Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 21, 2013

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The European Central Bank has given the Cyprus just a few days to come up with a new bailout deal after the Cypriot parliament rejected a controversial tax on bank deposits as part of its original bailout plan. The government of Mexico is trying to reshape the country's phone and television industries by increasing competition and foreign investment. And, is there any sector -- retail, shipping, tech, intelligence -- that Amazon isn't involved in?

PODCAST: Sim City blues, Youtube 'Woo's!'

The pressure mounts on Cyprus, Youtube hits a billion monthly users, and why a Sim City debacle cost a CEO his job.

YouTube hits a billion

YouTube announced that it’s reached a billion viewers per month, putting in the same league as its parent company Google and Facebook.
Posted In: YouTube, social media, Tech

Global markets watch and wait for Cyprus

Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, discusses how the situation in Cyprus could affect the global economy.
Posted In: cyprus, bailout, Europe debt crisis

European Central Bank to Cyprus: Now or never

Cyprus has until Monday to come up with a new bailout package after the parliament rejected the initial plan that called for a controversial tax on the country’s bank deposits.
Posted In: cyprus, ECB, bailout, Europe debt crisis

CEO of Electronic Arts steps down over Sim City debacle

There was a big shakeup this week in the gaming industry when the head of Electronic Arts resigned on Monday after a high-profile debacle involving the new Sim City game.
Posted In: video games, electronic arts

'March Madness' Beltway style

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicks off today, and there is big money at stake -- in office pools, of course, and in Washington, where the tournament is a gimmick for politicians raising campaign cash.
Posted In: Sports, politics, fundraising, Washington D.C.

European Central Bank pressures Cyprus for new bailout deal

The European Central Bank has given the Cyprus just a few days to come up with a new bailout deal after the Cypriot parliament rejected a controversial tax on bank deposits as part of its original bailout plan.
Posted In: cyprus, ECB, bailout, Europe debt crisis

How telecom reform in Mexico could impact U.S. immigration

New Mexican President Peña Nieto hopes to reshape the country's phone and television service by increasing competition through foreign investment.
Posted In: Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, Internet, tv, telecom

Photo Op-ed: Digital camera etiquette

These days, digital cameras are everywhere. In most cases, our phones double as cameras. But when is it right to snap a picture and when is it not? And how do our kids figure in to all of this?
Posted In: family, Tech, cameras, family tech

Foursquare turns four: CEO Dennis Crowley on what's next

CEO of Foursquare, an app which lets users check in to physical locations and tell their social media friends about it, reflects on where the company has been and where it's headed.
Posted In: foursquare, Dennis Crowley, social media

South Korea accuses North Korea of cyberattack

South Korea is still recovering from an apparent cyberattack earlier this week. Government officials suspect North Korea of hacking, but is the country even capable?
Posted In: South Korea, North Korea, hacking

Retail, Tech, Shipping: Amazon is all in

The CIA has reportedly recruited Amazon to develop a private cloud for American intelligence gathering. So is there any sector Amazon isn't involved in these days?
Posted In: Amazon, Retail, Tech, cia

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