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HP adds two new Moonshot configs and increased app support
(ZDNet, October 23, 2014)
Qualcomm backs robotics accelerator
(UT San Diego News, October 23, 2014)
Akamai sees record-setting spikes in size and volume of DDoS attacks
(PC World, October 23, 2014)
Google buys two more UK artificial intelligence startups
(The Guardian, October 23, 2014)
China's Zhao named new head of ITU
(Global Post, October 23, 2014)
HHS launches $840M in new IT incentives
(Healthcare IT News, October 23, 2014)
HP reportedly gearing up to introduce new computer with 3-D scanner
(Silicon Valley Business Journal, October 22, 2014)
Intuit Targets Uber Drivers, Contractors With New Service
(Bloomberg, October 22, 2014)
The internet of things may be new, but Qualcomm is relying on its past for a connected future
(Gigaom, October 22, 2014)
CA Technologies study reveals application divide
(IT Web, October 22, 2014)
Google reveals Inbox, an email-management service
(San Jose Mercury News, October 22, 2014)
Robot will beam live Moon pictures to Oculus users
(BBC News, October 21, 2014)
HP supercomputer at NREL garners top honor
(Phys.org, October 21, 2014)
Intuit Releases QuickBooks Online Accountant 2015
(CPA Practice Advisor, October 21, 2014)
Augmented reality startup Magic Leap raises $542M from Google, Qualcomm and others
(Fierce Wireless, October 21, 2014)

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Shares Vision on Data Security, Privacy, China
(Thu - September 18, 2014)
DDF Sponsor Amanda Pedigo, Intuit, welcomes FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez

Edith Ramirez was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on April 5, 2010, to a term that expires on September 25, 2015.  She was designated to serve as Chairwoman of the FTC effective March 4, 2013, by President Barack Obama.

Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Ramirez was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where she handled a broad range of complex business litigation, including successfully representing clients in intellectual property, antitrust, unfair competition, and Lanham Act matters. She also has extensive appellate litigation experience.

Chairwoman Ramirez recently met with DDF to discuss an array of issues before the FTC including data security, privacy, big data, patent assertion entities, and discussions with China.  

Rising Star Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Is a Glass Half Full Kind of Guy
(Thu - September 11, 2014)
DDF Senior Advisor Dave Macklin and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries was elected in 2012 to represent the newly-redrawn Eighth Congressional District of New York, which is anchored in Brooklyn and also contains parts of Southwest Queens. 

The congressman is a member of both the Judiciary and Budget Committees.  On Judiciary he serves on the Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet as well as the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law.

One of the congressman’s top priorities is the protection of intellectual property rights.  In 2013, Congressman Jeffries along with Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) introduced the Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 2639) to curb patent trolling.  

Congressman Jeffries recently met with DDF to engage in a dialogue on patent and intellectual property rights reform. 

Chairman Fred Upton Looks Forward to the 114th Congress
(Wed - July 23, 2014)
Chairman Upton is welcomed back to the Forum by Franck Journoud and Joel Hinzman, both with DDF Sponsor Oracle

Congressman Fred Upton was elected in 1987 to represent Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District, which is located along Lake Michigan in the southwestern corner of the state.

In 2011 Congressman Upton was elected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. As chairman, he has worked to increase the deployment of telecommunications services to every American household. He has fought to ensure that free speech and private innovation remain the hallmarks of this industry by opposing needless regulation. Congressman Upton’s other technology priorities include spectrum reform and keeping the Internet tax-free.

The chairman recently met with DDF to discuss a range of issues before the Energy and Commerce Committee, including: spectrum, a potential update to the Telecommunications Act, Internet governance, immigration reform, cybersecurity, and patent reform.  

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