European Union

How Open-Source Software Makes Cities More Livable

The open-source software movement has finally begun to catch on in city governments, giving them more choices and the ability to "control their own destinies.”

The New EU Presidency: Une Certaine Idée de l’Europe

A highly-eventful French EU Presidency has begun, with major implications for Euro-centrism, digital regulation, industrial policy, and migration. President Macron will push strong policies and continue to fight Omicron, even as he keeps his eye...

Glimpses of a New Era: The In-Person DLD Conference

Determination to face genuine crises may be rising as the pandemic slowly wanes. At DLD I found a new spirit of both concern and tech-centric optimism.

The EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act: A Pragmatic Approach

Europe is forging ahead with rational regulation of artificial intelligence. It will likely influence the entire world as much as did the GDPR on privacy.

By the Numbers: U.S. Tech Courts Europe’s Regulators

The rapid growth and aggressiveness of U.S. tech companies' lobbying in Europe is getting attention, but is it working? (From the latest Techonomy Magazine.)

As the EU Targets Tech, Will the U.S. Follow?

Regulation, that dirty word, is creeping closer and closer to the tech industry and especially its giants. Europe, privacy-conscious and regulation-happy, is leading the way. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine.)

Station F Lights the Way for European Startups

Station F is, perhaps, France's biggest tech achievement and hopes to raise the bar on startup campuses across the continent. It's an emerging trend across Europe, as nascent tech hubs try to boost their startup...

Europe Lights the Tech Fuse

Europe is taking tech seriously, from the EU on down. Startups are skyrocketing, with entrepreneurs emerging from disparate sectors. Established companies across the continent are paying attention, and France under Macron is notably a champion...

The Fin-ternet of Things: Connecting Everything Means Rethinking Money

The coming world of the Internet of Everything means driverless cars making per-minute toll payments, lightbulbs that pick an energy vendor, IP royalties paid by devices themselves in real time, and investment decisions made by...

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