Mid-day Update

PODCAST: The spinning wheel of death

David Brancaccio Sep 10, 2014
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: The spinning wheel of death

David Brancaccio Sep 10, 2014
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First up, after the Dow fell 97 points yesterday, what accounts for the cautious stance of some market participants in recent days? And when you click on a website today, you might have to endure a spinning worm of waiting. It may not be your internet connection to blame. Today, some big companies are deliberately slowing down their systems in an organized protest against ending what’s called Network Neutrality. Plus, Saying the word “Minecraft” to many people produces a similar delighted glow about the eyes as produced by saying the word “Lego.” It may have something to do with the videogame’s low-fi graphics or open-ended invitation to creativity. Well, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times are reporting that Microsoft is in talks to buy Mojang– the Swedish maker of Minecraft–for perhaps $2 billion.

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