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European AI needs strategic leadership, not overregulation

Proposed EU regulations could ******* AI development in the EU while China and the U.S. leap forward and lead to complete chaos when regulations in various EU bodies start contradicting. ...

California Gov. Newsom proposes $3.2B in EV investment as part of economic recovery package

California Governor Gavin Newsom, a vocal proponent of electric vehicles, on Friday debuted a new proposal that would earmark $3.2 billion to boost EV infrastructure and adoption in the state. “This is a big deal,” Newsom said at a press conference Friday. “The Biden administration’s been talking a lot about this, they’re hoping to do ...

Stop Talking About Section 230. Start Talking About The Business Model.

For the past several years, I’ve led a graduate-level class studying the early history of Internet policy in the United States. It runs just seven weeks – the truth is, there’s not that much actual legislation to review. We spend a lot of the course focused on Internet business models, which, as I hope this ...

Well That Was A Year: A Review of My 2020 Predictions

From the Department of Didn’t See THAT Coming… Yes, it’s true: Last year, I did not predict a global pandemic in 2020. COVID is a gravitational force that warps everything it touches, so I approach this annual ritual of self-grading with trepidation. As I start, I honestly don’t remember what I predicted twelve months ago…but ...

Daily Crunch: Stimulus bill includes money for broadband and energy

We look at the tech implications of the new stimulus bill, Lockheed Martin makes a big rocket engine acquisition and Google Cloud expands. This is your Daily Crunch for December 21, 2020. The big story: Stimulus bill includes money for broadband and energy The $900 billion pandemic relief bill that lawmakers agreed on over the ...

COVID-19 relief bill includes $1.9B to ‘rip and replace’ Huawei and ZTE equipment

A long-awaited COVID-19 relief bill finally received congressional approval over the weekend. Top-line efforts include plans to bolster a population feeling intense strain after nine months of shutdown. The $600 direct payment has, understandably, grabbed the most headlines, but there’s a ton to dig into amidst the $900 billion package. Most relevant for our coverage ...

DJI added to Commerce Department ‘entity list’

Following numerous reports that the U.S. government was seeking to ***** down on DJI, the Department of Commerce today will be adding the drone giant to its “Entity List.”  Reuters and Drone DJ have issued early reporting based on a conference call with a state official. The full list of 77 impacted companies is available ...

Dear Sophie: How did immigration change for startup founders in 2020?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Hacks ...

MIT professor wants to overhaul ‘The Hype Machine’ that powers social media

"I think that having objective sources of fact checking are important. We know that fact-checking does reduce the belief in and sharing of fake information." ...