Marketplace for Friday, August 23, 2013
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced he will be stepping down soon, so Microsoft must find a replacement. Without Bill Gates, or Ballmer, and with a changing tech landscape -- Microsoft needs to look at someone with experience in mobile and innovative computing. Also, why didn't NASDAQ have a backup system to prevent yesterday's hiatus? And finally, Ben Affleck is the new Batman. The world gives the casting choice a big thumbs down.
Posted In: espn, NFL, media
ESPN has pulled out of an investigative project about head injuries in the National Football League. The league denies pressuring ESPN in any way.
Posted In: electricity
Widely reported: your smartphone uses the same amount of electricity as two refrigerators. Why some ideas stick around, true or not.