Extending the Tax Advantage for Sunscreen to Life-Saving Healthcare Tech

In the DC bubble, we like buzzwords. Recently, “digital health” joined “blockchain” and “artificial intelligence” on a growing list of phrases that make us feel hip. But what does digital health really mean? To the Connected Health Initiative (CHI), it does not mean turning everyone into their own healthcare professionals, a concept often referred to as the “consumerization” of healthcare. People don’t want to be their own doctors. Consumer behavior reveals that people want healthcare to be accessible and cost-effective [...]

Amplify: Elaine Gomez

ACT | The App Association recognizes the gap in representation in the tech community, and we want to change that. Whether you’re a woman, a person of color, a member of the LGBTQIA++ community, or someone who feels marginalized based on your level of ability to walk, or to speak: we hear you, we recognize you, and we want to amplify you. Our Amplify series will lift the voices of those in the tech community who are working to close [...]

GPS: A Driving Force in the 5G Revolution

This article is jointly authored by GPS Innovation Alliance and ACT | The App Association. Last month, the GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA) and ACT | The App Association (App Association) had the honor of participating in a 5G Summit hosted by the White House. It was there that top leaders in government, including from the White House, Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), outlined their vision for fostering 5G deployment. Deputy U.S. [...]

Barefoot&Co: Providing Startups with a Solid Foundation

ACT | The App Association represents app developers and small tech businesses creating new innovations in all parts of the globe. For Member Monday this week, we feature one of our European members, Barefoot&Co, whose in-house startups develop some of the most exciting mobile services. In order for companies like Barefoot&Co, and the startups they foster, to grow and become successful, customers need to trust their data are being handled safely and lawfully. The proposed Regulation on European Production and [...]

Out of the Box: How Platforms Changed Software Distribution

Quiz time! A buzz from your smartphone tells you there’s a new version of your go-to run tracking app. Which of the following do you do? Get in your car and drive to the nearest software store and grab the new version from the shelf. Scroll to the app store on your phone and simply hit “Update.” Ignore the update and hope the current version will keep working. Most likely you selected option 2, letting your smartphone automatically update it [...]

New Vlog: Regulatory Update with Brian Scarpelli

Congress may be back from August recess, but US Federal agencies never left! Check out our regulatory update on what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been up to all summer (and what we expect to come) from ACT's Senior Global Policy Council, Brian Scarpelli.

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