digital markets

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Social Media as the New Public Address System

Pablo Barberá and Thomas Zeitzoff just published a new paper that documents how quickly governments/leaders have started adopting social media. They find that "the...

Innovation in protective bubbles

Facebook encourages people to collect "memories" in the same place. It can certainly be useful down the road to have a centralized repository, given...

Getting people to care about news (or not)

Boundaries between news and entertainment have been blurred for a while, so I shouldn't be surprised that even NPR -- a platform that cannot even show...

EU against Apple (or generous effective tax rates)

Apple vs. the E.U. Is the Biggest Tax Battle in History | TIME Apple is only the most recent target for the E.U., which has...

Digital markets & politics watch, June 2016

Politics Here’s the data that told us Bernie Sanders would lose - The Washington Post Apple won't aid GOP convention over Trump - POLITICO: "...

Who counts as a killer robot?

A front-page article in the FT today was titled US rules out 'Terminator' troops (in print). The digital version's title - "US to deploy robot...

Regulating digital platforms in China

Today, a China Daily article described government complaints about Uber's subsidies to drivers: Speaking at a news conference in Beijing, he [the minister of transport] said...

Paying taxes in the digital economy

Tax worldwide profits A policy proposal from the Economist: Keeping [the current] approach, but toughening up the policing, means creating yet more rules—and loopholes. Better...

Singles' Day in China

Fascinating data from China Bloomberg: "Alibaba sold $5 billion in merchandise during the first 90 minutes of the day, putting it on track to top...

Sharing Economy in China

Recent news items related to the "on-demand" digital platforms in China WSJ: China’s Didi Kuaidi Gets License to Ride in Shanghai Sun Jianping,...

Who should be trusted with our data?

A chart from The Economist (and my humble guess about an item that was apparently not included in the survey): Trusting one's iPhone: 100%...

Face recognition and robocalls: where is the code of conduct?

Here is the news: Nine civil liberties and consumer advocate groups announced early Tuesday morning that they were withdrawing from talks with trade associations over how...

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