Tech Industry Hopes for More Certainty in 2012
January 24, 2012
A year after President Obama called for the United States to "out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build" the rest of the world in his 2011 State of the Union speech, the tech industry sees more to be done to get the economy back on track.
On the top of many companies' lists are issues like research and development tax credits, competitive tax reform, cloud computing, cybersecurity, spectrum, privacy, and intellectual property and copyright protection.
In his 2011 speech to Congress, Obama pointed to technology as key to reinvigorating American innovation. "In America, innovation doesn't just change our lives. It is how we make our living," Obama said, citing Google and Facebook by name.