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

Uber & Airbnb Find Common Ground with Municipalities

Uber and Airbnb are cultivating better relationships with governments by… offering the government a direct benefit. Airbnb helps Portland and San Francisco with emergency preparedness by connecting them with hosts who might offer free lodging in case of disaster, and Uber helps Detroit get its jurors to the courthouse. In an ideal world, governments would be responsive to … Continue reading Uber & Airbnb Find Common Ground with Municipalities