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    Panel of professors discuss rise of FAANG

    On Nov. 29, during Free Hour in the President’s Lounge, the Economics and Business Club presented a panel titled “The Demise of Brick and Mortar Stores and the Rise of FAANG: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google.” Three QC professors gave presentations on the past, present, and future of FAANG while explaining key concepts and clarifying misconceptions, followed by a Q and A session with the audience. First to present was Charles Gomez, professor of sociology. Gomez, who spent eight years in Silicon Valley and a summer as an employee of Facebook, explained the cultural context of FAANG. He said that the perception of Silicon Valley as being in a…