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Marketplace for Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Mar 31, 2015

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, March 31, 2015: Jay Z, the musician, has started a “new” streaming music service called Tidal (actually it’s a relaunch of an existing Swedish service that he bought). We unpack the likely business model for Tidal — as a way of explaining the economics of streaming music. Plus, today is the deadline for agreement with Iran on its nuclear program. The Iranians have said that once a deal is struck, sanctions should be lifted at once. Others say the lifting of sanctions should be gradual so as to encourage ongoing compliance. We look at the mechanism for lifting sanctions when transgressing countries stop offending and we ask what are the complications involved in removing sanctions.

 

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Jay Z's TIDAL is 'artist-owned.' Does it matter?

Mar 31, 2015
Jay Z has started a streaming music service called Tidal. Can its business model succeed?

Lifting sanctions is not always easy

Mar 31, 2015
Iran wants sanctions to be lifted as soon as agreement is reached over its nuclear program but there are many complications.

Amazon Dash and the Internet of things thing

Mar 31, 2015
The company has announced a faster way to order products if you don't have time to use an actual computer

The aqueduct that gave rise to Los Angeles

Mar 31, 2015
William Mulholland brought water to a parched Los Angeles.

How German higher education controls costs

Mar 31, 2015
What America can learn from taxpayers who foot the bill for free university.

The business of climbing rocks

Mar 31, 2015
Indoor climbing makes big money, and it's getting more popular.

Latvians differ over sanctions against Russia

Mar 31, 2015
Russian-speaking Latvians may oppose sanctions more than their Latvian-speaking compatriots but most see the country's future in the West.

Airing on Tuesday, March 31, 2015: Jay Z, the musician, has started a “new” streaming music service called Tidal (actually it’s a relaunch of an existing Swedish service that he bought). We unpack the likely business model for Tidal — as a way of explaining the economics of streaming music. Plus, today is the deadline for agreement with Iran on its nuclear program. The Iranians have said that once a deal is struck, sanctions should be lifted at once. Others say the lifting of sanctions should be gradual so as to encourage ongoing compliance. We look at the mechanism for lifting sanctions when transgressing countries stop offending and we ask what are the complications involved in removing sanctions.

 

Music from the episode