Marketplace for Monday, October 11, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, October 11, 2010

Apps that prevent you from using your phone

Kai Ryssdal talks to Hiawatha Bray, a tech reporter at the Boston Globe, about smartphone apps that try to prevent you from using your phone while driving -- or at least try and make you a less distracted driver.

Road Warriors: April Whitney

April Whitney of Scoot! Magazine shares what song runs through her head as she drives to a scooter rally or is on a long ride with other scooters.
Posted In: Music

We are now entering an augmented reality

Augmented reality sounds like something that could be years away -- but with smartphones in so many people's pockets, AR is getting incorporated into games, tools and marketing campaigns.

If you want to lower the deficit...

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt presents four options to bring the federal deficit down.

Windows Phone 7 may be Microsoft's last shot at smartphone market

Some analysts believe that Microsoft doesn't need to blow competitors like the Droid and iPhone out of the water -- it just needs to do better than the last failure, the Zune.

Big bucks offered for children's apparel retailer

Bain Capital offered nearly $2 billion for children's store Gymboree. What makes kid's clothing so appealing to investors? Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail

Economists win Nobel for "search theory"

Three economists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for helping to explain why big, complex markets -- like for houses or jobs -- don't always do a good job of matching buyers and sellers.

Music from this show

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The Walls Came Down (Single Version)
The Call
Rent Money Gone Again
George "Wild Child" Butler
Reality
RJD2
25 Miles
Edwin Starr
Dr. Crash
Yo La Tengo

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