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Marketplace for Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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Timothy Geithner, former head of the New York Fed is in court today, testifying about the AIG bailout. This is a big deal because the evidence he gives could change the popular narrative about how the crisis was handled and why. Plus, in an attempt to protect the rapidly growing ed-tech business and get out in front of new laws or regulations, several big-name ed-tech companies are signing a “voluntary” privacy promise, vowing not to sell student data or use it for marketing purposes.  Thing is…lots of big names (Google, Apple, Pearson) aren’t there. And it’s a pretty thin promise. Finally, David Lynch is bringing back “Twin Peaks” after 25 years… 25 years during which the short-lived TV series became a cult classic among new generations of DVD viewers.

Segments From this episode

What you need to know about the AIG trial

by Scott Tong and Sally Herships Oct 7, 2014
Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner testifies at the AIG trial.
Screen Wars

Why you always see the same ad while binge-watching TV

by Tracey Samuelson Oct 7, 2014
If you watch TV online, you're likely to see the same ad over and over again.
Screen Wars

"Twin Peaks" returns to a TV landscape it helped create

by David Weinberg Oct 7, 2014
David Lynch broke ground for today's best — and darkest — series decades ago.
Learning Curve

Why education tech needs to get student privacy right

by Adriene Hill Oct 7, 2014
Education technology companies unveil a new privacy pledge. How far does it go?
Screen Wars

'Twin Peaks' is just the latest cult TV comeback

by Tony Wagner Oct 7, 2014
Plenty of shows are resurrected, but not all can pull it off.

Why you may not know if your data has been hacked

by David Gura Oct 7, 2014
There's no federal law requiring companies to say if your data has gone astray.

The first electric cars weren't 'manly' enough

by Scott Tong Oct 7, 2014
Decisions about fuel have as much to do with gender norms as energy density.

When celebrities take over the fashion world

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 7, 2014
Celebrities and fashion lines are almost guaranteed to attract eyeballs.

Music from the episode

Happy Up Here Röyksopp
Sunday! 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon

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