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Want Cable/Broadband Competition? Build Community Networks

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 09.14.2011 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

2011-07-15-twc.jpg The federal government has done little to protect citizens from the telecommunications industry's natural tendency toward consolidation and monopoly.

Antitrust Questions Loom Over European Stock Exchange Merger

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Spicer) - Complex antitrust questions hang over Deutsche Boerse AG and NYSE Euronext just weeks before shareholders decide whet...

AT&T Wants to Give You an 80s Makeover

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.26.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

You might be experiencing a horrible 1980s flashback right about now. No, it's not because legwarmers are in style again. It's because AT&T, that monopoly that once lorded over your rotary phone, has resurfaced with a scheme to rule your mobile phone as well.

In Business, Trust Is Key

Hilary Kramer | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Hilary Kramer

For a business executive, there's nothing worse than an environment you can't trust. Of course, no corporation or investor ever has the benefit of per...

Lucas Kavner

What Board Games Are Becoming Hollywood Films?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.25.2011 | Entertainment

The classic Hasbro board game Candy Land is aimed at preschool-aged children who cannot yet read, and follows a bunch of plastic gingerbread playing t...

Window into Google's Monopoly Maneuvers: More Internal Skyhook Emails

Nathan Newman | Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Examining the larger set of documents from the initial phase of the Skyhook trial against Google is opening a window into Google executives' views on how they sought to reinforce Google's monopoly and collect personal information from its users.

WATCH: The Monopoly Movie

Posted 06.19.2011 | Comedy

"Do not pass go" is about to sound way more dramatic than it ever has before. From L.A.-based production company Half Day Today comes this ridiculo...

Television Network Upfront 2011/2012: 'Them That Has, Gets!'

Jack Myers | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

As the national TV Upfront season moves toward the May/June negotiating period, one thing television networks, media agency executives and marketers a...

10 Unexpected Members Of America's Monopoly Club

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A common definition of a monopoly is when a company has such effective control of its market that it can set prices and stifle innovation by depriving...

Obama Appoints Mr. Monopoly as Economic Advisor

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In his continuing efforts to forge better ties with business, President Obama has appointed Rich Uncle Pennybags, aka Mr. Monopoly, as Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

WATCH: STREET ART: Artist Alec Monopoly Is The Spray Paint Zorro

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

It was a social message that first inspired Alec to start spreading his Monopoly Man mischief around town. As the economy collapsed and crooks were c...

The Ag Hearings Are Over -- Is That All There Is?

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Weiss

All told, more than 15,000 farmers, advocacy groups, and businesses submitted written comments. Hundreds of people attended each of the five public hearings held around the country since March.

Comcast Busted: New Tolls for Netflix Aren't All You Should Worry About

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Comcast's abuses show us what a media monopoly looks like in the Internet age -- one company, consolidating its media power to squash competitors, stifle innovation and free speech, and gouge consumers.

'Settlers Of Catan' Is The 'Monopoly' Of Our Time

Washington Post | Blake Eskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Then again, though its vocabulary is depressingly current, the game is in other ways completely inappropriate today. Instead, the great board game of ...

PHOTOS: STREET ART: Mr. Monopoly Gets Political

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Mr Monopoly finds himself in a unique position. Unlike other evil mascots, like the Hamburglar or Count Chocula, we're supposed to actually hate the ...

WATCH: Monopoly Board As Guide To Atlantic City

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Our friend Robert Reid, the U.S. editor at Lonely Planet, regularly hosts "76-second travel shows" on the Lonely Planet blog. His shows are always...

Ninety Years On - Will the Feds Finally Break Up the Meat Monopoly?

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

In 1919 the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported to President Woodrow Wilson on a months-long investigation that produced seven volumes of evide...

Seeds of Life: Seed Industry Structure (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Understanding the organizational structure of the seed industry may seem a pursuit into the arcane, and wonkish world of academics, and private seed breeders. This is certainly not the case.

When Capitalism Fails -- The Ugly World of Monopolies

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Monopolies have virtually no competition and can dictate prices to their customers unless they are restricted by regulators. One company that many would call a monopoly is Facebook.

Amazon Tries For Online Bookselling Monopoly In Europe

MobyLives | Dennis Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Independent Online Booksellers Association has issued a public letter to the EU and fair trade offices in Germany, the UK, France and elsewhere co...

Google Books May Change Copyright Law And Privacy

San Jose Mercury News | Mike Swift | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SAN JOSE -- Sometime in the near future, a federal judge will decide whether Google can proceed with its plan to create a digital library and bookstor...

Book Alert! Monopolies on the Loose!

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Petrocelli

Barry Lynn's description of monopolization, in The New Monopoly of Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction, in the wider economy is like a game of three-dimensional chess with shifting power centers and hidden strategies. But the overall direction of the game is clear.

New Monopoly Board: Credit Cards Replace Money, Boards Get Circular In 'Revolutions'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Monopoly, which turns 75 this year, is celebrating with a modern redesign. The game's anniversary edition, which features a circular board, elimina...

Save the Whales! Abolish Patents! The Case of Green Technology

David K. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David K. Levine

"Green" patents seem to be a no-brainer. Want to encourage technology? Give people monopolies for inventing things.

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.