Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Apr 29, 2015

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Airing on Wednesday, April 29, 2015: First up, we talk to Shyam Patil, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, about how Twitter’s user problem affects advertisers. Plus, social media may have been used to gather people to the swelling protests on Monday, but it was also used once violence broke out to spread information through the community to help those coping with the damage and chaos. More on that. Finally, we'll talk to Marketplace’s Scott Tong about home batteries and why grid defection already makes economic sense in some states.

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Social media plays prominent role in Baltimore unrest

Apr 29, 2015
Among the places riots are playing out: Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram.

Airing on Wednesday, April 29, 2015: First up, we talk to Shyam Patil, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, about how Twitter’s user problem affects advertisers. Plus, social media may have been used to gather people to the swelling protests on Monday, but it was also used once violence broke out to spread information through the community to help those coping with the damage and chaos. More on that. Finally, we’ll talk to Marketplace’s Scott Tong about home batteries and why grid defection already makes economic sense in some states.

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