50th anniversary, some say Moore’s law is showing signs of age. But you’d never know it by looking at the spread of digital power to every corner of the globe. Global mobile subscriptions of 7.4 billion, according to Ericsson’s new Mobility Report, now outnumber the world’s total population of 7.3 billion. (This can be so because many individuals own multiple devices and single devices can, via multiple SIM cards, support multiple subscriptions.) Just a decade ago, the majority of Chinese had never made a phone call, but today China boasts more than a billion mobile users.
Bret Swanson is a visiting fellow at AEI's Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy and president of Entropy Economics LLC, a strategic research firm specializing in technology, innovation, and the global economy. He advises investors and technology companies, focusing on the Internet ecosystem and the broadband networks and applications that drive it. Swanson is also a scholar at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, where, since 2005, his research has centered on economic growth and policies that encourage it. For eight years Swanson advised technology investors as executive editor of the Gilder Technology Report and later was a senior fellow at the Progress & Freedom Foundation, where he directed the Center for Global Innovation. Swanson began his career as an aide to former senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and was then an economic analyst for former representative Jack Kemp (R-NY) at Empower America.
signed up 10 million subscribers. Spotify has 75 million total users (including its free, ad-supported service), while Pandora reports close to 80 million total users. Meanwhile, Google says that YouTube views and watch times are accelerating — up 60% from last year and up to an average of viewing session of 40 minutes. The streaming economy is in full flight, but one thing can stop it in its tracks: not enough available spectrum.
Hillary Clinton expressed her wariness of the emerging sharing economy. Although new Internet-enabled services like Uber and Airbnb are a key source of growth, jobs, and dynamism in an otherwise sluggish economy, Mrs. Clinton says they are “raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future.” Talk about killing the golden gosling.
blog post on Sunday morning, Swift persuaded Apple to change the trial period policy for its new music streaming service.