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Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Age of Surveillance Capitalism The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power By Shoshana Zuboff Published 01.15.2019 PublicAffairs 704 Pages"
book  review  internet  technology-effects  social-media  surveillance  business-model  capitalism 
4 weeks ago by tsuomela
The Rule of Logistics — University of Minnesota Press
"How the world’s largest retailer is redefining architecture by organizing flows of merchandise and information across space and time Jesse LeCavalier analyzes Walmart’s stores, distribution centers, databases, and inventory practices to make sense of its spatial and architectural ramifications. A major new contribution to architectural history and theory, The Rule of Logistics helps us understand how retailing today is changing our bodies, brains, buildings, and cities. "
book  publisher  architecture  business  business-model  design  logistics  efficiency 
november 2016 by tsuomela
Companies Not Saving Your Data - Schneier on Security
"I believe that all this data isn't nearly as valuable as the big-data people are promising. Now that companies are recognizing that it is also a liability, I think we're going to see more rational trade-offs about what to keep -- and for how long -- and what to discard."
big-data  storage  business  silicon-valley  business-model 
june 2016 by tsuomela
Richie | Data is not an asset, it’s a liability
"Actionable insight is an asset. Data is a liability. And old data is a non-performing loan."
big-data  data  management  business  business-model  privacy 
september 2015 by tsuomela
Rage Against the Machines | Ian Bogost | The Baffler
"Like free digital services more broadly, the real purpose of the videogame business—and, indeed, of American business writ large—is not to provide search or social or entertainment features, but to create rapidly accelerating value as quickly as possible so as to convert that aggregated value into wealth. Bingo!"
online  gaming  games  design  business  finance  gambling  addiction  business-model  capitalism 
march 2014 by tsuomela
Articles: Making Cents | Features | Pitchfork
"Growth of the music business? I think not. Daniel Ek means growth of his company, i.e., its capitalization. Which is the closest I can come to understanding the fundamental change I've witnessed in the music industry, from my first LP in 1988 to the one I am working on now. In between, the sale of recorded music has become irrelevant to the dominant business models I have to contend with as a working musician. Indeed, music itself seems to be irrelevant to these businesses-- it is just another form of information, the same as any other that might entice us to click a link or a buy button on a stock exchange."
business  music  business-model  future  mp3  streaming  economics 
july 2013 by tsuomela
Collaborative consumption is dead, long live the real sharing economy | PandoDailyPandoDaily
"This is where the real sharing economy comes in. It is more than just VC-backed Internet startups. It’s a tectonic shift in how the economy works. As society changes from a top-down factory model of organization to a peer-to-peer network model, how we produce, consume, and interact will be radically transformed. At its simplest, the sharing economy is the decentralization of economic power brought on by new technology, new and revived business models, and massive social change. It’s made up of thousands of innovations, some for profit, some nonprofit, and some that thrive in the commons. If we can avert our collective gaze from our latest technology gadgets for a second, we might be able to see the real sharing economy, the one driven by values and tested by time. "
sharing  commons  economics  business-model  community  collaboration  consumption  via:vaguery 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Apple After Steve Jobs: Does a Closed Software Company Need a Genius? : The New Yorker
"So what’s a technology firm to do? Each faces the open/closed question, and here is how to answer it. First and foremost, there will always be a complex tradeoff between closed and open designs, so there is no use being too religious in either direction. It is easy to underestimate open designs (no one thought Wikipedia would work), but even open systems need some points of control. In the end, the better your vision and design skills, the more closed you can try to be. If you think your product designers can duplicate the nearly error-free performance of Jobs over the past twelve years, go for it. But if mere mortals run your firm, or if you’re facing an extremely unpredictable future, the economics of error suggest an open system is safer. Maybe rely on this test: wake up, look in the mirror, and ask yourself, Am I Steve Jobs?"
business  management  open  closed  business-model  innovation  technology  open-source 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Rawporter ™ Buy, sell, request & share photos and videos.
"Rawporter helps media outlets large and small source raw video and photos. Whether you're a local blogger or a national news network, our Rawporters can get you the affordable footage you need quickly. Our Rawporters are everyday people, ready to use their smartphones and our App to get you the video and photos you need. It's like having an army of cameras on-location and on-demand"
media  business  business-model  crowdsourcing  journalism  citizenjournalism 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Rawporter ™ Buy, sell, request & share photos and videos.
"Rawporter helps media outlets large and small source raw video and photos. Whether you're a local blogger or a national news network, our Rawporters can get you the affordable footage you need quickly. Our Rawporters are everyday people, ready to use their smartphones and our App to get you the vide
media  business  business-model  crowdsourcing  journalism  citizenjournalism 
february 2013 by tsuomela
The Insourcing Boom - Charles Fishman - The Atlantic
"After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone. An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States."
business  business-model  outsourcing  american  economics  capitalism  production  manufacturing 
january 2013 by tsuomela
An Academic Study Of Connecting With Fans & Giving Them A Reason To Buy | Techdirt
"Either way, I found it interesting to hear that Steven Brown, a student at Glasgow Caledonian University, has taken that presentation and published an academic article about it in the Empirical Musicology Review, entitled Artist autonomy in a digital era: The case of Nine Inch Nails. The paper goes through my presentation and looks at related academic research to see if there's support for the theories I discussed"
research  music  art  audience  business-model  fandom  business 
october 2012 by tsuomela
More on DRM and ebooks - Charlie's Diary
"After I recommended that the major publishers drop mandatory DRM from their ebook products, I realized that my essay had elided a bunch of steps in my thinking, and needed to reconsider some points. Then I realized that it's not a simple, straightforward argument to make. Consequently, I ended up writing another essay, although I've tried to summarize my conclusions below. "
publishing  business  business-model  drm  digital  e-books  markets  consumer  genre  fiction 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Surveillance and the Social Layer < PopMatters
Notice how this exchange is structured. What is regarded as in inherently intolerable is that any sort of social behavior could escape digital capture, could slip through the net of commercial surveillance. Innovation has become a matter of perfecting that surveillance, allowing all our behavior to be mediated and translated into marketing data to fuel the engines of consumerism—perfect the management of demand.

The contemporary tech startup’s critical (“cool”) task is to somehow entice you to share your private information in a standardized digital form in as close to real time as possible by making it “fun” and “social” and more or less compulsive, if not compulsory. It should find ways to “drive” users to report on themselves without the burden becoming intolerable.
social  media  technology  surveillance  privacy  secrecy  business  business-model  ethics 
march 2011 by tsuomela
What Business is Wall Street In ? « blog maverick
The only people who know what business Wall Street is in are the traders. They know what business Wall Street is in better than everyone else. To traders, whether day traders or high frequency or somewhere in between, Wall Street has nothing to do with creating capital for businesses, its original goal. Wall Street is a platform. It’s a platform to be exploited by every technological and intellectual means possible.

The best analogy for traders. They are hackers.
wall-street  finance  financial-services  capitalism  purpose  business-model  traders 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Book Review: Frank Koller's Spark -
Review of Spark by Frank Koller. The book is a profile of Lincoln Electric a company that has had a no-layoff policy since the 1950s.
book  review  economics  management  business  layoff  unemployment  business-as-usual  business-model  jobs  work  labor 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Get Ready To Be a Changemaker - The Conversation - Harvard Business Review
To be effective in this new world, you will need to master the skills of empathy and teamwork, as well as leadership and driving change. You will need to know how to function in a world that is not a hierarchy but a kaleidoscopic global team of teams, with no boundaries between sectors and change that happens at an escalating pace.

This is a rare moment in history. Are you ready to be a changemaker in the private sector, the citizen sector, or both? Do you and your employees have the necessary skills? How will you and your organization fit in this new world?
business  organization  business-model  citizenship  change  social-responsibility 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Google, China, and the New High Ground of Advantage - Umair Haque - Harvard Business Review
The only way to step past the industrial era's zombified endgame is the new high ground, because only an ethical edge can do all the good stuff above. The old high ground was built for 20th century economics: sell more junk, earn more profit, "grow" — and then crash. An ethical edge operates at a higher economic level. It is concerned with what we sell, how profits are earned, and which authentic, human benefits "grow." It's a concept built for the economics of an interdependent world.
economics  future  ethics  business  business-model  china  google 
january 2010 by tsuomela
Barriers to change: Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy: Part 3 « Tony Bates
Part of a series on reinventing/revisioning the university to combine with technology. Refers to the Open University model.
college  university  education  technology  business-model  cost 
october 2009 by tsuomela » How to Save America's Newspapers
If we view daily newspapers as an essential public service that we cannot afford to lose, how do we keep them publishing? There’s probably not one answer, but in looking at how other important but not-necessarily profitable institutions survive, here are some commons-based solutions.
newspaper  business-model  media  journalism  commons 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Overview | Research on the Economic Impact of Cooperatives
Given the unique niche that cooperatives fill in the U.S. economy, it is unfortunate that so little is known about where and how cooperatives operate. Unlike data-reporting agencies of many other countries, the U.S. Census Bureau does not identify cooperatives in any of its census or business reporting surveys. As a consequence, there are no federally reported data on cooperatives in the United States. The purpose of this project is to fill this gap by conducting a census of cooperatives, and by measuring their impact on aggregate income and employment.
business  business-model  cooperative  american  statistics  research  economics  school(UWisconsion) 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Press Forward : CJR
Links to every entry in CJR’s Press Forward: Dialogues on the Future of News series
communication  media  journalism  future  news  media-studies  media-reform  business-model  business  series 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Press Forward: Dialogues on the Future of News : CJR
To that end, we introduce Press Forward: Dialogues on the Future of News. In a series of essays, interviews, case studies, and roundtable discussions, we’ll explore news’s past as a way of guiding its future. Approximately every three weeks, we will introduce a new unit addressing various topics relevant to both news and the Internet.
communication  media  journalism  future  news  media-studies  media-reform  business-model  business  series 
september 2009 by tsuomela
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