Media and Technology

Council Punts on Fingerprinting Rule for Uber, Lyft Drivers

Media Mentions | June 21, 2016 | Crain's Chicago Business

Professor Evan Rawley says many ride-sharing drivers work part-time and any barrier to employment that reduces their utility enough, such as Chicago’s proposed fingerprint requirement, may cause workers to opt-out.

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Is Yahoo's Internet Business worth $3 Billion?

Media Mentions | June 07, 2016 | Marketplace Radio

The adage “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” can be used to explain valuation as in the eye of the individual bidder, and beauty equal to what the asset does, says Professor Donna Hitscherich.

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

Uber-Didi Global Duel Intensifies as Each Raises Billions

Media Mentions | June 02, 2016 | Bloomberg News

As global completion between Uber and Didi intensifies, Professor Evan Rawley says Uber wants to saturate the market in cities with their own cars.

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Why Facebook’s Imitators Failed

Media Mentions | May 18, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal

Professor Jeremy G. Phillips outlines three books examining how the critical mass of a platform dictates its success while noting that any alternative will have less utility, even if its features are better.

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15 Top Takeaways from the Centennial Symposium

School News | May 18, 2016

A look at the biggest ideas from Columbia Business School’s 100th-anniversary event.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Centennial, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Leadership, Media and Technology, Organizations, Social Enterprise, Strategy, World Business | Read Article

This NYC Startup Addresses the Most Basic Aspect of This and You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

Media Mentions | May 12, 2016 | AlleyWatch

Pau Sabria ‘10, co-founder of Olapic, a visual marketing platform that allows access to media content as well as feedback on how well organizations are targeting, is featured in a Q&A.

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How the Wright Brothers Inspired the Way Google Tests New Ideas

Media Mentions | May 10, 2016 | Slate

Professor R.A. Farrokhnia is cited as teaching and holding a “sprint” – a methodology of forming questions, building prototype, and running test as a way to design new products and services in the space of a workweek.

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A Big iPhone Slump Bites into Apple (AAPL)

Media Mentions | April 29, 2016 | U.S. News and World Report

Professor Jerry Kim weighs-in on Apple’s recent decline in earnings noting its core as a product company and the need to continuously hit home runs to continue its success.

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Columbia Business School Entrepreneurs Shine at NY TechDay

School News | April 27, 2016

“It helps to be around this kind of energy,” said Shashi Srikantan ’13.

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Olapic Chief: Success Stories Like Buddy Media's Light the Way in N.Y.C.

Media Mentions | April 21, 2016 | New York Business Journal

Pau Sabria ‘10, co-founder of Olapic, an e-commerce service that aggregates images submitted by users via social media, is profiled.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Media and Technology | Read Article