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Strength of a worrisome generalist vs. technology

When any technological field such as biotechnology continues advancing in breaking formerly-impossible barriers, there should be at least one concerned-but-informed voice that invites discussions.

Technology advocates might call him or her a non-expert, coward or dragging force to better life assisted by technologies. 648 more words

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White House taps Google's Megan Smith as the country's new CTO

The White House has nominated Google executive Megan Smith as the country’s new chief technology officer, making her only the third person to assume the role since it was created. 262 more words


Name you should know: Danny Marti, Obama's nomination for new 'piracy czar'

Contrary to its descriptive-sounding name, the position of “piracy czar” doesn’t actually require knowledge of swashbuckling and looking good why wearing an eye patch.

No, it’s actually a role created by Congress under the… 235 more words


For one student, dreams of drone-based advertising take flight

Raj Singh’s moment of revelation came in November of last year, when Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos hawked a line of package-delivering drones to Charlie Rose on… 991 more words


Netflix Petitions FCC to Block Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix stands to lose in this behemoth telecom merger.

As Issie Lapowsky writes at Wired, “if the two companies were to merge they would have unprecedented power to charge companies like Netflix more for faster service.” … 30 more words


U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park is stepping down (updated)

Updated (8:11 p.m. PST): Updated with confirmation of Park’s departure via an independent source that spoke with VentureBeat.

If there’s one thing most folks in the tech industry can agree on, it’s that there aren’t nearly enough technology-minded individuals helping to run the government. 289 more words


RANT: Congress failed; good!


The six tech policy problems Congress failed to fix this year
On tech issues, the partisan divide isn’t so wide. Yet nothing happened.
by Joe Mullin – Aug 8 2014, 10:57am EDT… 109 more words