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SIIA’s TechChats: Feyzi Fatehi| Chief Executive Officer, Corent Technology, Inc.

SIIA’s TechChats provides a look into some of the most successful executives in our industry. Hear how many of them got to where they are today, what is shaping their businesses and the industry today, and special advice they would give to others trying to grow a successful company.

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SIIA’s TechChats: Richard Neff |Founder & Partner, Neff Law Firm

SIIA’s TechChats provides a look into some of the most successful executives in our industry. Hear how many of them got to where they are today, what is shaping their businesses and the industry today, and special advice they would give to others trying to grow a successful company.

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Technology Council of Southern California Re-Launches as a New Regional Chapter of SIIA Software & Services Division

WASHINGTON (September 21, 2016) – The Software & Services Division of SIIA (SSD), the leading association representing the software and digital content industries, today announced its acquisition of the Technology Council of Southern California (TCOSC). For 25 years, TCOSC has supported the business and networking needs of technology companies throughout the region, a role that will be continued and expanded as a regional chapter of SSD.

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IGF USA Countering Violent Extremism Discussion

Last week on July 14, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) USA hosted an interesting and, unfortunately, once again, timely panel discussion entitled: “Content and Conduct: Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Human Rights Online.”  Courtney Radsch from the Committee to Protect Journalists ably moderated and asked pertinent questions throughout the conversation.  Yolanda Rondon from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and Matt Mitchell from Black Lives Matter provided a civil rights perspective.  J.D. Maddox from the State Department described what the U.S. government is doing to combat online violent extremism abroad.  I was on the panel to give SIIA’s view, which is informed by our diverse membership, which includes content and social media companies. Rondon and Mitchell eloquently described the potential dangers and dilemmas faced by policymakers in determining how ...

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The Universal Basic Income Drumbeat Continues

In his latest column, The New Yorker’s Financial Page writer, James Surowiecki makes the Case for Free Money. Why, he asks, don’t we have universal basic income?  It may be, he thinks, “an idea whose time has come.” He notes that the work disincentive under a universal basic income is mild – in Canada’s Manitoba experiment in the 1970s working hours for men dropped only 1%.  Other measures of well-being improved markedly. Teenagers stayed in school and hospitalization rates declined. So what’s not to like?

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SIIA International Education Technology Report Identifies Opportunities and Barriers in India

SIIA is thrilled to release a report for members on the rapidly developing education technology market in India. The report was produced by SIIA’s International Policy Committee in close collaboration with the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN). As the education technology market continues to expand globally, this report informs SIIA members of the potential business opportunities and barriers to entry that exist in India. Additionally, the report lists recommendations for education technology companies and members that may be interested in expanding their business into India. With GDP growing at incredible rates and with very favorable demographics, there are countless possibilities for firms to explore India’s education technology market. Though only 12% of India’s 254 million K-12 student population has Internet access, mobile connectivity and Internet access are expected to grow tremendously. Additionally, the government allocates 5 million Indian ...

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