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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 27, 2013
Dec 27, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 27, 2013

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Twitter's stock closed yesterday at a level that's almost triple its IPO price. Twitter's IPO was one of the biggest tech events of the year, and tt's been a very hot 12 months for tech all around. We look at what's on deck for tech in 2014. The 2013 NFL season wraps up this weekend with several teams still in the hunt for a playoff spot. Social media has become a big part of the game for athletes. But there are pitfalls. When a player's profile rises, so does the potential for miscues. But one rising NFL star is turning his social media habit into a business platform.

 

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Athletes catch fire, or get burned, on social media

Dec 27, 2013
When an athlete’s profile rises, so does the potential for social media miscues.

Weather Channel free-for-all

Dec 27, 2013
DirecTV has launched its own weather-related TV channel right next to the Weather Channel.

What will happen in tech in 2014?

Dec 27, 2013
Twitter's IPO was one of the biggest tech events of 2013. What's in store for 2014?

Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' head home after being freed by Russia

Dec 27, 2013
After being held in Russia for 100 days on charges of hooliganism, 30 Greenpeace activists are free to return to their home countries today

PODCAST: The Weather Channel versus a weather channel

Dec 27, 2013
The taper pushes up the 10-year. California, Illinois, and Oregon are just three of the states changing their hands-free, cell phone driving rules next year. And, DirecTV has launched its own weather-related TV channel right next to the Weather Channel.

Twitter’s stock closed yesterday at a level that’s almost triple its IPO price. Twitter’s IPO was one of the biggest tech events of the year, and tt’s been a very hot 12 months for tech all around. We look at what’s on deck for tech in 2014. The 2013 NFL season wraps up this weekend with several teams still in the hunt for a playoff spot. Social media has become a big part of the game for athletes. But there are pitfalls. When a player’s profile rises, so does the potential for miscues. But one rising NFL star is turning his social media habit into a business platform.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC