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Downes in Forbes Tech: "For Outmoded Set-Top Boxes, The FCC Doubles Down On Failure"
Larry Downes finds the latest FCC decision to create "new, mandatory technical standard[s] that will open up rapidly-disappearing set-top boxes to even more third party providers" deeply...
Downes: "The Business Implications of the EU-U.S. 'Privacy Shield'" (HBR)
Larry Downes examines the newly agreed upon “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield,” arguing it is "unclear, however, if ... [it] ... will pass muster with EU authorities," since it "will likely do...
Downes in Forbes: "In Wildly Overbroad New Investigation, California Telephone Regulators Gasp For Relevance"
Larry Downes examines the California Public Utility Commission's decision to investigate how competitive the analog phone line market is, arguing the massive data collection involved in the...
Wallsten: "For broadband 'zero rating,' it doesn't have to be all or nothing" (The Hill)
Senior Policy Scholar Scott Wallsten argues "some groups contend that programs like Facebook's Free Basics violate net neutrality by treating content differently based on whether the site...
Wallsten's new research on sharing economy highlighted in Washington Post
Center for Business and Public Policy Senior Policy Scholar Scott Wallsten's research, "The Competitive Effects of the Sharing Economy: How is Uber Changing Taxis?" was highlighted in...
Catherine Tinsley: "Stop Perpetuating Gender Types with Children's Christmas Toys" (Huffington Post)
Senior Policy Scholar Catherine Tinsley published a Huffington Post blog, "Stop Perpetuating Gender Types with Children's Christmas Toys."
Jeffrey Macher discusses the future of hospitality with Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson
Jeff Macher moderates conversation with Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson
Jeff Macher, academic director of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, moderated a conversation with Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson on a variety of...
What Companies Must Do Now That Better Is Also Cheaper
Larry Downes in the European Business Review: "Industry-disrupting products used to enter the market as inferior but more affordable versions of existing offerings, giving incumbents time to...
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Downes in the Washington Post: Some common sense on data encryption
Downes argues “we need the pragmatic reforms called for by the Digital Due Process group to correct problems in the Patriot Act and other overreactions to recent events. But we also need reasonable...
Downes in The Hill: FCC comes in from the cold
Downes in Forbes: On Enterprise Broadband, The FCC Can't Leave Well Enough Alone
CBPP Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow Larry Downes' latest, "On Enterprise Broadband, The FCC Can't Leave Well Enough Alone," was featured in Forbes this morning. Downes...
Downes: "How to Understand the EU-U.S. Digital Divide" (HBR)
Larry Downes latest, "How to Understand the EU-U.S. Digital Divide," was published in the Harvard Business Review on Oct. 19. The piece examines the current regulatory framework for...
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Downes: The top 7 innovations at risk from overzealous regulation
Downes: "Ranked from lowest to highest, here are the seven disruptive innovations most threatened by premature and overzealous exposure to old and often-broken legal rules."
Mayo, Downes: "Obama administration embraces cost-benefit analysis: Why can’t the FCC?" (The Hill)
John Mayo and Larry Downes were featured in The Hill discussing the FCC’s recent open Internet order. In “Obama administration embraces cost-benefit analysis: Why can’t the FCC?” Mayo and Downes...
Downes discusses divide between technological innovation, policy in Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
In the latest issues of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Larry Downes discusses the “growing divide between disruptive innovation and technology policy.” Downes looks across industries such as health...
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Downes in WaPo: Why Silicon Valley Giants are Supporting Samsung in its Patent Fight with Apple
July 22 – The Washington Post Innovations section has released Larry Downes’ latest piece, “Why Silicon Valley Giants are supporting Samsung in its patent fight with Apple.” Focusing on the latest...

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