Marketplace AM for January 25, 2005

Episode Description 

Is 2005 the year of the phone?

2004 was the year of Google. The company's high-profile IPO captivated the business world and media for months. But this year, those eyes may focus on the smaller screen. Companies selling programs and entertainment for mobile phones could be the headline grabbers in 2005, as Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

Those musical markets

On this program, we use musical cues to let you know how stocks are doing - happy music for good days, more somber music when stocks are down. A small New Hampshire company is taking that concept to a whole new level. As Dan Gorenstein reports, the company has developed software that converts market data into musical sounds.

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