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Marketplace for Monday, January 24, 2011

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Marketplace for Monday, January 24, 2011

NYT online: From free to fee

The New York Times will soon charge for access to its website. How will fees affect millions of readers -- and a struggling newspaper industry?
Posted In: Internet

MTV's 'Skins' in hot water

The Parents Television Council is targeting MTV's new teen drama featuring minors who drink, take drugs and have sex. The PTC charges that the show violates child pornography laws. Advertisers are bailing, too.
Posted In: Entertainment

Mozilla adds Do-Not-Track to Firefox

Mozilla is developing a system for its Firefox browser that will let users opt out of being tracked online. Microsoft and Google are at work on similar tools. But they all have gaping holes that will continue to let trackers through.
Posted In: Internet

Meet NYC's new chief digital officer

Rachel Sterne, the new chief digital officer of New York City, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what her role is and how she plans to make the Big Apple more digital savvy.
Posted In: New York

Weinsteins back in the Oscar game

The Weinstein Company could reap a fistful of Academy Award nominations for "The King's Speech" and "Blue Valentine." That's good news for the studio and the independent film business.
Posted In: Entertainment

U.K. austerity protesters target businesses

Opponents of the U.K. government's austerity program have launched a campaign against businesses and rich people who avoid taxes.

Patton Oswalt's perspective: Why a wasteland outlook works for him

Stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt drops by our studios to talk with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," why a lot of comedians are wastelands, and how Twitter has helped him to become a better writer.
Posted In: Books

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Cornman
Kinky
The Good Old Days
Lodger
Cape In the Wind (Instrumental)
Anwarrior