Airing on Thursday, April 9, 2015: Google plans to offer subscriptions on YouTube. We want to look at how this will work, and what’s behind it. The answer to the latter question will take in the fact that YouTube has a profit problem, and explain the landscape that is moving Google in this direction (streaming competition with Netflix, for example). Next, will people in Massachusetts, or Michigan, or anywhere, end up with less satisfying showers because of California’s drought? California is imposing new low-flow rules on faucets, showers and toilets. We look at how its huge new market for low-flow could swing manufacturers and other states in the same direction. Also, the deceased Latina singer Selena has been given a new lease of life. Some of her unreleased songs are being remastered and released, and she is going on tour. Or a hologram of her is, at least. So many questions. How big is the market for holo-acts?
Marketplace for Thursday, April 9, 2015
The reputation for good seafood is back, but the old quantity is not.
Unlike massive leaps in computing technology, batteries are tough to improve.
She transformed the Hollywood Reporter by turning it into a glossy magazine.
Google plans to offer an ad-free version of YouTube, for a monthly fee.
California is imposing new low-flow rules on faucets, toilets and urinals.
A digital version of deceased Latina singer Selena could be going on tour.
LinkedIn to buy Lynda.com in a $1.5 billion deal.