A New Service from Amazon

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According to Reuters, Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, announced the premier of Amazon Key – a lock and camera system that users control remotely to let delivery associates slip goods into their houses. Questions: 1. What will be the cost? 2. How do you maintain privacy? 3. What is Wal-Mart testing that is a… Read more »

Who is watching you and why?

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A number of companies have entered living rooms in recent years, emerging with new, granular ways for marketers to understand how people are watching television and, in particular, commercials. Questions: 1. Why has the appeal of this information increased? 2. How do they do this? 3. How much do companies spend on TV ads in… Read more »

Who is watching the watchers?

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According to the FTC, Vizio used 11 million televisions to spy on its customers. The television maker agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a case with the FTC and the New Jersey attorney general’s office after the agencies accused it of secretly collecting — and selling — data about its customers’ locations, demographics and… Read more »

What you are doing and how fast you are doing it?

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A new generation of workplace technology is allowing white-collar jobs to be tracked, tweaked and managed in ways that were difficult even a few years ago. While the programs are meant to foster connections and sometimes increase productivity among employees who are geographically dispersed and often working from home, questions are piling up about the… Read more »

ATM Dogs: The Future or Just Plain Weird?

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Soomi Park, a futuristic artist and designer currently exhibiting at Biennale Internationale Design in France, has been intrigued with the issue of privacy, security, and mass-collection of personal data by governments and corporations. In response to the changes, her exhibit, The Republic of Privacy, focuses on an imagined utopia where citizens are guaranteed total privacy…. Read more »

So was it a good idea to sell out your customers’ trust?

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When Lenovo preinstalled Superfish adware on its laptops, it betrayed its customers and sold out their security. Questions: 1. What does this Superfish app do when you are on websites? 2. Do you agree that Lenovo needs to be fined or face legal prosecution? 3. Explain the following statements in financial or business terms: Lenovo… Read more »