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Triggers, Transmissions, and Adjustments

September 7, 2020 - 04:57 -- Admin

Take a step back from the daily details of events. Compare the recession unfolding in the United States at this moment with the two previous downturns. Today’s economic events share a surprising set of common features with the dot-com boom and bust of 1997 to 2001, and fewer similarities with the financial meltdown of 2008-09. For reasons I will explain later, we ought to be thankful for the latter.

Uncomfortable economic waters

August 8, 2020 - 08:03 -- Admin

For IEEE Micro, July-August. The corona virus turned crowded places into transmission hot spots. Coffee shops, popular restaurants, and arenas closed in the United States in March, along with dentist offices, schools, and other places where super-spreading took place. Shelter-in-place mandates went into effect starting on March 17 in many states, and more than forty states instituted such orders by the end of March.

App Store Pricing Controversies

June 21, 2020 - 01:14 -- Admin

This week, a new email service,, had their app halted (and maybe potentially removed as it had been previously listed by what Apple has called ‘an error’) because they do not offer the ability to purchase the service through the app. Without paying for the app, the Hey service is useless. Thus, Hey offers a subscription fee of $99 per year on their own site.