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Sheila Raju
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Sheila Raju currently works at an EdTech startup, having held previous positions at Microsoft, UBS, and Chanel. She received her MBA from Columbia Business School and her BA degree from Cornell.

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Snip, Snip: Let's Cut the Cable TV Cord?

(3) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 3:37 PM

Amid the champagne and excited chatter of a New Year's Eve party in San Francisco, 8:55pm rolled around. A friend eagerly suggested, "Let's watch the ball drop in Times Square!" The host apologetically stated, "I don't have live TV. I cut the cord a couple of years ago."

It's...

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The Fare-ness of Uber, Airbnb, and the Sharing Economy

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 6:08 PM

The recent announcement prohibiting the use of Uber in Berlin by the city's Department of City and Regulatory Affairs comes on the heels of vocal opposition of the transportation service from taxi unions in several cities, including Barcelona and London. Another sharing economy player, Airbnb, faces significant challenges...

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Facebook Makes Us Happy/Sad

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 3:49 PM

The controversy surrounding Facebook's manipulation of users' news feeds with status updates that skewed positive or negative has broached various ethical issues associated with an online platform with mountains of data about its users and how that platform chooses to leverage that information. However, the whirlwind of criticism and accusations...

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Beware of the Refrigerator

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2014 | 10:15 PM

With the purchase of Dropcam by Nest, owned by Google, the announcement of the HomeKit platform by Apple at WWDC, and the release of Samsung's Smart Home at CES earlier this year, the tech giants signaled that they are committed to interacting with consumers outside of the traditional mobile and...

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Borrow, Return, Repeat

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 1:00 PM

In this borrowing economy, companies attempting to be the "Netflix of the some new good or service" seems to be the new norm, especially with respect to luxury e-commerce sites. Rent the Runway (dresses), Bag Borrow or Steal (handbags), Adorn (jewelry) and Art Remba (art pieces) are just a few...

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What's so Secret?

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 11:55 AM

In an era where it seems as if everyone from your neighbor to your kindergarten friend shares news of his or her dinner, haircut or a baby, the rise in anonymous sharing apps: Secret, Whisper, and Cloaq is especially interesting. What are people sharing and why?

A recent scan...

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