What has the coronavirus done to the tech industry?

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, discusses technology industry news today:

Now that Andrew Yang is out of the presidential race, is any candidate talking about tech?

Well yea, Elizabeth Warren talks about it a lot. She talks about antitrust, she talks about disinformation. Klobuchar has talked about tech a little bit. But it is true Yang was the candidate who brought it up the most. It's an issue that has not been discussed enough in the race, so Yang will be missed.

What has the coronavirus done to the tech industry?

Well, they canceled Mobile World Congress. It's a big deal. It means I'm not going to be going to Barcelona in two weeks. But the big question is how will it affect the tech supply chain? A lot of which is in China.

What is cloud neutrality?

So there's an idea of net neutrality, which is that traffic all over Internet networks should be fair and safe and should just be transmitted without fear or favor. The idea of cloud neutrality is that all of our information is stored up in the cloud. Amazon. Microsoft. Google. And that all of these companies that store our information should follow the principles of net neutrality on it. It's an idea and a name that Molly Wood came up with, or at least that's the first I've heard of it, in a WIRED opinion essay. And I am all in favor of it.

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company, answers the question: Are CEOs getting real about climate change?

The answer, yes. Why? One, it's personal. Many have watched with horror the wildfires that took place recently. Others have even been evacuated. And for some, the snow set in Davos, they experienced incredibly mild temperatures that laid all to quip that climate change really has arrived. But the other reasons are a growing understanding of the nature of climate change.


Welcome to the eleventh parliamentary elections in Iran's 40-year history.

Want to run for a seat? You can…if you're an Iranian citizen between the ages of 30 and 75, hold a master's degree or its equivalent, have finished your military service (if you're a man), and have demonstrated a commitment to Islam. Check all these boxes, and you can ask permission to run for office.

Permission comes from the 12-member Guardian Council, a body composed of six clerics appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and six jurists that Khamenei appoints indirectly. If the Council says yes, you can win a seat in parliament. If they say no, you can't.

This parliament, also called the Majlis, does have real power. It approves the national budget, drafts legislation and sends it to the Guardian Council for approval, ratifies treaties, approves ministers and can question the president. The current Majlis represents a wide range of values and opinions.


As the head of a leading management consulting firm, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company Kevin Sneader has an inside view into the challenges facing the world's top executives. Every Thursday, Sneader will address questions about key issues like attracting and retaining talent, growing revenue, navigating change, staying ahead of the competition, and corporate responsibility – all in 60 seconds.

GZERO's Alex Kliment interviews New Yorker correspondent and author Joshua Yaffa. The two discuss Yaffa's new book, Between Two Fires, about what life is like for Russians today. They also sample some vodka at a famous Russian restaurant in NYC, of course!