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    DescriptionIt 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 Analyzing the strategic maneuvers of today's great information powers ? Apple, Google, and an eerily resurgent AT&T ? Wu uncovers a time-honored pattern in which invention begets industry and industry begets empire. He shows how a battle royal for the Internet's future is brewing, and this is one war we dare not tune out. Fascinating, balanced, and rigorous?a tour de force.? ? The New York Review of Books Entertaining. . . . There's a sharp insight and a surprising fact on nearly every page of Wu's masterful survey.? ? The Boston Globe


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    Title
    The Master Switch
    Subtitle
    The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Wu, Read by Marc Vietor
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781455883615
    ISBN 10: 1455883611
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.6
    BIC E4L: MED
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PD, KJP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: KNTX, JF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    Libri: I-BE
    BISAC V2.8: BUS007000
    BIC subject category V2: TJK
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, TEC041000, BUS070060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57870
    B&T Approval Code: A34301890, A34660000
    DC21: 384.041
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 384/.041, 384.041
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HE7631 .W8 2012
    Thema V1.0: TJK, JB, KNT, KJP, PD
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Imprint name
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Publication date
    19 June 2012