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Marketplace for Wednesday April 9, 2014
Apr 9, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday April 9, 2014

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Goldman Sachs considers shutting down its private trading exchange as publicity about high-speed trading and talk of SEC investigations draw attention to the bank. The bank will consider how it profits/benefits from the private exchange versus the cost of scrutiny and negative attention. Are the calculations similar to those in its decision to sell its commodities trading business? Also, the break-up of a graphic design duo has resulted in a lawsuit of $20 million – over fonts. Tobias Frere-Jones and Jonathan Hoefler worked together for 15 years to create some of the most famous and ubiquitous fonts around– used by GQ, Martha Stewart, the New York Jets, and Saturday Night Live. They won awards for their typefaces - before the relationship turned sour. Who knew there was so much money in fonts? Plus: Not to worry, Comcast tells Congress. It needs to merge with Time Warner Cable, so it will have the strength to compete with the real heavyweights in broadband and content delivery – companies like Google and Apple. We examine the argument.

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An English village, 30 years after its mine closed

Apr 8, 2014
Brampton lost its coal mine 30 years ago, despite a year-long miner's strike. What's there now?

The loaded meaning behind 'What do you do?'

Apr 9, 2014
The Atlantic's Deb Fallows talks regional differences in how we say hello.

Peeps year-round: Harbinger of apocalypse

Apr 9, 2014
They're going to be available year round.

Goldman Sachs considers shutting down its 'dark pool'

Apr 9, 2014
Publicity about high-speed trading and talk of SEC investigations have drawn attention to the bank.

Comcast says it needs to get bigger to compete

Apr 9, 2014
Comcast says it needs a Time Warner Cable merger to take on Google and Apple.

Roses are red, violets are blue

Apr 9, 2014
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The heartache of Heartbleed

Apr 9, 2014
A security flaw in OpenSSL could allow a hacker to decrypt your personal information.

Goldman Sachs considers shutting down its private trading exchange as publicity about high-speed trading and talk of SEC investigations draw attention to the bank. The bank will consider how it profits/benefits from the private exchange versus the cost of scrutiny and negative attention. Are the calculations similar to those in its decision to sell its commodities trading business? Also, the break-up of a graphic design duo has resulted in a lawsuit of $20 million – over fonts. Tobias Frere-Jones and Jonathan Hoefler worked together for 15 years to create some of the most famous and ubiquitous fonts around– used by GQ, Martha Stewart, the New York Jets, and Saturday Night Live. They won awards for their typefaces – before the relationship turned sour. Who knew there was so much money in fonts? Plus: Not to worry, Comcast tells Congress. It needs to merge with Time Warner Cable, so it will have the strength to compete with the real heavyweights in broadband and content delivery – companies like Google and Apple. We examine the argument.

Music from the episode

Slyd !!!
CINCO Minutos Con Vos Elvis Costello And The Roots
Cause = Time Broken Social Scene
Sleepyhead Passion Pit