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What do ants and computers share in common?

Two Stanford professors have shown that the method ants use to most efficiently retrieve food has a striking resemblance to the way our computers adjust data transfer rates to best transmit files. In computer networks, the Transmission Control Protocol is a set of rules designed to accurately send data from one computer to another. The […]

The power of social network in MMORPG

The significance of a social network is prevalent in our everyday lives, as well as in the cyber world. Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is one of the most popular genres of online games played by millions of people worldwide. People can build up unique relationships with other players in this virtual world, and […]

Online Bipartite Matching and Auctions at Google

Google is one of the biggest and most well-known technology companies in the world. Most of us use their search engine, or email service on a daily basis. In fact, as most of you may know, Cornell’s CMail account is simply an extension of Google’s Gmail service. Whenever you log into your email account, or […]

Which Social Network Does Your Target Customer Use In the article “Which Social Network Does Your Target Customer Use?”, the writer discusses the age and gender segmentation variable that is involved in using different forms of social media. I believe this is an interesting article because I remember reading elsewhere that the highest users of Farmville are middle aged stay-at- home mothers. […]

Computer Based Learning Helps to Provide a Perfect Matching in Education

At a charter school in Arizona, computer programs are being used to help educate high school students.  Carpe Diem is a school of 226 students, and only 5 teachers and 4 teaching assistants.  Students work individually on computer programs which put them through lesson plans in language arts, math, science and history.  Students are then […]

Record Collectors and Network Exchanges

Japanese collectors travel to the United States to find records that are essentially unwanted by Americans but considered valuable by Japanese fans.  These collectors go to conventions and record dealers to scour thousands of records and buy the rare, cheap records then sell them for about three times as much in Japan.  While the records […]

iPhone Selling and Matching Strategy

With the most recent iPhone 5 released, Apple started another round of record breaking; it took more than 2 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours (1). As for the old models, Apple will also start selling unlocked and refurbished iPhones to increase its selling or maintain the sales each quarter (2). And each time, […]

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