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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)
Samsung Phones Cleared for US Government Use
(ABC News, October 21, 2014)
Civil Society Groups Concerned About ITU and Interconnection
(Broadcasting & Cable, October 21, 2014)
Oracle Rises to the Challenge for Metadata Management
(ITBusinessEdge, October 20, 2014)
Qualcomm pushes 4K video streaming with prototype TV dongle
(Tech Hive, October 20, 2014)
Cisco Readies For Software-Focused Partner Program Launch
(CRN, October 20, 2014)
Google commits extra $25m to Europe's tech start ups
(The Independent, October 20, 2014)
SK Telecom, Samsung sign MOU for 5G, Internet of Things R&D
(FierceWirelessTech, October 20, 2014)
AOL kickstarts original commissioning
(Broadcast, October 17, 2014)
Cisco Encourages Smaller Partners To Jump In On The Internet Of Everything
(CRN, October 17, 2014)
Obama Announcing Tightened Security For Cards Carrying Federal Benefits
(Huffington Post, October 17, 2014)
Autodesk Genetic Engineer is Able to 3D Print Viruses, Soon to Attack Cancer Cells
(3Dprint.com, October 17, 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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