Archive for the ‘Creative economy’ Category

A New 3-D Pen Lets Kids Create Their Own Toys   Leave a comment

3DoodlerSeaLink: https://www.marketplace.org/2017/02/22/tech/3d-pen-kids-wins-best-toy-award-toy-fair-2017

Summary: Educational technology toys are a hot new trend in the toy market.  One company, Bogue, introduced a new concept allowing kids to create their own toys through a 3-D printer.  Marketplace introduces how Bogue is competing with giant toy companies.

Original Air Date: February 22, 2017

Length: 3 minutes 15 seconds

Discussion Question: What are some of the advantages and disadvantages Bogue has with creating a new category in the market? How does this impact competition?

Grocery chain Kroger banks on innovation   Leave a comment

krogerLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/02/29/world/grocey-chain-kroger-banks-innovation

Summary: Kroger, a supermarket giant, seeks to reach out to a younger generation of shoppers through the sales of fresh foods while using new technologies to create the perfect price.

Original Air Date: March 3, 2016

Length: 1 minute 23 seconds

Posted April 25, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Creative economy, Technology

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The Anti-Store   Leave a comment

Anti-StoreLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/09/25/443519599/episode-653-the-anti-store

Summary: In this podcast the planet money team dissects the bulk grocery industry of places such as Price Club, Costco, and Jet to see how much the consumer is really saving and how the businesses make a profit from that.

Original Air date: September 23, 2015

Length: 15 minutes and 9 seconds

Posted October 21, 2015 by ndelmonaco1 in Creative economy, Ethics, Planet Money

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Daphne Koller on Education, Coursera, and MOOCs

moocLink: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/08/daphne_koller_o.html

Summary: Host Russ Roberts of Econtalk interviews Daphne Koller of Coursera about the rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) and the impact online learning will have on universities and learning in general.

Original Air Date: August 25, 2014

Length: 63 min

Posted September 10, 2014 by leonidhapulluqi in Creative economy, Econtalk, Technology

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How The Future Looked 50 Years Ago   Leave a comment

the futureLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/08/15/340669390/episode-561-how-the-future-looked-50-years-ago

Summary: Planet Money Podcast visits the year 1964 in order to see how people thought the future would turn out. It is amazing how difficult it is to predict the future and how technology changes throughout the years.

Original Air Date: August 15, 2014

Length: 22 min

Sam Altman on Start-ups, Venture Capital, and the Y Combinator   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/07/sam_altman_on_s.html

Summary: Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk talks with Sam Altman, president of accelerating firm Y Combinator about the nature of entrepreneurship, funding companies, the potentials of start-ups, and the innovation that spills from technological advancement.

Original Air Date: July 28, 2014

Length: 61 min

Posted August 28, 2014 by leonidhapulluqi in Creative economy, Econtalk, Technology

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Spending Big Money To Fight Big Money   Leave a comment

PACsLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/08/01/336910418/episode-558-spending-big-money-to-fight-big-money

Summary: What is the role of money in politics? What is campaign finance and what is the Super PAC? How is it that the 1% fraction of the US population have the ability to spend as much as they want in order to influence political power? Planet Money interviews Lawrence Lessing of Harvard University on his idea to create a super PAC in order to fight Super PACs.

Original Air Date: August 1, 2014

Length: 16 min