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The moral issue of advertising slot selling

https://www.ft.com/content/9be0b974-10e9-11e6-bb40-c30e3bfcf63b   Wei Zexi, a 21-year-old Chinese university student, died in April 2016 because of a rare form of cancer called synovial sarcoma. After normal medical treatment offered in public hospitals failed to improve his situation, he turned to the Internet and searched for alternative treatment by using Baidu, the largest web searching engine in […]

Amazon’s Second Headquarters

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/technology/amazon-headquarters-north-america.html Recently this past September, Amazon announced that it wanted to build a second headquarters somewhere outside of Seattle.  As a result, a huge bidding war began with multiple locations vocalizing their interest.  The interest in landing this deal with Amazon rose with its payoff of multiple benefits: thousands of high-paying jobs, tax breaks, tourism, […]

Artificial Intelligence and Socially Optimal Allocation

With news of the future advent of artificial intelligence (AI) looming, many have been faced with coming to terms with the reality of possibly losing their jobs. Well-known scientists like Stephen Hawking even say “AI could spell the end of the human race”(1) while entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg remain quite optimistic. Feelings are indeed mixed […]

Image Search, more ways to find web pages on the World Wise Web

  https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/26/ebay-launches-visual-search-tools-that-let-you-shop-using-photos-from-your-phone-or-web/   Today Ebay launched an image search tool alongside their text search tool. Ebay is by no means the first major website to launch such tool as web pages such as Amazon, Google, Pinterest, and Wayfair have already launched image search tool. Alongside this tool, Ebay also launched a another search tool which […]

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