Tech + Policy Early November Roundup

Here’s a brief roundup and summary on what’s happened at the intersection of technology and public policy through the first ten days of November. Highlights include stories on daily fantasy sports, Airbnb in SF, the cost of Uber employment classification, government-funded innovation efforts, and drones.  If there’s an article I’ve missed, please let me know on Twitter @nkhare:   … Continue reading Tech + Policy Early November Roundup

The Sharing Economy Approach to Regulation

In Farhad Manjoo’s and Mike Isaac’s weekly roundup, Farhad asks: “It would be nice if tech companies asked permission first, worked with regulators to cut through all the red tape, and only then started operating in an area. But does anyone really think that would work?” I strongly believe this could work – but not for … Continue reading The Sharing Economy Approach to Regulation

Daily Fantasy Sports’ Losing Strategy

DraftKings and FanDuel are in trouble, and here’s why: they created a regulatory void that every possible U.S. regulator or legislator is looking to fill. After raising more than $700 million in capital and spending over $200 million in advertising over just ten months, DraftKings and FanDuel are facing a federal investigation after firms failed to put in place self-regulation … Continue reading Daily Fantasy Sports’ Losing Strategy