Self-Destruct  © 2013 Carolyn Burns BassMediaMonday for July 22, 2013: In light of the recent federal court ruling against Apple in the e-book price-fixing case, Evan Hughes looks at its possible impact on Amazon in Here's How Amazon Self-Destructs (Salon, July 19, 2013).

"By defeating its competitors, Amazon is choking off some of its own air supply. Barnes & Noble and independents are in one sense competitors for Amazon, but in another sense they are functioning as unwilling showrooms and sales agents for the online giant. As David Carr has suggested, Amazon should want them to survive, if only out of self-interest." Evan Hughes

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