Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

Internet

Different business models have evolved for providing information on the Internet, including search engines, which make money from advertising; subscription web sites; and free web sites which drive off-line sales. Scholars examine the evolution of this marketplace and its implications for content providers and businesses.

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Internet Architecture and Innovation

This book analyzes the architecture of the internet, how it fosters innovation, and what that suggests for the future.

By: Barbara van Schewick

Fact Sheets

Social Networking

Social networking websites are places on the Internet where people can connect with those who share their interests. Additionally, they can function as economic “platforms” that serve different groups of many users, including consumers, advertisers, game developers, and others. 

TAP Blog

Behind the Buzz of Behavioral Data

Professor Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University, examines the economic value of online behavioral data.

Shane Greenstein

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CIOs Have to Learn the New Math of Analytics

This article discusses how today's data-driven business runs on algorithms, and points to how these formulas can stir up unintentional legal and ethical trouble. University of Maryland law professor Frank Pasquale is quoted.

Frank Pasquale
CIO
February 25, 2015