Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
Feb 13, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

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Airing on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015: President Barack Obama is in Silicon Valley today for a cybersecurity summit. It's  part of a White House effort to get more cooperation from tech companies in fighting threats to internet security, including massive data breaches. But some key tech players will be missing. More on that. Plus, BitTorrent is following Netflix and Amazon’s lead and getting into the original content business. Its first series “Children of the Machine” is aimed at its user base – 14-to-25-year-olds - which the company claims is larger that Netflix, Amazon and Hulu combined. Will this mean it’s no longer the face of the illegal download market? And South Florida will have to borrow a lot of money to build its protections against the rising Atlantic. At what point does the region’s risk from the seas start jacking up the cost of its long-term borrowing?

 

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The market doesn't charge for Florida's climate risk

Feb 13, 2015
Not yet, anyway. It's not built to recognize risks more than a few years away.

Georgia's film industry sees a boom

Feb 13, 2015
Other areas of the country are offering incentives to lure production to town.
Critic Thelma Adams and production designer Jess Gonchor speak during a Q&A session on Day Two of the 17th Annual Savannah Film Festival presented by SCAD on October 26, 2014 in Savannah, Georgia.
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for SCAD

Everybody's a television producer

Feb 13, 2015
BitTorrent, the file sharing platform, will create original video content.

Consumers are confident. So why aren't they spending?

Feb 13, 2015
Hint: It has to do with income.

CEOs skip cybersecurity summit

Feb 13, 2015
Heads of Google, Yahoo and Facebook will not be in attendance.

PODCAST: The film industry heads south

Feb 13, 2015
New jobs vs. low sales, and why more film production is headed to Georgia.

Airing on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015: President Barack Obama is in Silicon Valley today for a cybersecurity summit. It’s  part of a White House effort to get more cooperation from tech companies in fighting threats to internet security, including massive data breaches. But some key tech players will be missing. More on that. Plus, BitTorrent is following Netflix and Amazon’s lead and getting into the original content business. Its first series “Children of the Machine” is aimed at its user base – 14-to-25-year-olds – which the company claims is larger that Netflix, Amazon and Hulu combined. Will this mean it’s no longer the face of the illegal download market? And South Florida will have to borrow a lot of money to build its protections against the rising Atlantic. At what point does the region’s risk from the seas start jacking up the cost of its long-term borrowing?

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC