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Jul 28, 2016

Research firm Gartner projects 25 billion sensor devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. This includes components in U.S. military supply chains, where counterfeiters can embed sensors to compromise national security and cause extensive economic damage. Smith School graduate Rich Fitzgerald recently wrote a guest column at Military Embedded Systems calling for the Department of Defense and its suppliers to brace

Jul 27, 2016

Verizon’s $4.8 billion cash purchase of Yahoo positions the telecom giant to fulfill its longstanding goal to be a player in online media and advertising, says Smith School marketing professor P.K. Kannan. Meanwhile, Smith School professor David Kass says Berkshire Hathaway investors have given the deal a vote of confidence, which bodes well for Verizon's value and stock prices.

Jul 22, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this edition, Mohamed Boraie, MBA Candidate 2017, lets us in on what it's like to work as an associate marketing manager at Campbell's Soup Company in Camden, NJ.

Jul 20, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Startup founders looking for customers eventually run out of friends and relatives. "Once they get past that first handful of contacts, they don’t know how to get in front of the market in a bigger way," says Liz Sara, founder of consulting firm Best Marketing. She shares three keys to success in episode 4 of Bootstrapped, a Smith School podcast series. Read

Jul 20, 2016

Netflix stock plummeted about 16 percent earlier this week upon word of a second-quarter shortfall of about 800,000 new subscribers internationally. The developments followed a monthly rate increase from $7.99 to $9.99, initially for new customers and now for all renewing subscribers. Despite the growing pains, Smith School professor P.K. Kannan projects a bright future for the streaming content industry.

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