China is gradually shedding its reputation as the world’s technology copycat. It still spawns lookalikes, whether they be GoPro-style action cameras or Didi Chuxing, a ride-hailing app that looked awfully like Uber until it added Chinese characteristics and vanquished its former rival. But some Chinese companies are also leading the way in new services and business models.
Amazon's vice president for global innovation policy and communications, Paul Misener, gave the keynote speech at Retail Week's tech conference in London this week, telling the assembled retailers what they can learn from the ecommerce giant's growth.
When we discuss technology innovations, we usually focus on the ways that new tech is making our lives easier. While this is certainly a great perk of technology, it also causes us to overlook an even better benefit of the new innovations and developments we see on a daily basis: how technology is improving learning. Both inside and outside the classroom, the following tech innovations are having a drastic impact on the way people learn, helping to change education for the better.
In recent months, China has quietly given the United States a series of new “Sputnik Moments”--not as dramatic as a radio beacon from overhead, but just as significant as a challenge to American technological leadership. And as U.S. debates have focused on trade deficits and recovering manufacturing jobs, Beijing has achieved the scientific and technological feats that herald its arrival as an innovation superpower.
Before discussing remedies, Google’s offensive conduct must be placed into two distinct bins: censoring speech (via blocking) and threatening innovation (via discrimination). Blocking Gab and threatening publishers goes the issue of speech, whereas discriminating against Opera and Vivaldi (or against local search app Yelp) raises innovation concerns. As a competition blog, the remedies discussed here deal with promoting edge innovation.
Today, data is shared like never before for a multitude of reasons, and it isn’t just tech startup entrepreneurs who are pioneers. State policymakers can make their regions more competitive by promoting data-driven innovation at universities, private companies and government agencies.
While the status of the U.S. health-care system has divided Congress, there’s one reform provision that unites a bipartisan majority of lawmakers, including Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey: Repealing the innovation-crushing medical device excise tax.
"DJI has done everything right," said Chris Anderson, co-founder of 3DR, which had been the No. 2 drone maker but has transitioned into an aerial software company, helping companies precisely capture images and data. "They've innovated. They have globally branded and distributed, which is unusual for a Chinese company."
“If we don’t embrace it, our adversaries will,” said outgoing DIA Director, Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart. “The fight for remaining relevant in this digital age is what keeps me awake.” And Stewart was clear. It is, in many ways, an arms race. “Our adversaries have been modernizing,” he warned, speaking to a small group of reporters in August, as the agency welcomed private companies and academics to the iHub for a series of so-called Industry Days.
China's stronghold as the leading BRICS economy could be up for contention by the end of the next decade, according to a new report which suggests that India is set to see a surge in innovation. India's innovation growth rate is expected to rise significantly over the next 15 years, placing it ahead of Russia and close to surpassing China, the study from China's Science Technology Exchange Center said Wednesday.