FORTUNE -- There was nothing particularly new in Ken Auletta's highly readable article about Netflix (NFLX) in the current issue of The New Yorker. (Here's a link to a snippet of the article; the rest is for paying subscribers.) The beauty of a Ken Auletta article, though, is that there doesn't need to be a ton of earth-shatteringly fresh information for it be worth your time to read. Auletta succinctly summarizes complicated topics, like how Netflix got to be what it is, and he name-checks all the most important people on a given subject so that by the time he's done, you're in the know, too.
A few nuggets that did pop out to me as noteworthy, whether or not they were new.
Ken Auletta addresses one of the popular myths of the Internet
FORTUNE -- Whenever I write about the e-book business -- especially in the context of the Justice Department's antitrust suit against Apple (AAPL) and five book publishers -- someone in the comment stream invariably suggests that e-books are vastly overpriced because the publishers who sell them incur none of the usual costs of printing and distribution.
E-books don't write or edit MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 18, 2012 12:00 PM ET
It seems that the move may not have only ended Google's presence in China, but also Schmidt's tenure.
In a piece in the New Yorker, Googled Author Ken Auletta argues that the decision to pull Google (GOOG) out of China was the turning point for outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt in his decision to step down from the company's Chief Executive role.
According to close advisors, the Google C.E.O. was upset a year ago when MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 23, 2011 2:37 PM ET
Groundswell Productions has teamed with producer John Morris to acquire movie rights to the Ken Auletta book Googled: The End of the World As We Know it.
Facebook's movie, the Social Network, now has some company in the 'founding a billion dollar Internet startup' genre. Googled: The End of the World As We Know It is being made into a movie according to Deadline New York.
"It's about these two young guys MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 19, 2010 5:02 PM ET
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