I spend most of my day thinking, writing, and talking about the small tech companies, app developers, and innovators spearheading growth across the global economy. In Washington, I often talk with people for whom “tech” is an all-encompassing term. To paraphrase Arthur C. Clark — to them, any sufficiently advanced [...]
The Next Best Idea May Come from a Rural Entrepreneur. Television White Spaces Can Help Make It Happen.
For decades, America’s rural communities have led the country in entrepreneurship. However, rural entrepreneurship is on the decline, and the lack of something essential is jeopardizing entrepreneurial opportunity in rural America. Today, 23.4 million rural Americans live without access to high-speed internet, a resource on which modern businesses depend to [...]
ACT |The App Association Urges European Commission to Announce a Prohibition on use-based pricing of patents essential to the internet of things
ACT | The App Association (The App Association), a trade association championing small tech innovators, today (Wednesday) called on the European Commission to announce a prohibition on any form of use-based pricing of technology essential to the development of the internet of things (IoT). The Commission is expected to publish a [...]
Through Universal Service Fund (USF) distribution, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has attempted to bring telephone and broadband services to under- and unserved Americans. While USF programs have made significant progress bringing connectivity to “high cost” areas, schools, hospitals, and low-income populations, most agree that the fund alone cannot bridge [...]
When you think about it, the success of the smartphone is really the story of the success of mobile apps. When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, he didn’t want an App Store. He envisioned a world where apps were solely web-based, and iPhones were hermetically sealed and inaccessible [...]