Jul 29, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, June 29, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, June 29, 2009

Segments From this episode

Who gets what in Microsoft-Yahoo deal

Jul 29, 2009
Microsoft and Yahoo have announced a new deal that will comprise roughly 30% of global search traffic. Both companies hope to grab a bigger piece of online advertising. Bob Moon reports.

Can Microsoft-Yahoo challenge Google?

Jul 29, 2009
CNET writer Ina Fried talks with Kai Ryssdal about what the Microsoft-Yahoo deal means for the companies and if it will help Bing compete against Google.

Oil firms protest Nigerian overhaul bill

Jul 29, 2009
Legislation in Nigeria to overhaul energy may lead to higher tax rates for oil companies that operate in the Niger Delta. Sarah Gardner reports.

The power in building bigger batteries

Jul 29, 2009
The push for electric cars has given battery technology companies star status among investors. But some people think the real opportunity lies in building much bigger batteries. Sam Eaton reports.

Violence lull brings mall to West Bank

Jul 29, 2009
Violence in the West Bank is at its lowest level in years and Israel has started to ease restrictions for Palestinians at some checkpoints. The new calm has encouraged a new kind of leisure activity. Daniel Estrin reports.

Swimsuit ban's effect on swimming biz

Jul 29, 2009
Joel Stager, director of the Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the ban of performance-enhancing swimsuits might change the business of swimming.

A summer drive to ride out the economy

Jul 29, 2009
Road trips are back this summer, as families cope with an ailing economy. Commentator Robert Reich says slowing down for a drive down the highway is actually a good thing.

Music from the episode

Heroes and Villains Brian Wilson
Rebel Rouser Duane Eddy
Proceed Eliot Lipp