Betting on the Wrong Side of the Market

Here’s some bad advice:

You don’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars every year to watch your favorite shows. This year, consider canceling your cable and taking advantage of several free and low-cost entertainment services. The website Hulu, for instance, lets you watch a variety of hit shows for free such as Glee, . . . → Read More: Betting on the Wrong Side of the Market

Market Distortion in the News Industry

ASI:

Newspapers have been unable to monetise the internet as an income stream. This is in part because the BBC website offers so much content for free (i.e licence fee-payer funded) that it heavily distorts the market and mitigates against charging for content. The BBC itself has been forced to recognise this and plans . . . → Read More: Market Distortion in the News Industry

Indirect Revenue

I’ve been writing quite a bit recently on indirect taxation, and I thought that I would take a minute to look at things from the opposite side of the fence as it were. First, some context for my thoughts:

The state of Connecticut passed a new Internet tax law and contends that Amazon had . . . → Read More: Indirect Revenue

Bloody Pirates

So John Nolte has a post at Big Hollywood that attempts to explain why DVD sales have declined.

Blu-Ray sales have cannibalized some DVD sales, as has the rise of RedBox, Netflix, and Hulu. But Nolte posits that this is not enough to explain the decline. He argues that the reason for the decline . . . → Read More: Bloody Pirates

Porn in America

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How Netflix Destroyed Blockbuster

Forever Foraging for Fiber

Not much recent local activity in the race to win Google’s Fiber contest, if contest is the right word.  Am I missing anything?

A website fiberforall.org has a daily ranking of how someone out there thinks different communities are faring in their persistent post: Who is Winning the Google Fiber Race? [Updated Daily]

How anyone . . . → Read More: Forever Foraging for Fiber

Identity Crisis: The Numbers Behind Identity Theft

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History of the Internet

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eBay: The Giant Marketplace

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