Marketplace for Monday, January 30, 2012
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Major companies including Google, Microsoft and Facebook have teamed up to fight online phishing scams. A behavioral economist talks about how our Google search results help the fields of science and medicine. Megaupload's 50 million users will lose their files once the site starts deleting its data this week. Florida was hit hard by the recession, but now there is some job growth. And author Louis Hyman discusses borrowing in American culture.
Posted In: Florida, Jobs
Florida has long relied on tourism to drive its economy, but the state wants more technology firms and other skilled jobs.
Posted In: spam, email
Tech companies Google, Yahoo, Microsoft are teaming up with financial institutions to launch a project to stem the tide of email phishing or malicious spam offers flooding inboxes and destroying trust in email.
Posted In: The Simpsons, Julian Assange, wikileaks
It wasn't so easy to get the controversial figure on the show, though.
Posted In: online advertising, Google, leading economic indicators
Behavioral economist Sendhil Mullainathan discusses how data from your online searches can help not just advertisers, but also economists in researching the state of the economy.