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Can you tell the difference between a $1,000 smartphone and a $300 one?
May 28, 2019

Can you tell the difference between a $1,000 smartphone and a $300 one?

Today, we take a blind test. Plus: The payment industry's merger frenzy and Gatorade's personalized, data-driven future.

Segments From this episode

Personalized sports drinks? It's more real than you think.

May 28, 2019
Soon, there could be a Gatorade designed for your specific body, down to the very last drop of sweat.
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How we pay for things is changing, and payment companies are merging to adapt

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Major payment processing companies are also trying to fend up competition from tech newcomers like Square.
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More home sellers being forced to cut prices

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According to Zillow, about 15% of listings had a price cut in April. That's up from 12% a year ago.
A reduced price sign sits in front of a house in Glendale, California.
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And the winner is? The results of the Marketplace smartphone blind taste test

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Marketplace's smartphone blind taste test found Huawei and Motorola outperformed, and Apple underperformed.
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Honey business continues to buzz even with Brexit uncertainty

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How a small honey business in London's Borough Market is coping with Brexit.
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Why a mystery social media account on the U.S.-China trade talks is generating buzz

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China’s state-run media has been tight-lipped about trade talks, but a mystery social media account seems to have the inside track.
A headline on a Taoran Notes article on the U.S.-China trade talks reads: "Without sincerity, there is no point in coming for talks and nothing to talk about.” Credit: Taoran Notes/WeChat
Taoran Notes/WeChat

Music from the episode

Keep You Close Knox Fortune
Summertime Magic Childish Gambino
Telephone Lady Gaga, Beyoncé
Tiger Joon Moon

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II