White House’s Alpha GeeksCTO Megan Smith and her deputy Alex Macgillivray are capturing the tech moment. This is their plan to improve the quotient of US technology.

White House’s Alpha GeeksCTO Megan Smith and her deputy Alex Macgillivray are capturing the tech moment. This is their plan to improve the quotient of US technology.

We need to talk about age diversity in technology

New conversation thread on MediumHi, Backchannel readers. I want to flag something that we did this week a little differently. There is a feature in Medium called You Tell Me. See it as the reverse AMA. Instead of people asking a question, we have someone (famous or semi-famous, or just really interesting) asking community a … Read more

The leading technology long book of 2016

The leading technology long book of 2016 Certainly, the digital economy has collapsed and most tech journalists have spent an entire year selling flash drives in the streets. But 2016 may still be the best year for long tech articles. This is Backchannel’s 10 favorite reads. #### 1. black country Eight thousand beautiful words documenting … Read more

Steve Case is optimistic about the “Third Wave” of Technology, even if it’s a bastard.

That is fair. Complete mission. If you can roll the tape back into AOL merger, what can you do to prevent disaster? Two years before the merger, AOL was valued at $ 20 billion. At the time of the merger, it was at $ 160 billion. At that stage, there is more downside risk than … Read more

The future of technology is in your ears

Yes, the device has its obvious shortcomings. Discomfort, high-frequency hum when the device is muted, poor battery life, poor Bluetooth connection, difficult to use buttons that are annoying to use and more interesting to me are the consequences. awkward Assembly where people thought I got the attention but in fact, I was interacting with the … Read more

Techies and the Homeless: Frenemies Forever? This San Francisco politician wants to break the city’s 30-year-old homeless catastrophe by treating technology as a friend, not an enemy.

Techies and the Homeless: Frenemies Forever? This San Francisco politician wants to break the city’s 30-year-old homeless catastrophe by treating technology as a friend, not an enemy.

How Hillary Clinton applied the best technology policy ever

The candidate’s primary digital assistant explains HRC’s views on technology, economy and government. And why Trump is nowhere in this regard. Hillary Clinton inspects 3D printers in Waterloo, Iowa. (Bloomberg / Getty Images)Hillary Clinton was not joking when she released her technology policy initiatives in June. It’s a gladly-won Gladstone bag of positions on issues … Read more

Melinda Gates has a new mission: Women in Technology

I am still forming them. In whatever we have done at the foundation, we go through what I call the learning mode. That will sometimes last up to two years, where we learn, gather information, talk to many experts, and see what studies are available. Regarding this particular issue, I am in this learning mode. … Read more

The technology industry can – and should – lead the way in the Trump era

first.We need to decentralize a wide range of our efforts. Make everything local. Apply principles like federalism and exploit them to our advantage: Instead of focusing on the federation to provide us with things like national broadband, double our efforts. we are at the local, city, and state level to ensure broadband access. Make cities … Read more