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The United States is now the world's second-most 'competitive' economy

September 28, 2017

The United States is now the second-most competitive economy in the world, climbing to an eight-year high in global rankings, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the World Economic Forum.

America's current patent system inhibits innovation. Here's how to fix it

September 25, 2017

Six years ago, Congress passed the America Invents Act to update the US patent system.

Space travel debris clutters Earth's orbit, putting innovation at risk

September 24, 2017

Even as space-based services like weather forecasting and GPS become an intimate, inseparable part of our daily lives, we risk the sustainability of the space environment through sloppy practices that could make near-Earth space into a perilous demolition derby.

China is moving into more hardcore tech innovation with artificial intelligence

September 21, 2017

The internet revolution in China saw companies design products and services to solve social issues in the world's second-largest economy. Now, businesses are working to innovate in more hardcore technological areas such as artificial intelligence, according to a leading investor.

Amazon innovation chief: 'We are failing and will continue to fail'

September 18, 2017

Amazon's vice president for global innovation policy and communications, Paul Misener, gave the keynote speech at Retail Week's tech conference in London this week, telling the assembled retailers what they can learn from the ecommerce giant's growth.

7 tech innovations that are drastically changing the way people learn

September 13, 2017

When we discuss technology innovations, we usually focus on the ways that new tech is making our lives easier.

Is China leaping past us?

September 13, 2017

In recent months, China has quietly given the United States a series of new “Sputnik Moments”--not as dramatic as a radio beacon from overhead, but just as significant as a challenge to American technological leadership. And as U.S.

What To Do About Google?

September 12, 2017

Before discussing remedies, Google’s offensive conduct must be placed into two distinct bins: censoring speech (via blocking) and threatening innovation (via discrimination).

Best States for Data Innovation

September 10, 2017

Today, data is shared like never before for a multitude of reasons, and it isn’t just tech startup entrepreneurs who are pioneers. State policymakers can make their regions more competitive by promoting data-driven innovation at universities, private companies and government agencies.

Bipartisan lawmakers agree this tax crushes innovation, so let's just repeal it already

September 06, 2017

While the status of the U.S. health-care system has divided Congress, there’s one reform provision that unites a bipartisan majority of lawmakers, including Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey: Repealing the innovation-crushing medical device excise tax.

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