Blog Post Assignment

February 23, 2016

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Please submit your blog posts via this assignment. Please refer to the Learning Hub for your assigned due date.

Responses (71)

Post Mortem on a Failed Two-Sided Market Place
Ryan Kraft
Last modified on February 17, 2016 at 7:33 pm
During Field 3 last spring, my team started a two sided online marketplace. After some initial success and discussions about how to move forward, I finally decided to kill the idea and would like to document a post-mortem. This post [...]
Facebook Messenger is Eating the World
Eric Sung
Last modified on February 23, 2016 at 12:10 am
When Facebook made the decision to unbundle Messenger from the blue app, the internet went ablaze. How dare you make me download a new app that I can already access, we all cried. A few years later, the prescience of [...]
First e-IPO in India
Karan Shah
Posted on February 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm
As of January 1 2016, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has made it compulsory for all investors (Retail, HNI and Institutional) to apply for IPO shares electronically under the new ASBA (Application Supported by Blocked Amount) regulation. [...]
Healthcare goes Digital
Elena
Posted on February 22, 2016 at 8:59 pm
Telemedicine is massively and intimately changing the way Health Care is delivered. Providers and payors will benefit from Telemedicine and cut costs, while maintaining the same quality standards. Will patients, too? Under what conditions?
UBER SHOOTING SPREE! Is this the end of the sharing economy?
Roger
Posted on February 22, 2016 at 6:07 pm
The monolithic player in the sharing economy is once again in the front page; this time around for a not so appealing news story.  UBER, the company that is breaking all the records imaginable, available in 58 countries and 300 [...]
Black Twitter: the next online advertising play?
bwinters
Last modified on February 22, 2016 at 7:11 pm
Companies seeking to connect with younger consumers or avid social media users should seriously consider their approach to Black Twitter, which has significant influence on cultivating trending topics and defining what is popular.
Try before you buy? Challenges for online furniture
AP
Last modified on February 17, 2016 at 12:55 am
Can consumers reliably select and purchase large-scale furniture items online without seeing the items in-person, and more importantly trying them out first? I thought this would be a definite no, though the recent successes of mattress start-up Casper and online [...]
[Catchy Title About Smart Contracts]
DD1
Posted on February 23, 2016 at 1:12 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iSlPoQm2XY ——A kiss is not a contract… but that’s only because you can’t upload a kiss to the blockchain (yet). I don’t know enough about the blockchain or smart contracts to decide whether the above youtube video/joke combo made any [...]
The power of live sports content
Camron
Last modified on February 22, 2016 at 10:16 pm
Sports leagues are realizing their value and capturing it. How will this change the content distribution landscape over the next decade?
Google vs. IBETCHA
ecashman
Last modified on March 14, 2016 at 2:23 pm
Google is under attack by a card game developed at Harvard. Can Google survive?
Wayfair’s Got Just What You Need
Josh Selip
Posted on February 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm
The U.S. eCommerce landscape is littered with remains of public and private companies that were once high flyers. Time and time again, players like Gilt Groupe, Fab.com, Zulily, and Overstock (to name just a few) have failed to live up [...]