Proposition 22 is a Big Win for Workers and Consumers!

Last night, California voters approved Proposition 22, a ballot measure that now allows app-based drivers to remain as independent contractors, not employees. The passage of Proposition 22 does not just represent a win for California workers, who can now continue to earn income in an employment structure they overwhelmingly favor, but it also represents a […]

Negative Impact of Regulations on Innovation

In mobile wireless and Internet markets, consumers deserve the final say on which constructive innovations, new product features and infrastructure should survive. In those markets, consumers notice the rapid pace of change and while they may not use every innovation that comes along, they welcome the steady stream of appealing changes and increased value from […]

On Digital Good: Resale and Taxes

Apple recently filed a patent on creating a digital marketplace where users could resell their previously purchased digital items (ringtones, music, movies, etc.) to other users, presumably at a discount price. As reported by PaidContent, this patent is similar to one filed by Amazon last month. Apple’s filing goes into great detail in how their […]

The Apps Economy and U.S. Jobs

A recent study released by the Application Developers Alliance and the CTIA show that the app economy has created 519,000 jobs since the creation of the economy.  Since the the wide adoption of smartphones such as the iPhone and phones running Android and Windows phone software, the mobile arena has been booming—over 315 million devices […]

Medical Apps and Obamacare

As technology progresses, the promises of cheaper health care solutions to bring down health care costs becomes more real.  There’s a slew of new apps being created for mobile devices that could replace or supplement many of the functions that your doctor might fulfill today.  These apps, cheap to build and cheap to purchase, could […]

Steve Pociask Interviewed on CNBC

ACI president, Steve Pociask, was interviewed along with PPI expert Michael Mandel on the CNBC’s Last Call.  The TV segment discusssed online consumer privacy and was aired on Tuesday, July 9, 2012. You can listen to the interview here.

FDA Impedes Medical App Development

As the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare looms, there are a few things that both sides of the political spectrum can generally agree on when it comes to health care—and one of them is the need for more and better technology, both for consumers and in the IT field, for the medical industry.  The introduction […]

Apps Fueling Economic Grow

According to a study by TechNet, 466,000 jobs have been created as a result of the app economy created by Apple and other tech companies.  How exactly are all of these jobs being created and why?  How this burgeoning new industry is driving growth and creating jobs is a story worth telling. In June 2007, […]