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Whitepaper: Infrastructural Requirements for a Privacy Preserving Internet Whitepaper

by Yale UniversityJan 01, 2008

With much gusto, firms routinely sell ""Privacy enhancing technology"" to enrich the web experience of typical consumers. Standards bodies have thrown in their hats, and even large organizations such as AT&T and IBM have gotten involved. Still, it seems no one has asked the question, ""Are people trying to save a sinking ship?"" ""Are the ultimate goals actually achievable given the current framework?"" This paper tries to examine the necessary infrastructure to support the goals of privacy enhancing technologies and the reasoning behind them.

Whitepaper: Creating Virtual Devices by Accessing Sub-Components Across Wireless Devices

by Yale UniversityJan 01, 2008

The advance in wireless technology guarantees its prevalence in the future. If the universal connectivity of Bluetooth is exploited to expose the devices, other functionalities, one can theoretically connect the various sub-components together and create a new hybrid device. The purpose of the paper is to implement this idea and explore the implementation’s potentials and limitations. The project’s prove of concept is for a laptop without an internet connection to access the internet by borrowing another laptop’s internet connection via Bluetooth.

Whitepaper: A Measurement-Based Study of the Skype Peer-to-Peer VoIP Performance

by Yale UniversityJan 01, 2008

This paper published by Yale University explains about the popularity which is increasing day by day to build VoiceoverIP (VoIP) applications that are based on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks in the Internet. This paper studies the VoIP quality of Skype, which is a popular P2P based VoIP application. The overall VoIP quality of Skype degrades significantly, and a large percentage of VoIP sessions will have unacceptable quality.

Whitepaper: Outsourcing Induced By Strategic Competition

by Yale UniversityJan 01, 2008

Intermediate goods can be sourced to firms on the ?outside? (that do not compete in the final product market), even when there are no economies of scale or cost advantages for these firms. What drives the phenomenon is that ?inside? firms, by accepting such orders, incur the disadvantage of becoming Stackelberg followers in the ensuing competition to sell the final product. Thus they have incentive to quote high provider prices to ward off future competitors, driving the latter to source outside.

Whitepaper: Offshore Outsourcing Induced By Domestic Providers

by Yale UniversityJan 01, 2008

Offshore outsourcing has witnessed rapid increase the world over and has become a topic of much discussion. Most analyses of the phenomenon focus on economies of scale and cost effectiveness. For instance, if there are increasing returns to scale in the production of the outsourced goods and offshore costs happen to be lower, then the pressure to cut costs will drive domestic firms to congregate on one of the foreign companies as the sole provider. On the other hand, one could also imagine a regime where decreasing returns to scale are prevalent across the whole industry.