News Clips

December 9, 2019
As the Washington Post reports, just five metro areas — Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle — snapped up 90 percent of the 256,063 tech jobs created from 2005 to 2017, according to a joint report from ITIF and the Brookings Institution.
December 5, 2019
As Eline Chivot told Euractiv, “There are worrying signals that the EU is falling behind the US and China in technology development – only 20% of European SMEs demonstrate digital intensity. Ethical discussions shouldn’t sidetrack us from the competitiveness discussion.”
December 4, 2019
“These issues are extremely complex, and they involve a lot of issues that conflict with each other,” Joe Kennedy told The Hill. “Getting all the nations to agree with all the provisions in one year or even two is going to be very difficult.”
December 3, 2019
“These companies are already subject to tax in the United States and in other countries where they add economic value,” Joe Kennedy told Fortune. “The decision to tax revenues rather than profits skirts France’s tax treaties with the United States and raises the prospect of double taxation. The imposition of what is essentially a fixed tax on the market value of an imported good amounts to an illegal tariff.”
December 3, 2019
As E&E News reports, existing federal tax credits for solar and wind power need to be reformed and aren’t conducive to development of new clean energy technologies, according to a report from ITIF.
November 26, 2019
“This legislation fails to strike the right balance between consumer privacy and commercial innovation,” Daniel Castro told Bloomberg Government. “It would severely restrict legitimate uses of consumer data, limiting the opportunities for companies to collect, use, and share data to innovate in the digital economy.” 
November 19, 2019
Amid calls to fact-check political ads, Daniel Castro told Agence France-Presse that such an effort is likely to be futile. "Who ultimately decides what is the truth? And how can companies possibly scale such fact-checking globally -- across scores of countries, languages, and elections?" he said.
November 14, 2019
“These types of policies are necessary and appropriate to address reasonable concerns by the public about how law enforcement might use facial recognition technology in the future and ensure the government uses it appropriately,” Daniel Castro told The Hill. “At the same time, this legislation correctly recognizes that facial recognition is a valuable investigatory tool by law enforcement and provides a welcome alternative to bans and moratoriums on this technology."
November 5, 2019
"It certainly diverts attention, negative attention, from the U.S. platforms," Rob Atkinson told Politico. "It plays on their side politically because it does show, again, competition is real. It can happen very quickly and it can certainly be Chinese competition, which we're going to have to grapple with."
October 29, 2019
"What technophobes see is that McDonald's went from 20 workers to only 10," Rob Atkinson told HowStuffWorks. "But they don't take it to the next step. No company automates unless it can save money. That money doesn't get buried in the backyard."

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