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Obama, technology and innovation

05 March 2009
Obama, technology and innovation

By Molly Webb, Head of Smart Technologies, The Climate Group.

Julius Genachowski is Obama's new chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (Read NPR story). Public Knowledge says that Genachowski understands that his job isn't just about TV and cell phones because he drafted Obama's innovation plan. It would seem from the inauguration and his own campaign that Obama understands that connectivity underpins the next wave of software and hardware infrastructure that will benefit the world beyond geeky techies, from opening up the process of policy to improving education to a smart grid. Time will tell...

Read more about Obama's technology and innovation plan.

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