Author: Alex Kantrowitz

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Information Management

Sentient or Not, Google’s LaMDA Chatbot Is Some Seriously Powerful Tech

You might soon speak with LaMDA as a friend and get it to shape your online experience.

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Leadership

Elon Musk Is in Better Shape Than You Think in the Twitter Saga

Elon Musk agreed to buy the social media service and now he wants to back out. Will the courts make him pay up?

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Leadership

The Supply Chain Is Improving. Will the Economy Follow?

Inflation surged partly thanks to a broken supply chain and skyrocketing shipping costs. Are things getting back to normal?

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Leadership

VC Firms Still Spending Like Drunken Sailors

2022 is on track to be the second most active year ever for venture capital investment in tech companies, despite the narrative that says otherwise.

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Information Management

Dall-E Paints a Picture of a New Frontier in Artificial Intelligence

The AI program can illustrate just about anything using a short text prompt, opening up new questions in the ethical AI debate.

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Digital Workplace

The Metaverse Sure Feels Like an Enterprise Thing

Can a mass-market metaverse dream come true? Possibly, but the near-term value lies at work.

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Digital Workplace

Twitter's Frankenstein Moment

The company has finally proven its business relevance, but at the cost of frustrated employees, an executive exodus and an unstable share price.

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Leadership

What Happens to Twitter After Elon Musk's Takeover Fails

Stock analysts are pessimistic, but employee discontent and the company's leadership failures are what may ultimately sink Twitter.

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Leadership

Elon Musk and Twitter’s Business Are on a Collision Course

Elon Musk's desire to return to the more freewheeling days of old puts him in conflict with employees and advertisers alike at Twitter.

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Leadership

For Facebook, It’s Metaverse or Bust

Facebook has lost billions in its pursuit of the metaverse. Will Zuckerberg make his dream a reality, or will it all go down in smoke?

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Talent Management

Cooling Stock Market Has Tech Employees Exploring Options

Stock-based compensation is less exciting when the stock goes down. Amazon's struggles this year point to a stormy forecast for the other tech giants.

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Leadership

Why Congress Fails to Regulate Big Tech

Elected representatives need to give up trading stocks, says Sen. Mark Warner.

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Leadership

The Best Tech and Business Books of 2021

Tech reporter and contributor Alex Kantrowitz shares his picks for the top business and technology books from last year.

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Leadership

The Revolt Against Institutions Is 2021's Defining Story

We came to terms with the pandemic in 2020. In 2021, we responded. How successfully institutions rebuild trust will determine what's next.

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Talent Management

Amazon Leaders Reject Policy to Push Employees Out

Leaked memo shows Amazon Music’s leadership didn’t want to go along with Amazon’s performance management plan to manage out the bottom 6% of the workforce.

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Leadership

Why LinkedIn Is the One Good Social Network

What the professional social network gets right and what others can learn from it.

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Digital Workplace

Silicon Valley's Open Culture Comes to an End

The tech giants exported their open and transparent work cultures to the world. Now, after the Facebook leaks, the concept appears headed to its grave.

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Leadership

The Blowhard Curve: When to Lead Thoughts or Leave Them

Knowing when and when not to share expertise online is a crucial skill in 2021. Here's how to find yourself and your organization on the blowhard curve.