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Starting Tuesday, a parade of images and rumors will emerge from Sun Valley, Idaho where Allen & Company is hosting its annual media and tech conference. As a veteran of the media side of this confab, I can honestly say: you don’t have to pay attention to most of the noise.
The horse race in India’s online retail market is a fascinating show of investor faith. Investors have bet more than $5 billion on the notion that, despite fierce competition, a group of Web retailers will ride the growth in India’s mobile-Internet users and eventually generate big profits.
As Netflix executives publicly contemplate the company’s path into China, that country’s tech giants aren’t standing still. Firms like Xiaomi, Alibaba and especially Tencent are jockeying for position in the Chinese streaming market, striking licensing deals with U.S. studios for exclusive ...