The magnitudes in the paper suggest that applying existing sales taxes to Internet commerce might reduce the number of online buyers by up to 24 percent. I. INTRODUCTION The extraordinary growth of the Internet in the last few years has led some to speak of the birth of a world without borders, a place where free communication, competitive markets, and extensive comparison shopping are a matter of course (see The Economist [1997a] and Hof ). This apparent lack of geography in cyberspace, however, has raised some diflScult problems regarding government policy, especially tax policy, toward the "new" economy. Although online transactions currently make up only a very small fraction of total retail sales, predictions of astounding future growth have caused state policy makers to become highly concerned about the fact that most online transactions pay no sales or use tax.i Since the sales tax makes up the largest single component of state tax revenue, the growth of Internet commerce * I wish to thank Shane Greenstein, David Gross, James Hines, Peter Klenow, Steven Levitt, Charles McLure, James Poterha, Joel Slemrod, Michelle White, Alwyn Young, Jonathan Zittrain,
The Cellular Telephone Business: Increasing Competition in a Growing Market Marita Jadlos MBA 635 June 22, 2009 Definition and Symptoms of the Problem This year – 2009 – will be the toughest for the cell phone industry. This is not surprising given that all industries are in trouble in this bad economy. In years past, consumers would replace their old phones with the newest and hottest phone on the market. Now that the economy is in a downturn, people are not spending as much resulting in a drop in sales. The economy is not the only thing contributing to the industry’s difficulties.
Print directory books are expensive and becoming a less likely used resource. Web-based advertising Web-based advertising prices dependents on the "relevance" of the surrounding web content and the traffic that a website receives. With the many advances that we experience everyday, society can be ever-changing. A big advance that has changed our lives is the new forms of advertising. So much more is possible and accessible to us because of the constant advances in technology.
As the debate grew more heated over the past month, it occurred to me that this debate could be viewed in terms of innovation. Is the iPad a sustaining or disruptive innovation? In The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen describes some of the characteristics of a disruptive innovation: It initially costs more than the item it is initially seen as replacing, for example, the initial 5 inch hard disk drives cost more on a per megabyte basis than the 8 inch drives they were seen as replacing. It doesn’t perform as well as similar previous devices; doing the same task, the new innovation is not quite as good as the existing innovation. Customers and market research did not show a great desire for the new innovation or device, e.g.
Back then only the wealthy class could afford these types of phones for their vehicles. Now days almost everyone can afford one because they have made phones that you can buy a card with certain minutes; price ranging from ten to a hundred bucks! Years ago it was no where in the works that a touch screen phone could be made but now, touch screen phones such as the LG Voyager, the Venus and, the LG Dare are all in high demand for today’s economy. Some people may argue that touch screens are a waste of money and can easily be destroyed while others can’t stop raving about it and call it their new best friend! People have mixed feelings for this new burst of technology but one thing for sure is if it’s not the adults that are getting this, it’s their kids!
We are thriving for the newest cell phones; we buy the smartest and the most developed ones. We are now much busier than before. Also, because of work, many need cell phones to contact their families, siblings, or co-worker .Smart phones became trice cheaper than 10 years ago, which led many people to buy cell phones for each member in the family. The lack of risk awareness and responsibility made privacy unnecessary thing to think about. "For the government, a credit card is your criminal record," Ted Redwood.
Smart phones for example, Apple and Samsung has produced these new smart phones that almost do the jobs of a computer. People can almost do every daily job by using their smart phones, which has caused many people to be jobless. In the past people would have bought newspapers to know about the situations that was produced by a company. Nowadays people read articles and newspapers on their smart phones which has caused the companies a loss. The United States, United Kingdom, Japan, South Africa and Turkey are the countries where the print newspapers are suffering; on the other hand, Afghanistan, Oman, Kosovo and Bahrain are the countries where the printed newspapers are going well and people are keen to buy and read them (Houston, Laura).
Week 1: Chapter 1 Introduction Media Convergence in the Digital Era A Critical Approach A key reason for the recent rise of partisanship in today’s news media is economics. Newspapers and TV news have lost a lot of their audience to smartphones, social networks and the internet. Media must target smaller groups with shared interests (liberals, shopaholics, history buffs etc) to find an audience and advertisers economic incentives encourage the partisan divide (problems) to keep audiences attention and high ratings and viewers. More ads sell. this makes us question how trustable are news media really if all they want is ad money?
These are available to anyone and provide different service plans ranging from 10gb/month to unlimited usage. They provide wireless and wired connections and the speeds vary depending on your location. There are many different web hosting service some of them are paid such as fast hosts and some are free such as google sites. This will let put your web site online and also help you create them with custom templates for the less experienced user. Google Sites for example will only has 100MB of storage for free users this will therefore limit you of what you can have on your website, there are also very few templates what you can use so your site will not be unique to you or your business.
That is one reason why I believe why apple is "better" than Microsoft, also because they have a much better way of marketing things. Think about how much money you get from games. Microsoft takes a little bit of the money from each game sale yet cannot out profit apple because their marketing isn't very good. Originally Apple only has 4 types of products on the market (iPod, iPhone, iPad, apple tv, iwatch and the mac) just like Microsoft (PC, Xbox, Kinect, and phone) yet apple does better because of the reasons listed above. Microsoft though, since it has a big chunk of market share as far as operating systems is concerned, is for hackers to mess with since 70% of all hacking tools is for windows only.