13 Resources Tech Leaders Rely on to Keep Up with Industry News

The technology industry is constantly on the move, and technology professionals at any level must engage in constant research and learning to keep up. Tech leaders often encourage their team members to set aside time each week dedicated to reading and learning, and many share their own favorite resources to help.

With a focus on quickly and efficiently updating you on all the latest technology news, the members of the Forbes Technology Council have each developed their own strategies and lists of key sources of cutting-edge, trusted information. Below, 13 of them share resources they rely on and recommend for their team members to follow for industry-focused tech news.

1. TikTok

Interestingly, TikTok has become a way to keep up with what’s happening in the industry. It often provides valuable insight into other tech company cultures. Of course, it doesn’t provide detailed information, but there are channels for almost everything where you can stay up to date with what’s happening in the industry. – Arturs Kruze, Magebit

2. YouTube

For the past few years, my go-to resource for high tech information has been YouTube. I find that if there’s a topic, trend, or new technology I’m interested in learning more about, the visual medium is extremely engaging and easy to digest. Then, if I want to dig deeper, I can research further into other media or educational media. – Daniel Jebaraj, Syncfusion, Inc.


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3. All in

The All in The podcast is a great perspective on the tech industry from some of the most successful investors in history – people who have made billions. David Sacks, Chamath Palihapitiya, David Friedberg and Jason Calacanis take on a wide variety of tech and non-tech stories each week. I don’t always agree with their opinions, but I appreciate their intelligence and passion. – Jay Goldman, Sensei Labs

4. WIRE

Top of my list is WIRE. A pinnacle of technology trends, science and cutting-edge technologies, WIRE keeps track of everything that happens in the world of technology. Plus, it has a ton of podcasts on different topics, and if you’re thinking of starting a tech company yourself, there’s a section for entrepreneurs. If you are on the cutting edge of business and technology, WIRE it’s a must-follow resource. – Sergiu Matei, Index

5. Rest of the World

A tech news site that shares original, well-edited articles and media newsletters is Rest of World. It’s not a huge news company, but stock is always valuable, and being a non-profit probably keeps them honest. Google Alerts and Tech Help in my eCommerce domain. – Reynier Matos Padilla, Aument.io

6. IEEE

IEEE includes many industry-specific societies that publish research articles by leading researchers. IEEE is one of the most underrated platforms for reading technology news, and is my go-to resource for keeping up with emerging industry trends before they hit the mainstream. LinkedIn is another great platform if you handle it carefully. – Suresh Sethuramaswamy, Microsoft

7. Email Newsletters

You can make your inbox flourish with industry-focused content. Key automatically sorts incoming emails by keyword into specific folders. Find the best newsletter providers in the space. Some good ones for me are CB Insights, HIMSS and many of the big consulting firms. This will help you stay on top of the news and help you build a sortable backlog of knowledge while avoiding spam. – Nicholas Domnisch, EES Health

8. TechCrunch

TechCrunch is one of the most comprehensive tech news resources out there. It keeps me and my team up to date with relevant articles about innovations at high-tech companies and startups around the world. – Alex Circei, Waydev

9. Personal Industry Conferences

Attendance at industry conferences again has been impressive this year, largely because all of the pandemic-era virtual conferences have shown that there is a marked difference in virtual consumption of conference content. Forcing yourself to block out your calendar for a tech conference to travel to is one of the best ways to ensure you can focus and retain knowledge. – Husein Sharaf, Cloudforce

10. Google Notifications

It’s that simple, but I’ve set up about 20 Google alerts for industry terms that interest me. I have them all scheduled to arrive once a week on Friday and I spend the last hour of the work week reading relevant content while applying what I read to what happened during the week. It’s automated and fast, and by scanning the entire Internet, I make sure I’m not relying too much on one news source. – Lewis Wynne-Jones, ThinkData Works

11. Peer-to-peer networks

In a networked economy, the best way to quickly get relevant, industry-focused tech news is to connect with a peer-to-peer network of members who have similar responsibilities and interests and are in a similar position in life. Your peer network can range from Usenet message boards to Twitter communities to Facebook or LinkedIn groups. – Vishwas Manral, Skyhigh Security

12. LinkedIn

In my experience, it’s important to stay on top of industry news and trends by connecting with thought leaders. I do this through LinkedIn. I support and support the work of technology leaders while building new relationships. This can also lead to collaboration in the future, whether it’s a roundtable discussion or valuable marketing content. – Matt Pearce, Direct

13. Emerging Tech Brew

For a high-level overview of technological developments, read on Emerging Tech Brew. This newsletter is quite broad in topics, which makes it useful to understand larger trends that can affect our own businesses. – Roland Polzin, wing assistant

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