Leaders of some of the nation's top tech firms say protectionist cloud policies and Internet restrictions could undermine the potential of the data revolution. To that end, they call on policymakers to advocate the free flow of information across national borders -- and to pay special attention to nations restricting Internet freedom.
Immigration has defined America. As former President Reagan reminds us, immigrants have made enormous contributions to our country as workers, consumers, entrepreneurs and innovators. They have been essential contributors to our “shining city on a hill.” Yet today, our immigration system is outdated and broken. Reform is essential if we are to achieve a fully revitalized economy that provides rewarding and lasting jobs and opportunities for all Americans. Let’s get started.more»
This detailed analysis prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the Technology CEO Council documents a pronounced shift over the past 40 years toward use of territorial tax systems among the advanced economies that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD.)
Just a decade ago, most of the world's largest companies were located in countries with worldwide tax systems. Today most of the competitors of US companies from OECD countries are headquartered in territorial tax countries. These companies account for the majority of the sales of the companies on the Forbes 500 list and the majority of outbound foreign direct investment in the OECD. Today, over 90 percent of the OECD-based companies on the Forbes 500 list with which US companies compete are headquartered in territorial tax countries.more»
SAN FRANCISCO — What do computer programmers and illegal immigrants have to do with each other? When it comes to the sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws that Congress is considering this year, the answer is everything.more»
WASHINGTON -- The chief executives of Dell Inc., Intel Corp., IBM Corp. and six other leading high-tech companies warned Tuesday that inaction on the so-called fiscal cliff is unacceptable and urgedPresident Obama and Congress to work together to solve the problem and "implement a pro-growth framework."more»