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    • The Attention Merchants

    • The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads
    • By: Tim Wu
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In nearly every moment of our waking lives, we face a barrage of advertising enticements, branding efforts, sponsored social media, commercials and other efforts to harvest our attention. Over the last century, few times or spaces have remained uncultivated by the "attention merchants", contributing to the distracted, unfocused tenor of our times. Tim Wu argues that this is not simply the byproduct of recent inventions, but the end result of more than a century's growth and expansion in the industries that feed on human attention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's Been Sold

    • By Mr. Ess on 10-24-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Master Switch

    • The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
    • By: Tim Wu
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Could history repeat itself, with one giant entity taking control of American information? Most consider the Internet Age to be a moment of unprecedented freedom in communications and culture. But as Tim Wu shows, each major new medium, from telephone to cable, arrived on a similar wave of idealistic optimism only to become, eventually, the object of industrial consolidation profoundly affecting how Americans communicate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read

    • By Roy on 11-12-10
    • The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
    • By: Tim Wu
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 11-02-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,195 ratings

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Republican Attack on California

    • By: Tim Wu
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A challenge to the state’s net neutrality laws shows that the GOP no longer believes in federalism (If it ever did).

    "The Republican Attack on California" is from the October 03, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Tim Wu and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Who Controls the Internet

    • Illusions of a Borderless World
    • By: Jack Goldsmith, Tim Wu
    • Narrated by: Bob Loza
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Is the Internet erasing national borders? Who's really in control of what's happening on the Net--Internet engineers, rogue programmers, the United Nations, or powerful countries?In this provocative new book, Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu tell the fascinating story of the Internet's challenge to governmental rule in the 1990s, and the ensuing battles with governments around the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly delves into questions of law

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-07-11

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The 'Fix' for Net Neutrality That Consumers Don't Need

    • By: Tim Wu
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Netflix and Amazon have been nominated for hundreds of Emmys and Golden Globe awards in recent years, and that is a testament to both the quality of those companies and the transformation of television. But some of the credit is also due to “net neutrality,” the legal regime that nurtured and protected the open internet and streaming TV in the first place.

    "The 'Fix' for Net Neutrality That Consumers Don't Need" is from the April 27, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Tim Wu and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Don’t Fix Facebook. Replace It.

    • By: Tim Wu
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After years of collecting way too much data, Facebook has finally been caught in the facilitation of one privacy debacle too many. When Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, testifies before Congress, which he plans to do this month, lawmakers will no doubt ask how Facebook might restore the public’s trust and whether it might accept some measure of regulation. Yet in the big picture, these are the wrong questions to be asking.

    "Don’t Fix Facebook. Replace It." is from the April 04, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Tim Wu and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality

    • By: Tim Wu
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The FCC has overplayed its legal hand.

    "Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality" is from the November 22, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Tim Wu and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Curse of Bigness

    • Antitrust in the New Gilded Age (Columbia Global Reports)
    • By: Tim Wu
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We live in an age of extreme corporate concentration, in which global industries are controlled by just a few giant firms - big banks, big pharma, and big tech, just to name a few. But concern over what Louis Brandeis called the "curse of bigness" can no longer remain the province of specialist lawyers and economists, for it has spilled over into policy and politics, even threatening democracy itself.  

    Regular price: $21.00