SMAC Chicago Highlights the Challenges and Trends in Technology Convergence

Experts from academic, business, government and member-based organizations all chimed in Tuesday morning on the challenges and changes that come with the blend of social, mobile, analytic and cloud technologies.  “Convergence will only continue to make technology work for us,” said Mike Hettinger, senior vice president for Tech America, powered by CompTIA, which produced the…

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CompTIA Commends Recent Workforce Development Milestones

CompTIA applauds the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Act, which provides greater flexibility for the use of funding resources—an emphasis on the value of industry certifications and accelerated training. Passage of this important legislation coincides with the release of Vice President Biden’s report on nationwide workforce development initiatives in the United States….

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House Passes the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

Today the House passed H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (“ITFA) on a voice vote. Since its initial enactment in 1998, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) has been extended three times and is now set to expire on November 1, 2014. The ITFA bans federal, state and local governments from taxing Internet…

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TechAmerica Applauds Supreme Court’s Narrow Focus in ABC vs. Aereo

This week, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited Aereo decision, and held that Aereo was acting in violation of the Copyright Act. Aereo provides live streaming video content to its subscribers by retransmitting broadcast content without paying statutorily mandated retransmission fees. Although the case centered on the mechanism by which Aereo transmits content, cloud computing providers…

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