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Calling Bulls**t on Authors United

Phil Simon | Posted 09.15.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

Authors United is making all authors look silly with its nonsensical and cavalier arguments.

3 Simple Ways to Think Like a Billionaire

Max Ogles | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Max Ogles

There are thousands of tiny shortcuts that our brains take, but with the right practice we can train ourselves to think slowly and avoid these mental misjudgments. In particular, successful people often develop their own simple strategies.

Michael Calderone

Fred Ryan, Next Washington Post Publisher, Signals More Growth In Bezos Era | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.02.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Fred Ryan, the incoming publisher and chief executive of The Washington Post, said Tuesday that the news organization plans to continue ex...

Jeff Bezos's Ridiculous Handling Of Huge Washington Post Story

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Media

Jeff Bezos may own the Washington Post, one of America's leading news organizations, but that doesn't mean he has to actually talk to the journalists ...

I Just Can't Quit You, Jeff

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Jane Adams Ph.D.

What I blame Jeff for is how stupidly and arrogantly he's squandering the cultural capital he's earned with readers like me by pitting them against writers like me.

Amazon Unhinged

Sean Carman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Sean Carman

Amazon's e-book pricing dispute with Hachette raises a myriad of fascinating issues. But one aspect of the dispute is particularly fascinating: The crazy tone and content of Amazon's public statements.

A Kind Word for Amazon

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media
Nigel Hamilton

Shouldn't I say something nice here about Jeff Bezos? Bezos? Yes, inventor of Amazon. You mean the bully, beating up on Hachette, and Hachette's poor authors? The same. Why be nice to him? Because, mon vieux, he's done something we should all be grateful for.

Books That Benefit From Amazon's Latest Disruptive Innovation

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

As a published author and book lover, I am decidedly ambivalent about Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited project. Advertised as the Netflix of books, it ...

Amazon Seeks FAA's Permission To Test Delivery Drones

Reuters | Deepa Seetharaman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc is seeking permission from U.S. regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expan...

Amazon's Master Of Commerce Move Into The Phone Game

Alistair Goodman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Technology
Alistair Goodman

Mobile is so 2010. So why would Amazon throw its hat into the game of phones? That's the thing -- it didn't. The company is headed into battle in two other markets full of potential: real-world commerce and digital advertising.

Timothy Stenovec

What Amazon Doesn't Want You To Know | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos sure doesn't like to get specific with numbers. Apart from the phrase "Fire Phone" itself, the phrase "tens of mi...

Amazon's Big Dispute With Warner Bros Is Nearly Over

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Inc has resumed preorders of movie discs from Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros Studio as the companies are close to resolving a pr...

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon's Smartphone Is Just Too Expensive | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology

SEATTLE -- Amazon's new smartphone features some cool new technology, but probably the most surprising thing about the device is its high price. Je...

Amazon, Your Neighborhood in the Cloud

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
William Buckley Jr.

No question, the Internet and online sales are growing rapidly; to propose that we stop shopping online would be foolish. What isn't foolish is to look into the future and imagine what our towns will look like if we don't support our local businesses, at least with some of our purchases.

The Invisible Cloud

Phil Simon | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

There's no one right way to launch products and services today, a point that I make in The Age of the Platform. Consider the two vastly different app...

Aaron Kushner's Latest Cuts Raise Serious Doubts About His Orange County Venture

Dan Kennedy | Posted 08.04.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

If you're going to make an audacious bet on the future of newspapers, as Aaron Kushner did with the Orange County Register, then it stands to reason that you should have enough money in the bank to be able to wait and see how it plays out.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Amazon Is Now Re-Stocking Some Hachette Titles | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business

Amazon finally seems to be loosening its grip after weeks of choking off titles from publisher Hachette in a fight over e-book prices. Hachette tit...

Amazon vs. Hachette: A Custody Battle for the Future of Books?

Emma Walton Hamilton | Posted 08.02.2014 | Books
Emma Walton Hamilton

While it may seem as if this is a private custody battle between two parental behemoths, the potential impact of the Amazon/Hachette battle is greater than many of us may realize. And until it is resolved, and possibly long after the fact, it stands to damage those most vulnerable readers.

An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos

Nathan Runkle | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Nathan Runkle

Amazon has the power to lead important social change. And with power comes responsibility. These animals cannot speak for themselves, so it is up to people like you to speak for them. Won't you do that?

Amazon, Bezos and Book Publishers: Can One Reconcile the Cognitive Dissonance?

Clay Calvert | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media
Clay Calvert

Here's a new one for the cognitive dissonance file: simultaneously holding optimistic feelings about Jeff Bezos, the owner of a major newspaper, with pessimistic ones about, the company for which Bezos serves as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board.

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Expanding In The Bezos Era | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post reached a milestone Monday that would’ve seemed unthinkable amid the succession of newsroom buyouts in recent years:...

Amazon Actually Has To Be Nice To People It Works With, For Once

Reuters | Malathi Nayak and Deepa Seetharaman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology

By Malathi Nayak and Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc, a company known for its ruthless drive, is courting th...

The View From New Haven: What Went Wrong With Digital First

Dan Kennedy | Posted 06.02.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The end may be near for one of the most widely watched experiments in local journalism. But for someone who has been watching the Digital First story play out in New Haven for the past five years, what happened today was more a disappointment than a surprise.

The Death of Ink

Warren Adler | Posted 04.09.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

Whenever I read about the demise of the print newspaper, I am reminded of the curious circumstances surrounding my third novel, The Henderson Equation.

Why Amazon's Collaboration With the CIA Is So Ominous -- and Vulnerable

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Few people have direct contact with outfits like Booz Allen Hamilton or Lockheed Martin. But every day, Amazon is depending on millions of customers to go online and buy products from its sites. As more people learn about its CIA ties, Amazon could -- and should -- suffer the consequences.