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Even after a sharp correction earlier this year, the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has remained unsustainably high, and techno-libertarians have continued to insist that blockchain technologies will revolutionize the way business is done. In fact, blockchain might just be the most over-hyped technology of all time.
In 2012, Michael Lewis gave a commencement speech at Princeton University, his alma mater. In the speech, Lewis, the author of Lia
To call Amazon an e-commerce company feels completely inadequate.
TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, is a global conference with a mission to spread important ideas from the fields of science, art, technology, design and business. TED be…
Continuing a painful, happy tradition, we give you Bloomberg Businessweek’s fourth annual Jealousy List.
TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.
White-collar boxing has given bankers and brokers a new way to de-stress, lose weight and win
As Rocket Internet pushed its hired-gun entrepreneurs to achieve fast revenue growth in India, it ignored the basics of building companies
Last week, India country witnessed the launch of two generational shifts. The one that has everyone excited is Jio, a pure, data-only, high-speed mobile network. The other that is likely to have equal
Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations reveal which books will keep them occupied in the coming months.
Prior to the 1991 reforms, India was so different, it was another country. Mukul Kesavan looks back to a time when austerity and simplicity ruled everyday middle class life
Dollar Shave Club is a textbook example of how the new Internet economy will destroy value in incumbent industries.
Having registered one billion Indians, the team behind Aadhaar is now creating a digital infrastructure—the India Stack—that promises to disrupt financial services, make service delivery dramatically cheaper and efficient and boost the startup ecosystem
Ed Parsons helps shape how Google sees the worldliterally.
Within less than a decade, an impoverished Indian clerk upended mathematics with strange and beautiful equations.
The video behemoth argues that it shouldn't have to pay as much as other streaming services.
We asked Tim Harford, host of statistics podcast More Or Less, how we can find out when newspapers and politicians are being liberal with the truth.
Joining the Uber board, which CEO Travis Kalanick announced this morning, represents for me an opportunity to have an im…
Bitcoin is being compared to tulips, but I researched tulip mania for years and found no evidence of mass bankruptcies or economic meltdown.
Cable TV created a world where differentiated content could profit from everyone; that is why it will be hard for Disney to make the choices streaming will force on them.
Autonomy versus automation, a perennial discussion. But the nature of human intervention in flight is much more subtle than simply the mechanics of flying. The autopilot was selected as we climbed …
Scrolling is one of the oldest interactions on the web. Long before we had pull-to-refresh or infinite-loading lists, the humble scrollbar solved the web’s original scaling problem: how can we inte…
Every year, Bloomberg News publishes a “Jealousy List” — the stories Bloomberg staffers wish they had published. It’s a delightful and endearing concept, and one that makes us incredibly — wh…
Marketers in the high-tech world who use phrases such as “social media marketing,” “Facebook marketing” and “content marketing” do not understand..
In the 1960s, the American philosopher Edmund Gettier devised a thought experiment that has become known as a “Gettier case.”…
A mathematical quirk where the majority think they’re actually the minority.
Last weekend I attended my 20-year reunion for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. It was a tremendous experience, in part because I was honored to give a 15-minute TED-style talk to my
To understand global inequality, you have to understand Brazil's inequality.
Seattle is looking rad in these choice 1980s photos.
Marc Andreessen said “We can reinvent the entire thing” when referring to finance. How has technology gone about doing so?
What would it take to build a more just society? In contemporary debates about justice, identity is frequently front and centre, but the 20th-century American philosopher John Rawls thought that looking past identity was the key to more equality. In his 1971 book A Theory of Justice, Rawls argued that if we could build a society from behind a ‘veil of ignorance’ that kept us from knowing anything about our identity, we would make choices for the greater good, providing justice for all.
New CEO Sundar Pichai is a brainy product guy who aims to reinvent the world's second-most-valuable company--and pretty much every digital experience--with a heavy dose of artificial intelligence.
Tesla Motors is churning through the news cycle again—this week, it reported its quarterly results and plans to massively ramp up production to meet t ...
Gates has positioned himself as a major player on energy, which means his confused pronouncements could have serious consequences in the public debate.
We blame cars for transportation woes. Can new technology turn them into saviors?