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UBER vs TESLA, Does Tech Industry Favor Vertically Integrated Companies or Blitz-Scaling Model?

In the recent episode of Big Tech Big Talk, Berk & Ussal deep dived into the disruptive innovation comes with ride-sharing business. They examined how blitz-scale method gives advantege to Uber over its rivals, and how will Uber utilize the data collected from the cars and its users for the future self-driving car services. As well as this core ride-hailing business, Uber has moved into new…
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Freedom of Speech vs. the Fate of Liberal Democracy

Discussions regarding the need to regulate social media platforms and their contents escalated with the horrific shooting in the city of Christchurch. It is not that many countries, spearheaded by the European Union have not already covered a great distance on the matter…
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Avoiding Existential Threats of Exponential Technologies: 3 Different Approaches

As the exponentially growing technologies create bigger and bigger disruption in existing markets, the necessity to be ready for this transformation and foresee the short term future became much more important for enterprises, governments and people itself. More & more platforms are being initiated for formulating models to solve the problems generated and spread globally by the Internet and…
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Privacy Challenges of Disruptive Technologies

“In October (2018), Ann Cavoukian, the Director of Privacy for Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs smart neighborhood project in Toronto (an advanced smart city project) resigned after learning that not all data collected from residents would be de-identified at the source. In…
21. Century Zeitgeist

Thinking About The “Alt-Tech”

Watching the Christchurch gunman Brenton Tarrant’s (28) headband camera’s online streaming video, 90’s kids would not find anything they have not seen before. If you’ve ever played a first-person shooter game such as Call of Duty or Battlefield, you will…
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Trust Square Restores Faith in Democracy

Trust Square has an address that everyone in Europe recognizes. It is located in the most high-end street in Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse. Central Bank is just across the street, the next door neighbor is a stylish Opera Gallery, and the gorgeous Alps views from the Zurich lake is only in two minutes walking distance. However, what’s inside of the building is even more thrilling. Only a year after…
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How to Regulate Disruptive Innovation

The digital economy requires a legal environment fit for the future. As emerging technologies create new business models, there grows a pressing need for creating, modifying and enforcing regulations. Yet, the challenge is finding a delicate balance between protecting public…
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Confronting the Surveillance Capitalism

Isn’t it great that we now have more options with Amazon instead of being stuck with brick-and-mortar stores? March 11, 2019 by Berk Kocaman On this past 8th of March, a brave woman has stepped forward and openly declared that it is time to break up the platform giants…
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Digital Society

Digital revolution affects all the aspects of our world, from agriculture to transportation to how we communicate with each other. Digital revolution is now decisively embedded throughout our daily activities,  and it starts blurring the lines with the physical world. The reach of digital revolution is even larger than that, it reshapes the people and the society. So that, it is important to…
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