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Cross-Border Data Flows, Digital Innovation, and Economic Growth

[Below is an except from chapter 1.2 of the World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2016, where Robert Pepper, Connie LaSalle and I detail the role of digital flows in global growth and innovation, as well as theShow More Summary

The 24 countries where female politicians have the most power

Every year, the World Economic Forum releases its annual Global Gender Gap index, which ranked the gap between the genders in categories ranging from economic power to educational equality. The report shows that the gap between men and...Show More Summary

Climate Science Strengthens AMD Targets for Its Processors

How big of a threat is climate change? According to a survey of 750 experts conducted by the World Economic Forum: "Catastrophe caused by climate change is seen as the biggest potential threat to the global economy in 2016." The World...Show More Summary

These 24 Americans are changing the world — and they're all under 40

The World Economic Forum recently announced its 2016 class of Young Global Leaders — people under the age of 40 who are changing the world — and 24 of the 121 are American. This year's Young Global Leaders class includes leaders from an array of backgrounds. Show More Summary

This map shows what different countries view as the greatest threat to the world

Different cultures span the globe, and with that, various societal sentiments, such as fear, are also differentiated. In order to determine what these fears are, a survey was conducted by the World Economic Forum in the fall of 2015 to determine what the threat and risks are in the next decade. Show More Summary

This map shows the countries where people live the longest

The World Economic Forum ranked places by their average life expectancy, showing where in the world people live the longest. Not surprisingly, developed countries with better healthcare systems ranked higher. Japan was the country with the longest life expectancy at 83.1 years. Show More Summary

US lags behind on digital readiness, report says - CNET

The Networked Readiness index measures how ready countries are for a digital economy -- and Singapore is leading the way, according to the World Economic Forum.

RANKED: The 17 countries that embrace the internet the most

The World Economic Forum has released its Networked Readiness Index (NRI), which examines "how economies use the opportunities offered by information and communications technologies for increased competitiveness and wellbeing." In other...Show More Summary

U.S. Benefits from Digital Economy but India Lags, Report Shows

The digital divide between developed countries and many emerging economies is increasing because of the high cost of digital access, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.

Why Robin Hood is at fault for the political issues in the U.S. and U.K.

From Nobel prize winner Angus Deaton in the World Economic Forum. Sorry for the length, but a fascinating economic rationale for the current political environment in the developed world. International development aid is based on the Robin Hood principle: take from the rich and give to the poor. National development...

Report: 7 countries benefit most from technology innovation

The Geneva-based World Economic Forum says in its new Global Information Technology Report that trends suggest individuals, not business or government, are driving the digital revolution and an already large gap in infrastructure between...Show More Summary

The 9 most internet-savvy governments in the world

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its annual Global Information Technology Report, part of which examines how technology-savvy international governments are in the Network Readiness Index. A government's relationship to the...Show More Summary

APX Labs’ Skylight glasses see a safer, more efficent workplace

APX Labs, a growing enterprise startup, was awarded the Technology Pioneer award by World Economic Forum for its Skylight wearable platform on Monday. The Skylight platform provides a smart glasses overlay for industrial workers that lets them see tasks, watch how-to videos, communicate with management, and stream POV video. Show More Summary

R.I.P. Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Author

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: World Economic Forum) When he was 15 years old, the family of Elie Wiesel of Sighet, Romania was deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp operated by Nazi Germany. Among them, only Wiesel survived the 8 horrible months of...Show More Summary

China's population likely to drop below 1 billion by the end of the century

3 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Chinese scholar ignited a heated discussion at this year's World Economic Forum after stating that the population would fall below 1 billion by 2100. [ more › ]

Jeremy Lin Talks Spreading the Gospel at World Economics Forum in China

Capping off his annual summer tour of Asia this week, NBA star Jeremy Lin was a guest speaker at the World Economics Forum in China where he spoke openly about his Christian faith, saying his identity "comes first and foremost from Christ," not in being an Asian-American.

George Soros Passed on Sterling But Set Up A Whopper Bet Against Deutsche Bank

George Soros, billionaire and founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, looks on during an interview at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.  Bloomberg News Billionaire hedge fund investor and philanthropist George Soros keeps making news. This just in: he shorted Deutsche Bank (DB) on Friday.  Soros sent a shiver […]

How Terrified Should We Be of This Year’s World Economic Forum Top 10 Emerging Technologies?

This piece originally appeared on the Conversation. Take an advanced technology. Add a twist of fantasy. Stir well and watch the action unfold. It’s the perfect recipe for a Hollywood tech-disaster blockbuster. And clichéd as it is, it’s the scenario that we too often imagine for emerging technologies. Show More Summary

World leaders and economic experts react: Brexit is 'as significant as post-9/11'

Global leaders, CEOs, and other influential figures have gathered in China for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, and Britain's recent decision to leave the EU was all anyone could talk about. One expert,...Show More Summary

‘Brexit’ Brouhaha Briskly Broached by World Economic Forum

What’s a premier exponent of globalization to do after Britain’s vote to exit the European Union? In the case of the World Economic Forum, arrange a panel discussion.

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