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Marketplace Tech for Monday, July 15, 2013

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Electric car company Tesla has the best-performing auto stock in 2013 so far. Today the company is being bumped up to the NASDAQ-100 index. And new documents, leaked by Edward Snowden and reported in The Guardian newspaper, show how the NSA got Microsoft to circumvent its own encryption.

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Radiohead's Thom Yorke drops Spotify

Add Radiohead's Thom Yorke to the list of high profile musicians protesting the amount of pay artists get from Spotify.
Posted In: Music, spotify, Radiohead

Tesla stock reaches pole position: NASDAQ-100

Tesla joins the NASDAQ-100 on Monday, only a year after some critics were expecting it to be another dud.
Posted In: NASDAQ, Elon Musk, Tesla S, electric cars, tesla

Encryption works? Microsoft helps NSA break through its own data protections

New documents, leaked by Edward Snowden and reported in The Guardian newspaper, show how the NSA got Microsoft to circumvent its own encryption to intercept Outlook and Skype communications.
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa, Edward Snowden, Microsoft, PRISM

Russia to build first floating nuclear power plant

Putting nuclear reactors on a big boat may sound scary, but it's already pretty common.
Posted In: Russia, nuclear energy