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  • Old media: The end is near

    By Josh Quittner

    It's not exactly news that Web has slowly been killing off traditional media. Over the past decade, the music, publishing and video-broadcast industries have been scrambling to find a perch in a new world where consumers expect to get everything for free online.

    But here's an alarming thought for those of us who still draw paychecks from traditional media companies (and hope to send all three kids to college MORE

    - Nov 12, 2007 5:15 PM ET
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  • Andreessen's solution to the writer's strike

    By Josh Quittner

    Marc Andreessen for president. Seriously, I love watching him think. Even when I disagree with his conclusions, I always learn something worthwhile. His heart is in the right place and his brain is without peer. Would someone please start a Facebook group for this?

    In today's post, he argues that if the Hollywood studios don't capitulate to the writers they will effectively destroy their business -- and perhaps, MORE

    - Nov 12, 2007 3:10 PM ET
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