2010 - The Technology + Economy Conference - Special Report


  • Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO, sat down with Maria Bartiromo at the "Techonomy Conference" in Lake Tahoe to talk about technological advancements and what they mean for the future of trading.

  • Bill Gates at the Techonomy Conference.

    Bill Gates was the grand finale of the "Techonomy" conference, taking the stage in a packed room to discuss "Reinventing Capitalism: How to jumpstart what the marketplace can't."

  • If there was consensus about one thing at "Techonomy," it's that education, and fostering the next generation of "techonomists" is crucial.

  • Techonomy's Take on Reinventing Media Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 2:55 PM ET

    What is the future of media and journalism? Techonomy is organized by three former Fortune Magazine journalists, who have thought a lot about that question.

  • Techonomy on Reinventing Markets Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 3:22 PM ET

    How is technology changing financial markets? That's the question the Techonomy conference tackled in a panel with NYSE Euronext's Duncan Niederauer, SecondMarket CEO Barry Silbert, and J. Doyne Farmer, a former hedge fund manager, now looking to reinvent the study of markets at the Santa Fe Institute.

  • Woman using laptop in internet cafe

    Companies are trying to figure how to use technology to accelerate growth in their business. The sectors most likely to be affected include energy, health care, and consumer markets.

  • Legends of Innovation Predict the Future Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    Entrepreneurs and innovators including Jeff Bezos, Dean Kamen, and Eric Schmidt discussed and debated the future of technology and how it will drive improvements in business, society, and beyond.

  • Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO, sat down with Maria Bartiromo at the "Techonomy Conference" in Lake Tahoe to talk about technological advancements and what they mean for the future of trading.

  • Zaidi: One Earth is Not Enough For Our Survival Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 4:39 PM ET

    In 2050, we expect the world population to reach 9 billion people. If we continue on the same path as we are today, those 9 billion people will require the resources of 2.3 planets in order to survive. While humankind has achieved many amazing technological innovations throughout time, creating two more Earths is likely out of the question.

  • Putting Technology to Work Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 5:42 PM ET

    The founder of Sun Microsystems Bill Joy sat down with Maria Bartiromo at the Techonomy Conference in Lake Tahoe. Joy says a main focus is to use innovation to create jobs.

  • Making The Entire Web Social     Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 11:54 AM ET

    Discussing technology's impact on the economy, with Seth Sternberg, Meebo co-founder & CEO and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • A wave of innovation is redefining what’s possible. From nano-scale sensors to intuitive mobile devices, we can transform the noise of the information explosion into knowledge. Information technology will be the key to harnessing and democratizing the power of information.

  • Alcoa boasts to be one of the most sustainable miners in the industry. Today at Techonomy the Technology/Economy Conference in Lake Tahoe, Alcoa CTO, Mohammad Zaidi, believes that technology is essential to the overall growth of the individual’s quality of life.

  • Unsafe drinking water is the world’s largest cause of disease and death. The United Nations Development Program has stated that every $1 invested in water and sanitation produces $9 in healthcare cost reduction and economic development.

  • Bilateral investment treaties, or BITs, are usually portrayed, along with free-trade agreements, by the mainstream media as being ruinous to the U.S. economy. In fact, such pacts between the U.S. and emerging economic powerhouses such as China, India and Korea are key to maintaining our place as the world’s economic leader.

  • Cost of healthcare

    Health care spending both contributes to our current economic difficulties and provides us with a potential opportunity to help solve them. It is a great burden on companies, while at the same time it is helping create jobs.

  • Eric Schmidt

    Schmidt says job creation is the most important thing the economy needs right now, particularly in the manufacturing sector. He's very frustrated at the government's slow pace in boosting employment—effectively saying it's ridculous that so much proposed legislation has to wait until after the November elections.

  • Promise of the 'Social Petri Dish' Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 10:38 AM ET

    it is more important than ever for people in business (or those working in other institutions) to broaden their peripheral vision and be more aware of technological advances in adjoining disciplines and industries.

  • End of Net Neutrality?     Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 11:43 AM ET

    Google and Verizon will pay for web deal, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin & Jon Fortt.

  • Unleashing The Tech Sector     Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 1:00 AM ET

    Google's Chief Executive Eric Schmidt says his company is hiring in the US and around the world, but technology alone can't save the economy and he is frustrated at the government's slowness in creating jobs. He also says Google is picking up its M&A pace, acquiring about two companies per month.

  • A Race for Smarter Search Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 7:20 AM ET

    Bing still handles a small slice of Web searches in the United States, 12.7 percent in June, compared with Google’s 62.6 percent, as measured by comScore, the Web analytics firm. But Bing’s share has been growing, as has Yahoo’s, while Google’s has been shrinking, the New York Times explains.

  • Next Big Thing: Four Companies to Watch Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    As investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs search for the "Next Big Thing," this week's Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. brings together companies whose innovation is driving economic growth. Here are four to keep your eyes on.

  • The Next Silicon Valley? Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 1:05 PM ET

    I spent last week not far from there in St. Petersburg, and perhaps the most important observation I can make about the trip relates to the country’s efforts to spur technological innovation and encourage direct foreign investment in Russia.

  • Can Web Entrepreneurs Save the Economy? Friday, 9 Jul 2010 | 3:54 PM ET
    Eric Schmidt

    Each of the executives we've spoken to this week has expressed some concern about the economy or deficit. But three big thinkers in the web space — Google's Eric Schmidt, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, and venture investor Marc Andreesen — are taking a different, more pro-active approach to the issues.

  • New Rival for Facebook and Twitter Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 7:42 AM ET

    Tumblr is a hybrid of the two social media giants, allowingusers to upload images, videos, audio clips and quotes to their pages, in addition to bursts of text., reports The New York Times.

  • Smartphone War: HP Takes on Apple, Google Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 8:50 AM ET
    The iPaq Glisten smartphone by Hewlett-Packard.

    In its bid to take on Apple and Google in smartphones, Hewlett-Packard won't use Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software.

  • 5 IPOs Tech Needs Now Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 1:21 PM ET
    Young men play online games at an internet cafe in Beijing.

    Wall Street needs a new crop of hearty growth stocks, something big and juicy like a new Google or maybe a crisp young Apple. Here are five private tech companies that investors would love to sink their teeth into.

  • The first annual "Techonomy" conference—focused on how technology can drive economic growth— is underway in Lake Tahoe California. The conference's tag line: "a new philosophy of progress."


  • Techonomists of the Past Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 10:42 AM ET

    A lot of people precede Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. How much do you know about techonomists of the past?


  • 15 Leading Innovators For the Next Decade Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 2:11 PM ET
    Innovation is occurring at a rapid pace around the globe, pushing the world economy forward while working hand-in-hand with technology. During the annual Techonomy conference from August 4-6 in Lake Tahoe, leading minds come together, focusing their energies on the problems in today’s world and how they can be solved through innovation. The conference’s organizers have highlighted 15 individuals who will carry the torch of innovation into the next decade, highlighting high-growth sectors with th

    They all share a common characteristic: they are pushing the envelope. So, who are the 15 leading innovators for the next decade? Click ahead to find out!

  • Top 15 Green Tech Start-Ups Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 4:56 PM ET
    Venture capital firms have invested nearly $20 billion into hundreds of green technology startups over the past five years, according to Greentech Media, a San-Francisco based research and media company. But with only a few of these startups expected to make it, how can the best be separated from the rest? CNBC asked Greentech Media Editor-in-Chief Michael Kanellos which 15 should be on our radar. The selection criteria included technological edge, potential to disrupt the market, quality of the

    With only a few green technology startups expected to make it, how can the best be separated from the rest? CNBC asked Greentech Media Editor-in-Chief Michael Kanellos which 15 should be on our radar.

  • Inside the Mind of Google Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 5:57 PM ET
    In less than a decade, Google became one of most powerful technology companies in the world.  The creation of the Google Internet search engine has changedthe way we interact with information, the Internet, and each other. Google's creative business sense, innovation and work culture allow them to dominate the search industry and make it a lucrative business.  Click ahead to look Inside the Mind of Google!

    Google's creative business sense, innovation and work culture allows it to dominate the search industry and make it a lucrative business. Click ahead to look Inside the Mind of Google!

  • 25 Years of Tech Blunders Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 2:36 PM ET
    Back in the ‘50s, the Edsel seemed like such a good idea. Alas, the car was a fairly expensive gas-guzzler released just as the country was entering a recession, and became one of the most costly blunders in the history of the car industry. In the last 25 years, many technology companies have continued the tradition of ill-timed, useless and just plain bad “innovation.” In honor of the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, we’ve compiled a list:

    The Edsel remains one of the most costly blunders in the history of the car industry. Many other maufacturers, however, are responsible for ill-timed, useless innovative products.

  • Cramer's Best Stocks in the Tech Sector Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 11:14 AM ET
    These 14 stocks could be some of the Nasdaq’s best buys for 2010 and beyond.The smartphone revolution will drive tech’s growth for the foreseeable future, Cramer has said time and again. Consumers want what they want when they want it, and all-in-one handsets – complete with voice, video and data capabilities – are bringing their entire lives to the new “small screen.” The Mad Money host has gone so far as to call this “the biggest secular growth trend of my life.” So anyone who wants to play th

    The Mad Money host has gone so far as to call this “the biggest secular growth trend of my life.” So anyone who wants to play the trend should consider the companies that help to make it happen.

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