Platform Economies
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February 28th - Ben Thompson

March 14th

  • Eben, Magali, Market Definition and Free Online Services: The Prospect of Personal Data as Price (July 3, 2018). I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Vol.14:2 (2018) 227.
  • Kashmir Hill, “How I Tried to Block Amazon.” Gizmodo. January 22, 2019.
  • “How data becomes valuable for AWS customers”:  Anna will present her research on AWS.

March 21st

  • Plantin, J.-C., Lagoze, C., Edwards, P. N., & Sandvig, C. (2018). Infrastructure studies meet platform studies in the age of Google and Facebook. New Media & Society, 20(1), 293–310.
  • Paul Dourish, The Stuff of Bits: An Essay on the Materiality of Information, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017).
    • Read the Introductory chapter, and then focus on Ch 5: “No SQL: The Shifting Materialities of Database Technology” and Ch 7: “Internets and Othernets”
    • PDF (link updated)
  • Srnicek 2017, Platform Capitalism (OPTIONAL)

April 4th

April 11th

  • Gurses, Seda, and Joris V. J. van Hoboken. 2017. “Privacy After the Agile Turn.” SocArXiv. May 2. doi:10.31235/
    • Moving beyond algorithms and big data as starting points for discussions about privacy, the authors of Privacy After the Agile Turn focus our attention on the new modes of production of information systems. 
    • PDF
  • Pon et. al 2014. Android and the demise of operating system-based power: Firm strategy and platform control in the post-PC world

April 18th

  • Poon, M. (2016). Corporate capitalism and the growing power of big data: Review essay.
  • Gray et al. A reality check(list) for digital methods, New Media and Society


  • Value Modeling and Calculation for Everything as a Service (XaaS) Based on Reuse
  • Chiehyeon Lima et al. From data to value: A nine-factor framework for data-based value creation in information-intensive services, International Journal of Information Management


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