Marketplace for Monday, December 16, 2013

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Google is buying Boston Dynamics, which is famous for making cool robots like that mecha-cheetah you've seen on YouTube. Next, the coming ad blitz from health insurers is the surest sign yet that Obamacare is working, and isn’t going anywhere. Also, the United Nations is launching its largest appeal ever for humanitarian aid to Syrians – even though its earlier appeal is only 60 percent funded. Finally, millions of Europeans under the age of 30 are unemployed and not in school or some sort of job training. In Europe, the economic downturn seems to have hit the youth the hardest.

Being stalked by consumer products

Commentator Beth Teitell says she feels stalked -- by online ads.
Posted In: ads, online

Dr. X stitches together brand name merchandise and art

Darren Romanelli, aka Dr. X, specializes in blending, art and fashion with branding and marketing.
Posted In: art, merchandise

Young Greeks struggle with lack of work

Many Greeks in their late twenties or early thirties live at home, dependent on their parents.
Posted In: Greece, youth unemployment, European debt crisis

NSA phone data mining is likely unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled against domestic phone data-mining.
Posted In: nsa, spying, surveillance

The selling of health insurance

Have you spotted them yet? Health care insurance ads. If you haven't seen any, just get ready -- there's a coming ad blitz.
Posted In: Obamacare, ACA, healthcare.gov

A new pitch for humanitarian aid to Syria

The United Nations is launching its largest appeal ever for humanitarian aid to Syrians.
Posted In: syria, humanitarian aid, United Nations

Why you shouldn't be afraid of Google's new robots

Google is buying Boston Dynamics, which is famous for making cool robots like that mecha-cheetah you've seen on YouTube.
Posted In: Google, Boston Dynamics

What kind of shopping mall is successful today?

Malls have become more nimble, offering specialized services and experiences you can't find online.
Posted In: shopping mall, consumers, Retail

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Goddess
Oisima
Love Jones
J Dilla
Covered In Grace
French Wives
God Made the World
Cold Cave
Spectacular [Instrumental]
Dujeous

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