Media and Technology

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.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Media and Technology | Read Article

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

California Delays Decision on Uber and Lyft’s Car Rental Programs

Media Mentions | April 21, 2016 | Bloomberg News

Professor Evan Rawley says California’s proposal to regulate the minimum length of a short-term car- rental program for ride-hailing workers is to ensure the lines between ride-hailing and commercial drivers are clear and don’t give technology upstarts an unfair advantage.

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‘Fintech’ Loses Some of Its Attraction for Investors

Media Mentions | April 06, 2016 | The New York Times

Professor R.A. Farrokhnia says the term “fintech” is overused, cautioning industry leaders to discern what separates a fintech company from a plain old financial services company that uses technology.

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Why Uber Faces a Price Surge Lawsuit

Media Mentions | April 02, 2016 | The Christian Science Monitor

Professor Evan Rawley weighs-in on the class action lawsuit alleging Uber’s CEO of surge pricing.

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