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Why Ebay Lost to Taobao in China: The Glocal Advantage

How Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) electronic-commerce platforms in China compete and how buyers are stimulated to be both aware and trustful of sellers through buyer...

Q&A: The Upper Limit
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Q&A: The Upper Limit

Jeannette Wing talks about clusters, creativity, and the power of computational thinking.

Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale
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Viewpoint: Scaling the Academic Publication Process to Internet Scale

A proposal to remedy problems in the reviewing process.

Technology Strategy and Management: The Legacy of Bill Gates
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Technology Strategy and Management: The Legacy of Bill Gates

Assessing the pluses and minuses of the helmsmanship of Microsoft Corporation since its inception.

The Business of Software: The Ontology of Paper
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The Business of Software: The Ontology of Paper

The next generation of software engineering will involve designing systems without using paper-based formats, instead using software to develop software.

Ground Control to Architect Tom . . .
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Ground Control to Architect Tom . . .

Architecture astronauts habitually speak at extremely high levels of abstraction to avoid engaging in tangible discussions that might lead to disclosing that they...

Law and Technology: The End of the Generative Internet
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Law and Technology: The End of the Generative Internet

Exploring the expectations and implications for version 2.0 of the Net's new gated communities.

<i>Communications</i> Preps Web-Enhanced Articles
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Communications Preps Web-Enhanced Articles

The soon to launch Communications Web site will break the bounds of the printed monthly.

True Seeds of Open-Source Software
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True Seeds of Open-Source Software

Though I appreciated Martin Campbell-Kelly's "Viewpoint" "Will the Future of Software Be Open Source?" (Oct. 2008), we must still rectify a small piece of history...

How Are We Doing?
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How Are We Doing?

A rabbinical story tells about an angry reader who stormed into a newspaper office waving the day's paper, asking to see the editor of the obituary column.

Kode Vicious: Permanence and Change
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Kode Vicious: Permanence and Change

Highlighting the importance of doing one's best in view of code longevity and the impermanence of the changineer.

CTO Virtualization Roundtable
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CTO Virtualization Roundtable: Part II

When it comes to virtualization platforms, experts say focus first on the services to be delivered.

CTO Virtualization Roundtable
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CTO Virtualization Roundtable: Part II

When it comes to virtualization platforms, experts say focus first on the services to be delivered.

Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger
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Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger

Relational database pioneer Patricia G. Selinger explores the vast realm of database technology and trends in a wide-ranging discussion with Microsoft's James Hamilton...

Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger
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Database Dialogue with Pat Selinger

Relational database pioneer Patricia G. Selinger explores the vast realm of database technology and trends in a wide-ranging discussion with Microsoft's James Hamilton...

Time to Take Evolutionary Development Off the Shelf
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Time to Take Evolutionary Development Off the Shelf

Large systems projects are failing at an alarming rate. It's time to take evolutionary design methods off the shelf.

On the 10th Anniversary of ACM's Digital Library
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On the 10th Anniversary of ACM's Digital Library

 When ACM launched its pioneering Digital Library a decade ago, it was one of the first professional societies to offer its members—and the broader computing community—a...

Legally Speaking: <i>Quanta</i>fying the Value of Patent Exhaustion
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Legally Speaking: Quantafying the Value of Patent Exhaustion

Should patents confer power to restrict reuses and redistributions of products embodying the whole or essential parts of inventions?

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization
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CTO Roundtable on Virtualization: Part I

Virtualization technology is hot again, but for the right reasons?

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization
From Communications of the ACM

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization: Part I

Virtualization technology is hot again, but for the right reasons?
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