Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 23, 2014
Oct 23, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Just how much does Facebook's founder "like" China? Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg delivered a 30 minute speech, in Mandarin, at Tsinghua University. It's part of a larger effort to court the Chinese market. More on that. Plus: Southwest used to be a small regional airline, and has kept customers on board throughout its growth with a rare lack of fees. Fuel prices should be down, but the company is looking to charge for baggage for the first time, even as it tries to expand overseas. And Microsoft has had three CEOs since it was founded in 1975: Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and Satya Nadella, who's been on the job eight months now. As Bethany McLean writes in this month's Vanity Fair magazine, this is a pivotal moment for Microsoft and its leadership as the company shifts focus to cloud computing and mobile devices.

 

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Southwest tries to get back on schedule

Oct 23, 2014
An attempt to squeeze out extra profits created turbulence.

Facebook's Zuckerberg courts China in Chinese

Oct 23, 2014
The Facebook founder wowed his audience with a 30 minute speech in Mandarin.

What Amazon's earnings tell us about its competition

Oct 23, 2014
Amazon is Google's chief rival in the search business.

PODCAST: Amazon search

Oct 23, 2014
A good week for markets, Amazon vs Google, and asking questions about water.

Microsoft: a tale of three CEOs

Oct 23, 2014
Bethany McLean charts Microsoft, and where it needs to head next.

Just how much does Facebook’s founder “like” China? Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg delivered a 30 minute speech, in Mandarin, at Tsinghua University. It’s part of a larger effort to court the Chinese market. More on that. Plus: Southwest used to be a small regional airline, and has kept customers on board throughout its growth with a rare lack of fees. Fuel prices should be down, but the company is looking to charge for baggage for the first time, even as it tries to expand overseas. And Microsoft has had three CEOs since it was founded in 1975: Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and Satya Nadella, who’s been on the job eight months now. As Bethany McLean writes in this month’s Vanity Fair magazine, this is a pivotal moment for Microsoft and its leadership as the company shifts focus to cloud computing and mobile devices.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC