R.I.P., Google Plus
Oct 9, 2018

R.I.P., Google Plus

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We hardly used ye. Google is phasing out its social platform Google Plus after a massive data breach. We look at how this could affect Google’s business model. Also on today's show, the International Monetary Fund predicted in its global economic forecast that trade disputes and turbulent emerging markets will slow global economic growth. And, are electric scooters all that bad, or are they a sign of where our transportation system is headed? A report on the electric scooter craze from Los Angeles. Plus, another installment of #HowWeChanged, the series exploring how the financial crisis changed people’s lives. This time we hear the story of a banker who left the chaos behind to live in a monastery.

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Is the Google Plus data breach a threat to Google's business?

Oct 9, 2018
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has announced new privacy measures that include shutting down its social network Google Plus. The decision comes after news this week that Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of Google Plus users. We’re talking full names, email addresses, birth dates, profile photos and more. Google opted not to […]

IMF forecasts slower global growth

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Oct 9, 2018
The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday it’s shaving off some of its earlier optimism about world economic growth over the next couple years. It has downgraded its growth forecast for this year from 3.9 percent to 3.7 percent, and for next year, the IMF has ticked the world’s growth down from 2.7 percent to 2.5 […]

We hardly used ye. Google is phasing out its social platform Google Plus after a massive data breach. We look at how this could affect Google’s business model. Also on today’s show, the International Monetary Fund predicted in its global economic forecast that trade disputes and turbulent emerging markets will slow global economic growth. And, are electric scooters all that bad, or are they a sign of where our transportation system is headed? A report on the electric scooter craze from Los Angeles. Plus, another installment of #HowWeChanged, the series exploring how the financial crisis changed people’s lives. This time we hear the story of a banker who left the chaos behind to live in a monastery.

Music from the episode

Anthem II Chris Forsyth, The Solar Motel Band
Tape Machine STRFKR
Dark Sunrise Rikki Ililonga, Musi-O-Tunya
Sooner or Later Arms and Sleepers
Drive Incubus