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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Chinese internet users have devised an array of creative ways to navigate around government censorship of China’s cyberspace, a leading Hong Kong-based CNN journalist told a Stanford audience. In a November 21 talk at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Kristie Lu Stout, BA ’96, MA ’97, an anchor [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Who is more digitally switched on – high school students in Silicon Valley or Beijing? A new study from Stanford University provides some clues. High schoolers in Palo Alto, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, spend significantly more time using digital media every day than their peers at [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – In a wide-ranging talk, Jack Ma, chairman of China’s Alibaba Group, publicly declared his interest in acquiring troubled U.S. internet giant Yahoo, while also reflecting on his 12-year journey building an internet powerhouse that has transformed commerce for small businesses and consumers in China. The Chinese e-commerce billionaire addressed [...]

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Cupid Data Analysis

Matchmaking sites offer users a series of questions to determine who meets a member’s criteria for a successful date. What distinguishes OkCupid from its rivals is the extraordinary number of questions it asks and the amount of data it retrieves from the answers. According to CEO and cofounder, Sam Yagan, MBA ’05, OkCupid users choose [...]

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QOTD: A Virtual Switzerland

“There are certain things [the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers] can do in cyber-security and certain things we absolutely cannot do. We’re fundamentally a bottom-up, community-driven organization [with] a special focus on the domain name system. … There’s cyber-defense and there’s cyber-offense. We have nothing to do with offense anywhere, and we have [...]

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