Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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All this week, Marketplace Tech is talking about the digital currency Bitcoin. We've heard about what it is and how a company called Coinbase is trying to help more customers and businesses use it for transactions. Today we talk to one of the new businesses that is starting to use Bitcoin -- a private medical practice in San Francisco. Plus, healthcare.gov gets a new boss. And, new regulations could be coming for data brokers.

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Kurt DelBene of Microsoft to run healthcare.gov

The former Microsoft executive ran that company's Office product suite.
Posted In: healthcare.gov, Microsoft Office

The doctor that will treat you for a bit of Bitcoin

A San Francisco doctor takes Bitcoin as payment for medical services.
Posted In: bitcoin

Never heard of a data broker? They know all about you

A Senate Committee hears testimony about data brokers, the companies that collect and compile info about consumers via online tracking.
Posted In: big data

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