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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.

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.

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.

Reflecting on the Facebook IPO
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Reflecting on the Facebook IPO

Exploring some factors that reflect a company's worth.

Platform Wars Come to Social Media
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Platform Wars Come to Social Media

The world can absorb more social media sites, but how many?

Reflections on the Toyota Debacle
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Reflections on the Toyota Debacle

A look in the rearview mirror reveals system and process blind spots.

Platforms and Services: Understanding the Resurgence of Apple
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Platforms and Services: Understanding the Resurgence of Apple

Combining new consumer devices and Internet platforms with online services and content is proving to be a successful strategy.
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