Innovation Files

May 24, 2018
Opponents of facial recognition technology are not arguing for “the right protections” to be put into place. Nor are they trying to have a conversation about what rules or norms should govern its use. Instead, they are demonizing it and trying to stop a company from selling it.
May 24, 2018
Organizations are scrambling to comply with the GDPR, sending out alerts to shield themselves from liability even though in many cases it’s not necessary. This is emblematic of a core problem: It is a confusing and impractical set of rules to comply with, and it offers consumers little to no benefit.
May 22, 2018
Major improvements in energy technology are essential to meet the global challenge of climate change.
May 21, 2018
New economic research show that from 1997 to 2013, productivity dispersion has widened across tech start-ups, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 16, 2018
The current music licensing system is labyrinthine, often failing to pay artists and publishers fair rates for all their works while also limiting how the digital media platforms that license this music can innovate. Congress is trying to fix that.
May 14, 2018
South European countries increased productivity much slower than Germany due to a lack of IT management know-how, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 7, 2018
The San Jose, California metro area raised its patent-to-population ratio by 84 percent from 1980 to 1990, and another 131 percent from 1990 to 2000, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 1, 2018
A response to the Washington Post’s Steven Pearlstein, regarding his April 25 article, “Boeing and Airbus, the new ‘super duopoly’.”
April 30, 2018
Only 12.6 percent of Americans strongly believe that technology is making their lives better, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 23, 2018
American childen born to parents in the top 1 percent of the income distribution are 10 times more likely to grow up to be an inventor than those born to parents with incomes below the median, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

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