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The VC drain: Yes, we're a big importer of capital too

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At the Technology Alliance annual luncheon this week in downtown Seattle, industry leaders lamented the sad state of the educational system. Zillow co-founder Rich Barton and Apex Learning CEO Cheryl Vedoe spoke in detail about how Washington state isn’t doing a good job of educating our own students, relying on “imported”...
The VC drain: Yes, we're a big importer of capital too

Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

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Julius Genachowski, the outgoing chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today touted his agency's record in promoting wireless competition over the last four years. And he warned that allowing AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the market leaders, to snap up all of the spectrum in an upcoming wireless auction...
Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"
One Way For Cleantech To Survive Climate Change Denial: Talk Instead About "Innovation Economy"
So long, Julius: FCC chair lauded by industry, blasted by activists

Attention politicians: For every ‘prison-wage’ job shipped to Shenzhen, the App Economy has created a healthy job in the US

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American politicians are in a hullabaloo over the 500,000 Foxconn prison-wage jobs in China that they claim could be stationed in the United States, but no one seems to pay attention to the booming “App Economy” that created roughly the same amount of decent jobs stateside. Both sides of...
Attention politicians: For every ‘prison-wage’ job shipped to Shenzhen, the App Economy has created a healthy job in the US

Obama: American investment in the Internet allowed Facebook, Google and Microsoft to thrive

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President Barack Obama cruised into Seattle Thursday as part of his 2012 campaign, touting everything from jobs to foreign policy to immigration reform to his stance on gay marriage. Obama presented himself as a unifier at a time that the country is deeply divided. To make his point, the...
Obama: American investment in the Internet allowed Facebook, Google and Microsoft to thrive

US regulators clear Verizon's $3.6B purchase of 122 wireless licenses

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After an 8 month wait, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice (DoJ) have today cleared Verizon’s $3.6 billion purchase of 122 advanced wireless services licenses from cable giant Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. In a statement, the FCC’s Chairman Julius Genachowski explains that because Verizon...
US regulators clear Verizon's $3.6B purchase of 122 wireless licenses
Marc Andreessen Speaks With William Janeway To Discuss Capitalism In A World Driven By Innovation

Why Britain needs an innovation economy

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Radical thinking is needed if UK industry is to seize the opportunities provided by technological changeSomething is stirring in the boardrooms of British industry. You heard it at Davos. Peter Mandelson is onto it, and last week Vince Cable joined in. The scale of the structural economic crisis facing the...
Why Britain needs an innovation economy

SHIELD Act Targeting Patent Trolls Re-Introduced; It's A Step In The Right Direction, But Just A Small One

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As expected, the SHIELD Act, which would allow those sued by patent trolls over bogus patents to seek legal fees, has been reintroduced in Congress. As I said when the bill was originally introduced, I think it's a good thing, though just a very, very small step towards dealing with...
SHIELD Act Targeting Patent Trolls Re-Introduced; It's A Step In The Right Direction, But Just A Small One

Ecosystem + Incubator = Startup "Ecobator" NestGSV

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Startup accelerators are great, as far as they go. The problem is that, after startups enjoy several months of pedal-to-the-metal support and mentorship, the vast majority of them exit the programs and hit a brick wall. The cheerleading stops, venture funding never materializes and the founders go back to writing...
Ecosystem + Incubator = Startup "Ecobator" NestGSV
Google's Creative Destruction

TechNet, Microsoft, CISPA: Oh my! The current cybersecurity muddle hearkens to the early days of SOPA

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Are Microsoft, Apple, and a number of other technology companies that you know by name in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA? You wouldn’t know it by viewing the bill’s page listing letters of support from companies and organisations, but that frankly might not mean much. Today...
TechNet, Microsoft, CISPA: Oh my! The current cybersecurity muddle hearkens to the early days of SOPA

Nathan Myhrvold's Delusions: Patent Wars 'Vindicate' The Importance Of Patents

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Nathan Myhrvold, the founder of the world's largest patent troll, Intellectual Ventures, has been known to make ridiculous statements concerning patents in the past, but he's at it again. He's now claiming that the concerns and complaints about how patents hinder innovation are really just a vindication of his efforts....
Nathan Myhrvold's Delusions: Patent Wars 'Vindicate' The Importance Of Patents

At Senate hearing, FTC and DoJ argue that import bans over FRAND patents must be an exception

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Six United States senators recently wrote to the ITC to express concern over Motorola Mobility's pursuit of ITC import bans over standard-essential patents -- and not just over what the Google subsidiary is doing but over the wider issue. Today the Judiciary Committee of the Senate held a one-hour hearing...
At Senate hearing, FTC and DoJ argue that import bans over FRAND patents must be an exception

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski confirms departure

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Julius Genachowski said on Friday he would step down as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, confirming press reports Thursday of his planned resignation. An FCC statement said he would depart in “coming weeks” even though his term expires this year. President Obama nominated Genachowski to the commission in 2009,...
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski confirms departure

Some Thoughts On An Innovation Agenda

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Over the past few weeks we've been running this little experiment with Darrell West of the Governance Studies program of the Brookings Institution to crowdsource ideas, feedback and insights into how the federal government can go about promoting an innovation economy. I wanted to use this Labor Day "off-day" to...
Some Thoughts On An Innovation Agenda

Our innovation economy won't grow until we fix the broken IPO market

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It’s been 12 years since the internet bubble burst, and in the ensuing fallout, it has become apparent that the IPO market has been fundamentally damaged. Thanks to a lack of national confidence and lingering fears and confusion about the potential risks of IPOs, far too many good companies –...
Our innovation economy won't grow until we fix the broken IPO market
Keen On… Carl Bass: Why Autodesk Remains “Incredibly Relevant” [TCTV]

San Francisco Mayer Just Sent This Tweet To Apple About It's Green Products 'Mistake' (AAPL)

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San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee is happy that Apple changed its mind about building green products that confirm to a government standard. The City was so miffed over Apple's decision to ditch the EPEAT standard that it banned the purchase of any more Apple computers by all of its agencies....
San Francisco Mayer Just Sent This Tweet To Apple About It's Green Products 'Mistake' (AAPL)

Patent office snubs Seattle, picks Silicon Valley, Denver and Dallas for new branches

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USPTO director David Kappos speaking at the University of Washington. Photo: Debbie Woo First, we lost our bid to win one of the NASA Space Shuttles (though we did pick up the consolation prize delivered this weekend). Now, another federal agency is snubbing Seattle. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today...
Patent office snubs Seattle, picks Silicon Valley, Denver and Dallas for new branches

A Patent Troll By Any Other Name Still Stinks

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On the Internet, nobody really likes to be called a troll. Especially the people who absolutely know they are trolls. It is a derogatory term meant to denigrate somebody who is deliberately provocative to produce the maximum amount of disruption to other parties' goals. We think of trolls as people...
A Patent Troll By Any Other Name Still Stinks
Startups: The 8 Missions That Should Dominate Obama's Technology Agenda

Uber Gets The Green Light In Boston, With Support From The Massachusetts Governor's Office

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Yesterday, we reported that Uber had came under fire from the Division of Standards of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, receiving a cease and desist letter that sought to shut down its operations in the Greater Boston area. The issue has since been resolved, with an amended decision saying Uber was...
Uber Gets The Green Light In Boston, With Support From The Massachusetts Governor's Office
Keen On… Beth Comstock: Why GE Might Be The World’s Oldest Start-Up [TCTV]
Apple publishes recommendations on tax reform ahead of Senate hearing on offshore tax practice

A 6-year-old’s pitch; an app to save your marriage; and other comments of the week

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Ashwin Gowland The best comments, quotes, and random zingers we heard this week… “Feature request: Deduct points points when phone is thrown across room.”–GeekWire reader Jay Force commenting on Kouply, a new mobile app that awards points to couples for positive behavior, such as cleaning the dishes or vacuuming the...
A 6-year-old’s pitch; an app to save your marriage; and other comments of the week

Is XBRL The Key To Escaping Small Cap Hell?

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Small cap hell is where you end up in about six months after your IPO, when all the high fives and champagne have receded into a distant memory. Unless your company is big enough. How big is big enough? According to Investopedia, small cap refers to companies with "a market...
Is XBRL The Key To Escaping Small Cap Hell?

JANEWAY: A Healthy Economy Requires Lots Of Government Waste And Bubbles

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In his new book, "Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State," Warburg Pincus partner Bill Janeway explains what the economy really needs: wasteful spending from the goverment and bubbles.   <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> Produced by Business Insider VideoSEE ALSO: This Solar-Powered Airplane Can Revolutionize...
JANEWAY: A Healthy Economy Requires Lots Of Government Waste And Bubbles
Facebook's IPO casts a long shadow over Silicon Valley, survey shows
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