Marketplace for Thursday May 1, 2014
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Google has decided it can no longer just give away its Android operating system. Mission #1 is accomplished: Android phones dominate the smartphone market. But the Android’s money-making ability has escaped from Google. Google now wants to get back the benefit of owning Android by creating a premium operating system, in some ways a proprietary operating system, Android Silver. Also, the International Monetary Fund is giving Ukraine a 17 billion collar loan. How does the government decide how to allocate funds when parts of the country are no longer effectively under its control? Then, on the heels of a strike by truckers working out of ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, we look at the personal economics of being a trucker. They say they make minimum wage because they’re classified as independent contractors.
Posted In: Google, android, smart phones
Giving away the Android operating system has almost been too successful for Google.
Some short-haul truckers say they're being cheated out of money by being misclassified as an independent contractors.
Posted In: Domino's, pizza, chicken
Who comes up with stuff like the chicken crust pizza? These guys.
Posted In: start-ups, venture capitalists
Startups must navigate deftly when raising big money.
Posted In: fcc, telecom
What's on former FCC head Michael Powell's mind? Cable mergers and net neutrality.
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