News Clips

October 26, 2020
“You can imagine an outcome where the Justice Department prevents Google from paying Apple to be on its phones, but Apple would probably do the same thing it’s doing now,” said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
October 22, 2020
Joe Kennedy, senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a nonpartisan group that focuses on the intersection of innovation and public policy, said in an interview that while it makes perfect sense to draw the parallels to the Microsoft case, the court will look at the new suit independently.
October 22, 2020
Top-down support from the state is crucial, as most election-day volunteers tend to be seniors, said Daniel Castro, vice president at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a tech-policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., whose board includes officials from Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and other large tech firms.
October 22, 2020
Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, says one priority should be to reverse the slump in government support for the research needed to keep America great at inventing new technologies. The Trump White House has boosted funding for research and development on quantum technology and artificial intelligence. But it’s done so at the expense of funding in other areas.
October 21, 2020
"It's a tough case to win," said Joe Kennedy, a senior fellow at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a public policy and technology innovation organization in Washington, D.C. "If the DoJ wants to breakup Google or impose significant structural remedies, that would be extremely difficult for them to accomplish," he told TechNewsWorld. 
October 20, 2020
Robert Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, said the DOJ "should avoid structural remedies, which are often grounded in a 'big is bad' antimonopoly ideology without considering the broader implications that such a policy would have on innovation."
October 18, 2020
While the report recognizes both China and Russia as strategic competitors, the biggest challenge to maintaining American leadership in the science and technology field “definitely comes from China,” according to Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a U.S. think tank.
October 15, 2020
“There is real opportunity for the FCC to be leaning on the E-rate program right now,” said Doug Brake, director of broadband and spectrum policy at ITIF, during the panel discussion following Rosenworcel. “There is a good size pot of money that could be getting into the hands of teachers,” he said, adding “it’s shameful we’re not doing more to address that.”
October 15, 2020
The rapid growth of the battery storage sector has been driven predominantly by the electric vehicle industry, according to David Hart, professor and director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. The expansion of the EV industry over the last half decade, and the experience and scale of production that came with that, has played a significant role in driving down the unit cost of batteries, Hart said.
October 14, 2020
Daniel Castro, ITIF vice president and director of the foundation’s Center for Data Innovation, said disinformation also has repeatedly appeared at the local and state level. He referenced Colorado, where legitimate pictures of blue and red ballots were misrepresented this summer, causing people to question whether they should vote by mail when the state has had mail-in-ballots for some time.