Posts Tagged ‘at&t’

  • Whether Aereo in 2014 or MCI in 1982, new technology leads to disruptive innovation

    Can the Supreme Court Change How We Watch TV?

    Apr 26, 14 • 563 Views • No Comments

    At the Supreme Court this week, broadcasters sought to stop a small firm from competing against them. Saying it was violating copyright law, ABC led a group challenging Aereo’s business model. Aereo uses tiny antennas to send programming to viewers who...  [read more]

  • Renewable energy and conventional energy at odds

    Creative Destruction: Solar Wars

    Sep 25, 13 • 580 Views • No Comments

    Can we compare the original AT&T and the electric power industry? Until 1982, AT&T had a phone system monopoly. Not even imagined, cell phones did not exist. Instead almost everyone received phone service from one company. Called a natural monopoly,...  [read more]

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    iPhone 5 Economics

    Sep 13, 12 • 1943 Views • No Comments

    Explaining the probable impact of the new Apple iPhone, one UPS employee recalled the impact of the last new iPad launch.  At its internal hubs, UPS created more work hours for part timers and enjoyed more revenue because of the volume spike that lasted for...  [read more]

  • A Traditional Telephone Book

    What Can You Learn From the Phone Book?

    Aug 5, 12 • 323 Views • No Comments

    Among all of the innovations that changed our lives, have you ever thought about the phone book? The first phone book dates back to 1878. Compiled by the the District Telephone Company of New Haven, soon to become SNET, the Southern New England Telephone...  [read more]

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    Getting More Power

    Jul 8, 12 • 253 Views • No Comments

    After Hurricane Irene last August, I lost my electricity for 8 days. Then, only weeks later, after a surprise snow storm, all over again, 8 days without power.  Facing a similar plight last week, economist Arnold Kling asked why the lights were out for so...  [read more]