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A new business model for newspapers?  From Wired (HT: Kevin Ohlhausen): Steve Gibson has a plan to save the media world’s financial crisis — and it’s not the iPad.  Borrowing…

Is Apple Dumb?

The Economist seems to think so, relying on evidence from this new paper by Joel Waldfogel and Ben Shiller.  Waldfogel and Shiller find that, relative to uniform pricing at $.99,…

Symposium Halftime

We’re halfway through the TOTM symposium on Professor Carrier’s Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law.  I’ve provided links to Monday’s posts on…

Yet Another Voluntary Pricing Experiment

This time from Paste Magazine (HT: Peter Schwartz via Wired Blog Magazine), and motivated by the Radiohead Experiment, and with an interesting twist: Subscribers who choose to pay more than…

Paternalism and the iPod, Part Trois

The WSJ Law Blog reports (via this AP Report) that the French law allowing regulators to force Apple to make its iPod compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday.…