innovation

November 05, 2017

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is vowing the GOP's tax reform package will improve "innovation and entrepreneurship -- key drivers of economic growth." McCarthy said the U.S. needs a "dynamic tax code that promotes the competition, risk taking and innovation that is the foundation of the 21st century economy."

November 01, 2017

While serving as CEO of PepsiCo, John Sculley was recruited by Steve Jobs to become CEO of Apple in 1983. After a disagreement with Jobs over business strategy in which the Apple board sided with Sculley, Jobs was fired while Sculley continued at the helm of Apple until 1993. Since then, Sculley has co-founded or invested in technology-focused companies in many industries, including media marketing, financial services and health care.

November 01, 2017

It’s important to recognize that China’s objective is to become competitive across virtually all advanced-technology industries--and that the techniques China is using to become so pose a direct, and even existential, threat to America’s high-tech industries and those of foreign counterparts. China’s economic development policy has fundamentally evolved over the past decade and a half from a foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction strategy to an indigenous innovation strategy.

October 26, 2017

Since they’re planning on bringing as much as $5 billion in investment and as many as 50,000 jobs, they have the leverage to come to the table with a pretty specific wish list. The tech giant wants to set up in a city of over a million people, with stable business growth, good local transit options, an international airport and a university hub for recruiting. On top of this they’d like an ethnically diverse local population and are offering bonus points for sustainable infrastructure.

October 25, 2017

No matter how the case is decided, there are potential negative implications for U.S. competitiveness. If the court supports the use of search warrants to obtain data stored abroad, it will feed the perception that the best way to protect data from the prying eyes of the U.S. government is to store it abroad with a non-U.S. provider. On the other hand, if the court rules that search warrants cannot be used overseas, foreign governments may try to force companies to store data within their borders to make it impossible for U.S. officials to execute a search warrant. This also damages U.S.

October 25, 2017

Some people are afraid that heavily armed artificially intelligent robots might take over the world, enslaving humanity - or perhaps exterminating us. These people, including tech-industry billionaire Elon Musk and eminent physicist Stephen Hawking, say artificial intelligence technology needs to be regulated to manage the risks. But Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg disagree, saying the technology is not nearly advanced enough for those worries to be realistic.

October 22, 2017

Design thinking is often defined as an inquiry-based approach to solving complex problems, encouraging divergent thinking, spontaneity and creativity. Often applied in the business world to inspire the development of new products and strategies, design thinking has become increasingly popular in the education field. IDEO, perhaps the world’s most renowned design-thinking consultancy, has a division dedicated to helping school leaders and reformers.

October 18, 2017

In an industry of closely guarded business strategies and technical development, it is relatively rare for two automakers, especially mainstream ones like GM and Ford, to collaborate. But the two have a technical track record, most recently around a pair of fuel-saving transmissions, and often walk in lockstep around major community projects and charitable giving in metropolitan Detroit.

October 15, 2017

Universities are renowned as being the hub of many great individuals conducting ground-breaking research, with innovation acting as the driving force behind many of these institutions. Reuters has recently released it’s 2017 edition of the world’s most innovative universities, ranking a considerable number of US universities at the top end of the table, with a total of 51 of the 100 uni

October 12, 2017

China has stepped up efforts to work with American businesses in a bid to acquire advanced technology, part of a drive to become a leading technology-innovation power. “China is pushing to further deepen technology collaboration with U.S. business and academic institutions as part of a national effort to transform its economy, including by putting China at the leading edge of global technological innovation...

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