Amazon has referenced the idea that they are good for small publishers. Are they?
Google Gets It: Video Games Are A Spectator Sport
May 22, 2014
Why buying Twitch, the ESPN of gaming, for a $1 billion makes perfect sense.
Piketty's 'Capital': A Hit That Was, Wasn't, Then Was Again
April 24, 2014
Here's the story of how a 700-page French economics book topped Amazon—and sent a small publisher scrambling.
"I Think Jeffrey Tambor's Got a Kind of Gender-Queerness"
March 07, 2014
The creator of Amazon's "Transparent" talks about Jeffrey Tambor's feminine side, watching the Oscars, and the trouble with True Detective.
The Book Industry Is So Scared of Amazon, No One Will Talk on the Record
February 20, 2014
The wary silence surrounding Amazon has ended up forcing a small handful of voices to serve as mouthpieces for the industry at large.
No, Mein Kampf Is Not an Amazon Bestseller
January 24, 2014
Is anyone really buying Mein Kampf?
If the Private Sector Is So Great, Why Did UPS Botch Christmas?
December 26, 2013
Obamacare haters insisted only the government could botch a website like healthcare.gov. Then Christmas came around.
Amazon's Delivery Drones Are a Joke, But What If Flying Robots Could Save Your Life?
December 19, 2013
Drones could be a force for good.
Healthcare.gov Is Not Amazon.com. Should We Care?
December 04, 2013
Everybody agrees that healthcare.gov is working much better than before. Everybody also agrees that it’s not working as well as it should. So what’s a fair way to evaluate its progress? One way is to compare its performance to commercial websites.
Amazon's Drones and the Problem of "Disrupting" Transportation
December 02, 2013
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, my mother told a story about my grandmother's college days. She went to school in Washington, D.C., but she sent her laundry back to her parents in Cleveland.