Marketplace for Thursday, April 30, 2015
Apr 30, 2015

Marketplace for Thursday, April 30, 2015

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Airing on Thursday, April 30, 2015:  China introduces deposit insurance on Friday. This has less to do with protecting Chinese bank customers' money and more to do with the Chinese government controlling the amount of risk that Chinese banks are taking. Plus: Secret, a social networking app that keeps its users' identities hidden, has just shut down. Now, Secret has announced it’s giving its investors their money back. We look at the reasons behind the unusual move and whether it will have ramifications for other start-ups.  

Segments From this episode

A warehouse dash with Rent the Runway

Apr 30, 2015
Rent the Runway combines data and fashion to create a multi-million dollar empire.
Spools of thread used for repairs at the Rent the Runway warehouse.
Tobin Low

The Transaction: a silver promise

Apr 30, 2015
A necklace with a comforting message

New apps take aim at Seamless and Grubhub

Apr 30, 2015
Billions of dollars are being invested in new online systems for ordering takeout.

China's new deposit insurance is about systemic change

by
Apr 30, 2015
Making banks more careful... by reassuring them.

Microsoft wants to guess your age

Apr 30, 2015
It's a new facial recognition tool, and so far it's pretty flattering.

Baltimore, now and then

Apr 30, 2015
What's changed — and what's stayed the same — since the 1968 riots in Baltimore.

Investors in Secret to get some money back

Apr 30, 2015
The social networking app Secret, which keeps users anonymous, has just shut down. Investors will get some money back.

Airing on Thursday, April 30, 2015:  China introduces deposit insurance on Friday. This has less to do with protecting Chinese bank customers’ money and more to do with the Chinese government controlling the amount of risk that Chinese banks are taking. Plus: Secret, a social networking app that keeps its users’ identities hidden, has just shut down. Now, Secret has announced it’s giving its investors their money back. We look at the reasons behind the unusual move and whether it will have ramifications for other start-ups.