PODCAST: Google field trip, Dish Sprint bid

Google's NYC headquarters on 8th Avenue in New York January 11, 2013.

The Dish TV Network  is making a big bid to get into the mobile space. It wants to buy the country’s third largest cellphone carrier Sprint-Nextel for more than $25 billion.

It's no surprise that Google is expanding, and one place where they are growing fast is New York City. The company's offices, which are located in the downtown Meat Packing neighborhood, feel part warehouse, part office building, and part elementary school. Chief Information Officer Ben Fried takes us on a tour of Google's East Coast headquarters and discusses how its culture differs from Silicon Valley.

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Jeremy Hobson is host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he looks at business news from a global perspective to prepare listeners for the day ahead.


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