GLI’s wish list includes local option sales tax and telecom reform

Louisville Business First, November 24, 2014 With the Kentucky General Assembly set to convene in January, Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, was scheduled to outline its legislative agenda Monday during the 2014 Elected Officials Appreciation Dinner at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The legislative priorities were shaped by more than 300 community leaders more »

Why the Public Utility Model Is the Wrong Approach for Internet Regulation

Harvard Business Review, November 11, 2014 With President Obama’s announcement on Monday urging the FCC to regulate the Internet under a 1934 law that managed the old monopoly Bell system as a public utility, the net neutrality debate has officially descended to the ninth circle of hell. Ever since January, when a D.C. federal court more »

Obama vs. the Internet

The Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2014 So much for the will of the voters. Before last Tuesday’s elections, President Obama said that while he wasn’t on the ballot, his policies were. Now that the American people have rebuked those policies, Mr. Obama is attempting another federal power grab over an innovative U.S. industry. On more »

Data is the Commodity: Detail on Weather, Soil, Yields Helps Farmers Grow Smarter

Courier-Journal, January 2, 2014 On a rainy late November morning, farmer Robert Jones flipped open his iPad, and in seconds, he knew how much rain had sprinkled over newly harvested corn fields the night before. A bright green rectangle identified as the family’s Fredericksburg field had received .11 of an inch. Eight miles away, at more »

5 Apps and Gadgets to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions, December 27, 2013 Lose weight, get organized, call Mom more – these are just some of the more popular New Year’s resolutions year after year. So as 2013 comes to a close and you start thinking of what you want for 2014, check out these five tech gadgets and apps that will help you more »

Disruptions: Coming in 2014: Extremely Smart Watches and Wearable TVs

The New York Times, December 29, 2013 For technological innovation, 2013 was a remarkably boring year. Apple, often the hotbed of “new,” mostly just updated familiar devices in different colors and with crisper screens. Social media companies fought over who had better photo filters. And Silicon Valley start-ups offered more of less, with slight iterations more »

2014 Essays: The Role of the Smartphone in Digital Health, December 30, 2013 When discussing digital health it would not only be unwise to miss out the important role of the smartphone it would also be difficult. Since the smartphone is often the central hub for many digital health devices, activity trackers, implantable sensors and apps, it will continue to play an increasingly important more »

CTIA Website Shows Mobile App Data Usage

PC World, December 26, 2013 A new website launched by mobile trade group CTIA shows smartphone and tablet users how much data is used by popular apps., unveiled by CTIA Thursday, allows mobile device owners to estimate an app’s data usage before it’s downloaded. This is the first tool allowing consumers to learn about more »

Net Activity Shifts as Smartphones Become the Norm

USA Today, December 16, 2013 Smartphone and tablet usage continues to drive an increase in mobile Net usage– and a decline in Web activity. Nearly two-thirds of Americans (65%) have smartphones now, an increase from 56% at the start of 2013, according to a new report from Nielsen out today. More use Android phones (52%) more »

Kentucky Works to Get Communities Connected in an Accelerating Digital Environment

Business Lexington, October 24, 2013 Thanks to concerted efforts in recent years to address the challenges of broadband accessibility, more Kentucky communities and households are taking steps to get connected to the information superhighway. At the same time, however, ever-increasing bandwidth requirements for online applications are making it more difficult for many Kentuckians to keep more »