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Marketplace Tech for Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Amazon Announces Set Top Video Device
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Julie Angwin, ProPublica reporter and author of Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, talks about why privacy is a luxury. Plus: Molly Wood, tech columnist for the New York Times on Amazon’s new video streaming device, Fire TV. We take a look at what separates this gadget from an already crowded market. And later, Americans spent 70 billion dollars on gift cards last year, but nearly $8 billion worth of those purchased gift cards go unused. The parent company of coin-counting kiosk Coinstar and DVD rental service Redbox launched a new service to turn those old gift cards in your wallet to cash.   
Gift Cards

Coinstar goes after the gift-card resale market

Coinstar expands the market for vending machines
Posted In: Coinstar

Is privacy a luxury good?

The high cost of keeping your data private.
Posted In: privacy, data, wealth