Articles by Michael Learmonth

Michael Learmonth is a writer, editor and commentator on technology, media and advertising. Prior to International Business Times he served in a variety of writing and editing roles at Advertising Age, Business Insider, Variety, Reuters, The Industry Standard and Metro Newspaper in Silicon Valley. In addition, he served as an advisor on content and strategy for Internet Week New York. 

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Meet Tech’s Woman In Washington

Victoria Espinel, CEO of a top industry group and a former White House trade negotiator, tells IBT why strong encryption is essential.
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Google Ads Selling At A Discount

Even as revenue at parent Alphabet Inc. grew by 17 percent, falling cost-per-click and unfavorable exchange rates hit earnings.
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Twitter Shakes Up Board

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston and entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox join a board that was criticized during the appointment of Jack Dorsey as CEO.
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FBI Ends Encryption Fight With Apple

The move concludes a six-week battle over the government’s ability to subpoena the contents of an iPhone that set off an international debate over encryption.
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How CES Got Its Nerd Back

Big companies aren’t driving innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show; it’s the tinkerers and startups putting sensors in everything.
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Wanted: 10,000 Black Engineers

The National Association of Black Engineers wants to triple the number of engineering degrees awarded to African-Americans, to 10,000.

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What US Sanctions Mean For Iran

“Our actions today are a warning that should be heard worldwide. No matter who you are, if you violate the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, you risk sanctions” -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo