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December 10, 2020
“Companies and investors are going to lose faith in regulators if policymakers want to reverse course on prior decisions and call a mulligan this late in the game,” said Robert Atkinson, president of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a non-partisan think-tank. 
December 10, 2020
The looming legal battle will shed light on whether the access restrictions are emblematic of a structural problem within platforms such as Facebook, said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington think tank. "At one level, it’s their data and it’s their interface,” he said. “At another level, when you’re that big, there are some limits on what you can do to negatively affect a competitor.”
December 8, 2020
Doug Brake, director of broadband and spectrum policy at the nonpartisan public policy think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, sees an opportunity early in the Biden administration to expand the E-rate program to provide connectivity for students who are learning remotely but who do not currently have broadband at home.
December 7, 2020
Trump deserves a great deal of credit for this improvement, and certainly would have won re-election except for COVID-19. His 2017 corporate tax cut was flawed. As Robert Atkinson of the Institute for Information Technology and Innovation points out, the plan cut incentives for capital expenditures to fund a lower corporate tax rate, which encouraged big companies to buy back their stock rather than invest in new equipment. For the first time since 2008, US corporations returned more money to shareholders in the form of share buybacks than they spent on CapEx. 
December 7, 2020
The Center for Data Innovation (CDI), a non-profit think tank that studies the intersection of data, technology and public policy, has gone to bat for increased federal funding for ‘center class’ and mid-range HPC systems, contending that “a decade of funding cuts at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has left the United States with an imbalanced portfolio of HPC resources that is failing to meet growing demand among AI researchers who need large amounts of computing power to solve data intensive problems in such fields as engineering, biology, and computer science.” 
December 7, 2020
Center for Data Innovation called for $10 billion in federal funding over five years on Monday for high-performance computing to meet AI research demands. The Washington-based think tank said the funds should targeted to regions in the US needing mid-range systems as well as minority-serving institutions with an eye to increasing HPC access for women.
December 3, 2020
“Because Section 230 shields online services from liability for their users’ speech, these services can moderate content on their platforms in a way that best protects users’ safety and freedom of expression,” said Ashley Johnson, a research analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. “Taking away that shield would force services to remove controversial forms of speech, including unpopular political views, that could get platforms in legal trouble.”
December 1, 2020
By April 15, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation had found that 26 state unemployment websites had crashed. One of them was Ohio, where residents reported to the Cleveland Plain Dealer that their names weren’t matching up with their Social Security numbers. Some said they received forms to fill out after the deadline to submit them had passed. Others reported their applications being rejected because they weren’t looking for work, a requirement the state had waived for the pandemic.
November 29, 2020
The election will also help determine whether America can sustain its role as a global innovation leader. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a think tank with close links to the tech industry, points out that the U.S. would need to spend at least an additional $100 billion a year, or an increase of around 80% over current spending levels, just to match what it was investing in research as a percentage of GDP back in the 1980s.
November 28, 2020
En 2019, los accesos digitales ilegales a contenidos protegidos por derechos de propiedad intelectual ocasionaron un perjuicio al sector de 2.437 millones de euros. "No existe una única y sencilla solución para combatir esta lacra". Con estas palabras explica Nigel Cory, analista de Política Comercial del Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), la situación actual de los creadores frente a la piratería en Internet. 

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