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  1. Is the Internet Being Ruined?

    Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Is the Internet Being Ruined?” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above.)

    It’s a remarkable ecosystem that allows each of us to exercise control over our lives. But how much control do we truly have? How many of our decisions are really being made by Google and Facebook and Apple? And, perhaps most importantly: is the Internet’s true potential being squandered?


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  2. Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 2: Digital) (Ep. 441) - Freakonomics Freakonomics

    Google and Facebook are worth a combined $2 trillion, with the vast majority of their revenue coming from advertising. In our previous episode, we learned that TV advertising is much less effective than the industry says. Is digital any better? Some say yes, some say no — and some say we’re in a full-blown digital-ad bubble.

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  3. The Competition Among Google, Amazon, Facebook And Apple : NPR

    Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are expanding rapidly into finance, advertising, media and retail. Tech writer Farhad Manjoo outlines how the four companies are heading in new directions — and encroaching on each other's territory — as they try to expand their customer base.


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  4. How to Build a Smart City - Freakonomics Freakonomics

    We are in the midst of a historic (and wholly unpredicted) rise in urbanization. But it’s hard to retrofit old cities for the 21st century. Enter Dan Doctoroff. The man who helped modernize New York City — and tried to bring the Olympics there — is now C.E.O. of a Google-funded startup that is building, from scratch, the city of the future.

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  5. Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet - Video and audio - News and media - Home

    Speaker(s): Charles Arthur
    Chair: Professor Robin Mansell

    Recorded on 13 November 2012 in New Theatre, East Building.

    Charles Arthur has been with The Guardian since 2005. His 2012 book “Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet” covers the business and technological competition between the three companies.It investigates Apple, Google, Microsoft and the battle for the internet. It reveals what to expect from the internet in the next five years, which company will ultimately be in the driving seat, and what the implications will be for us all.

    Part of the Media Agenda 2012 series.

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