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Saying you'll buy a competitor can be just a way of showing off. Especially if regulators won't allow it anyway.

Photographer: Nancy Rose

Saying you'll buy a competitor can be just a way of showing off. Especially if regulators won't allow it anyway.

Does Anyone Really Want to Buy T-Mobile? Or Are They Just Showing Off?

Well, so much for the theory that T-Mobile can’t survive on its own. For more than a year now, T-Mobile has been in the midst of a remarkable — and chest-thumpingly advertised — turnaround. Now the No. 4 U.S. wireless...

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A deluge of cut-rate paperbacks in the electronic age.

Photographer: Marco Cristofori/Getty Images

A deluge of cut-rate paperbacks in the electronic age.

What Happens When People Stop Buying Books They Don’t Read?

Imagine media content, in all its forms, as a carnival shooting range, and the Internet as an air rifle filled with unlimited ammunition. Boom, pow! First the music business duckie falls over. Yaarsh! The movie duck is grazed, keeps moving.

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Jukebox Spins

Photographer: Cooper Photo/Corbis

Jukebox makers once argued that they, too, were just spinning records and didn't need to pay royalties. That changed in 1978.

A Supreme Court Smackdown for Aereo’s Magic TV Machine

Aereo was at the Supreme Court today, arguing that what it’s doing is wholly legal, and it can keep doing it without paying any money to the folks whose programming it captures and sends over the Internet. This argument has...

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