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Marketplace for Monday, May 20, 2013
May 20, 2013

Marketplace for Monday, May 20, 2013

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You've probably heard it already: Yahoo is buying Tumblr. The real question is: Can you buy cool? We ask if the acquisition will help make Yahoo any hipper. Plus, after that, will it make money? Also, Cirque du Soleil’s second Michael Jackson tribute opens soon. We look at how well, economically, MJ is doing in the afterlife.

 

Segments From this episode

Boeing 787 Dreamliner returns to the skies

May 20, 2013
Four months after being grounded for safety inspections, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner flew safely from Houston to Chicago today.

Nashville's Music City Center hopes to make a lasting note

May 20, 2013
Nashville's Music City Center cost $600 million and has a lot of cutting-edge bells and whistles. But convention organizers looking for a new convention center have a lot of options.

Texting while driving? There's an app to stop that

May 20, 2013
AT&T and other mobile carriers are uniting to help prevent teens from texting while driving. What technology exists, and does it work?

New Cirque du Soleil show will keep money flowing to Jackson estate

May 20, 2013
Michael Jackson is gone, but his music is still breaking records, earning around $150 million a year.

The steps to making Tumblr a moneymaker

May 20, 2013
How does Yahoo plan to sell ads to turn Tumblr into a profitable acquisition?
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Yahoo spends a cool billion on cool

May 20, 2013
Marissa Mayer is looking to the Tumblr acquisition to help change the DNA of Yahoo, from old and tired to young and hip.

Power, risk and Jamie Dimon

May 20, 2013
Jamie Dimon faces shareholder judgment on whether he should remain chairman -- as well ask CEO -- of JPMorgan Chase. It's a symbolic vote, but important to a banker who prefers control.

Moleskine's CEO on paper's advantages (and how to pronounce Moleskine)

May 20, 2013
Arrigo Berni puts his bet on paper over tablets after taking Moleskine public.

You’ve probably heard it already: Yahoo is buying Tumblr. The real question is: Can you buy cool? We ask if the acquisition will help make Yahoo any hipper. Plus, after that, will it make money? Also, Cirque du Soleil’s second Michael Jackson tribute opens soon. We look at how well, economically, MJ is doing in the afterlife.

 

Music from the episode

Windows Broken Bells
Windows Broken Bells
Take a Walk Passion Pit
Take a Walk Passion Pit
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Billie Jean Michael Jackson