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.
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.
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.
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?
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.