UBER on Moving into Resistant Markets

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Discussion: The taxi industry is now facing competition, which hasn’t happened in a couple of decades. Over the last three and half years, Uber has evolved as a new competitor in the transportation market. They are now in 30 cities around the world and are avenging 20% growth, from month to month. Uber’s principle is… Read more »

Drones used to try to smuggle contraband into jail

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Discussion: Drones are now being used to smuggle tobacco and cellphones into prison. The jails are having to tighten there security measures now with advancement of technology. Source: BBC News Date: November 28, 2013 Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25136068 Questions for discussion: Can you think of any other technology that the jails will have to watch out for in the future?… Read more »

US agrees to pay $50m after ‘piracy’ of software

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Discussion: Piracy of software has become a major issue for software companies. How do they trust that the companies who bought their software are keeping to their contract? In this case the US government bought the right to have 500 users, but were caught having 9,000 users. Source: BBC News Date: November 30, 2013 Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25137089 Questions for… Read more »

5 ways identity thieves are targeting you

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Discussion: Here are five of the top ways that identity thieves come over you, from the “The Fraudsters’ Playbook”: 1. Setting up fake Wi-Fi networks 2. Posing as Census workers 3. Mining social media profiles 4. Advertising bogus discounts 5. Buying bank account information Source: CNN Money Date: November 26, 2013 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/26/pf/identity-theft/ Questions for discussion: Have you or a family member had your… Read more »