Marketplace AM for May 10, 2005
The former CEO of Netscape is stirring things up in his home state of Mississippi. Jim Barksdale recently said he'd give 50 million dollars in cash grants to Mississippi students, if state lawmakers would fully fund the public schools. In a poor state like MIssissippi you might think lawmakers pounced on the offer. As Sarah Gardner reports, you'd be wrong.
Consumers and online businesses have a new problem to grapple with: a scam called pharming. Curt Nikisch reports. Then, there's another term that's becoming more common now among Internet retailers. It's called long-tail. Commentator Tom Standage of the Economist Magazine explains.