Innovation is the source of economic prosperity and global progress, simplifying routines and enriching quality of life. The internet has fundamentally altered how the world works, communicates and thinks. The global information revolution has ushered in a new era of global conversations, cooperation and crowd-sourcing among researchers, speeding the spread of new ideas and technologies in every discipline. Researchers race to develop energy alternatives, synthetic biology, transportation improvements, environmental protections or cures for disease. Governments must keep up pace with funding of education and infrastructure as well as regulations on patents, immigration, intellectual property protections and more.

Silicon Valley Dons a Brave Face, Despite Worries

The birthplace of hi-tech globalization frets about competition
S.L. Bachman
April 28, 2004

China's ‘Big Mamas' in a Quandary

Caught between the urge to repress and to make use of the Internet, Beijing sees its power eroded
Paul Mooney
April 12, 2004

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India’s Regulator Effectively Bans Facebook’s Free Basics Service

Facebook suggests that an independent board could be appointed to decide Free Basics content
Sean McLain, Joanna Sugden and Deepa Seetharaman
February 10, 2016

10 Big Technology Trends Likely to Emerge in 2016

Big firms promote dependency while government tries to monitor internet use
Gadgets 360 Staff
January 1, 2016

Imagine America If Steve Jobs’ Father Was Turned Away Because He Was Syrian

Immigration contributes to US economic success
Nick Hanauer
December 10, 2015

Filipina Entrepreneur Shines at APEC

Engineer promotes lamps run on saltwater and sustainability as smart economics
Doris Dumlao-Abadilla
November 23, 2015

Is the USDA Silencing Scientists?

Government entomologist was blocked from presenting research on how pesticides affect monarch butterflies
Brandon Keim
November 3, 2015

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