The Clickbait Culture

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads,” he says. “That sucks.” ~ Jeff Hammerbacher — Source Do we need brands like Red Bull, which have very shallow product lines, to become media companies and produce content? Do we need to keep encouraging the culture we have for […]

Readers United (Statement from the Amazon Books Team)

Perhaps channeling Orwell’s decades old suggestion, Hachette has already been caught illegally colluding with its competitors to raise e-book prices. So far those parties have paid $166 million in penalties and restitution. Colluding with its competitors to raise prices wasn’t only illegal, it was also highly disrespectful to Hachette’s readers. The fact is many established incumbents in […]

Why Amazon Is Not A Monopoly (Yet)

This Amazon and Hachette negotiation has people all wound up in a tizzy. Some, who seem to “side” with Hachette in these negotiations (NOTE:  there are NO sides, this isn’t a “war” except in the media), trot out the following line (or some variation of it): Amazon is a monopoly, so watch out, they are […]