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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Nicholas Bloom Discusses the Future of Work from Home

Stanford economics professor Nicholas Bloom joins Prof Nirvikar Singh, University of California, Santa Cruz, to discuss the future of work on the “Ideas for India” podcast. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has become the norm for many organizations. This has raised questions about worker productivity and equity, work-life balance, and the future of commuting and cities.

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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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What We Know Now About the Business Impact of Hybrid Work

“But the biggest challenge—and maybe the one unexpected bit—is how much employees have got comfortable with choice of days in the office and like to flip that around each week, for whatever reason, childcare reasons, work, personal reasons, etc. ” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Nicholas Bloom
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September 6, 2022

Featured Article

Acting the Part: Examining Information Operations Within #BlackLivesMatter Discourse

Governments and non-state actors use inauthentic social media accounts to manipulate public opinion. In 2016, Russia's Internet Research Agency joined discussions of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

By: Kate Starbird, Ahmer Arif, Leo G. Stewart