Best Business Longreads for the Week of August 24, 2013.
Nick Summers – Bloomberg Businessweek
Washington, as well as many tech start-ups, can’t get enough of former AOL CEO Steve Case. His name is constantly in the news for trying to bring the GOP and Democrats together on economic issues. Of course, it’s often forgotten that Case was one of the forces behind the biggest disaster in mergers history.
For the past few years Americans have listened as analysts trumpeted the end of American economic hegemony and the rise of BRIC nations. Over the past few months however, many up and coming economies have stumbled -- and none more so than India.
Clifford Coonan – The Hollywood Reporter
160 million. That’s how many views AMC’s The Walking Dead got in China. The reason? The Chinese video outlet Youku Tudou has allowed Hollywood to tap into the gold mine of China’s internet market.
Adam Davidson – New York Times Magazine
“Orange Is the New Black” is the latest binge-inducing obsession to hit Netflix. One of the strangest parts of the show, is the power the commissary has over inmates lives. Adam Davidson takes a look at this little corner of the real estate market – the prison commissary.