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The Asian Development Bank has issued a lengthy report on technology and jobs. And it's a pretty upbeat one, as described by the Financial Times: The ADB’s analysis of 12 developing Asian economies between 2005 and 2015 found that rising
[caption id="attachment_979074" align="aligncenter" width="1059"] Barclays[/caption] If the US economy is going to generate sustained 3% annual growth, or anything close to that, it will require much faster productivity growth. The bull case looks something like this one, via my AEI
The US-China tech/trade war just escalated. You see, ZTE is an important Chinese company. It is the country’s second largest telecom equipment maker after Huawei Technologies. It is also the fourth largest seller of smartphones in the United States. And
The internet has evolved from its original design as a backbone-oriented, end-to-end infrastructure for academics to a series of content delivery networks (CDNs) that deliver video entertainment for end users. About 80 percent of today’s internet’s traffic is driven by
Is the Facebook kerfuffle really about privacy? Or is there something more fundamental happening here? I’ve written previously about my skepticism that people really value digital privacy as much as the media or activist groups suggest they do. And if
Following the Facebook scandal, many people expressed concerns about how big tech companies take advantage of their users' data to drive service consumption. AEI's visiting scholar Mark Jamison advises big tech companies to be transparent about their real business models.
“Small business is the basis of American prosperity.” “Small businesses are overwhelmingly responsible for job creation and innovation.” “Small business owners are the basis for democracy in America.” All these statements are wrong, argues Robert Atkinson, president of the Information
Chinese cyberespionage is on the rise again, despite a 2015 US-China agreement to curtail commercial cybertheft. These potential acts of defiance come as the US and Beijing are moving toward confrontation across a wide number of economic and strategic fronts.
With the explosion of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, technology today has once again leapt far ahead of existing regulatory systems, causing a negative reaction from those who live in regulatory bubbles. Regulatory responses have varied, from China’s banning of many