Good Stuff to Read
- The future of the newspaper industry is in the headlines across the county today as Knight-Ridder agrees to sell itself to McClatchy Co., whose biggest publication is the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis. To some it's a sign that printed newspapers are a dying breed. Any opinions out there? (NY Times.)
- The author of one of the world's top-selling novels in recent years is on the witness stand this morning, defending himself against accusations of copyright infringement. (NY Times.)
- Another fairly fascinating story about competitive strategy, involving the ever-popular iPod. Apparently Apple is dominating the market through an exclusive piece of software -- although I think history has shown that exclusivity in software can be an oxymoron. (Fortune.)
- March Madness is here, and here is an interesting business angle on basketball hoopla. It's also a piece that reflects on corporate strategy. (Forbes Magazine)
- A savior for Microsoft? The one-year anniversary of Microsoft's hiring of a computer industry legend brings this update. (Boston Globe.)
- While Detroit retrenches, the Japanese automakers continue to thrive. Toyota Motor Corp. today announced plans to build 100,000 Camry's in Lafayette, Ind.