The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

By: Wu, Tim

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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.

Title: The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

Author Name: Wu, Tim

Categories: Business,

Publisher: Vintage: November 2011

ISBN Number: 0307390993

ISBN Number 13: 9780307390998

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 301399