Consumption has become the primary form of self-identity and self-expression.
When you buy a film, eBook or song, you might assume that you own it outright, but that's not always the case, meaning companies may have a right to take it back from you.
There are mounting calls to dismember the likes of Google, Apple and Amazon, but most people seem to have overlooked the biggest threat of all.
Do online sellers’ reputations matter? According to a March 2019 study, not particularly.
In the immaterial world of online sales, how important are sellers' reputation? An analysis of 1,000 eBay auctions provides an unexpected answer: not very.
Santa Clara County produced more patents than any other U.S. county in recent history.
When it comes to innovation, Santa Clara County is way ahead of the rest of the US. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 140,000 patents were granted there – triple the number of the next-ranked county.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is currently conducting an inquiry into digital platforms.
Any discussion about regulating social platforms should recognise how new policies could reduce the bottom line of small businesses.
Amazon’s plan to locate its second headquarters in New York City fell through.
When colleges rush to serve the needs of business, they risk losing sight of their purpose and entering into bad deals with a selfish partner, a scholar of research and business argues.
IBM has experience that will be relevant for the future of technology.
The history of IBM shows how a technology titan can grow and change, while still remaining focused on its core business.
Amazon will not build their second headquarters in Long Island City.
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Economic research suggests tax incentives and other corporate subsidies don't have the positive impact they're supposed to.
Amazon’s WiFi buttons enable you to instantly order specific branded products such as soft drinks, beer and condoms. You needn’t even get out of bed.
Dash Buttons have been ruled illegal under Germany's consumer rights law. They might also contravene Australian consumer law.
Space suits from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey on display at the Stanley Kubrick exhibition in LA.
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Tech companies portray virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri as our helpers. In reality, we're helping them gather the behavioural data they need to turn a profit.
Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Long Island City faced significant resistance.
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Amazon nixed plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City after some New Yorkers questioned the wisdom of offering billions in tax breaks in exchange for job promises. A Texas study suggests they had reason to worry.
The delivery riders consider that the correction of possible errors is part of their missions, even if they are not remunerated for these additional tasks.
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The tensions between platforms and their workers can be better understood by studying the mutual expectations of both parties.
Generating new entertainment data.
For decades, advertisers and marketers struggled to predict the consumption of leisure products such as movies and books. Now, big data reveals how people really spend their leisure time.
Optical fibres carry data from the web, these cables were previously neutral containers – but not anymore.
Until last December, Internet service providers were required to respect the principle of web neutrality. This is no longer the case in the United States. What are the consequences?
Monopolies are bad for innovation and dismantling them would help the US economy compete.
If you're worried your phone is recording your private conversations, look closer at the data you've already agreed to give away.
Forget Brexit or online competition. Millennials are just not consuming with the same fervour as their mums and dads.
Though best remembered for her role in the doomed German Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg's theories on how capitalism exploits people and nature need hearing today.
Cities are the laboratories where the tech giants are exploring urban innovations.
Companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Airbnb and Tesla are redefining key aspects of daily life such as work, mobility and leisure, using our cities as laboratories for their innovations.