Marketplace for Thursday May 15, 2014

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The starting point of the F.C.C.'s current rule-making is the apparent need for rules. And a starting point for that is Netflix alone comprising more than a third of all internet traffic because of streaming video. What's the effect on the system from giant users like Netflix and YouTube? Plus, the NCAA announced its plans to penalize more than 30 colleges for poor academic performance by their scholarship athletes. All are relatively small institutions, none in the wealthy power conference, and many are historically black colleges. We look at how the how the NCAA's academic support for athletes works. Also, Jill Abramson was let go yesterday as the executive editor for the New Yor Times. But before she was dismissed, her bosses brought in an executive coach to work with her. Executive coaches have become something of a fixture in companies, but do women have different issues to men?

The latest cryptocurrency: Guncoin

For "the love of firearms, computing and investing."
Posted In: guns, Cryptocurrency, bitcoin
Federal Communications Commission Proposes New Open Internet Rules

At times, Netflix movies make up a third of traffic

As FCC debates net neutrality, remember: Netflix already pays for its bandwidth.
Posted In: net neutrality, fcc, Internet, netflix
NCAA Men's Final Four - Previews

NCAA academic rules hit smaller, poor colleges

The NCAA is penalizing more than 30 college teams for poor academic performance. None are in the power conferences for football or basketball.
Posted In: NCAA, college football

Meet Thomas Piketty's translator

The translator of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" is something of a star.
Posted In: Thomas Piketty, economists, translation
WIRED Business Conference: Think Bigger

Coaching the Coach

Executive coaches are a booming business... But what exactly do they do?
Posted In: executive coaching, executives, CEOs, consulting

The story behind red M&M's

They were in the bag, then they weren't, then they were again.
Posted In: candy, M&M's, history

Oil booms have to be good for rural towns, right?

An oil boom in southeast New Mexico created thousands of new jobs. But it's a burden on things like housing, classrooms and roads.
Posted In: New Mexico

Statuettes and medals

Marketplace Datebook for Friday, May 16, 2014
Posted In: academy awards

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Infinity Girl
Get Lucky (Radio Edit)
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Oil Fields
Red (2002 Digital Remaster)
Sammy Hagar
What's The Use Of Feet If You Haven't Got Legs?
Telefon Tel Aviv

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