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Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Dec 18, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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All this week, Marketplace Tech is talking about the digital currency Bitcoin. We've heard about what it is and how a company called Coinbase is trying to help more customers and businesses use it for transactions. Today we talk to one of the new businesses that is starting to use Bitcoin -- a private medical practice in San Francisco. Plus, healthcare.gov gets a new boss. And, new regulations could be coming for data brokers.

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Never heard of a data broker? They know all about you

Dec 18, 2013
A Senate Committee hears testimony about data brokers, the companies that collect and compile info about consumers via online tracking.

The doctor that will treat you for a bit of Bitcoin

Dec 18, 2013
A San Francisco doctor takes Bitcoin as payment for medical services.

Kurt DelBene of Microsoft to run healthcare.gov

Dec 18, 2013
The former Microsoft executive ran that company's Office product suite.

All this week, Marketplace Tech is talking about the digital currency Bitcoin. We’ve heard about what it is and how a company called Coinbase is trying to help more customers and businesses use it for transactions. Today we talk to one of the new businesses that is starting to use Bitcoin — a private medical practice in San Francisco. Plus, healthcare.gov gets a new boss. And, new regulations could be coming for data brokers.

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