Marketplace for Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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Google launches its new video-conferencing advice and how-to service, called Google Helpouts. What calculation did Google make in deciding there’s money to be made connecting users to real people via video for advice? Also, the Department of Justice is talking with American Airlines and US Airways about possibly lifting their anti-trust action against the airlines’ merger if they make concessions on slots at airports. And finally, the case of one 300-pound NFL player bullying another raises the question of why so many workplaces of all kinds tolerate bullying and hazing in their work forces.
Posted In: income inequality, gentrification
There are mayoral elections in a lot of cities across the U.S. today and one thread that's common to a lot of those city races is the issue of income inequality.
Posted In: Final Note, robot
A robot that beats you at Rock, Paper, Scissors every time guaranteed. But there's a catch.
Posted In: Twitter, Twitter book, Jack Dorsey, Nick Bilton
A new book out details the sometimes-sordid history of how the social networking company got its start.
Posted In: NFL, Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito, Miami Dolphins
Allegations that one NFL player bullied another raise the question of why so many workplaces of all kinds tolerate bullying and hazing in their work forces.
Posted In: US Air, American Air, mergers, Airlines
The Department of Justice is talking with American Airlines and US Airways about possibly lifting its anti-trust action.