Wearable Medical Devices and New High-Tech Devices Proliferate

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 […]

Technology Options for Rural Broadband

The term “broadband” has become imprecise and subject to redefinition for political convenience. That convenience was exercised by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015 when it chose 25 Mbps as a replacement for 4Mbps, the threshold speed for “broadband” at that time. That political gambit gave the FCC an excuse for denigrating private sector […]

Out with the Old, In with the New – A Gain for Consumers

Technologies used to support communications services are influx and that is a constructive sign for consumers.  Copper-based networks installed in the late 1800s and early 1900s are being replaced by coaxial, fiber and wireless networks.  The marketplace has coached consumers to expect useful applications at ultra-fast speeds, and to deliver on that expectation, communications services […]

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 […]

If Skilled Workers Don’t Come, the U.S. Loses

As Washington continues to debate immigration, one aspect of our immigration laws that are sometimes overlooked is that of high-skilled immigrants seeking to work in the US. Immigrants with education and experience in the STEM fields can apply for an H-1B visa, of which there are 85,000 visas available on a yearly basis. These visas […]

Time to Raise the Cap on H1-B Visas

H1-B visas are an important tool in bringing new talent to the workforce in the United States.  Different from other immigration visas which often bring in low-skilled labor for farm and service-related work, these visas allow companies to bring temporary, high-skilled workers into the US to fill specialized roles that companies otherwise can’t fill.  About […]

Huffington Post: Pociask — Congress and the Taxing of Technology

The approval rating for members of Congress is lower than the IRS and BP during the oil spill. Coming off a fiscal cliff deal that resulted in a tax increase on nearly every American, lawmakers are looking for ways to regain the public’s confidence. While many inside the beltway are pointing to grand bargains on […]

Glimmers of Technical Hope in Education?

A few promising technologies are being introduced that improve the coordination between the teacher/lecturer and the students, and there are some world-class curriculum content sites available without charge.  It’s always a good time to look for ways to improve education, but public optimism has worn thin from thousands of silver bullets sightings that veer off […]