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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Feb 3, 2015

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, February 3, 2015: Amazon has struck a deal with UC Davis, UMass Amherst, and Purdue  in which the schools get a specially-branded online Amazon bookstore for their students, and a cut of the revenues. Amazon gets early access to college kids who are creating habits, and it gets another whack at Barnes & Noble - one of the companies that's built a niche in academic book selling. We consider Amazon’s strategy and its effect. Nexr up, we talk with Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of CNET.com, about the internet of things and Intel’s latest acquisition. Also, Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland, discusses his new book, "The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information."

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Airing on Tuesday, February 3, 2015: Amazon has struck a deal with UC Davis, UMass Amherst, and Purdue  in which the schools get a specially-branded online Amazon bookstore for their students, and a cut of the revenues. Amazon gets early access to college kids who are creating habits, and it gets another whack at Barnes & Noble – one of the companies that’s built a niche in academic book selling. We consider Amazon’s strategy and its effect. Nexr up, we talk with Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of CNET.com, about the internet of things and Intel’s latest acquisition. Also, Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland, discusses his new book, “The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information.”

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