of misconduct by authorities.<p>In late 2013, he was arrested and accused of "fabricating and …

China

Why China Is Emerging as a Tech Superpower to Rival the U.S.

A dogfight in the world of drones was about to begin. It was November 2016, and Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology, better known as DJI, was …

China

China’s Next Potential Boom Spot: The Places People Overlook

LIANGDUO, China — One crisp October morning, Han Youjun got into his silver delivery van and left this small town in eastern China. Within minutes, his van brimming with boxes of every size and shape, he was rumbling through rice paddies, down narrow village lanes and past modest farmhouses, deeper …

China

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China inflicted a world of pain on South Korea in 2017

Perhaps no other country felt the economic cost of China’s wrath as South Korea did this year.<p>By one estimate, China’s decision to boycott South Korea’s tourism industry over Seoul’s decision to install a US-made anti-missile system cost the economy some 7.5 trillion won ($6.8 billion), according …

South Korea

The difference between good and bad Facebooking

“Social media” is a clumsy term that entangles enriching social interaction with mindless media consumption. It’s a double-edged sword whose sides aren’t properly distinguished. Taken as a whole, we can’t decide if it “brings the world closer together” like Facebook’s new mission statement says, or …

Social Media

Trump-Russia investigation: the key questions answered

Everything you need to know about the inquiry into Russian hacking, alleged collusion and Donald Trump, plus the latest news<p>default

Donald Trump

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

eCommerce