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Facebook enforces credits system

Jan 28, 2011
Facebook is now requiring that app developers and users buy credits for virtual goods from its own system. It may be another sign of a booming virtual economy.
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Facebook finds itself in a revolution

Jan 26, 2011
Egypt is erupting with anti-government protests and there are reports coming out that the government is cracking down on Twitter, making it harder for protesters to organize and stay in touch. Social media is now a huge part of protests around the world. On today's show, we take a look at the role of Facebook in the recent upheaval in Tunisia.
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Internet running out of digital addresses

Jan 25, 2011
In about a week, the organization that assigns addresses that identify every device connected to the Internet will run out of numbers. The workaround could make the Internet slower and flakier.
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NYT online: From free to fee

Jan 24, 2011
The New York Times will soon charge for access to its website. How will fees affect millions of readers -- and a struggling newspaper industry?
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Mozilla adds Do-Not-Track to Firefox

Jan 24, 2011
Mozilla is developing a system for its Firefox browser that will let users opt out of being tracked online. Microsoft and Google are at work on similar tools. But they all have gaping holes that will continue to let trackers through.
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The challenges ahead for Google

Jan 21, 2011
The big announcement that Google co-founder Larry Page was taking over as CEO didn't go down so well on Wall Street. Marketplace's Steve Henn talks to Kai Ryssdal about the challenges that lie ahead for the company, and why it needs to compete with Facebook.
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Larry Page named new Google CEO

Jan 21, 2011
Google surprised Wall Street and Silicon Valley yesterday with the news that co-founder Larry Page will take over as the company's new CEO. Steve Henn as more.
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The conflicts of Internet freedom

Jan 21, 2011
Steve Chiotakis talks to Evgeny Morozov, the author of "The Net Delusion," about why Internet freedom cuts both ways when it comes to users and governments.
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Expected interest rate hikes could push Brazilian rates over 11 percent

Jan 19, 2011
In Brazil, another expected interest rate hike could push rates above its current 11 percent. Inflation in Brazil is at a six year high and the central bank there is desperate to get it under control.
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Attention from regulators may be costing Google business

Jan 14, 2011
After news came that Google was trying to buy out a airline data firm, the U.S. Justice Department started looking into the deal. Google's used to government attention, but it may also now be costing the company some business. Steve Henn explains.
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