Tag: Column

Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Rolls-Royce’s all-electric aircraft completes 15-minute maiden voyage

September 17, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Rolls-Royce, best known in aviation for its jet engines, has taken an all-electric airplane on its maiden voyage. The “Spirit of Innovation” completed a 15 minute flight, marking “the beginning of an intensive flight-testing phase in which we will be […]

Industry, Workforce

Pushing for an ‘apolitical’ workplace is immoral (and unrealistic)

August 13, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

“We are not a social impact company. No more societal and political discussions on our company account.” That’s been the recent message from a number of tech CEOs who have declared that they want the companies they run to be […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

No, NFTs aren’t copyrights

June 16, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

For contemporary artists, attaching work to the blockchain in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) may seem like a secure and verifiable way to sell art online. In some ways, it is. Blockchain inherently records time-stamped data on all […]

Industry, Workforce

Companies should utilize real-time compensation data to ensure equal pay

June 16, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are often thought to be an issue that can be solved by intuition by some segment of the HR team. However, in reality, it needs to come from a data-driven approach that encompasses the […]

Federal, Policy

Joe Biden’s new gig

January 20, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

After serving as Obama-Biden campaign manager and White House Deputy Chief of Staff and now living in San Francisco and working with the tech sector, I am hopeful about the Biden-Harris administration’s ability to put in place smart policies and […]


Societal upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic underscores need for new AI data regulations

July 10, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

As a long-time proponent of AI regulation that is designed to protect public health and safety while also promoting innovation, I believe Congress must not delay in enacting, on a bipartisan basis, Section 102(b) of The Artificial Intelligence Data Protection […]

Federal, Policy

The SEC could change the requirements for investing in startups, and that’s not good

March 24, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

As strange as it may seem, only a small percentage of Americans can legally invest in most startups today. Under long-standing rules governing who qualifies as a so-called “accredited investor,” only quite wealthy individuals (those make at least $200,000 in […]

Federal, Policy

Ending patent wars will be a huge boon to the tech industry

March 11, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

Earlier this month, Apple suffered an important legal defeat in its battle over patents with Samsung. It’s good because Apple’s claims were frivolous; its patents were questionable; and its use of litigation to hold back a competitor set another wrong […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

New Rules For Our Health’s Digital Future

January 4, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

Technology promises to transform healthcare. It’s redefining how we interact with, and act on, our health data, and reshaping how care is delivered and coordinated. But uptake so far has been limited, particularly among the elderly, those with chronic conditions […]


Why Business Leaders Need To Take On The Education Revolution

December 21, 2015

Via: Tech Crunch

 Have you hired someone straight out of college in the last decade? If you have, it comes as no shock that today’s education system simply isn’t creating job-ready employees. Far from the differentiator it once was, the college diploma has […]


Farewell To Flash: What It Means For Digital Video Publishers

August 23, 2015

Via: Vijay Balan

It’s been more than five years since Steve Jobs wrote his infamous “Thoughts on Flash” letter citing the high level of energy consumption, lack of performance on mobile and poor security as the reasons his company’s products would not support […]


Biometric Security: From Selfies To Walking Gaits

August 10, 2015

Via: Oren Levy

The payments industry, facing the risk of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks and various types of credit card fraud, has begun incorporating various types of biometric technology to enhance security and prevent breaches. As recently reported, MasterCard is launching a facial recognition […]


Government Should Think Before Imposing Heavy Regulation On Fintech

August 3, 2015

Via: Rohit Arora

On July 16, the U.S. Treasury Department finally made a move that many fintech professionals have expected – and some dreaded – for years. They issued a Request for Information (RFI) for online marketplaces. Their goal is to “allow policymakers […]


Government And The Fast Pace Of Innovation

April 2, 2015

Via: Hollie Russon Gilman

Editor’s note: Hollie Russon Gilman is democracy fellow at the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation where she studies the impact of technology on government transparency, civic engagement, and democratic innovations. We live in a society of instant […]