By Ken Auletta
A fight is taking place--not simply between company titans, yet between complete industries. At stake is regulate of the world's fastest-growing undefined: communications. The contestants are Hollywood studios, tv networks, and cable, mobilephone, laptop, publishing, and consumer-electronics businesses. All are vying to assemble a toll at the internet. And as they jockey for regulate, they tread on risky floor, as one fixation after one other (cable, interactive television) is dumped in desire of the subsequent (satellite, the Internet).
There isn't any higher account of this turmoil than the single supplied right here via Ken Auletta, bestselling writer of Three Blind Mice ("the most sensible booklet ever written on community television"*) and Greed and Glory on Wall Street, who for 5 years has brilliantly tracked the communications for The New Yorker. Auletta's entry to the relevant gamers is exceptional (six days with Rupert Murdoch, summit conferences with John Malone), and his snatch of the issues--from boardroom politics to regulatory and technological pressures--is unequalled by means of the other journalist.
In this riveting selection of his top items Auletta takes the reader on a behind-the-scenes journey of such businesses as Disney, Viacom, Microsoft, Time Warner, and Telecommunications, Inc., and keenly chronicles the vanities and visions of the recent Highwaymen--Rupert Murdoch, Ted Turner, Michael Eisner, Sumner Redstone, invoice Gates, and extra. simply as Three Blind Mice used to be heralded as "the new bible of the broadcasting business," The Highwaymen can be bought as an critical advisor to the way forward for this explosive new world.
* Frank Stanton, former president of CBS
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Relevant to OLAP queries, SPARQL supports aggregate functions and the GROUP BY clause, as in classic SQL. Due to space limitations, in the remainder we assume the reader is familiar with the basic notions of RDF and SPARQL. 4 QB: The RDF Data Cube Vocabulary We now study in detail the QB vocabulary, and discuss its possibilities and limitations for representing and analyzing MD data. 1 A. Vaisman Vocabulary Description As mentioned above, QB is the W3C recommendation to publish statistical data and metadata in RDF, following the Linked Data principles.
These two eﬀorts are based on traditional MD data management systems, and require the existence of a local DW to store SW data. Also, they do not consider the possibility of directly querying ` a la OLAP MD data over the SW. Thus, a second line of research tries to overcome these drawbacks, exploring data models and tools that allow publishing and performing OLAP-like analysis directly over SW MD. The work we discuss in the remainder, follows this approach. Terms like self-service BI , and Situational BI , refer to the capability of incorporating situational data into the decision process with little or no intervention of programmers or designers.
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