News Clips

November 19, 2015
“Genetically engineered salmon are also more sustainable and have a lower carbon footprint because they can be grown closer to consumers, instead of being flown or trucked from thousands of miles away,” said Val Giddings in The Hill.
November 19, 2015
Val Giddings said ITIF is “happy to see policymakers embracing the kind of innovation that is central to promoting human health and ecological sustainability,” writes The Guardian.
November 12, 2015
"Smart cities can create new market opportunities. More importantly, they are about delivering real-time actionable information to citizens and administrators, allowing them to change their behavior in meaningful ways,” said Stephen Ezell in ZDNet.
November 11, 2015
"I would be hard-pressed to think that this would have been Microsoft's first choice had they not had pressure from the Europeans and especially from the Germans,” said Rob Atkinson in the Associated Press. "They had no choice but to make this deal, with a telecom who frankly is a competitor of Microsoft."
November 11, 2015
“If Airbnb is not at least somewhat flexible on their part, cities will just dig in their heels,” said Rob Atkinson in the New York Times.
November 6, 2015
“For some of the smaller broadcasters, there’s not surging demand for over-the-air broadcasting. It’s an industry kind of in decline,” said Doug Brake in Morning Consult. “For those old family businesses that are looking to retire it’s an easy way… Here’s some retirement money!”
November 4, 2015
"[People who leave reviews are] actually being a public citizen, they're taking their valuable time. If we have a collective climate of fear, then people are not going to be able to do it,” said Rob Atkinson on CBS News.
October 29, 2015
ITIF is proposing a "Grand Bargain" bill that would provide a legislative underpinning for most of the FCC's new Open Internet rules, while allowing for some paid prioritization and funding broadband deployment programs, writes Broadcasting & Cable.
October 27, 2015
According to ITIF’s Nigel Cory, Indonesia ranks 114th on the World Bank’s ranking of ability to do business, writes PBS NewsHour.
October 26, 2015
Daniel Castro raised the specter of a "splinternet" emerging, where data-processing centers spring up in multiple countries as firms try to avoid falling foul of divergent privacy laws, writes Deutsche Welle. "We are seeing an increase in the number of data centers in Europe, although it is hard to say what is causing this," Castro said.