Google backs out of Yahoo deal

Nov 6, 2008
Federal regulators are glad to see the Google/Yahoo ad partnership fail because they feared less competition would make online ad sales expensive. Janet Babin reports consumer advocates are happy for another reason.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

Netflix on demand through your TiVo

Oct 30, 2008
Heads up, couch potatoes. Netflix and TiVo are joining forces to have movies and TV episodes instantly streamed from Netflix to the television sets of TiVo subscribers. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet, Science

Letters: AIG, G1 phones and more

Oct 28, 2008
The Marketplace mailbox gave us a lot to think about this week. Kai Ryssdal picked comments on his interview with Rep. Henry Waxman and on Robert Reich's column on the idea of "too big to fail."
Posted In: Economy, Internet, Science, Wall Street

Touring the new Google-powered phone

Oct 22, 2008
Finally, it's here -- T-Mobil has started selling the Google-powered G1 smart phone. So what's all the fuss about? Kai Ryssdal talks with Kevin Pereira of G4 TV to find out what it does.
Posted In: Internet, Retail, Science

Blogging the volatile markets

Sep 26, 2008
Managing your money is hard enough right now without an audience. Host Tess Vigeland welcomes three personal finance bloggers back to the show to see how they're addressing the difficult times.
Posted In: Internet, Savings

Bloggers not quitting their day jobs -- yet

Sep 24, 2008
A survey from found that blogs that carry advertising make money. The question is, however, do bloggers make enough money to live on. John Dimsdale runs the survey results by some blog editors.
Posted In: Internet

Making customer service a tweet

Sep 16, 2008
Even though they are relatively small in number, users of the Twitter online service are a powerful group. And companies looking to make quick contact with customers have taken notice. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Internet

New site rates products for safety, etc.

Sep 11, 2008 gives consumers a fast and easy way to find product ratings in numerous categories from reliable sources like government and academic databases. Rachel Dornhelm tries it out.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Internet, Retail

Blogs are abuzz on Apple release today

Sep 9, 2008
Speculation is that Steve Jobs will announce several changes to iPods in a broadcast today. Some will also be looking for clues to the health of the reclusive CEO. Rachel Dornhelm has the story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Internet, Retail, Science

Happy 10th birthday, Google

Sep 5, 2008
Google celebrates it's 10th year this month, but the company isn't slacking, even though it's now worth $140 billion. Joel Rose reports on why the world's most popular search engine has its head in the clouds.
Posted In: Internet, Science