How to succeed in streaming
Jul 8, 2024

How to succeed in streaming

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A merger might boost your offerings, but that's not all consumers care about. Plus, why stocks are up at the same time as consumer prices.

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Paramount hopes merger with Skydance will bolster its streaming operations

Jul 8, 2024
The challenge for streaming companies is not just getting subscribers, but also keeping them.
What can Skydance do to make Paramount a competitor in the age of heavyweight streaming services like Netflix?
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Dynamic pricing tech may brighten retail bottom lines and put consumers in the dark

Jul 8, 2024
"If you don't have any idea when or why a price might change, it creates a sense of urgency and a sense of scarcity," says Amanda Mull at Bloomberg.
Walmart said it will use digital shelf labels in over 2,000 stores by 2026.
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Some families drop out of China's education rat race

Jul 8, 2024
Seeking balance and well-being, urbanites pull their kids out of the country's ultracompetitive system and head to village schools.
Eight-year-old A Wu plays during lunchtime in Sizhai village. He had struggled at a big-city school, so his family relocated.
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace

Stocks are up, but so are consumer prices. What's the connection?

Jul 8, 2024
Investors are often wary of inflation. But those higher prices can bring benefits to companies.
Inflation has eased, the Federal Reserve has held interest rates steady and stocks have been making new highs.
Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

American sunscreens lag behind Korean brands in quality. Why?

Jul 8, 2024
The FDA hasn't approved a new UV filter for sunscreen since 1999. Some consumers are turning to foreign markets instead.
American sunscreens are notoriously thick and greasy. Some countries have more advanced options.
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Music from the episode

"Baghdad Sun" Apollo Brown
"Panorama" Møme
"Esperar Pra Ver" Poolside, Fatnotronic

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Sofia Terenzio Assistant Producer
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer