Description: Cybercriminals using stolen data have targeted millions of user accounts on Alibaba’s popular Taobao shopping platform. Source: CNN Money Date: February 5, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you use any online seller-to-consumer services? 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a business model?
Posts Tagged: Ch. 8 – Information Systems Within the Organization
Description: Maybe Amazon isn’t getting ready to open up hundreds of bookstores after all? Source: CNN Money Date: February 4, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Why would an online-based platform and service want to open physical locations? 2. Should other companies be worried about Amazon opening physical locations? Why? What can they do to combat the… Read more »
Description: A patent application published Thursday reveals that Facebook (FB, Tech30) is looking to get into ridesharing. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 8, 2016 As expected, Cora sets up a scheduled delivery of the tampons you need so that you don’t ever end up in a situation where you’re unprepared for Aunt Flo’s monthly visit. You can… Read more »
Description: Uber India is giving lovebirds a chance take a free, last-minute Valentine’s Day weekend getaway with a first-of-its-kind on-demand service on Friday, Feb. 12. Source: Mashable Date: January 28, 2016 In the past, Uber has offered everything from red roses to skywriting love messages to matchmaking services to its riders across the world on Valentine’s… Read more »
Description: Introducing this Smart Ped, the first foldable motorized scooter. Source: Tech Crunch Date: October 25, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. What age demographic do you think is most likely to be the target market for a bike like this? 2. Do you think cyclists will warm easily to a device such as this?
Description: SkyTran’s sky taxis are making their debut. Source: CNN Money Date: October 25, 2015 The aerial mass transit system features “cars” that magnetically glide 20 to 30 feet above the ground along elevated tracks. Skytran, based in Mountain View, California, has been developing the system for five years. The pilot project will debut in Tel Aviv at… Read more »
Description: A lot of work goes into deciding new emojis. Source: Tech Insider Date: October 25, 2015 What makes an emoji? Those symbols on your phone aren’t just random. They’re actually designed by a consortium of people in the tech industry so there’s a standard any device can read. Read More Questions for discussion: 1. Do you tend to use… Read more »
Description: Owlet does not prevent SIDS, but instead lets parents know when the child is suffocating. Source: Tech Crunch Date: October 25, 2015 Owlet, a Hardware Battlefield darling, announced that they are going out of beta this weekend and will be available to new parents who want to make sure their wee ones are breathing at night…. Read more »