Sara Fischer

America's BIG problem is fueling us-versus-them

The big and powerful are getting bigger and more powerful — and the clear and dominant winners are big cities. With wealth, jobs, and power increasingly concentrated in a few large cities, we are witnessing a growing economic and political divide

Poll: Smartphones are winning the internet

Nearly 8 out of 10 smartphone users in the US use their phones to access the internet at home more than or as much as a computer, according to an Axios/SurveyMonkey poll. It's a sign of how much people's online habits have evolved, as smartphones

Where the death of local news hits hardest

High-speed broadband and mobile internet have created more opportunities to access free news and information than ever before.

New report suggests Latin America will lag in internet growth

A new report from Cisco forecasts an alarmingly slow internet traffic growth rate for Latin America, especially when compared to the other lagging regions, like the Middle East and Africa.

Misinformation bots are smarter than we thought

Bots spreading misinformation are using more sophisticated techniques, like going after specific human influencers and targeting misleading information within the first few seconds of it being posted, according to new studies.

Media deals become President Trump's political targets — again

President Donald Trump continues to comment on antitrust matters related to media companies he doesn't like, and experts worry the resulting political fray could hinder the Justice Department's ability to independently evaluate mergers.

Today's internet is by land, sea, air and space

The internet is an invisible mesh that enables instantaneous global communications, but delivering all those bits quickly to more people in more places requires increasingly exotic approaches. Here are a few things you may not realize about how co

President Trump's Big Tech Contradictions

President Donald Trump said his administration is looking seriously at antitrust investigations of Google, Facebook and Amazon.

Verizon vs. AT&T: A tale of two media investments

Telecommunication companies AT&T and Verizon are both pursuing a strategy that marries content and distribution. But they are taking two different approaches and, so far, seeing radically different results.

Digital transition triggers ad industry trust crisis

The $220 billion US advertising industry is facing an unprecedented wave of scandal and controversy, causing frustration amongst marketers, consumers, and lawmakers. The advertising industry is loosely regulated by the Federal Trade Commission, wh