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A new foreign investment bill will impact venture capital and the US startup ecosystem

Bobby Franklin Contributor Bobby Franklin is the president and chief executive of the National Venture Capital Association and previously served as an executive vice president for the CTIA – The Wireless Association . More posts by this contributor The startup community must defend merit-based immigration Ensuring foreign-born founders can grow their startups in the U.S. President Trump’s time in office has been punctuated by rising tension with China on a host of economic issues. He’s received bipartisan criticism for the impact of tariffs on Chinese goods and the resulting retaliation against American exports. Democrats and Republicans have also unified over concerns about how Chinese state-associated actors are using minority investments in critical technology companies to gain sensitive information — like IP and know-how — about startups, many of them VC-backed. Policymakers are worried this technology is being used to propel Chinese advancement in emerging technology like artificial intelligence and robotics. These concerns led to passage of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), which was signed into law by the president on August 13. NVCA has been at the table during FIRRMA’s consideration because it stands to have a significant impact on the venture and startup ecosystem. Who in our industry needs to understand FIRRMA going forward? Many more than you might think. VCs with foreign LPs, VCs with foreign co-investors or startups contemplating taking foreign capital are the prime examples, but given the shifting startup landscape in recent years, FIRRMA will leave a broad mark. FIRRMA expands the power of the  Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.  (CFIUS) to scrutinize foreign investments into “critical technology” companies for national security implications. Few in the startup world have dealt with CFIUS, but those who have understand its power and implications. It’s the opaque government entity that blew up the Broadcom-Qualcomm transaction for national security reasons and has been called the “ultimate regulatory bazooka.” Before FIRRMA, CFIUS reviewed foreign investments for national security considerations when the investment resulted in foreign control of a U.S

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Making way for new levels of American innovation

Matt Weinberg Contributor Matt Weinberg is a former White House appointee with the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Investment and Innovation. More posts by this contributor New tech trade associations will have big role in future tech policy ITC protection of IP necessary for continued innovation New fifth-generation “5G” network technology will equip the United States with a superior wireless platform, unlocking transformative economic potential. However, 5G’s success is contingent on modernizing outdated policy frameworks that dictate infrastructure overhauls and establishing the proper balance of public-private partnerships to encourage investment and deployment. Most people have heard by now of the coming 5G revolution. Compared to 4G, this next-generation technology will deliver near-instantaneous connection speed, significantly lower latency — meaning near-zero buffer times — and increased connectivity capacity to allow billions of devices and applications to come online and communicate simultaneously and seamlessly. While 5G is often discussed in future tense, the reality is it’s already here. Its capabilities were displayed earlier this year at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where Samsung and Intel  showcased  a   5G enabled virtual reality (VR) broadcasting experience to event-goers. In addition, multiple U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, have announced commercial deployments in select markets by the end of 2018, while chipmaker Qualcomm unveiled last month its new 5G millimeter-wave module that outfits smartphones with 5G compatibility. BARCELONA, SPAIN – 2018/02/26: View of the phone company QUALCOMM technology 5G in the Mobile World Congress. (Photo by Ramon Costa/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) While this commitment from 5G commercial developers is promising, long-term success of 5G is ultimately dependent on addressing two key issues.

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9to5Toys Last Call: up to $450 off MacBook Pro, Elago MacBook Stand $22, Anker Nylon Lightning Cables from $8, more – 9to5Mac

9to5Mac 9to5Toys Last Call: up to $450 off MacBook Pro, Elago MacBook Stand $22, Anker Nylon Lightning Cables from $8, more 9to5Mac This includes price drops on all sorts of Apple products from iPad to MacBook and everything in between, as well as HomeKit gear, accessories of all kinds and so much more. You'll also find our daily coverage of the coolest new gear and gadgets from ...

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iPhone 7, 7 Plus Owners Are Encountering ‘Loop Disease’ – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo iPhone 7, 7 Plus Owners Are Encountering 'Loop Disease' Ubergizmo As phones get older, they start to fail in a variety of ways. This is a natural process due to wear and tear. However when phones start to fail in a similar way, that's when it starts to get a bit suspicious, as is the case with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus ... Some iPhone 7 And 7 Plus Owners Experiencing 'Loop Disease' Geeky Gadgets all 3 news articles »

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Samsung’s Gear App Is Now Called Galaxy Wearable – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Samsung's Gear App Is Now Called Galaxy Wearable Ubergizmo Some of you might be aware that Samsung launched a new smartwatch alongside the Galaxy Note 9. The company has decided to make its wearable devices a part of the Galaxy brand. Therefore, the Gear S3's successor isn't called the Gear S4, it's called ... Galaxy Note9 OLED Display Technology Shoot-Out - DisplayMate DisplayMate all 386 news articles »

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Hands-On Video Of 2018 Dummy iPhone Units – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Hands-On Video Of 2018 Dummy iPhone Units Ubergizmo If the rumors are to be believed, Apple could launch three new iPhones this year. In terms of design, we've seen some dummy units make their way onto the internet, but a new video uploaded by YouTuber Marques Brownlee provides us with more details as ... and more »

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OnePlus 6 Back To School Bundles Announced – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo OnePlus 6 Back To School Bundles Announced Ubergizmo If you're looking for a deal on a new smartphone, OnePlus has you covered as the company has announced a back to school promotion which involve two bundles for the OnePlus 6, as well as several others for the older OnePlus 5T. The best part about these ... and more »

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