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India to Be Launch Pad for Amazon's Plan to Deliver Packages Using Drones; Deliveries May Start by Diwali

August 20, 2014

Kartik Hosanagar of the Wharton School is quoted about consumers reaction to receiving packages delivered by drone.

Article Source: Economic Times

Audio: Viral Sensation ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Elicits Cheers and Jeers

August 18, 2014

Deborah Small of the Wharton School discusses her thoughts on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 19, 2014

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen

WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018

WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am

Audio: As Customers Publicize Bad Experiences, Comcast Apologizes

August 18, 2014

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School talks about the financial damage that can result from customers publicly voicing incidents of bad customer service.

Baseball Players Make Out Like One-percenters

August 15, 2014

Scott Rosner of the Wharton School is quoted about salaries of professional baseball players.

Article Source: “Marketplace”

Crowdfunding and Venture Funding: More Alike Than You Think

August 15, 2014

The Wharton School's Ethan R. Mollick comments on how crowd sourcing seems to be working despite initial beliefs that the general population would make poor funding choices.

Article Source: New York Times

Bigger Down Payments Add to First-time Homebuyer Blues

August 14, 2014

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School explains how higher down payments make it harder for many to buy a home.

Article Source: Newsmax

Companies That Treat Workers Well Have Better Stock Returns

August 14, 2014

The Wharton School’s Alex Edmans is quoted on his study that concluded satisfied employees make for a strong investment.

Article Source: Hartford Business Journal

Good News: This Shopping App Finally Makes the Mall Obsolete

August 14, 2014

David Bell of the Wharton School is quoted on advertising on social media.

Article Source: Wired

Kickstarter Closes the 'Funding Gap' for Women

August 13, 2014

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School comments on his study of gender success rates with online fundraising.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal