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September 25, 2023|Blogs

Fact of the Week: The U.S. Entrepreneurship Rate Reached a 24-year High of 19 percent in 2022

Covering 21 high-income countries with a per-capita GDP of at least $40,000, the survey shows entrepreneurship has been on the rise in the U.S. since 2015.

September 22, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Affordable Internet Is Jeopardized by Outdated Priorities

Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) in 2019 to bridge the digital divide. But there’s a problem: ACP’s funding will run out next summer.

September 19, 2023|Blogs

United States v. Google and the Legacy of the Microsoft Case

United States v. Google represents the most significant challenge to a large technology company on the grounds that it abused a monopoly position since the seminal United States v. Microsoft.

September 18, 2023|Blogs

Fact of the Week: R&D Spending During WWII Spurred a Sustained Wave of Innovation That Lasted Through the 1970s

A recent study highlights the critical role the U.S. government played in financing and developing patented technologies coming out of regional technology clusters.

September 18, 2023|Blogs

Trends in State BEAD Plans: Common Challenges

The NTIA requires states and territories to develop iterative plans for maximizing broadband access among their residents. Grantees are currently putting out their Five-Year Plans, the first of multiple documents describing their current broadband needs, anticipated concerns, and plans for addressing them.

September 14, 2023|Blogs

No, Big Tech Doesn’t “Profit” From Hate Speech

The allegations of tech companies profiting from extremism lack substantial merit when examined closely.

September 13, 2023|Features

A Global Declaration on Free and Open AI

ITIF and a global network of think tanks call on governments around the world to commit to a clear set of principles to ensure generative AI tools serve democratic ideals and promote global progress.

September 12, 2023|Blogs

Unlocking EU Global Digital Trade: New Study Shows the US’s Key Role in EU Data Adequacy Determinations

The G7’s “data free flow with trust” initiative is still conceptual, but it has the potential to become a venue to develop pragmatic tools to address data privacy and governance issues. However, the G7’s success depends in no small part on the EU being far more pragmatic (rather than dogmatic) in how it works with like-minded countries on data governance issues.

September 11, 2023|Blogs

The FTC Should Not Treat OpenAI Like Public Enemy No. 1

The FTC's recent investigation into OpenAI, prompted by a minor data breach and a defamation lawsuit, seems driven by anti-tech ideology rather than a measured understanding of the evidence.

September 11, 2023|Blogs

Fact of the Week: Regular Internet Usage by Older Adults Reduces Risk of Dementia

A recent study found that regular internet usage decreased the risk of dementia in older adults by roughly half. This was after taking account of a wide array of factors including baseline cognitive function, age, income, and race.

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