Nevada presses pause on 'innovation zones'
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said the idea of communities governed by technology companies warrants further public examination before the legislature makes a decision.
Nevada weighs letting tech companies build their own communities
Gov. Steve Sisolak voiced support for legislation allowing emerging-tech companies to develop land where they could assume the power of county governments.
Massachusetts is training local governments on blockchain
In an attempt to kickstart a blockchain industry in Massachusetts, the commonwealth's economic development agency is searching for use cases in its municipal governments.
Utah considering blockchain for vehicle title transfers
State CIO Mike Hussey said the distributed-ledger technology can reduce time wasted by shuttling documents to and from the bank.
Higher education is rethinking its fundamental model, Horizon Report says
As American universities face an existential crisis, a new report published this week says higher education’s most pressing long-term goals are to fundamentally redesign how institutions work and to disaggregate the degree process. The latest Horizon Report for higher education cites “economic and political pressures” behind fundamental changes in how institutions of higher education function. In particular, the report points to high rates of student debt and a more diverse student…