Marketplace for Monday, December 23, 2013

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Apple and China Mobile announce a deal that could potentially put the iPhone into the hands of 700 million new Chinese customers. Next, we all know about the big Target hack that compromised the debit cards of millions of Target’s shoppers. What made the company and  makes so many American companies vulnerable to this kind of attack:  the magnetic strip. Why are we still using it when so many other countries have moved onto more secure credit and debit cards? Finally, it’s D-day for millions of uninsured who want to get their policies in motion by Jan. 1.

Can startups succeed outside Silicon Valley?

Provo and Salt Lake City are home to a cluster of tech start-up companies, thanks to the culture and geography of Utah.
Posted In: Utah, startup

Is there hope for a new classic Christmas song?

Why have we gone 19 years without a new classic Christmas song?
Posted In: Music, Christmas

More nutritional advice from McDonalds

What does the fast food giant have to say about healthy eating?
Posted In: McDonald's, fast food, nutrition

China Mobile: Merry Christmas, Apple

Ever since Apple released the iPhone six years ago, it’s been trying to gain access to largest pool of telephone subscribers on the planet. -That would belong to China Mobile, which has 760 million customers. Christmas has arrived early for Apple. The two companies finally reached a deal to sell iPhones to this untapped market.

Target credit hack relied on failings of magnetic strip

The credit card magnetic strip remains prevalent in the U.S, when other countries have moved onto more secure credit and debit cards.
Posted In: Target, Credit Cards, cybersecurity, data security

If you haven't signed up for Obamacare yet ...

It’s D-day for millions of uninsured who want to get their policies in motion by Jan. 1.
Posted In: Obamacare, ACA

You're invited! It's the Fed's 100th anniversary!

Marketplace invites you to the party of the year.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Fed

Working the holiday... by choice

There are a lot of Americans working during the holidays. Not all of them do it because they have to.
Posted In: holiday, working

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El Ten Eleven
Black & Blue (Album Version)
Miike Snow
1st And 4th
Mux Mool
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Radiohead
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Long Version)
Dexter Gordon;Dexter Gordon Quartet

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