Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing


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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Expert Poll: Internet Makes Us Smarter & Stupider

danah boyd
Source: TechNews Daily
February 29, 2012

Google to Ramp Up Online Tracking

Lorrie Faith Cranor
Source: National Public Radio’s Morning Edition
February 28, 2012

Face Recognition Technology Might Get Employers in Trouble

Alessandro Acquisti
Source: Society for Human Resource Management
February 27, 2012

Stop the Cycle of Bullying

John Palfrey
Source: The Huffington Post
February 23, 2012

The Age of Big Data

Erik Brynjolfsson
Source: The New York Times
February 11, 2012
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Covid-19 and the Workplace Revolution

Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom has studied working-from-home (WFH) and its impact on employees, firms, and societies for many years. In this article, he presents new results from a US survey on WFH during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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. 

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The European Commission Picks a Fight with Google Android over Business Models

In 2018, the European Commission (EC) ordered Google to change the way its Android software was licensed. The EC’s decision pressures Google to change its business model to mimic Apple.

By: Randal Picker