Archive | October, 2015

Can I Stream TV Shows and Not Go to Jail?

Have you ever tried to search for a full movie on YouTube back when you were in middle school? How about googling “blank show”, “episode blank” and hoping to find a somewhat low quality version of that TV show that Netflix doesn’t have? Hypothetically speaking if you did do these things some of your favorite […]

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Pandora and Music Labels Finally Agree?

Since its conception in January, 2000, music labels and Spotify have been at odds. Even last week, Pandora announced it would pay $90 million to settle a lawsuit over royalties for artists who recorded music before 1972. Because of a legal loophole, Pandora was able to play songs on the internet radio services without paying […]

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Identifying Disruptive Trends in the Traditional Education System

Identifying Disruptive Trends in the Traditional Education System

Current trends in education include online learning programs, new technological hardware, virtual reality, and the classroom outside of school. Online learning platforms, such as Khan Academy and Coursera, are free options for anyone to access. The two platforms vary in their background, but ultimately they allow anyone to educate themselves without a hefty price tag. […]

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The Analogy’s Analogy

Last Spring, I took a course on global policy and found that many young people in the class were unaware of the concept of Net Neutrality. After many attempts to figure out the best way to explain Net Neutrality, especially to people who are unfamiliar with technology, I came up with the following analogy. I […]

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Tesla’s Hyperloop Train

We all know the company Tesla and it’s owner Elon Musk.  However, we might not all know that he is planning another huge innovation in consumer transportation, and it’s way bigger than the all electric car.  He is planning to build a train system that will get you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in […]

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Get in Loser, We’re Going Shopping

“Get in loser we’re going shopping” A phrase coined by the ever so popular movie, Mean Girls, may not be able to be used anymore. Isn’t it crazy that we no longer have to go in our car and drive to the mall because every single brand, style, and design is all at your fingertips? […]

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RFID- Its technology and future developments

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Technology) is a technology that is not only used in disruptive technology but will only enable the technology to evolve and expand into other sectors! According to engineering.com RFID technology is found in several aspects within the transportation industry. In the trucking industry the CRESCENT program on the west coast allowed […]

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Deliverable 1- The Research Stage

Welcome to Deliverable 1, As Melissa explained in our introductory post we are the “Retail” disruption group. The Retail Industry divided itself into 4 realms or 4 “Cs” – Culture, Cost, Customer and Channel. We decided to discuss each “C” in 3 time-frames – Past, Present and Future. The first deliverable we set was to […]

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The Fall of Blockbuster

The Video Rental Industry was a six billion dollar industry. It was created in 1978 by Video Station in Los Angeles, California. Like other advancing industries, Mom and Pop video rental stores gave way to major chains, such as Major Video Corporation, Palmer Video, and Blockbuster. These chains boasted gigantic tape selection, sometimes in the tens of thousands. The independent stores could only stock […]

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TPP’s Negative Side

The TPP is going to bring a lot of disruption, positive disruption. It will improve economic growth and increase the United States’ trade and investment ties with the countries in the partnership. However, this will also bring some negative disruption. For example, costs are going to rise drastically due to the increase in trade between […]

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