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How IT Will Disrupt Universities by Prof. Vasant Dhar
January 07, 2013
Tuition-based universities are doing something counterintuitive: competing with each other to deliver their content online and for free. Last year Stanford University offered free courses on machine learning, database systems and artificial intelligence to more than 100,000 students. Many other professors are also making their material available online.
Prof. Anindya Ghose on businesses' use of predictive analytics
October 10, 2012
Excerpt from CNBC -- "It's the speed of real time data being generated that makes it so appealing to businesses...Macy's used it to determine how many customers they will get at Thanksgiving, and can plan on what to sell in real time. And Sears personalized promotions for customers in a just a week when it used to take them eight. There's so much that can be done with it."
Prof. Anindya Ghose on smart phone apps' effects on music and entertainment start-up companies
July 27, 2012
Excerpt from New York Daily News -- "'Mobile apps are enabling new businesses to emerge and thrive,' Ghose said. 'You can potentially have your entire business resolving around apps.'"
June 27, 2012
Prof. Vasant Dhar on an information market for Facebook to create value
Excerpt from CNBC Squawk Box -- "Facebook knows more about people than anyone else. People have provided that data voluntarily so that's a tremendous resource that they can monetize."
"Get Paid for Your Data on Facebook" by Prof. Vasant DharJune 11, 2012
“While there are several possible business models for Facebook to create value, each with its potential risk and reward, I propose that Facebook create the world’s first information market. This market-based model would pay Facebook users in exchange for permission to provide selective information to businesses looking to reach specific types of people.”
Prof. Anindya Ghose on RIM's BlackberryMay 29, 2012
Excerpt from MSNBC -- "Anindya Ghose, an associate professor of management at New York University’s Stern School of Business, reckons RIM needs a new, visionary leader to help the company pull out of its tailspin. 'To put it bluntly, they need someone like Steve Jobs,' he said."
Prof. Anindya Ghose's research on the link between Craigslist and STD rates is highlightedApril 13, 2012
Excerpt from The Washington Post -- "The entry of Craigslist produces a transformative shift in casual sex-seeking behavior,' Jason Chan and Anindya Ghose write in 'Internet's Dirty Secret: Assessing the Impact of Technology Shocks on the Outbreaks of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.'"
Prof. Vasant Dhar on NYU Stern's new digital marketing specializationFebruary 28th, 2012
Excerpt from New York Post -- "'We were getting signals from employers that they would like people trained in this area - those who can think strategically in the digital world and who have the skills to deal with the challenges that come from kind of data that this world generates,' says Dhar."