Battening Down for the Storms
Volcanoes and hurricanes have been rearranging the landscape in corners of our country this year. Meanwhile an equally powerful blast of deals is reshaping the entertainment, technology and media businesses.
Acquisitions and alliances such as Sony's purchase of MGM, the TiVo-Netflix partnership and the sale of Adelphia's cable systems may not seem to touch the retail electronics industry. But in today's interconnected digital sectors, any change in the environmental landscape has ripple effects far beyond the immediate impact zone.
That's why the Florida storms and Washington State eruptions will eventually affect the prices of oranges and apples in your town, however far away.