Erscheinungsdatum: 18.04.2017, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Move Fast and Break Things, Titelzusatz: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy, Autor: Taplin, Jonathan, Verlag: Hachette Book Group USA, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: E-Business // Electronic Commerce // E-Commerce // Electronic Marketing // E-Venture // Internet // Marketing // Net Economy // Englische Bücher // Wirtschaft // Business // Politik // Gesellschaft // Industrien und Branchenstudien, Rubrik: Wirtschaft // Einzelne Wirtschaftszweige, Seiten: 308, Gewicht: 406 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
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Move Fast and Break Things tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs began in the 1990s to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firms - Facebook, Amazon, and Google - that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing, and news industries. Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies, including Peter Thiel and Larry Page: tolerating piracy of books, music and film while at the same time promoting opaque business practices and subordinating privacy of individual users to create the surveillance marketing monoculture in which we now live. The enormous profits that have come with this concentration of power tell their own story. Since 2001, newspaper and music revenues have fallen by 70 percent; book publishing, film, and television profits have also fallen dramatically. Revenues at Google in this same period grew from $400 million to $74.5 billion. Google's YouTube today controls 60 percent of the streaming audio business and pays only 11 percent of the streaming audio revenues. More creative content is being consumed than ever before, but less revenue is flowing to creators and owners of the content. With the reallocation of money to monopoly platforms comes a shift in power. Google, Facebook, and Amazon now enjoy political power on par with Big Oil and Big Pharma, which in part explains how such a tremendous shift in revenues from artists to platforms could have been achieved and why it has gone unchallenged for so long. The stakes in this story go far beyond the livelihood of any one musician or journalist. As Taplin observes, the fact that more and more Americans receive their news, music, and other forms of entertainment from a small group of companies poses a real threat to democracy. Move Fast and Break Things offe 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Taplin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003154/bk_hach_003154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Google. Amazon. Facebook. The modern world is defined by vast digital monopolies turning ever-larger profits. Those of us who consume the content that feeds them are farmed for the purposes of being sold ever more products and advertising. Those that create the content - the artists, writers and musicians - are finding they can no longer survive in this unforgiving economic landscape. But it didn't have to be this way. In Move Fast and Break Things, Jonathan Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the entrepreneurs like Peter Thiel and Larry Page who founded these all-powerful companies. Their unprecedented growth came at the heavy cost of tolerating piracy of books, music and film while at the same time promoting opaque business practices and subordinating the privacy of individual users to create the surveillance marketing monoculture in which we now live. It is the story of a massive reallocation of revenue in which $50 billion a year has moved from the creators and owners of content to the monopoly platforms. With this reallocation of money comes a shift in power. Google, Facebook and Amazon now enjoy political power on par with Big Oil and Big Pharma, which in part explains how such a tremendous shift in revenues from creators to platforms could have been achieved and why it has gone unchallenged for so long. And if you think that's got nothing to do with you, their next move is to come after your jobs. Move Fast and Break Things is a call to arms, to say that is enough is enough and to demand that we do everything in our power to create a different future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Taplin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001095/bk_macm_001095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined