By The Numbers

Splitting hairs over $1.13 billion

Tony Wagner Feb 26, 2015
15 percent

The decline in viewers aged 2 to 11 Nickelodeon saw last year, making it the number-two children’s network behind the Disney Channel. Both networks are creating sponsored content arms, with new services presented to advertisers during this years upfront presentations, Ad Age reported. Nick’s effort, called Nickelodeon Inside Out Solutions will focus on creating games for clients, putting clients on social media channels and more.

12 years

That’s about how long its been since Columbia University law professor coined the term “net neutrality.” Marketplace Tech caught up with Wu to talk about the possible big victory for advocates of classifying the internet as a utility under Title II, maintaining a so-called open internet.


That’s how many of the 25 richest colleges in the country are “need blind” in their admissions process for all students. Sixteen more schools don’t weigh the ability to pay in admissions for some but not all students. That’s just one of the several subtle but important differences – call it find print – in how the wealthiest schools handle financial aid, the the Chronicle of Higher Education picks apart the distinctions in a new interactive feature. 


What do a $500 pair of sunglasses on sale in China, an economic slump in Croatia, and a pair of white inspection gloves in Berlin have in common? The short answer to the riddle: A woman named Nadja Tobias. Originally from Croatia, she now lives in Berlin where she works in quality control for Mykita, a high-end glasses company. Her story is one of many about the challenges and opportunities of making it in this global economy. Find out more in this first part of our series with the BBC that we’re calling “Six Routes to Riches.”

$1.13 billion

That’s how much investigators think has been taken from 92-year-old Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oréal heir and second-richest woman in the world, though “a variety of schemes” by aides, lawyers, and others, the New York Times reported. The ten defendants in the very complex trial are accused of taking advantage of Bettencourt’s ailing health to try and secure investments, gifts and even a place in her will.

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