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At Techonomy, innovation is the hot topic

roundup The 2011 conference takes a look at the common ground for tech breakthroughs, productivity, and jobs, against a social and economic backdrop.

By November 15, 2011


Tech meets global concerns at Techonomy (photos)

Bill Gates, Larry Page, Jeff Bezos, and other big tech names gather in Tahoe to talk about technology and its broader role in the economy.

6 Images By August 6, 2010


Sean Parker agrees to $2.5M settlement over wedding venue

After constructing a massive venue in Big Sur's redwood forest without proper permits, Parker comes to an agreement with the California Coastal Commission.

By June 3, 2013


Will video ads supercharge Facebook's revenue engine?

It's not clear how autoplaying video ads that take over a large part of the screen will delight Facebook users.

By April 18, 2013


3D printing: The hype, the hopes, the hurdles

At the Techonomy conference, industry leaders discuss the future of three-dimensional printing -- and how the technology will change markets forever.

By November 15, 2012


Futurist Ray Kurzweil on smartphones, AI, and the human brain

The inventor and author speaks onstage at the Techonomy conference in Tucson about his new book on human thought and the themes that stem from it.

By November 12, 2012


Facebook Gifts: Important but not about the money (just yet)

Sure, sending gifts via Facebook could eventually become a $1 billion business. But for now, it's key in other ways vital to the social network's future.

By November 19, 2012


Big data gets its own book: 'The Human Face of Big Data'

Rick Smolan, the man behind the "Day in the Life" books, dispatches an army of photographers and researchers to capture how data is changing the world.

By November 18, 2012


Steve Case: America must 'double down on entrepreneurs' (Q&A)

The AOL co-founder is on a mission to keep skilled entrepreneurs in the United States and to help fuel startups in cities far from Silicon Valley.

By November 15, 2012


How Walmart is going all out with mobile

Walmart expects 40 percent of its online traffic this holiday season to come from mobile, much of that from people shopping on their phones while they're inside one of its 4,000 stores.

By November 13, 2012