Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Frightful Five Want to Rule Entertainment. They Are Hitting Limits. - The New York Times

On a related note, see Apple Joins Forces With Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television (NYT)

"I’ve spent the last few years studying the rise of these giants. As tensions over their power reached a high boil this summer — Facebook and Russia, Google and sexism, Amazon and Whole Foods — I began thinking more about the nature and consequence of their power, and talking to everyone I could find about these companies. Among them were people in the tech industry, as well as many in other power centers: Washington, Hollywood, the media, the health care and automotive businesses, and other corners of society that may soon be ensnared by one or more of the Five.

This is the first of several columns in which I’ll take measure of the Five. Here, I assess their efforts to infiltrate entertainment — their plans to push deeper into the business of movies, TV and music, and the fears of cultural domination those moves have provoked."
The Frightful Five Want to Rule Entertainment. They Are Hitting Limits. - The New York Times
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