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Section 230 and a Tragedy of the Commons
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Section 230 and a Tragedy of the Commons

The dilemma of social media platforms.

Boeing's 737 MAX
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Boeing's 737 MAX: A Failure of Management, Not Just Technology

Tracing the trajectory of management and engineering decisions resulting in systemic catastrophe.

Self-Driving Vehicle Technology
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Self-Driving Vehicle Technology: Progress and Promises

Seeking the answer to the elusive question, 'Are we there yet'?

'Platformizing' a Bad Business Does Not Make It a Good Business
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'Platformizing' a Bad Business Does Not Make It a Good Business

Transaction platforms link third-party applications and services providers with users.

The Cloud as an Innovation Platform for Software Development
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The Cloud as an Innovation Platform for Software Development

How cloud computing became a platform.

CRISPR
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CRISPR: An Emerging Platform for Gene Editing

Considering a potential platform candidate in the evolving realm of gene-editing technologies research.

The Business of Quantum Computing
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The Business of Quantum Computing

Considering the similarities of quantum computing development to the early years of conventional computing.

The Sharing Economy Meets Reality
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The Sharing Economy Meets Reality

Assessing the uncertainties of the business models driving the sharing economy.

Amazon and Whole Foods
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Amazon and Whole Foods: Follow the Strategy (and the Money)

Checking out the recent Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods.

Is Google's Alphabet a Good Bet?
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Is Google's Alphabet a Good Bet?

A relatively simple query raises myriad complicated issues.

The Puzzle of Japanese Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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The Puzzle of Japanese Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Exploring how Japan's unique mixture of social, educational, and corporate practices influence entrepreneurial activity.

Extrapolating from Moore's Law
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Extrapolating from Moore's Law

Behind and beyond Microsoft, Intel, and Apple.

In Defense of IBM
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In Defense of IBM

The ability to adjust to various technical and business disruptions has been essential to IBM's success during the past century.

How Traditional Firms Must Compete in the Sharing Economy
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How Traditional Firms Must Compete in the Sharing Economy

Considering the evolving relationship between established companies and their sharing-economy counterparts.

The Bitcoin Ecosystem
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The Bitcoin Ecosystem

Speculating on how the Bitcoin economy might evolve.

MOOCs Revisited, With Some Policy Suggestions
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MOOCs Revisited, With Some Policy Suggestions

Assessing the rapidly evolving realm of massive open online courses.

The Legacy of Steve Ballmer
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The Legacy of Steve Ballmer

Assessing the positive and negative components of the second Microsoft CEO's tenure.

Evaluating a Startup Venture
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Evaluating a Startup Venture

Considering the key elements of successful startups.

Are the Costs of 'Free' Too High in Online Education?
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Are the Costs of 'Free' Too High in Online Education?

Considering the economic implications as educational institutions expand online learning initiatives.

The Apple-Samsung Lawsuits
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The Apple-Samsung Lawsuits

In search of a middle ground in the intellectual property wars.
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