Charles Steinfield has been a visiting professor and researcher at a number of institutions, including the Institut National des Telecommunications in France, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Bellcore, and the Telematica Instituut in the Netherlands. His research interests focus on the social impacts of new communication technologies. Professor Steinfield is co-author, with Thomas Baldwin and D. Stevens McVoy, of Convergence: Integrating Media, Information, and Communication, which received the Cable Book of the Year Award by the National Cable Television Association in 1997, and co-editor of European Telecommunications in Transition: Policies, Technologies, and Services in the European Community and Organizations and Communication Technology. He has also served as editor of special issues of the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Markets, Communication Research, and Information Systems Research.
Strategic and Pragmatic E-Business: Implications for Future Business Practices disseminates information on the new practices and techniques in e-business and promotes a better understanding of contemporary issues and solutions to existing and emerging challenges. Making prospective audiences aware of concurrent business needs, models, trends, methods, and techniques, this books targets: e-commerce vendors, business managers, entrepreneurs, software industries, the digital media world, and online merchants who wish to build strong consumer brands.
Trust and Technology in B2B E-Commerce: Practices and Strategies for Assurance focuses on various trust issues that emerge from deployment of various e-commerce technologies in interorganizational relationships. Some of these issues relate to security, privacy, authentication, non-repudiation, quality of Web interface, system performance, infrastructure, and environmental factors. This book contributes to the ongoing process of developing a framework for understanding the process of building trust in B2B e-commerce.
Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies contains an overview of new achievements in the field of e-business standards and protocols, offers in-depth analysis of and research on the development and deployment of cutting-edge applications, and provides insight into future trends. This book unites new research that promotes harmony and agreement in business processes and attempts to choreograph business protocols and orchestrate semantic alignment between their vocabularies and grammar. Additionally, this Handbook of Research discusses new approaches to improving standards and protocols, which include the use of intelligent agents and Semantic Web technology.
Electronic Business Interoperability: Concepts, Opportunities and Challenges analyzes obstacles, provides critical assessment of existing approaches, and reviews recent research efforts to overcome interoperability problems in electronic business. It serves as a source of knowledge for researchers, educators, students, and industry practitioners to share and exchange their most current research findings, ideas, practices, challenges, and opportunities concerning electronic business interoperability.
Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it’s already spawned a multi-billion-dollar global economy open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion.
The second edition includes:A broad introduction of bitcoin and its underlying blockchain—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executivesAn explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architectsDetails of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principlesNew developments such as Segregated Witness, Payment Channels, and Lightning NetworkA deep dive into blockchain applications, including how to combine the building blocks offered by this platform into higher-level applicationsUser stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts
Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets—not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas.
Topics include:Concepts, features, and functionality of Bitcoin and the blockchainUsing the blockchain for automated tracking of all digital endeavorsEnabling censorship?resistant organizational modelsCreating a decentralized digital repository to verify identityPossibility of cheaper, more efficient services traditionally provided by nationsBlockchain for science: making better use of the data-mining networkPersonal health record storage, including access to one’s own genomic dataOpen access academic publishing on the blockchain
This book is part of an ongoing O’Reilly series. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the technology behind Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.
Social Media is huge - Nothing in the history of the world has brought people together and changed the face of business like social media has.
Reach out to the world and get them to like you.
eBay has changed the way products and services are purchased all over the world. Daily over 1.5 million online customers and providers log on to bid and sell virtually anything that can be bought or purchased. In 2006, eBay sellers are estimated to post $22 billion in sales. There are businesses earning $1 million a year selling products on eBay today. It is estimated that more than half a million people make full-time incomes just with their eBay business. eBay also allows you to run a business that requires no advertising costs.
eBay is a level playing field--it doesn't matter how old you are, what nationality or income level, whether you own a business now or not, what your background is, or where you are located. Start making money on eBay today!
The book starts with a complete overview of how eBay works. Then you are guided through the whole process of creating the auction and auction strategies, photography, writing copy, text and formatting, managing auctions, shipping, collecting payments, registering, About Me page, sources for merchandise, multiple sales, programming tricks, PayPal, accounting, creating marketing, merchandising, managing e-mail lists, advertising plans, taxes and sales tax, best time to list items and for how long, sniping programs, international customers, opening a storefront, electronic commerce, buy-it now pricing, keywords, Google marketing, and eBay secrets; everything you will ever need to get started making money on eBay!
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.