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Gig Economy Workers Gain Security, but at What Cost?
Technology
Gig Economy Workers Gain Security, but at What Cost?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It started with installing some red and green LED lights. Then came the disco balls, neon eyeglasses and a gold Bluetooth karaoke microphone. Daniel Flannery had transformed the car he drives for Uber and Lyft into a... Read More

SpaceX Gets Approval from NASA to Test Astronaut Capsule in Saturday Launch
Innovation
SpaceX Gets Approval from NASA to Test Astronaut Capsule in Saturday Launch

ORLANDO, Fla. — The next step in NASA’s plan to return astronauts to space from the U.S. has the green light to proceed. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut capsule has been given the OK to perform its test flight ... Read More

E&C Demands Facebook Briefing on Exposure of Users' Personal Health Information
Congress
E&C Demands Facebook Briefing on Exposure of Users' Personal Health Information
2019-02-20 00:10:48
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding a briefing from the company following a consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission that personal health information of certain Facebook users who were participating in... Read More

Drone Deliveries to Fuel On-demand Services for Food, Basic Goods and Organs
Innovation
Drone Deliveries to Fuel On-demand Services for Food, Basic Goods and Organs
2019-02-13 00:16:05
by Michael Cheng

Commercial airline services are great for traveling. Planes are also suitable for transporting large cargo over long distances. But what about time-sensitive and on-demand products, such as food, perishable items and organs? Drone deliveries could be the solution to such... Read More

Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
Congress
Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
2019-01-19 01:07:04
by TWN Staff

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security threats posed by technology competitors like China. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (... Read More

Josh Hawley’s War Against Big Tech Could Bring Down Small Startups
Technology
Josh Hawley’s War Against Big Tech Could Bring Down Small Startups

Josh Hawley wants to be seen as the U.S. Senate’s watchdog of tech giants. But his efforts could actually result in the big companies, which he says he wants to rein in, being the only ones left healthy. ... Read More

Exploring the Future of Work
Spotlight
Exploring the Future of Work
2018-11-30 20:29:03
by TWN Staff

As the nature of work dramatically changes in the 21st century, new leaders are emerging to tackle the challenges of our shifting economic landscape. Workers are facing growing uncertainty in the labor market, and their relationship with their employers must ... Read More

Tech-Driven Stock Market Plunge Raises Worries Long Rally Is Finally Over
Wall Street
Tech-Driven Stock Market Plunge Raises Worries Long Rally Is Finally Over

November 21, 2018 By Jim Puzzanghera WASHINGTON — There may not be an alert on your iPhone yet, but it looks as if the years-long stock market party might just be over. A recent plunge in share prices of U.S.... Read More

China ‘Has Taken the Gloves Off’ in Its Thefts of US Technology Secrets
China
China ‘Has Taken the Gloves Off’ in Its Thefts of US Technology Secrets

It was the great microchip heist — a stunning Chinese-backed effort that pilfered as much as $8.75 billion in patented American technology. U.S. officials say the theft took a year to pull off and involved commercial spies, a... Read More

Cities and States Offered Amazon Billions, But Did It Matter?
In The News
Cities and States Offered Amazon Billions, But Did It Matter?

Virginia’s offer of $573 million in direct public incentives and New York’s package, over $1.5 billion, weren’t the richest of the many deals pitched to Amazon for the prospect of 25,000 new, high-paid tech jobs in each place. But the ... Read More

The Rise of the Machines: Automation Reshapes Job Market
In The News
The Rise of the Machines: Automation Reshapes Job Market

Looking at a map of California on a projector screen, Johannes Moenius, an economics professor at the University of Redlands, hovered his mouse over the Inland Empire, which glowed with a splotch of red pixels. The colored... Read More

Intel and Other Tech Companies Join Apple Against China Tariffs
Economy
Intel and Other Tech Companies Join Apple Against China Tariffs

Silicon Valley tech companies may not be getting the president’s attention on Twitter, but they are also raising concerns about the planned $200 billion tariffs, which they say would raise the prices of most consumer electronics. Read More

FDA to Bolster Cybersecurity of Medical Devices
Innovation
FDA to Bolster Cybersecurity of Medical Devices

After a series of computer security problems in medical devices, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to make sure companies do as much as possible to defend against hacking and other threats. Read More

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