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Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Aug 5, 2015

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Airing on Wednesday, August 5, 2015: While Congress plays out a tug of war over whether and how the FDA should regulate electronic cigarettes, many private industries and businesses (e.g., airlines) are ahead of the government in treating them like cigarettes. We look at the state of government and private regulation. We'll also talk to Dmitri Williams, associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, about Microsoft’s strategy to woo professional gamers with the newest game from the Halo franchise. Plus Marketplace’s Scott Tong joins us to talk about the engineering challenge behind de-carbonizing the power grid.


Airing on Wednesday, August 5, 2015: While Congress plays out a tug of war over whether and how the FDA should regulate electronic cigarettes, many private industries and businesses (e.g., airlines) are ahead of the government in treating them like cigarettes. We look at the state of government and private regulation. We’ll also talk to Dmitri Williams, associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, about Microsoft’s strategy to woo professional gamers with the newest game from the Halo franchise. Plus Marketplace’s Scott Tong joins us to talk about the engineering challenge behind de-carbonizing the power grid.

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