Three recent speeches by Obama Administration officials provide key insights into the rather conflicted view of current policymakers on the appropriate role of competition regulation in today’s age of digital-fueled disruption.
One of the most perplexing issues in communications policy — with a convoluted 20-year history — is that of the cable television set-top box. We may finally be on the verge of a new era where the user interface is more important than that archaic box.
Even before the landmark United States v. Microsoft Corp. antitrust case, competition law was a bit schizophrenic when it came to the question of interoperability. Monopolists have no general duty to make their products work with those of competitors, but what about the situation where a dominant firm deliberately re-designs products to render them incompatible with others? That […]
Disruptive innovation is not new and not unique to high-tech. It’s been around for hundreds of years and serves as a key driver of both economic growth and social evolution.
My photo from Sunday’s Washington Redskins’ game made the cover of Flipboard. Wow, you say? Not really.
A J.D. degree is not worth what it once was as the legal industry wrestles with unprecedented business changes.
Many are speculating that 2009 represents a fundamental turning point for the venture capital industry.
Alright, so more than 80% of Silicon Valley’s 150 largest publicly traded companies have employees holding underwater options. It’s happened before, and that did not deter innovation or investment.
Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, once again on an anti-open source crusade, now says Linux is a “cancer” but that the new Windows Server 2003 product can compete with free software because is it “innovative.”
Starbucks and T-Mobile have made a big push to establish 802.11b “hot spots” around the country, but so far no one is buying!