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Marketplace for Thursday, May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013

Marketplace for Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Twitter has joined the likes of Facebook Apple and other tech giants in offering two-factor authentication. Should we call it "the death of the password?" Maybe.  Also in tech desctruction, iPhone users have spent billions repairing their damaged and cracked screens since 2007. Repair costs aren't getting any cheaper either. Better protect your screens carefully. Plus, President Barack Obama spoke about drones today. Just how big is the domestic drone industry and will it be a boon or bust for jobs?

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Good years for cicadas have been good years for stocks

May 23, 2013
According to Marketwatch, cicadas may serve as decent market forecasters.

Is two-factor authentication the death of the password?

May 23, 2013
Finally, there could be an end to the agony of having to remember dozens of passwords as Twitter offers two-factor authentication.

Tapping the trades for good jobs and good money

May 23, 2013
Trades like plumbing, welding, and metal work are in heavy demand as the construction industry recovers from the recession.

A glimpse into the potential of the drone industry

May 23, 2013
Drones are a hot topic these days and the industry is heating up to potentially become big. What's the payoff and what other industries might suffer for it?

We've spent $6 billion on broken iPhones -- why?

May 23, 2013
iPhone users have reportedly spent $6 billion since 2007 to repair or replace their damaged phones, and repair costs are only getting more expensive.

A degree in drones (or, unmanned aircraft systems)

May 23, 2013
The FAA hasn't green-lighted much civilian use of drones yet but when they do, one university is ready with graduates to pilot them.

Just ask Klout

May 23, 2013
Online company Klout, known for ranking people for online influence, is rolling out a search feature that uses those influencers as magnets for consumer questions -- and advertising dollars.
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Klout

Preserving fertility for the low price of $50,000

May 23, 2013
For one woman, $50,000 on a new technology to freeze her eggs was worth the expense.

Twitter has joined the likes of Facebook Apple and other tech giants in offering two-factor authentication. Should we call it “the death of the password?” Maybe.  Also in tech desctruction, iPhone users have spent billions repairing their damaged and cracked screens since 2007. Repair costs aren’t getting any cheaper either. Better protect your screens carefully. Plus, President Barack Obama spoke about drones today. Just how big is the domestic drone industry and will it be a boon or bust for jobs?

Music from the episode

God Made the World Cold Cave
God Made the World Cold Cave
Paper Planes - DFA Remix M.I.A.
Paper Planes - DFA Remix M.I.A.