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Does the Consumer Welfare Standard Still Work?

The most interesting and contentious four hours of discussion at the FTC Antitrust Hearings last week were cancelled. The planned sessions were set up as a “battle royal” between antitrust hipsters, conservatives, and progressives over whether the current approach is up to the challenge of preventing competitive abuses in the age of big tech and […]

Posted on September 14, 2018

The Days of Tech Exceptionalism Are Over

This post was originally published by Morning Consult The technology industry, for the better part of the past two decades, has enjoyed a privileged position in the pantheon of American business with approval ratings that floated above those of the rest of corporate America. Americans were proud that tech was driving innovation and job creation […]

Posted on June 14, 2018

Love & Loathing: America’s Techlash Paradox

Americans Believe Tech Makes Their Lives Better But Society Worse, New Study Finds 81% Say Internet Makes Their Lives Better 60% Say AI & Automation Will Reduce Job Opportunities 55% Believe that Tech Doesn’t Care How Their products impact society SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2018 – The vast majority of Americans believe that smartphones and […]

Posted on May 31, 2018

Privacy and Europe’s data protection law: Problems and implications for the US

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Europe’s response to the digital age and the accompanying collection of personally identifiable information on a massive scale, goes into effect May 25. It harmonizes privacy guidelines across the 28 EU member states, but the implications of the GDPR are further reaching — it’s causing businesses across […]

Posted on May 10, 2018

Now That’s Artificial Intelligence: 1 in 5 Men Willing to Implant Internet into Brain if it was Safe, According to Vrge Internet Attitudes Survey

Washington, DC, Dec. 13, 2017 – Forget Alexa, one in five American males are willing to go the next step and actually implant the Internet into their brain, providing it was safe, according to a new Vrge Analytics survey released today that looks at evolving attitudes on technology. Perhaps just as interesting, the number of […]

Posted on December 12, 2017

iPhone’s anniversary is a reminder that regulatory headwinds are ahead

This article was originally published on The Hill. When the iPhone was released 10 years ago this week, it was a seminal moment in technology with news media reporting on the huge lines at Apple stores and the early adopters ready and willing to be among the first to purchase the prized gadget. But like […]

Posted on June 28, 2017

WHOOP There it Is …

Earlier this week, Major League Baseball became the first American professional sports league to approve the use of biometric monitors – aka wearables – on the field of play. Made by WHOOP, teams cannot force players to wear the devices. Where will this go? The power of healthcare wearables to educate us about our bodies […]

Posted on March 9, 2017

How tech industry should respond in the age of Trump

Technology companies, and their CEOs, investors and founders, are faced with a quandary now that Donald Trump is our president — how to respond to the latest Trump outrage that defies political norms and, in some cases, runs counter to the values of our digital culture. Should you fire off a tweet or blog post […]

Posted on February 10, 2017

Making the Leap from Fitness Trackers to Medical Solutions

In one of his final trips in office, Vice President Joe Biden ventured cross country to speak about the Cancer Moonshot 2020 global initiative to cure cancer at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (and eat a grilled cheese sandwich). The visit is a great sign for a health tech industry fueled by the “quantified self” […]

Posted on January 27, 2017

How Seattle Can Save America

Faces were sullen and comments were hard to come by as the parade of tech executives shuffled up to 25th floor of Trump Tower for their summit with the president-elect. Like most who live and work in America’s innovation hubs like Seattle, Silicon Valley and Boston, they were blindsided by the results of the 2016 […]

Posted on January 3, 2017
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