In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama signed H.R. 39 into law on Friday morning, making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program permanent. The program is designed to give the federal government an avenue to attract and hire tech engineers and entrepreneurs.
In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama signed H.R. 39 into law on Friday morning, making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program permanent. The program is designed to give the federal government an avenue to attract and hire tech engineers and entrepreneurs.
Replacing the visa lottery system frequently used by the tech industry to hire high-skilled foreign workers would reduce the ability of U.S. companies to innovate and create jobs, according to a report published Thursday by the National Foundation for American Policy.
Replacing the visa lottery system frequently used by the tech industry to hire high-skilled foreign workers would reduce the ability of U.S. companies to innovate and create jobs, according to a report published Thursday by the National Foundation for American Policy.
In his final interview before leaving office, released Thursday by Pod Save America, President Barack Obama warned that automation is the bigger threat than global trade in taking away jobs in the United States.
In his final interview before leaving office, released Thursday by Pod Save America, President Barack Obama warned that automation is the bigger threat than global trade in taking away jobs in the United States.
As the D.C. region prepares to host visitors from across the country for the inauguration and swearing-in of President-elect Donald Trump, affordable lodging options are increasingly hard to come by. The task is made easier, fortunately, thanks to homesharing options, facilitated by homesharing companies such as Airbnb Inc. and HomeAway Inc. that connect local residents to consumers who are looking for a place to stay.
As the D.C. region prepares to host visitors from across the country for the inauguration and swearing-in of President-elect Donald Trump, affordable lodging options are increasingly hard to come by. The task is made easier, fortunately, thanks to homesharing options, facilitated by homesharing companies such as Airbnb Inc. and HomeAway Inc. that connect local residents to consumers who are looking for a place to stay.
President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, touching on tech subjects ranging from wireless spectrum to broadband deployment.
President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, touching on tech subjects ranging from wireless spectrum to broadband deployment.
While many Democrats assert that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign makes Donald Trump an illegitimate president, a plurality of voters say Russia's hacking efforts had no impact on the outcome of the election.
While many Democrats assert that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign makes Donald Trump an illegitimate president, a plurality of voters say Russia's hacking efforts had no impact on the outcome of the election.
All nine Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday pressed Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, to promise he would not block any investigations of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. election.
All nine Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday pressed Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, to promise he would not block any investigations of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. election.
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Tech Brief: FTC Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Qualcomm

The Federal Trade Commission sued Qualcomm Inc. — the world’s largest maker of semiconductors for mobile phones — over unfair licensing practices allegedly designed to maintain a monopoly. Qualcomm said it will fight the FTC’s suit, which the company said is based on flawed legal theory and misconceptions about the cellphone industry.

Tech Brief: Intel Report Includes Unsubstantiated Allegations That Russia Has Compromising Info on Trump

Intelligence officials presented classified documents to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump showing that Russian operatives say they have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. The unverified allegations were presented last week with the intelligence report on Russian cyber operations aimed at disrupting the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Tech Brief: Conway Rejects Calls for Independent Panel to Probe Russian Hacks

Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, ridiculed a proposal from congressional Democrats that would establish an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the Russian hacking and disinformation campaign aimed at interfering in the U.S. election. Conway also said Trump might reconsider some of the punitive actions against Russia ordered by President Barack Obama.

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