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The Master Switch : The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
by Tim Wu


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A New Yorker and Fortune Best Book of the Year
Analyzing the strategic maneuvers of today's great information powers-Apple, Google, and an eerily resurgent AT&T-Tim Wu uncovers a time-honored pattern in which invention begets industry and industry begets empire.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A New Yorker and Fortune Best Book of the Year
Analyzing the strategic maneuvers of today's great information powers-Apple, Google, and an eerily resurgent AT&T-Tim Wu uncovers a time-honored pattern in which invention begets industry and industry begets empire.
It is easy to forget that every development in the history of the American information industry-from the telephone to radio to film-once existed in an open and chaotic marketplace inhabited by entrepreneurs and utopians, just as the Internet does today. Each of these, however, grew to be dominated by a monopolist or cartel. In this pathbreaking book, Tim Wu asks: will the Internet follow the same fate? Could the Web-the entire flow of American information-come to be ruled by a corporate leviathan in possession of -the master switch-? Here, Tim Wu shows how a battle royale for Internet's future is brewing, and this is one war we dare not tune out.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307390998
  • ISBN-10: 0307390993
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Publish Date: November 2011
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 8.23 x 5.25 x 0.76 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds


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