Thursday, 08 April 2021 05:27

America, our internet stinks

And it’s time to try a different approach to fixing it. Millions of Americans don’t have modern internet service. It’s a symptom of our internet dysfunction that we don’t even know how many. The unreliable number from internet providers is 14.5 million households. Or maybe it’s 157 million people. Even for people who have reliable access, Americans generally pay more for worse internet service than our counterparts in most other…
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 17:08

Freelance Cities

By 2027, half the U.S. population will be freelance. If cities focus on that, attracting independent workers and startups suddenly seems a lot more important than, say, courting Amazon. Last year, 238 cities across North America submitted themselves to Amazon as the hopeful site of its next headquarters, spurred by the promise of 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion in investment. In January, the tech giant narrowed that pool down…
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 17:07

Fly Green

Rolls-Royce, Tecnam and Widerøe develop electric passenger airplane One of the world's most iconic engine manufacturers is shifting its gears to electric planes and just landed a major airline partner. Rolls-Royce and Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam are pressing forward with the P-Volt, an all-electric passenger aircraft, and have added Norway's Widerøe as a partner. The goal is beginning passenger flights in 2026. It's among the first milestones for the nascent…
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