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October 03, 2017

The US Senate today announced it had reached an agreement internally concerning self-driving car technology. The Senate is expected to pass legislation on October 4th that would clear regulations and restrictions for manufacturers, in essence providing a clear path to putting driverless cars on the road.

October 01, 2017

The tech industry has been shifting jobs overseas for decades, and other big American companies like Oracle and Dell also employ a majority of their workers outside the United States. But IBM is unusual because it employs more people in a single foreign country than it does at home. The company's employment in India has nearly doubled since 2007, even as its work force in the United States has shrunk through waves of layoffs and buyouts.

September 26, 2017

With millions of Americans looking for work, CareerBuilder is releasing new research that identifies seven major trends that have significantly influenced job creation over the last seven years (2010-2017). The study also highlights occupations that have benefitted from these trends and grown at an accelerated rate post-recession.

September 26, 2017

Apple contributes 50% of Imagination’s annual revenue. Losing Apple as a client forced Imagination to put itself up for sale last June.

September 25, 2017

Everyone seems to have a beef with Big Tech these days, with politicians and pundits from across the political spectrum blaming consumer technology's largest companies for everything from income inequality and wage stagnation to #fakenews and President Donald Trump. Now we can add internet advocacy groups, long seen as allies with the Googles and Facebooks of the tech world, to the list.

September 24, 2017

Fully automated cars are still many years away. Amid the government activity and potential for social benefits, it’s important not to lose sight of smaller improvements that could more immediately save lives and reduce injuries and economic costs of highway crashes.

September 20, 2017

President Trump’s action was not unexpected in the United States.

September 15, 2017

"Amazon is a microscopic portion of global consumption today, so ultimately I think it has more room to grow before it invites regulatory overview," Palihapitiya said. "On the other hand, Facebook and Google effectively are surveillance states. And they have so much personal, private information about so many citizens of so many countries."

September 14, 2017

President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed investor from buying Lattice Semiconductor Corp., casting a cloud over Chinese deals seeking U.S. security clearance and spurring a call for fairness from Beijing. It was just the fourth time in a quarter century that a U.S. president has ordered a foreign takeover of an American firm stopped on national-security concerns.

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). Blocking Gab and threatening publishers goes the issue of speech, whereas discriminating against Opera and Vivaldi (or against local search app Yelp) raises innovation concerns. As a competition blog, the remedies discussed here deal with promoting edge innovation.

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