Marketplace for Friday, May 10, 2013
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In wake of the Great ATM Heist, we look at why a swipe card’s magnetic strip is vulnerable, and why U.S. banks haven’t moved to a more secure system. In other technology, media companies and wireless operators are working together to make sure you won't max out your data plan while watching you favorite sport or show. Is it a win-win? Plus, it's Friday, so get ready for the Weekly Wrap!
Posted In: app, television, social media
Jennie Lamere just turned 18. Between classes and college applications, she developed an app to block the live tweets that were spoiling her favorite shows.
Posted In: business of sports, america's cup, Sports
Thursday’s fatal capsizing of an America's Cup yacht has raised questions about faster, lighter, riskier boats. They're designed to make the competition more exciting, and appeal to younger TV viewers -- and advertisers.
Posted In: Credit Cards
Despite knowing a swipe card’s magnetic strip is vulnerable, U.S. banks haven’t moved to a more secure system. Why?
Posted In: media, second screen, cell phones
Media companies are considering subsidizing data-plan costs so smartphone users will keep watching video, wireless carriers will keep data revenue, and streaming shows can sell more ads.
Posted In: social media, advertising
The quest for engaged consumers is relentless (and annoying) in the new advertising world.
Posted In: bloomberg, Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs employees have raised concerns that Bloomberg News journalists could snoop on them through Bloomberg terminals.