Oct 11, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, October 11, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, October 11, 2010

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Economists win Nobel for "search theory"

Oct 11, 2010
Three economists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for helping to explain why big, complex markets -- like for houses or jobs -- don't always do a good job of matching buyers and sellers.

Big bucks offered for children's apparel retailer

Oct 11, 2010
Bain Capital offered nearly $2 billion for children's store Gymboree. What makes kid's clothing so appealing to investors? Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

Windows Phone 7 may be Microsoft's last shot at smartphone market

Oct 11, 2010
Some analysts believe that Microsoft doesn't need to blow competitors like the Droid and iPhone out of the water -- it just needs to do better than the last failure, the Zune.

If you want to lower the deficit...

Oct 11, 2010
New York Times columnist David Leonhardt presents four options to bring the federal deficit down.

We are now entering an augmented reality

Oct 11, 2010
Augmented reality sounds like something that could be years away -- but with smartphones in so many people's pockets, AR is getting incorporated into games, tools and marketing campaigns.

Road Warriors: April Whitney

Oct 11, 2010
April Whitney of Scoot! Magazine shares what song runs through her head as she drives to a scooter rally or is on a long ride with other scooters.

Apps that prevent you from using your phone

Oct 11, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Hiawatha Bray, a tech reporter at the Boston Globe, about smartphone apps that try to prevent you from using your phone while driving -- or at least try and make you a less distracted driver.

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