Jan 24, 2011

Marketplace for Monday, January 24, 2011

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Marketplace for Monday, January 24, 2011

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Patton Oswalt's perspective: Why a wasteland outlook works for him

Jan 24, 2011
Stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt drops by our studios to talk with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," why a lot of comedians are wastelands, and how Twitter has helped him to become a better writer.

U.K. austerity protesters target businesses

Jan 24, 2011
Opponents of the U.K. government's austerity program have launched a campaign against businesses and rich people who avoid taxes.

Weinsteins back in the Oscar game

Jan 24, 2011
The Weinstein Company could reap a fistful of Academy Award nominations for "The King's Speech" and "Blue Valentine." That's good news for the studio and the independent film business.
Bob (left) and Harvey Weinstein.
Mark Von Holden/Getty Images for Dimension Films

Meet NYC's new chief digital officer

Jan 24, 2011
Rachel Sterne, the new chief digital officer of New York City, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what her role is and how she plans to make the Big Apple more digital savvy.

Mozilla adds Do-Not-Track to Firefox

Jan 24, 2011
Mozilla is developing a system for its Firefox browser that will let users opt out of being tracked online. Microsoft and Google are at work on similar tools. But they all have gaping holes that will continue to let trackers through.

MTV's 'Skins' in hot water

Jan 24, 2011
The Parents Television Council is targeting MTV's new teen drama featuring minors who drink, take drugs and have sex. The PTC charges that the show violates child pornography laws. Advertisers are bailing, too.

NYT online: From free to fee

Jan 24, 2011
The New York Times will soon charge for access to its website. How will fees affect millions of readers -- and a struggling newspaper industry?

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