The Master Switch

The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
Product Number: EB00170918
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307594655
Publisher: Vintage
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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. 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.

Author(s): Tim Wu
Original Publish Date: Nov 02, 2010

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Author(s): Tim Wu
Narrator(s): Marc Vietor 
Product Number BN1584
Released: Jun 19, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781455883615

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