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Coming Soon: The United States of Comcast

Comcast Time-Warner merger will create Orwellian monopoly

In George Orwell’s 1984, the world is divided into three totalitarian superstates, but in the world of broadband and cable television only a single company may soon reign supreme. Comcast announced today it has agreed to acquire Time-Warner, its largest and only significant competitor in the cable and broadband business.

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Why hasn't he filled the vacanies on the agency's board?

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Why Blockbusters Will Always Rule Hollywood

So long, long-tail

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. In 2006, when global optimism about the new broadband-based, interactive Web 2.0 was at its height, Chris Anderson, then the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, published The Long Tail. It was a lesson in the new world order for old companies. Eric Schmidt of Google announced that Anderson’s ideas had influenced his company’s strategic thinking “in a profound way.”

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The 21st century cult of productivity is paralyzing us. 

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Blockbuster LLC, the once-ubiquitous video rental chain, will close its remaining 300 stores in the United States and end its mail DVD rental service by January 2014, parent company Dish Network Corporation said Wednesday in a press release.

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The closest and most relevant election Tuesday may turn out not to be any of those on the Eastern Seaboard that have been soaking up the media’s attention—for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, and for mayor in New York and Boston—but rather the special Republican primary for an open House seat in the deepest Deep South, in and around Mobile, Alabama.

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The Amazon Guide to Tax-Dodging

And what to do when government catches up

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As I Lay Lying

Standing desks are taking over, so I worked from bed to protest

Standing desks are taking over, so I worked from bed to protest. Here's what I learned.

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Activate Beast Mode

How to talk like a business-school bro

You need to learn this phrase if you want to succeed at talking like a business school bro.

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