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June 23, 2014

As of this month, the U.S. economy’s recovery from the Great Recession is five years old. But given how most Americans rate it, they can be forgiven for not feeling much in the mood for cake and ice cream.

June 21, 2014

Just over 50 years ago, the cover of Life magazine breathlessly declared the “point of no return for everybody.” Above that stark warning, a smaller headline proclaimed, “Automation’s really here; jobs go scarce.”

June 20, 2014

One in five people in their 20s and early 30s is currently living with his or her parents. And 60 percent of all young adults receive financial support from them.

June 19, 2014

NESTA's book "Our work here is done: visions of a robot economy" was launched yesterday. I had the honour to contribute a chapter to the book, and also to speak at the launch yesterday.

June 17, 2014

Health care has always been a sector ripe for disruption, and now with Google and Apple launching new initiatives for digital health, we’re getting a glimpse of how it might actually happen. 

June 16, 2014

Starbucks soon will be helping college kids with more than pulling all-nighters. The company best known for its pricey java chip frappuccinos said Sunday it will pay a huge chunk of college tuition for its baristas and the rest of its 135,000 U.S. employees through a new partnership with Arizona State University.

June 16, 2014

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University.

June 15, 2014

Erik Brynjolfsson believes new technologies have as much potential as the big inventions of the past to transform the economy.

June 13, 2014

Two outpost offices of the National Weather Service in Alaska are finally ending what has been a bygone practice for most of the nation for almost two decades—using real human voices in radio forecast broadcasts.

June 13, 2014

The question for Uber as a business boils down to two words: network effects.