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Episode 14: Talking Self-Driving Cars with Intel

Self-driving vehicle technology rolled into a shifting regulatory landscape in September. Intel Corp.’s senior vice president and general manager of its automated driving group, Doug Davis, discussed how new guidelines and legislation will impact the technology.

Duration: 00:12:45

Episode 13: Virtual Reality Avatars Spark Real World Legal Issues

Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and other tech companies are developing ever-more-realistic environments for virtual reality products to allow users to immerse themselves in a video game, shop for clothing, or do a variety of other tasks that used to require a physical presence. But legal specialists and attorneys told Bloomberg BNA tech reporter Alexis Kramer that a key aspect of virtual reality is running into some tough legal questions.

Duration: 00:05:07

Episode 12: How a Rural Broadband Boon Would Benefit App Developers

If there’s one issue virtually everyone in federal government seems to agree upon, it’s that rural broadband in the U.S. is slow and spotty. Moving ahead on rural broadband infrastructure is critical not just for consumers, but the tech industry, Morgan Reed, executive director of ACT | The App Association, a trade group which represents more than 5,000 app makers and connected device companies and is sponsored by companies like Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp., told Bloomberg BNA in a Code...

Duration: 00:14:57

Episode 11: Food Delivery Goes High-Tech With Personal Robots

When you open the door for your next pizza delivery, don’t be too surprised if you’re greeted by a robot. Personal delivery robots are taking to the sidewalks in a handful of U.S. cities, signaling what could become the next new way for Americans to receive everything from food takeout to mailed packages. The technology already faces its first wave of regulation from municipalities and states as companies continue to develop the nearly autonomous machines, tech reporter Alexis Kramer says...

Duration: 00:08:23

Episode 10: Tech Gears Up for NAFTA Revamp

With talks of trade negotiations gearing up in Washington D.C., the tech industry has one message for the new Trump administration: Every deal is better with digital. Victoria Espinel, the president and CEO of trade group BSA | The Software Alliance, which represent companies such as IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp., recently sat down with Bloomberg BNA to talk about the importance of digital trade provisions in a NAFTA rewrite, as well as other agreements such as a bilateral deal with the...

Duration: 00:10:15

Episode 9: Domain Names to the Right of the Dot

Episode 9: Domain Names to the Right of the Dot by Lydia Beyoud

Duration: 00:15:21

Episode 8: Tech Goes Local to Help Cities Get Smarter

From San Jose’s libraries-turned-coding labs, to Chicago’s connected air quality monitors, to Pittsburgh’s intersection sensors that ease traffic flow, U.S. cities are finding ways to operate smarter with connected tech. Mayors and city stakeholders descended on Austin’s annual SXSW technology conference this week to talk about how they’re pushing ahead on plans to become smart cities even before a massive infrastructure spend promised by President Donald Trump. But there are other ways...

Duration: 00:11:16

Episode 7: So You Wanna Revamp Tech's Favorite Visa? Get in Line

The tech industry has long argued for more H-1B high-skilled visas to help fill their ranks with scientists, technologists and engineers. But President Trump and his advisers have also criticized the visa as undercutting American workers and pushing down wages. While tech companies might be on board with some ideas in politicians' various proposals to overhaul the visa program, such as raising the caps on the visa and increasing the number of times they can be issued annually, other...

Duration: 00:21:44

Ep 6: The Un-United States of Self Driving Cars

How soon will you see more self-driving technologies being tried and tested on a road near you? It likely depends on what state you live in, and the auto and tech industries are concerned that answer may get even more complex in the new Trump administration. Bloomberg BNA tech and telecom reporter Michaela Ross interviews Elliot Katz, co-chair at DLA Piper’s connected and self-driving car practice, about how Trump’s newly sworn-in Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will navigate this...

Duration: 00:10:41

Ep 5: The Elections, Big Data, and You

As the U.S. prepares to vote Nov. 8, this episode of Bloomberg BNA's Code & Conduit podcast takes a look at current and historical uses of "big data" in presidential elections. Both parties and the Clinton and Trump campaigns have invested massive resources into knowing precisely who their likely voters are -- and aren't -- and the best ways to reach them. Bloomberg BNA tech and telecom reporter Michaela Ross interviews Daniel Kreiss, professor of political communication at the University...

Duration: 00:10:59

Ep 4: What's Next for Municipal Broadband

This episode of Bloomberg BNA's Code & Conduit podcast takes a look at a recent federal court decision finding that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its bounds in overturning state laws that prohibited local communities from expanding city-run broadband networks. Senior Tech & Telecom Reporter Kyle Daly brings analysis of the court's decision that pushed back on how the FCC interpreted its authority to expand broadband networks nationwide. Former Bloomberg BNA summer...

Ep 2: Brexit (Part 2) A Curve Ball for the EU's Unified Patent and Data Protection Regimes

This episode of Bloomberg BNA's Code & Conduit podcast focuses on the possible impact the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union might have on efforts to streamline patent litigation and new data protection rules across Europe. Peter Leung, a senior legal editor for Bloomberg BNA's Intellectual Property news division, discusses the uncertain future of a specialist patent court that was expected to be located in London. George Lynch, a senior legal editor with Bloomberg BNA's Privacy...

Duration: 00:12:45