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TEDxEast - Tim Wu - How to build an information empire

TEDxEast INTERCONNECTIVITY - 11.11.10: -Tim Wu- How to Build an Information Empire Tim Wu discusses the history of information monopolies in the US and the reality that there are many monopolies that currently exist like Google and Facebook. The paradox, he believes, is that Americans want freedom, choice, openness, and choice while at the same time Americans want consistency and convenience. Therefore, in the final analysis, it is the people who create information monopolies. Tim Wu is a professor at Columbia University who was recognized as one of the fifty leaders in science and technology by Scientific American Magazine. About TEDx, x=independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.*
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