As EU aging populations grow faster than their workforce, up to 70 percent of aging-society initiatives in the EU are enabled by information technologies, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
Blogs & Op-eds
January 29, 2018
Fact of the Week: Up to 70 Percent of Aging-Society Initiatives in the EU are Enabled by Information Technologies
January 25, 2018
Muni broadband should generally be avoided: Private broadband, coupled with regulatory oversight, provides much better incentives for efficient operation, long-term innovation.
January 23, 2018
Since countries have different laws on the limits to free speech, none should be allowed to censor social media beyond its borders. The ECJ should make that clear when it decides the Glawischnig case.
January 22, 2018
Fact of the Week: Electricity and the Internal Combustion Engine Together Accounted for 30 Percent of U.S. Productivity Growth From 1899 to 1941
The invention of electricity and the internal combustion engine together accounted for 30 percent of U.S. productivity growth from 1899 to 1941, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 16, 2018
Fact of the Week: Independent Music Labels Accounted for 35 Percent of Top-Selling Albums in 2010, Up From 12 Percent in 2000
Digital platforms have helped independent music labels account for 35 percent of top-selling albums in 2010, up from 12 percent in 2000, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 12, 2018
The growing use of artificial intelligence actually increases the potential for protecting consumers' privacy by reducing the number of humans who see their personal information.
January 12, 2018
Xiaomi wants to join a growing list of companies—including Alibaba, Baidu, Huawei, Lenovo, and ZTE—that are gaining market share, not just in China, but globally. They would enjoy considerably less success if not for the Chinese government’s campaign of innovation mercantilism.
January 9, 2018
While some policymakers are working to make housing more affordable, such as through targeted tax credits and lending programs, few have focused on how to use technology to drive down the transaction costs involved in buying and selling a home.
January 8, 2018
Fact of the Week: Only About One in Five U.S. Scientists and Engineers Work in R&D-Performing Occupations
In the U.S. private sector, only one in five scientists and engineers work in R&D-performing occupations writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 20, 2017
DOE invests about $14 billion per year in its 17 national research laboratories. That is a lot of money, and it supports many brilliant minds, but too often the ideas these investments lead to, and the skills that they nurture, are trapped inside the fence line of the labs.