Mar 28, 2011

Marketplace for March 28, 2011

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Marketplace for March 28, 2011

Segments From this episode

Revolution 2.0 in the Middle East

Mar 28, 2011
Tech-savvy activists are organizing online to create revolutionary change in their countries. Now those tools are influencing many aspects of daily life.

Copyrighted material staying up on YouTube

Mar 28, 2011
There's a lot of creative content on YouTube, some of it copyrighted. But instead of blocking that content, copyright holders increasingly prefer making money.

U.S. Treasury OKs Libyan rebel oil sales

Mar 28, 2011
A Treasury official says rebel oil sales will not be subject to U.S. sanctions if made through bodies unconnected with the Gaddafi regime.

Facebook preps for IPO

Mar 28, 2011
Facebook is trying to hire Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary, according to a report in The New York Times. Gibbs would manage the social network's communications ahead of an IPO next year.

Japan utility too big to fail?

Mar 28, 2011
Worsening radiation at the nuclear reactors damaged by Japan's earthquake and tsunami is also putting at risk the financial health of the reactors' owner, one of Japan's largest electric utilities.

New website focuses on addiction and recovery

Mar 28, 2011
Maer Roshan, founder of the TheFix.com, discusses why he launched a site devoted to addiction and recovery, and whether he is having success finding advertisers for it.

Obama: U.S. involvement in Libya is a humanitarian, coalition effort

Mar 29, 2011
In his speech tonight on the U.S. involvement in Libya, President Obama stressed that helping Libyan civilians is a humanitarian effort and would not require extra funding from American taxpayers.

Music from the episode

Deep Red Bells Neko Case
Westworld Japancakes