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Shared Spectrum: Tell the FCC to Keep Some Wireless Spectrum Free

Media Mentions | March 06, 2014

Prof. Raul Katz’s research shows that shared wireless spectrum contributed $222 billion to the US economy last year including $36 billion in direct savings to customers.

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Students and Teachers Drawn to the Bright Lights of Film

Media Mentions | March 02, 2014

Prof. Miklos Sarvary, director of the Media Program, says that MBA students are increasingly drawn to the film industry and other media fields, but that breaking into the business is heavily dependent on networking compared to financial services and other more traditional MBA career paths.

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Behind the Buzz

Media Program News | February 26, 2014

Jon Steinberg ??03, president and COO of BuzzFeed, is an innovator in an ever-changing industry. Catch his remarks at this year??s BRITE conference.

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Repeal the Sales Tax on Broadband Equipment

Media Mentions | February 23, 2014

Prof. Raul Katz says that repealing the tax on telecommunications equipment is the best way for Minnesota to maximize investment in broadband and innovation across the entire state.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Media and Technology | Read Article

How Facebook Will Squeeze $19 Billion Out of WhatsApp

Media Mentions | February 21, 2014

David Rogers, executive director of BRITE, says that users linking their WhatsApp accounts to their Facebook profiles would add to the already “extremely rich” data sets that Facebook is monetizing through advertisement.

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WhatsApp Brings Facebook Coveted User Growth

Media Mentions | February 20, 2014

Prof. Moshe Cohen says that ’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is all about bringing in user growth.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Media and Technology, Organizations | Read Article

Behind Facebook’s Bet–the–Company Move on WhatsApp

Media Mentions | February 20, 2014

David Rogers, executive director of BRITE, says that Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp stems from the realization that as the mobile and tablet market grows people are increasingly drawn to single–purpose apps.

Topics: Media and Technology, Organizations, Strategy | Read Article

Facebook to Pay $19 Billion for WhatsApp

Media Mentions | February 20, 2014

Prof. Moshe Cohen says that Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp is a mutually “brilliant deal” based on a shared vision of simplicity.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Media and Technology, Organizations | Read Article

What’s a WhatsApp Subscriber ? $42

Media Mentions | February 20, 2014

David Rogers, executive director of BRITE, says that Facebook’s $19 billion buyout of WhatsApp may have been “a purely defensive move” to ensure it does not get edged out of the fast–growing mobile messaging scene.

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Does WhatsApp Deal Show Facebook Knows What’s Up?

Media Mentions | February 20, 2014

David Rogers, executive director of BRITE, says that Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp shows Mark Zuckerberg’s industry savvy and willingness to adapt.

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Events

April 15, 2014

Mark Thompson, President & CEO, The New York Times Company (by invitation only)

 

April 17, 2014

John Sykes, President, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises (by invitation only)

 

April 29, 2014

Mentoring breakfast with Alan Stein '05, Global Head of Advertising Technology, Media Services, Google (by invitation only)

 

May 7, 2014

New York City Media Seminar Series: Tamas David-Barrett (Oxford University)

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Featured Media

John Skipper, President, ESPN & Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks, shares his insights into how to succeed in the media business.

NYC Media Seminars

Linking economists working on media topics in the greater New York area by providing a regular forum for discussion.

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Miklos on Media: Featured Blog

Movie Piracy & Innovation Studios have long claimed that piracy "kills" innovation, which will ultimately hurt consumers. A new paper may suggest otherwise.

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