Today’s links of interest:
- For Wal-Mart and Amazon, the First Round of a Price Fight
In the fight to the bottom, the two are willing to destroy their own businesses for the dubious privilege of, um, selling below cost. May not be the customer builder they anticipate. Bonus: photo of Stephen King signing at Wal-Mart; funny because he denounced low book prices as killing publishing.
- Record exec arrested for refusing to send a tweet asking Bieber-maddened crowd to disperse
- The Coming Search Engine Media Wars
Yay. Can’t wait. Oh, right, don’t have to. This will only harm News Corp and cost Microsoft money. It won’t actually slow down process for the rest of us, since the news will be on Twitter first.
- RIP Joost
Which finally answers the burning question: whatever happened to Joost?
- WMG’s Bronfman Still Disappointed By Video Game Income
Breaking: video game industry disappointed by Warner Music.
- Time Inc.’s Squires Assembles Team of Rivals to Harness Digital Media
Which will be challenging you. Digital media loves to run wild!
- Disney Studios drama might alter the industry
Disney looks to major restructuring of business, business practices. Worry? What may get lost in the shuffle are non-branded original ideas that have no pre-awareness. Once we figure out what that means, we’ll start worrying.