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The highwaymen : warriors of the information superhighway

Author: Ken Auletta
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A struggle is taking place--not just among corporate titans, but among entire industries. At stake is the communications industry. The contestants are Hollywood studios, television networks, and cable, telephone, computer, publishing, and consumer-electronics companies. The author takes the reader behind the scenes at such companies as Disney, Viacom, Microsoft, Time Warner, and Telecommunications, Inc. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Auletta, Ken.
Highwaymen.
New York : Random House, ©1997
(DLC) 96039714
(OCoLC)36001214
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Auletta
ISBN: 9780307799852 0307799859 1299042635 9781299042636
OCLC Number: 773578395
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 346 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Diller peeks into the future: Intimations of interactivity --
The Cowboy: John Malone's cable kingdom --
The war for Paramount (and software) --
What won't you do? --
Portrait of a software giant: Viacom --
No longer the son of: Seagram's Edgar Bronfman, Jr. --
The Consigliere: Herbert Allen, matchmaker --
Synergy: The mantra that's bad for journalism --
The Referee: The FCC --
Localism confounds Ted Turner's global village --
The magic box: Interactive TV? --
The human factor: Troubles in Disneyland --
The beheadings: Successful and unemployed --
The Pirate: Rupert Murdoch --
The power of shame: Bill Bennett takes on gangsta rap --
Jumping off a bridge: Microsoft, and Michael Kinsley, enter cyberspace.
Responsibility: Ken Auletta.
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A struggle is taking place--not just among corporate titans, but among entire industries. At stake is the communications industry. The contestants are Hollywood studios, television networks, and cable, telephone, computer, publishing, and consumer-electronics companies. The author takes the reader behind the scenes at such companies as Disney, Viacom, Microsoft, Time Warner, and Telecommunications, Inc. He chronicles the vanities and visions of such men as Rupert Murdoch, John Malone, Michael Eisner, Sumner Redstone, Bill Gates, Barry Diller, Ted Turner, Michael Ovitz, and Gerald Levin.

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