Marketplace for Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Kai Ryssdal reviews listeners' concerns about NHL hockey, poker, logging, "supremely ugly" clothing, scuba diving and -- oy! -- is it Yiddish or Hebrew?
Posted In: Crime
The European Commission won a landmark case against Microsoft last month, in which it charged the company with maintaining a monopoly on computer operating systems and media players. Commentator Barry Lynn says Washington ought to think like the Europeans.
Remember in grade school when you had the cool kids and the losers? The Scripps media company has taken a page from the 5th grade handbook. Broadcast darlings like HGTV and the Food Network on one side, old-media slackers like newspapers on the other. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime, Science
Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill want companies such as Verizon and MCI to detail how they've participated in federal eavedropping. But the companies say the executive branch won't let them tell. Evan Perez of the Wall Street Journal explains with Kai Ryssdal.