21 January 2017

TechReview | President Trump, Silicon Valley & Washington, Tech & Jobs

Domain Mondo's weekly review of technology news:

Feature •  President Trump, Silicon Valley & Washington: Berkshire Hathaway Independent Director Susan Decker discusses President Trump’s approach to technology and the relationship between Washington and Silicon Valley. She speaks with Caroline Hyde on “Bloomberg Technology” on January 18th in the following two videos,:

Decker: Washington and Silicon Valley Need Each Other

Susan Decker: Yahoo Sale Was Inevitable:

Berkshire Hathaway Independent Director Susan Decker discusses Verizon’s deal for Yahoo, hacks at the internet giant, media scrutiny of Marissa Mayer, and Berkshire Hathaway’s cash pile. She speaks with Caroline Hyde on “Bloomberg Technology” on January 18, 2017. See also: Warren Buffett Supports Trump on Cabinet Picks ‘Overwhelmingly’ | Bloomberg.com.

Trump's Commerce Secretary nominee, Wilbur Ross, at his confirmation hearing"Well I think all aspects of internet need encouragement. There are issues, technical issues, privacy issues and such as that come up. So it's not a simple subject, but when President-elect Trump convened the meeting of the high tech CEO's some weeks ago, he was kind enough to have me very much involved with that. I was impressed with how willing the high tech people were to work with the new administration to try to deal with these kinds of issues, even though as it happened during the campaign, we were not necessarily the recipient of much support from them. So I think that was a very good thing, and some of those leaders have followed up with me subsequently with more specific suggestions."

Feature •  Technology and jobs (2 videos):

Rimer: Tech Companies Creating More Value Than Destroying

Index Venture co-founder and Partner Neil Rimer discusses tech disruption, employee skill sets and his tech investment thoughts. He speaks with Caroline Hyde on "Bloomberg Technology" (18 Jan 2017).

Why China Is Concerned Over Foxconn's U.S. Plans

China’s government has conveyed its concern over Foxconn Technology Group billionaire Terry Gou’s plan to expand the Apple assembler’s operations in the U.S. after President-elect Donald Trump takes office, people familiar with the matter said. Bloomberg gadfly columnist Tim Culpan reports on "Bloomberg Technology" (17 Jan 2017).

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