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Audit Notes: The Bezos Post BY CJR

August 11, 2013

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Jack Shafer of Reuters hits on something I’ve been thinking about recently: What newspapers can do to capitalize on their still-robust delivery networks: Nobody knows more about deadline deliveries and distribution than Bezos’s Amazon, which has spoiled several nations with its reliable service. I can’t imagine what plans Bezos has for the print edition of the paper—if I […]

Jeff Bezos and his journalists By Felix Salmon – CJR

August 11, 2013

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I’m a huge admirer of Jeff Bezos, and the way in which he has managed to dodge the biggest pitfall facing the managers of public companies: rather than maximize short-term profits, he instead has concentrated — with enormous success — on building long-term value. Amazon is now worth about $140 billion, or more than 500 […]

Independent Media and Dependent Media By Dean Starkman

August 11, 2013

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No one in their right mind claims to know how this is all going to go, but all agree that the landmark purchase of The Washington Post by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos ushers in a brave new world for the American press. Billionaire John Henry just bought the Boston Globe for a song and will fold it into his sports empire. The billionaire […]

Cuanto cuestan los e-books?

June 21, 2013

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El precio medio de los libros electrónicos más vendidos en Estados Unidos se disparó en los últimos días hasta 8,92 dólares, después de pasar la mayor parte de lo que va del año en el rango de 7 a 8 dólares. Se trata del más alto promedio observado para la lista de 2013, según publica […]

Netflix CEO says future of TV is in apps

April 27, 2013

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By Cecilia Kang, Apr 26, 2013 11:39 PM EDT The Washington Post Published: April 26 After Netflix’s blockbuster earnings sent its stock soaring this week, the company’s chief executive made a bold prediction: TV as we know it is coming to an end. Billions of people around the world will abandon remote controls and begin tapping […]

Four companies that are changing digital reading in Africa

February 22, 2013

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by Laura Hazard Owen SUMMARY: The digital reading revolution is not going to look the same in developing countries as it has in the developing world, but several companies are working on ways to bring digital reading to the African continent.

Paid Reviews are the Next Great Promotional Tool for Self-Published Authors or is a fraud?

August 27, 2012

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If you’re a self-published author who is still struggling to get noticed, now might be the time to swallow the rest of your pride, jettison your code of ethics, and start buying reviews. (Hey, everyone is doing it.) The NYTimesinterviewed the owner of a paid book review service yesterday, and business was good. Todd Rutherford […]