Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 27, 2013

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Twitter's stock closed yesterday at a level that's almost triple its IPO price. Twitter's IPO was one of the biggest tech events of the year, and tt's been a very hot 12 months for tech all around. We look at what's on deck for tech in 2014. The 2013 NFL season wraps up this weekend with several teams still in the hunt for a playoff spot. Social media has become a big part of the game for athletes. But there are pitfalls. When a player's profile rises, so does the potential for miscues. But one rising NFL star is turning his social media habit into a business platform.  

PODCAST: The Weather Channel versus a weather channel

The taper pushes up the 10-year. California, Illinois, and Oregon are just three of the states changing their hands-free, cell phone driving rules next year. And, DirecTV has launched its own weather-related TV channel right next to the Weather Channel.

Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' head home after being freed by Russia

After being held in Russia for 100 days on charges of hooliganism, 30 Greenpeace activists are free to return to their home countries today
Posted In: Russia, greenpeace

Christmas recap edition: This week's Silicon Tally

60 million coins, 300 hours and $3.58. Know what those numbers mean? Must be another Silicon Tally!
Posted In: silicon tally, Tech, quiz

What will happen in tech in 2014?

Twitter's IPO was one of the biggest tech events of 2013. What's in store for 2014?
Posted In: internet of things, innovation

Weather Channel free-for-all

DirecTV has launched its own weather-related TV channel right next to the Weather Channel.
Posted In: Weather Channel, directv

Athletes catch fire, or get burned, on social media

When an athlete’s profile rises, so does the potential for social media miscues.
Posted In: social media, New England Patriots

2014 is not the year to text while driving

California, Illinois, and Oregon are just three of the states changing their hands-free, cell phone driving rules next year.
Posted In: cell phones, distracted driving

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Make the Road by Walking
21st Century Planet Smashers
Disrupt
Let's Go Trippin' (Single Version)
Dick Dale And His Del-Tones
La nuit est là
April March
Spinning
Zero 7