Mobile Phones And The Third Wave Of Electronic Commerce

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Briefly describe the technologies that are leading businesses into the third wave of electronic commerce.

The key technologies that are leading businesses into the third wave of electronic commerce include mobile phones and tablets along with high-speed networks that allow users to access the Internet and smart cards and radio frequency identification devices (RFID) that are being used with biometric technologies such as retina scanners and fingerprint readers.

In about 100 words, describe the function of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Include a discussion of the differences between gTLDs and sTLDs in your answer.

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has the unique responsibility of managing identifiers known as domain names and matching them with their IP address registrars. In addition to overseeing domain names, ICANN is also responsible for setting standards for the routers that connect the Internet. Additionally, ICANN is responsible for overseeing and maintaining gTLDs (Generic Top-level domains). Examples of gTLDs are.net, .org, .com, and .info. Other domains such as .edu, .pro, .mil and .gov are known sTLDs (Sponsored Top-level domains). ICANN is not responsible for maintaining these; the responsibilities of maintaining these fall on other organizations.

In one or two paragraphs, describe how the Internet changed from a government research project into a technology for business users.

The Internet began to

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