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Episodes

  • -16-14 Marketplace Tech - A conversation with Mark Cuban

    Sep 16, 2014 | 7 min
    First up, Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of Reviews at CNET, talks about Microsoft buying the maker of Minecraft – Mojang – and why the user base is worth so much to the company. Plus, our coverage of TechCrunch Disrupt continues with a conversation with'nbspinvestor and Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban about investing in a startup scene that’s changing and growing.
  • -15-214- Marketplace- Philanthropies Lead Ebola Take-Down

    Sep 15, 2014 | 26 min
    Clothing retailer ‘The Limited’ announced that it has teamed up with ‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington and Lyn Paolo, the show’s costume designer, to launch a clothing line inspired by the hit TV series. We look at why retailers are increasingly going in this direction and how successful it's been for them. Plus,'nbspMicrosoft co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates have committed a collective $5 million to fight the deadly'nbspEbola'nbspoutbreak in West Africa, substantially more than the U.S. government has so far put up to help end this'nbspEbola'nbspepidemic. We explore what has changed and why philanthropies have felt the need to take the reigns in combating'nbspan acute international healt...
  • -15-14 Mid-Day Update – Tip your hotel workers

    Sep 15, 2014 | 7 min
    A preview to the Fed's meeting, tipping hotel workers, and the return of vinyl.
  • -15-214- Morning Report- HBO- Go

    Sep 15, 2014 | 7 min
    First up, more on U.S. and European sanctions against Russia for its role in Ukraine that are making it tough for Russia companies to borrow money. Today, Russia's finance minister said Russia will set up an emergency fund to help ease the cash crunch, size as yet unknown. Plus,'nbspFederal Reserve officials are meeting this week. On the agenda is the big monetary question of the year: when does the U.S. get to the point that too many jobs have been created? In other words, when do policymakers have to raise interest rates? And kids are back in school and whether they or their parents know it not, they're being mined...for their data. Increasingly, schools are introducing software to keep tr...
  • -15-14 Marketplace Tech - HBO GO ditches cable

    Sep 15, 2014 | 8 min
    HBO, home of "Sex in the City," "The Wire," "True Detective" and "True Blood," is said to be considering whether to allow customers access to their streaming video service -- "HBO-GO" -- without having a cable subscription. That move would not only shake up the television industry, it would put HBO in direct competition with services like Netflix. And'nbspCary Coglianese, a professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, talks about how public comments will shape the FCC’s position on net neutrality when the public comment period closes. Plus, a conversation with'nbspfounders at TechCrunch about what they’re looking for at this year's conference.
  • /12/214 Marketplace Weekend - On the Road

    Sep 12, 2014 | 51 min
    This weekend, a trip through Portland: What happens when a city once affordable starts growing up? Then, could you give up your car? A person who lives in the autopia of Los Angeles says goodbye to freeways. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us what the future of technology looks like from TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Did you ever want to work for NASA growing up? We talk to one person about the not so glamorous side of space travel. And Huffington Post's Ben Walsh and Jessica Pressler from NY Mag join us for brunch.'nbsp
  • -12-214- Marketplace- Just Add Salt

    Sep 12, 2014 | 27 min
    As the U.S. prepares to attack ISIS militarily, what implements of financial mass destruction does America have at its disposal to damage the fund-raising efforts of a non-state actor? Plus, logic suggests that a television show that receives high ratings, even on a cable channel, would have some longevity. But that’s not the case with the A'ampE show, Longmire. The show was abruptly cancelled after three seasons, despite millions of loyal viewers. Why did they pull the plug on Longmire? Also, the boardroom battle between Starboard 'nbspand Darden, parent of Olive Garden, is heating up as a shareholder vote nears. Starboard, the activist hedge fund trying to take control, released a -slide p...
  • -12-14 Mid-Day Update – Walmart's new wardrobe

    Sep 12, 2014 | 7 min
    FEMA asks for a refund, Walmart has a new uniform, and a primer on inflation.
  • The price of smoked salmon hasn't swum upstream

    Sep 12, 2014 | 5 min
    Not everything has gotten more expensive over time. Case in point: smoked salmon.
  • -12-214- Morning Report- Smoked salmon economics

    Sep 12, 2014 | 7 min
    Later today we'll know more about ways the US and Europe will apply new sanctions against Russia for supporting separatists in and around Ukraine. Financial, energy, and defense are expected to get targeted. 'nbspAnd Russian officials are working on some interesting sanctions of their own.'nbspAnd as part of Marketplace's 25th birthday, we look at the surprising, sometimes delightful, and sometimes destructive ways that prices have changed during the last quarter century. Saul Zabar, of the famed Upper West Side establishment "Zabar's," couldn't remember what he was charging for smoked salmon 25 years ago. But, a magazine from 18 lists a Zabar's sale price: $15.5 a pound, Scotch salmon, pre-...