Marketplace for Monday, April 22, 2013
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Digital billboards were part of the city-wide effort to nab the Boston Marathon suspects, but many cities are trying to turn the lights off. Could this use save the future of digital billboards? As part of our BURN: An Energy Journal partnership, we look at the military’s Rapid Equipping Force, a think tank that uses technology to solve these problems as soon as possible. Also, how funny can six seconds get? A look at Twitter's upcoming comedy festival with Comedy Central.
Posted In: China, Education, Tsinghua University
Billionaire Stephen Schwarzman is spearheading a $300 million scholarship fund for top students from the U.S., Europe, and Latin America to spend a year in China. With philanthropy, comes influence.
Posted In: advertising, billboard
On the day digital billboards spread news of the Boston Marathon bombing among Boston drivers, a judge's decision turned off digital billboards in Los Angeles. Cities and advertising companies argue over the bright billboards' value.
Posted In: Twitter, Comedy Central, comedy, Vine
Twitter is launching a comedy festival in conjunction with Comedy Central, and it will all be on Twitter and Vine. How funny can you be in 140 characters and six seconds?
Posted In: energy, military, batteries, Army
The Rapid Equipping Force seeks solutions to problems soldiers encounter in the field -- such as packing pounds and pounds of batteries on patrol.
Posted In: pork. immigration bill, Congress
The pet projects of the immigration bill being worked on in Congress.