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'We Are All Hachette Now' Is More Complicated for Small Publishers
Independent presses have a mixed relationship with Amazon
June 05, 2014

Amazon has referenced the idea that they are good for small publishers. Are they?

Google Gets It: Video Games Are A Spectator Sport
Why buying Twitch, the ESPN of gaming, for a $1 billion makes perfect sense.
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
How the French tome has rocked the tiny Harvard University Press
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"
The Creator of 'Transparent' Talks Amazon, Family Secrets, and TV Sexism
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
Except these people
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?
A corrective for market triumphalists
December 26, 2013

Obamacare haters insisted only the government could botch a website like healthcare.gov. Then Christmas came around.

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.

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