Amazon earned the reputation of being a constructive force for consumers and a disrupter for the industries it chooses to enter. In the last few years, we have been watching Amazon’s tentative forays into selected health care niches. Amazon has avoided the clinical services side of health care, unlike CVS, which is transforming its retail […]
The ethics associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI)has become a serious consideration within academia and the high technology industry. Ethics are “the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture.” Artificial Intelligence (AI) developments are in their formative stage and lack generally accepted rules of conduct, […]
Today, ACI joined a coalition of think tanks calling for approval of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. The letter finds the transaction would increase competition, thereby producing consumer benefits. The letter is available online.
To meet the exploding demand for wireless data and spur new innovations like driverless cars, Smart Cities, and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, service providers have turned to the next generation of wireless technology, 5G. With lower latency and internet speeds at least ten times faster than current 4G networks, 5G will unlock possibilities thought […]
Over the last two decades, the power and connectivity of mobile devices have taken unimaginable strides. Whether you use a smartphone to shop online, track your exercise regime with a smartwatch, make a doctor’s appointment, or play music using Wi-Fi-connected speakers, these devices have revolutionized the way we live, play, and work. And it’s just […]
The global wearable medical devices market is expected to grow at a compound rate of 18.0% during the period 2015 to 2023, increasing from $2.7 billion in 2014 to $10 billion by the end of 2033. While we do not want to spend more, many of the new wearable devices will deliver better care and […]
One of the most contentious antitrust cases of 2019, FTC v. Qualcomm, is in full swing at a courthouse in San Jose, California. With several other legal cases pending for Qualcomm, a lot is at stake. For Qualcomm, its fundamental business model is what’s at risk. For everyone else? Market competition, innovation and national security. […]
For too long, a slanted tax code and uncertainty about the tax status of digital sales has hurt consumers and businesses engaged in digital commerce. By passing the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2018, Congress would bring fairness to one of the most innovative and vibrant sectors of our economy. This is […]
As the new legislative session begins, Congress should act quickly to enact the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2018. Consumers and businesses deserve a fair tax system that neither favors nor penalizes digital commerce. You can read the entire op-ed at The Hill.
Spending on 5G network infrastructure is expected to jump from $528 million in 2018 to $26 billion in 2022, producing a compound annual growth rate of 118 percent. Cumulatively, Moor Insights & Strategy estimates the infrastructure spending on 5G by 2025 will exceed $326 billion. The research firm, Analysis Mason analyzed and ranked ten countries […]