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Archive for May, 2010

  • May 31, 2010
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Digital technology creating challenges for publishers, from pricing and digital rights to the structure of companies

31 May 2010 —  Just over a year ago, at the height of the recession, Ben Roberts, a computer programmer at a hedge fund in London, was made redundant. Armed with his severance package the 29-year-old bought an Apple computer, some programming textbooks and got together with Chris Stevens, a friend from university and a journalist […]


  • May 25, 2010
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The big turnround: Time Warner reinvents itself

How Jeff Bewkes is reinventing Time Warner 25 May 2010 — Media executives thrive on high-wattage company – Hollywood celebrities, publishing legends, fellow tycoons. The tycoons, at least, were in abundance last summer at the annual retreat sponsored by boutique investment bank Allen & Co in Sun Valley, Idaho, where the wealthy and powerful of the […]


  • May 23, 2010
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The new feudal overlords of Europe will be the bankers of the ECB

23 May 2010 — According to the economist Friedrich von Hayek, the development of welfare socialism after the Second World War undermined freedom and would lead Western democracies inexorably to some form of state-run serfdom. Hayek had the sign and the destination right, but was wrong about the mechanism. Unregulated finance, the ideology of unfettered […]


  • May 8, 2010
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The Greek debt crisis and the hypocrisy of the EU bureaucrats

08 May 2010  — Tony Barber is one of my favorite FT columnists. Here is a great column titled “Ignorant elites fume at markets”:   One reason why the eurozone is sliding into ever deeper trouble is because its political and bureaucratic elites do not like, do not understand and have no wish to understand financial markets. […]


Italy vs. Google

5 May 2010 —Google’s Chief Legal Officer, Chief Privacy Counsel, and former Chief Financial Officer have each been sentenced to six months in prison by an Italian court for violating the country’s privacy laws. The decision (the “Decision”), issued by the Criminal Court of Milan (the “Court”) on February 24, 2010, and published on April […]


  • May 5, 2010
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Hollywood and subprime risk: join the party!

5 May 2010 — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commisison (CFTC)recently approved two exchanges (one to be administered by Cantor Fitzgerald, the other by Media Derivatives) that would allow trading in contracts that are based on the box-office take from films.  The second of these exchanges was approved by the CFTC on April 20. Our colleague Neil […]


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