The Master Switch

Author: Tim Wu
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857892126
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The Internet Age: on the face of it, an era of unprecedented freedom in both communication and culture. Yet in the past, each major new medium, from telephone to satellite television, has crested on a wave of similar idealistic optimism, before succumbing to the inevitable undertow of industrial consolidation. Every once free and open technology has, in time, become centralized and closed; as corporate power has taken control of the 'master switch.' Today a similar struggle looms over the Internet, and as it increasingly supersedes all other media the stakes have never been higher. Part industrial expos, part examination of freedom of expression, The Master Switch reveals a crucial drama - full of indelible characters - as it has played out over decades in the shadows of global communication.

The Master Switch

Author: Tim Wu
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307269930
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A history of the industrial wars behind the rise and fall of the 20th century's leading information empires traces how such giants as Hollywood, the broadcast networks and AT&T introduced major new mediums that were eventually centralized in ways that profoundly shaped America's communications practices.

Summary The Master Switch

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2511002248
Size: 13.30 MB
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The must-read summary of Tim Wu's book: “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires”. This complete summary of "The Master Switch" by Tim Wu, a renowned professor of law, presents his argument that information technology started as an open playing field and then eventually became dominated by a big entity exercising monopoly. He states that the world’s information is now traveling in a single network; the Internet, therefore he says that great information powers are locked in a battle over the Internet’s future. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the potential fate of the Internet to an information empire • Expand your knowledge of business politics and information wars To learn more, read "The Master Switch" and discover how information empires are set to be locked into a battle for the Internet's future.

Die Neuordnung Des Journalismus

Author: Christopher Buschow
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658188723
Size: 18.76 MB
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Im Mittelpunkt des Bandes steht die zukünftige Organisation der Journalismusproduktion. Christopher Buschow untersucht Neugründungen und Start-ups, die mitunter innovativer und zukunftsorientierter arbeiten können als Presseverlage und ihre Redaktionen. Der Autor zeigt auf Grundlage empirischer Fallstudienforschung, was es bedeutet, in neugegründeten Medienorganisationen ‚Journalismus zu produzieren‘ und ‚Medien zu managen‘. Ziel des Bandes ist es, die Untersuchung von Entrepreneurship und Unternehmertum in den Medien als einen instruktiven Zugang zur derzeitigen Neuordnung des Journalismus zu profilieren.

Network Neutrality And Digital Dialogic Communication

Author: Alison N. Novak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 042984736X
Size: 17.31 MB
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In the months after the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2017 decision to repeal network neutrality as US policy, it is easy to forget the decades of public, organizational, media and governmental struggle to control digital policy and open access to the internet. Using dialogic communication tactics, the public, governmental actors and organizations impacted the ruling through YouTube comments, the FCC online system and social network communities. Network neutrality, which requires that all digital sites can be accessed with equal speed and ability, is an important example of how dialogic communication facilitates public engagement in policy debates. However, the practice and ability of the public, organizations and media to engage in dialogic communication are also greatly impacted by the FCC’s decision. This book reflects on decades of global engagement in the network neutrality debate and the evolution of dialogic communication techniques used to shape one of the most relevant and critical digital policies in history.

The Curse Of Bigness

Author: Tim Wu
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780999745465
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From the man who coined the term "net neutrality" and who has made significant contributions to our understanding of antitrust policy and wireless communications, comes a call for tighter antitrust enforcement and an end to corporate bigness.

Digital Mosaic

Author: David Taras
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442608897
Size: 69.99 MB
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Digital Media has transformed the way Canadians socialize and interact, conduct business, experience culture, fight political battles, and acquire knowledge. Traditional media, including newspapers and conventional TV networks, remain the primary link to Canada's political sphere but are under concerted attack. YouTube, blogs, online broadcasting, Facebook, and Twitter have opened new and exciting avenues of expression but offer little of the same "nation-building glue" as traditional media. Consequently, Canada is experiencing a number of overlapping crises simultaneously: a crisis in news and journalism, threats to the survival of the media system as a whole, and a decline in citizen engagement. In Digital Mosaic, David Taras both embraces and challenges new media by arguing that these coinciding crises bring exciting opportunities as well as considerable dangers to democratic life and citizen engagement in Canada.

Profiting From The Data Economy

Author: David A. Schweidel
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133819841
Size: 53.22 MB
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Today, the insights available through "big data" are potentially limitless – ranging from improved product recommendations and more well-targeted promotions to more efficient public agencies. In Profiting From the Data Economy , cutting-edge academic researcher, David Schweidel, considers the role that individual consumers, innovators and government will play in shaping tomorrow's data economy. For each group, the author identifies both what can be gained and what is at stake. Writing for decision-makers, strategists, and stakeholders of all kinds, he reveals how today's data explosion will affect consumers' relationships with businesses, and the roles government may play in the process. The book puts you in the shoes of individuals generating data, innovators seeking to capitalize on it, and regulators seeking to protect consumers – and shows how all these roles will be increasingly interconnected in the future. For analytics executives; senior managers; CIOs, CEOs, CMOs; marketing specialists, and analysts; and consultants involved with Big Data, marketing, customer privacy, or related issues. This guide will also be valuable in many business analytics, digital marketing, and social media courses and academic programs.

The Content Machine

Author: Michael Bhaskar
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 0857281224
Size: 44.63 MB
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This ground-breaking study, the first of its kind, outlines a theory of publishing that allows publishing houses to focus on their core competencies in times of crisis. Tracing the history of publishing from the press works of fifteenth-century Germany to twenty-first-century Silicon Valley, via Venice, Beijing, Paris and London, and fusing media theory and business experience, ‘The Content Machine’ offers a new understanding of content, publishing and technology, and defiantly answers those who contend that publishing has no future in a digital age.