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Marketplace Tech for Thursday, July 11, 2013
Jul 11, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Microsoft is announcing plans today for a large-scale reorganization of top management. To what degree tablets and other mobile devices will play heavily into the reorganization isn't clear yet. And there's a new online trading game called Wall Street Magnate. Players are signing up in droves, in part, because the simulated experience reflects the stock market in real time. And a Twitter account that re-Tweets matching anagrams. The world is against you. No seriously, I want a dog.

Segments From this episode

Why does Microsoft need a restructuring?

Jul 11, 2013
What does a rumored management shake-up at Microsoft mean for the tech giant?

Fantasy trading site allows users to 'play' the stock market

Jul 11, 2013
Players are signing up for Wall Street Magnate in droves, in part, because the simulated experience reflects the stock market in real time.

Fighting wildfires with Big Data

Jul 11, 2013
The severity of wildfires in the United States is likely to triple by the end of the century, according to a new study out of the University of Alberta.

Defcon hacking conference disinvites government agencies

Jul 11, 2013
Revelations about secret government surveillance may have a chilling effect on the government's ability to recruit talented computer coders and hackers.

Microsoft is announcing plans today for a large-scale reorganization of top management. To what degree tablets and other mobile devices will play heavily into the reorganization isn’t clear yet. And there’s a new online trading game called Wall Street Magnate. Players are signing up in droves, in part, because the simulated experience reflects the stock market in real time. And a Twitter account that re-Tweets matching anagrams. The world is against you. No seriously, I want a dog.

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