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).
• Other Tech News / Quick Takes:
- Trump to tap Republican Ajit Pai as next FCC chairman | TheHill.com see also Five key players for Trump on tech | TheHill.com
- UPDATE: Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion | cnbc.com and Qualcomm Comments on Apple Complaint | Qualcomm.com. See also FTC Charges Qualcomm With Monopolizing Key Semiconductor Device Used in Cell Phones | Federal Trade Commission | FTC.gov: "Company’s sales and licensing practices hamper Qualcomm’s competitors and threaten innovation in mobile communications, according to FTC" and Qualcomm Responds to Complaint from U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Qualcomm.com: "Qualcomm Will Vigorously Contest Complaint and Defend its Business Practices."
- Google acquires Fabric developer platform and team from Twitter | TechCrunch.com: "Google told TechCrunch that all Fabric team members will be coming aboard."
- Intel Has No Plans For 10 Nanometer Chips (NASDAQ:INTC) | SeekingAlpha.com
- Beijing Talks Tough Against Apple After Trump's Anti-China Stance. (NASDAQ:AAPL) | SeekingAlpha.com
- Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products | WSJ.com: "Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats, in the top ad spot above its search results."
- Patent Office head to keep spot in Trump administration | TheHill.com