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Feb 19, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to meet with French President Francois Hollande. On the agenda will be the question of whether or not Europe should build its own internet. Seriously.

Plus, think of some of the companies and services we talk about often on this show: Twitter, Facebook,  Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat. These are companies worth billions of dollars. But where does that value actually come from? As the saying goes: When the service is free, the user is the product. Whether that product can be sold is the topic of a new documentary, "Generation Like," airing on Frontline this week.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to meet with French President Francois Hollande. On the agenda will be the question of whether or not Europe should build its own internet. Seriously.

Plus, think of some of the companies and services we talk about often on this show: Twitter, Facebook,  Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat. These are companies worth billions of dollars. But where does that value actually come from? As the saying goes: When the service is free, the user is the product. Whether that product can be sold is the topic of a new documentary, “Generation Like,” airing on Frontline this week.

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