The regulation of platforms and the national project

by César Bolaño

May 12, 2023

Regulating content can be futile without an extra step. The country needs to develop its own intermediary and application platforms – and stop depending on Big Techs. It is possible, as shown by China and health initiatives - Article published on the website Outra Palavras

Platforms in the Brazilian Streaming Market, based on the EPC analytical model

by Verlane Aragão, Aianne Amado

Sep 4, 2023

This work aims to present an analytical framework for the study of the Brazilian streaming market, based on the model proposed by Bolaño; Barreto & Valente (2022), and monitor the performance of the platforms, with emphasis on Globoplay and Netflix, considering the trajectory of a private, national capital company, historical leader in the Brazilian broadcasting market, and its role in facing competition against a company pioneering and already established international company. The methodology is quali-quanti, with a literature review, referenced in the Political Economy of Latin American Communication and in the debates on digital platforms developed worldwide, and collection and systematization of data, such as that of users and subscribers, observing the limits imposed by the lack of regular, transparent and public availability of this information and adding monitoring from specialized sources.

Big data, traceability and information asymmetries: opacity, interference and democracy

by Alain Herscovici

Dec 30, 2021

The objective of this work is twofold: on the one hand, I intend to study the main characteristics of the different markets linked to electronic platforms and social networks and, on the other hand, to develop a social well-being function to try to capture the positive and negative externalities produced for the development of these markets. I will highlight the information asymmetries that characterize the dynamics of these markets and study the implications linked to the opacity of this system. In the first part, I will highlight the main characteristics of the markets linked to this digital economy. In a second part, I will study this economy in relation to a specific welfare function. In a third part, I will show to what extent new forms of Information asymmetries appear in these markets, and I will study the implications in terms of social well-being, based on economic, legal and political dimensions.

Open AI: What four frantic days can say about the future of AI

by Murilo Ramos

Nov 24, 2023

Do not evil! Do not do evil! - It was under this generous, altruistic motto, which reflected the civilizing hopes of the early days of the internet, that Google began its business life in 1998, after saying goodbye to the Stanford campus, where it was born.

Digital platforms, development and Latin American integration

by Cesar Bolaño

Nov 20, 2023

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