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Marketplace Tech for Thursday, April 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, April 17, 2014

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China's version of Twitter goes public, but there are big concerns over censorship. Nine percent of China's microblogging traffic disappeared last year due to "big brother" concerns. Plus, Aaron Smith, a senior researcher at Pew’s Internet Project, joins us to talk about American attitudes toward future technologies. Before a company sells for billions of dollars, it starts as an entrepreneur's big idea, with venture capitalists stepping in somewhere in between. A new study shows VCs are more likely to back companies if the founders are the same ethnicity as the investors.

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Dude, where's my flying car?

Apr 17, 2014
A new study looks at Americans' attitude towards the future.

Blind spot: VC and minority business

Apr 17, 2014
VCs are more likely to invest if executives are the ethnicity of investors.

China’s version of Twitter goes public, but there are big concerns over censorship. Nine percent of China’s microblogging traffic disappeared last year due to “big brother” concerns. Plus, Aaron Smith, a senior researcher at Pew’s Internet Project, joins us to talk about American attitudes toward future technologies. Before a company sells for billions of dollars, it starts as an entrepreneur’s big idea, with venture capitalists stepping in somewhere in between. A new study shows VCs are more likely to back companies if the founders are the same ethnicity as the investors.

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