Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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First, we hear from Brian Blau, Research Director at Gartner, about why Amazon paid $970 million for a platform that lets people watch other people playing video games. Then, as the sharing economy continues to grow, companies are forced to determine what kind of insurance they need and how much liability to take on. We explore what challenges this poses for businesses and insurance companies.  Finally, PC Mag columnist Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins us to talk about how big data can be used to improve policing.
Police and citizen

Bringing accountability to police through data

How the use of data collection and analysis tools could improve policing.
Posted In: police, big data, government data

How the sharing industry gets insurance

Getting insurance coverage can be a challenge for sharing companies.
Posted In: sharing economy, Small Business
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