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Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

This section contains research on the networks that make the Internet work, the evolution of different business models that operate on the Internet, and ways to store and access information on the Internet through Cloud Computing.

TAP Blog

Addressing the Challenges Associated with Artificial Intelligence

A look at academic institutions and government agencies that are working to build an understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Search Engines, Advertising, and Auctions

Search engines – such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, and a variety of other smaller search engines – help users find what they are looking for online by finding web pages that match user-entered keywords. Search engines are free to users, but typically earn revenue through paid advertising.

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Pokémon GO Lets Young People Socialize With Each Other

"Today’s youth aren’t lazy. They want to socialize and they want to interact. They are just given too few opportunities to do so. What Pokémon Go offers is an opportunity to be social, silly and exploratory." — danah boyd, Microsoft Principal Researcher

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The New York Times “Room for Debate”
July 13, 2016

Featured Article

How Does the Use of Trademarks by Third-Party Sellers Affect Online Search?

This paper examines the effects of trademark use in advertisements by third-party resellers.

By: Lesley Chiou, Catherine Tucker