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Urban Networks: Communications and Corporate Nodes
Urban networks: Communications and corporate nodes

During the late 20th century, in a process still rapidly unfolding, global capitalism underwent an intertwined series of profound economic, political, technological, and geographic changes. Probably no industry was more radically transformed by these changes than telecommunications. Central to this transformation was the microelectronics revolution: the digitization of information and the rise of new information technologies, which arguably have become one of the most important drivers of globalization and socioeconomic change in the current historical moment. As the market size, diversity of providers, and sophistication of information technologies exploded, the sector's applications and impacts rose accordingly. In this light, phenomena such as the Internet, mobile or cellular phones, screen-based trading of stocks, electronic funds ...

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