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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.
Posted In: Airlines, Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

Netflix gets a button on the remote control

Jan 4, 2011
Netflix announced today that remote controls for certain TVs will soon come equipped with a big red button of its logo to directly access its video streaming service. What other buttons and technology could follow?
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Wikipedia puts a face on donation

Jan 3, 2011
How did Wikipedia raise $16 million -- twice the amount it raised last year -- in just six weeks? Mitchell Hartman reports that it may have had to do with the face of founder Jimmy Wales.
Posted In: Charity, Internet

Facebook's value grows to $50b after Goldman investment

Jan 3, 2011
Facebook may be worth as much as $50 billion after the social media behemoth reportedly landed a $450 million investment from Goldman Sachs and another $50 million from a Russian firm. And Goldman is reportedly lining up wealthy investors to plow more money into the company. Reporter Steve Henn talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether Facebook needs to go public if it can raise so much money by itself.
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Facebook: Who owns a stake in the social media giant?

Jan 3, 2011
Social media behemoth Facebook reportedly landed a $450 million Goldman Sachs investment today, signaling the company has grown up enough to win ...
Posted In: Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Internet, investors

Goldman Sachs "friends" Facebook

Jan 3, 2011
Investment bank Goldman Sachs is investing a half-billion dollars in social media giant, Facebook. That puts Facebook's valuation at $50 billion. Scott Tong explains.
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