Mar 29, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Friday, March 29, 2013

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We feel compelled to do a story today about digital Easter eggs. They're about finding hidden things in the digital world and don't actually have to be egg-shaped. The Egyptian Navy says it caught three men trying to cut a big undersea Internet cable running into the Mediterranean. A military spokesman says the cable belonged to Telecom Egypt, the major phone and Internet company there.  No motive was suggested.  Experts say there have been Internet slowdowns recently in Egypt, and have noticed some network congestion as far away as Pakistan that could be connected.

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Digital Easter eggs: A developer's secret message to you

Mar 29, 2013
In the digital world, an Easter egg is a hidden message snuck into a computer program, video game, or website where it shouldn’t be.

Why mess with an undersea Egyptian Internet cable?

Mar 29, 2013
The Egyptian Navy says it caught three men trying to cut a big Internet cable that runs under the Mediterranean causing slow downs in the country and as far away as Pakistan.

New York Auto Show opens on industry high note

Mar 29, 2013
Automobile Magazine's New York editor Jamie Kitman joins Marketplace from the floor of the New York Auto Show to discuss the car market and how relaxed credit terms have customers buying again.

We feel compelled to do a story today about digital Easter eggs. They’re about finding hidden things in the digital world and don’t actually have to be egg-shaped. The Egyptian Navy says it caught three men trying to cut a big undersea Internet cable running into the Mediterranean. A military spokesman says the cable belonged to Telecom Egypt, the major phone and Internet company there.  No motive was suggested.  Experts say there have been Internet slowdowns recently in Egypt, and have noticed some network congestion as far away as Pakistan that could be connected.

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