Disruptive Innovation: Uber, Airbnb and Other Companies Reshaping the Market

Disruptive Innovation: Uber, Airbnb and Other Companies Reshaping the Market

by The New York Times Editorial Staff


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642820805
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: Rosen Looking Forward Series
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 The Sharing Economy

Europe Without Hotels Benji Lanyado 10

The Smartphone Way to Beckon a Car Joshua Brustein 18

Companies Built on Sharing Balk When It Comes to Regulators David Streitfeld 20

Businesses Turn to Airbnb Matt Krupnick 24

In an Uber World, Fortune Favors the Freelancer Tyler Cowen 27

What Uber Can Learn From Airbnb's Global Expansion Mark Scott 34

Airbnb and Uber Mobilize Vast User Base to Sway Policy Conor Dougherty Mike Isaac 34

Airbnb Pledges to Work with Cities and Pay 'Fair Share' of Taxes Mike Isaac 38

What the Sharing Economy Really Delivers: Entitlement Ginia Bellafante 42

The Whatchamacallit Economy Steven Greenhouse 46

Chapter 2 Transportation

When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than You Think Brad Plumer 49

Self-Driving Cars Might Need Standards, but Whose? John R. Quain 54

Uber Strikes Deal With Volvo to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Its Network Mike Isaac 59

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam Daisuke Wakabayashi 61

Uber's Self-Driving Trucks Hit the Highway, but Not Local Roads Daisuke Wakabayashi 66

Full Tilt: When 100% of Cars Are Autonomous By The New York Times 69

Richard Branson's Virgin and Hyperloop One Transit Pods Become Fast Friends Jacey Fortin 86

Why Even the Hyperloop Probably Wouldn't Change Your Commute Time Emily Badger 89

Falcon Heavy, in a Roar of Thunder, Carries SpaceX's Ambition Into Orbit Kenneth Chang 94

Chapter 3 Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Speed Bumps on the Road to Virtual Cash Noam Cohen 100

Bubble or No, This Virtual Currency Is a Lot of Coin in Any Realm Noam Cohen 105

What Is Bitcoin, and How Does It Work? Nathaniel Popper 110

Grandpa Had a Pension. This Generation Has Cryptocurrency. Teddy Wayne 115

Should the Fed Create 'FedCoin' to Rival Bitcoin? A Former Top Official Says 'Maybe' Neil Irwin 122

Kodak's Dubious Cryptocurrency Gamble Kevin Roose 125

Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves Diane Cardwell 132

A Former Top Wall Street Regulator Turns to the Blockchain Nathaniel Popper 138

A Blockchain Building in Bushwick Stuart Miller 142

Blockchain Will Be Theirs, Russian Spy Boasted at Conference Nathaniel Popper 149

Chapter 4 Editing DNA

A Powerful New Way to Edit DNA Andrew Pollack 154

Jennifer Doudna, a Pioneer Who Helped Simplify Genome Editing Andrew Pollack 160

Gene Drives Offer New Hope Against Diseases and Crop Pests Nicholas Wade 167

Scientists Find Form of Crispr Gene Editing With New Capabilities Carl Zimmer 174

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos Pam Belluck 177

Chapter 5 Smart Homes and the Internet of Things

Thinking of Rigging Your Home With Smart Devices? Start Here Damon Darlin 183

3 Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed, but Are Worth Buying Ann-Marie Alcantara 187

Amazon Buys Ring, Maker of Smart Home Products Nick Wingfield 190

Is My Not-So-Smart House Watching Me? Ronda Kaysen 192

To Invade Homes, Tech Is Trying to Get in Your Kitchen Brian X. Chen 196

From Westworld to Best World for the Internet of Things Jonathan Zittrain 201

Looking Beyond the Internet of Things Quentin Hardy 204

Glossary 209

Media Literacy Terms 211

Media Literacy Questions 213

Citations 215

Index 219

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