Top Ten Technology Stories of 2016

January 17, 2017
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By Peter High, published on Forbes

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As 2016 passes, and we look forward to the year ahead, here is my fourth annual list of the ten best long-form stories about technology from last year. (For my list of the best technology books of 2016, please click this link.)

What’s Next In Computing, by Chris Dixon, Medium, February 21, 2016

Andreessen Horowitz general partner, Chris Dixon, has written a number of compelling pieces on Medium this year, but my favorite is a great overview of “What’s Next in Computing”, in which he highlights how each product era has two phases, the gestation phase and the growth phase. He highlights how fast the growth is happening and why. As hardware becomes small, cheap, and ubiquitous, we all have access to sophisticated technology. He then offers predictions in a range of rising technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, wearables, virtual reality, augmented reality. The article has great charts, examples, and links throughout.

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team, By Charles Duhigg, New York Times Magazine, February 25, 2016

In 2012, Google—a company that spent millions of dollars analyzing worker productivity—launched a study of why some teams succeeded while others faltered. This New York Times Magazine article explains what they learned, and why certain group dynamics trumped others.

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