John D. Evans, Cable Hall of Fame, 2016

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Quello Advisory Board Member, John D. Evans, Chairman and CEO of Evans Telecommunications, was inducted on Monday night, May 16, 2016, into the US Cable Industry’s Hall of Fame. At a gala event held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, John was honored along with other inductees, including Tom Rogers, Chairman of TiVo; Bob Stanzione, Chairman and CEO of Arris; Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe; Pat Esser, President of Cox Commmunications; and John O. “Dubby” Wynne, Retired President and CEO of Landmark Communications. Over the past 20 years, only 118 individuals have been so honored. Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 22.11.12

John wrote to the Quello Center, that “I am both honored and humbled by my selection and induction Monday night. It was an extraordinary event with over 600 Cable Industry luminaries and leaders in attendance. I wanted to share the event video, pictures and my remarks with you given that Jim Quello played such an important role in my life.”

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image005A video about John’s career was shown before bringing him on stage to receive the award and share his own remarks. His remarks, recorded by CNN’s Javier Morgado, and highlighting the industry’s commitment to diversity, can be viewed here.

I closing, John noted that “In many ways I share this honor with you, since I am the sum of all who have coached, mentored, taught and supported me … so thanks to many of my friends at MSU for their support, counsel and friendship over so many years.”

The video of John Evan’s career featured a photo of him with James Quello, who would have been so proud of his accomplishments. The Quello Center and all of his colleagues on the Advisory Board, congratulate him on this well deserved honor. We are as proud as ever to have him on the Board.

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John Evans CHOF Remarks May 16 from Quello Center on Vimeo.

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Domination in Search Markets: Why? How? & How to Respond? by Steve Wildman

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This is Professor Steve Wildman’s leaving lecture entitled ‘Domination in Search Markets: Why? How? and How to Respond?’. The lecture was given on 20 April 2015 at the Communication Arts and Sciences Building at Michigan State University.

Domination in Search Markets by Steve Wildman from Quello Center on Vimeo.

Abstract

With rare exceptions, national markets for Internet search services are dominated by a single company, in most cases Google. Factors contributing to highly concentrated national search markets have been vigorously debated. In this talk I present findings from research projects with two sets of collaborators. Results from an econometric study of Yahoo’s local search service with W. Wayne Fu and Carol Ting suggest that positive two-way feedback between the number of consumer searchers using a search engine and the number of advertisers purchasing paid placements on its search results page is of sufficient magnitude that an initial advantage for one search service in either paid ads or consumer traffic could be amplified over time to become a nearly insurmountable barrier to competitors trying to displace it. The second study with Adam Candeub suggests that strategic selection of other internet services to bundle with a search service can contribute to substantial lock-in of a search service’s customers. The implications of both studies for policy design are also discussed. Steve was introduced by the Chair of Media and Information, Professor Johannes Bauer, and the lecture concluded with closing remarks by the Dean of Communication Arts & Sciences, Professor Prabu David.

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Charles Steinfield on Enterprise Social Media: Implications for Business Collaboration and Knowledge Management

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Prior to a presentation for the Quello Center, Professor Charles Steinfield was interviewed by Bill Dutton about his work on ‘enterprise social media’, the subject of this presentation. He explains what enterprise social media are, why they are becoming popular across business and industry, and their implications – intended and sometimes unintended. Charles Steinfield is a professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. In addition to his faculty position, Steinfield participates with the MSU Eli Broad College of Business Information Technology Management Program and is a member of the campus-wide Faculty of Computing and Information. He is also a research associate in the Quello Center for Telecommunications Management and Law at MSU and a Faculty Associate for the MSU College of Law Intellectual Property and Communications Law Program. Professor Steinfield’s research focuses on the organizational and social impacts of new communication technologies, with recent projects examining the social capital implications of online social network sites, understanding barriers to industry-wide diffusion to e-commerce standards, and the role of ICTs in economic development.

Enterprise Social Media from Quello Center on Vimeo.

A recent article Professor Steinfield co-authored with his colleagues on the enterprise social media project is at: http://conferences.computer.org/hicss/2015/papers/7367a763.pdf

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