I don’t get the fascination with TikTok, the video-sharing platform that is essentially a worldwide talent show for obscure skills, but that’s totally OK. Millions of people do enjoy it and, for many of them, it has been a source of entertainment and relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WITH TOM STILL
Many U.S. policymakers seem concerned about reopening bars, restaurants, and health clubs closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. They should be at least as worried about restarting America’s education engine, which will best serve the economy — and young people — over time.
In most presidential election years, the marketplace for initial public offerings closes tighter than Ebenezer Scrooge’s wallet as the campaign heats up. That’s not the case in 2020, a year in which neither the worst pandemic in a century nor civil strife has deterred investors from pursuing value.
For the better part of three decades starting in the 1980s, Madison was the only game in the state when it came to starting and growing tech-based businesses.
In Kenya, a Google-related company called Loon is working with an East African carrier to provide internet service through a fleet of high-altitude balloons. Hovering about 12 miles high in the stratosphere, the balloons will extend 4G connections across 31,000 square miles and represents the world’s first commercial use of the technology.
Much of the news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been trending somewhere between bad and awful.
Vannevar Bush is a giant of American science and technology whose name you’ve likely never read or heard but probably should.
Some people would be tempted to blame pointy headed campus intellectuals for the abrupt demise of the Trump administration’s attempt to block most foreign students from entering the country.
Local control has been hardwired into public education from the earliest days of the republic. That decentralized approach to education control and how it is financed — which extends to parts of higher education, as well — will help schools and the economy as the COVID-19 response evolves in coming weeks.
Missy Hughes, the secretary of Wisconsin’s leading economic development agency, doesn’t need much lecturing on the shortcomings of broadband penetration in rural Wisconsin.