10/10/2017: Re-evaluating the economics of tech
Oct 10, 2017

10/10/2017: Re-evaluating the economics of tech

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It’s safe to say that we’re becoming increasingly afraid of tech. Algorithms and ad platforms are feeding us information we can’t trust, companies are storing and sharing our personal data and robots might be coming for our jobs. Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, is a futurist who wrote the new book “WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us.” Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks to him about how tech could do better.

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Rethinking tech funding could help solve the industry's problems

Oct 10, 2017
Venture capitalist Tim O'Reilly says his very industry needs to do better.
Employees of startup companies work at the offices of a business incubator in Washington, D.C.
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It’s safe to say that we’re becoming increasingly afraid of tech. Algorithms and ad platforms are feeding us information we can’t trust, companies are storing and sharing our personal data and robots might be coming for our jobs. Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, is a futurist who wrote the new book “WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us.” Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks to him about how tech could do better.

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