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February 3, 2016
"I expect that some businesses may try to provide additional confidence by opening European data centers. Unfortunately, because this is less efficient, these types of changes will ultimately result in higher costs for customers,” said Daniel Castro in the Christian Science Monitor.
February 2, 2016
“The big question right now is whether the agreement will withstand the inevitable court challenge,” said Daniel Castro in the Washington Post. If it does, it could greatly boost the digital economy. “But until this is settled, there is still a shadow of uncertainty for companies operating on both sides of the Atlantic.”
February 1, 2016
Without warnings of worker shortages, public policy to improve STEM outcomes will lag. “If you don’t say there’s a shortage, you don’t drive improvement,” said Rob Atkinson in The Atlantic.
January 28, 2016
“Thailand, China, India, Argentina, and Russia field policies that detract the most from the global innovation system.
January 28, 2016
While the United States arguably produces more innovation than any other country in the world, its positive impact in this space, globally, is smaller than that of other nine nations according to a
January 28, 2016
Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom have done the most for global innovation on a per-capita basis while India, Indonesia, and Argentina have done the least, according to a new
January 21, 2016
An ITIF report says the latest rules “continue the Chinese government’s ongoing efforts to restrain or force out foreign technology companies,” writes Bloomberg Businessweek.
January 19, 2016
Musk "is the antithesis of a Luddite, but I do think he's giving aid and comfort to the Luddite community," said Rob Atkinson in CNET. "It's not inappropriate to raise the issue that AI be developed in a safe and responsible way. The problem is their tone scares people."
January 12, 2016
“We are seeing a disturbing trend where innovation mercantilist policies are becoming the norm rather than the exception, and the global trading system is doing little to try and roll back these destructive practices,” said Rob Atkinson in the South China Morning Post.
January 11, 2016
“Foreign technology companies are the clear target of these rules, given their competitive advantage in IP-based advanced technologies,” said ITIF in POLITICO Morning Trade regarding protectionist Chinese policies.

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Press Releases

January 19, 2016
After a public vote, ITIF announced that it has given its annual Luddite Award to a loose coalition of scientists and luminaries who stirred fear and hysteria by raising alarms that artificial intelligence could spell doom for humanity.
January 11, 2016
In their bid for a greater share of the global innovation economy, seven countries sought advantage in 2015 by embracing some of the world’s most glaring examples of protectionist and trade-distorting public policies.
January 6, 2016
While the FTC overstates the potential risk of companies using big data to discriminate against consumers, it rightly acknowledges that big data is a valuable tool to improve the lives of underserved populations.
December 18, 2015
As ITIF explained in a report earlier this year, the R&D tax credit and bonus depreciation are essential for spurring innovation and creating high-paying jobs.
December 16, 2015
ITIF welcomes completion of the World Trade Organization’s Information Technology Agreement, which will reduce global tariffs on hundreds of information and communications technology products.
December 9, 2015
We commend the House and Senate for reaching an agreement to address this important measure, which will ensure the continued development and success of the Internet economy.
December 7, 2015
ITIF offered recommendations to the European Commission for its transition to a single market for mobile communications.
December 4, 2015
Today's USTelecom v. FCC oral argument should serve as a wake-up call on the need for a legislative solution to the decade-old problem of finding legal authority for open Internet rules, said Doug Brake.

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