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Tim Wu is an author, policy advocate and professor at Columbia University, currently serving as Senior Advisor to the United States Federal Trade Commission.  In 2006, he was recognized as one of fifty leaders in science and technology by Scientific American magazine, and in the following year, 01238 magazine listed him as one of Harvard’s one hundred most influential graduates. He writes for Slate, where he won the Lowell Thomas gold medal for travel journalism, and he has contributed to The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Forbes.

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The Master Switch
The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
Written by Tim Wu


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $15.95

A New Yorker and Fortune Best Book of the Year

It is easy to forget that every development in the history of the American information industry—from the telephone to radio to film—once existed in an open and chaotic marketplace inhabited by entrepreneurs and utopians, just as the Internet does today. Each of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Master Switch
The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
Written by Tim Wu


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $28.95

A secret history of the industrial wars behind the rise and fall of the twentieth century’s great information empires—Hollywood, the broadcast networks, and AT&T—asking one big question: 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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Master Switch
The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
Written by Tim Wu


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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