The Madeleine Brand Show for February 9, 2012

Tech update with John Moe: Amazon's new video deal and Path's privacy issues

The social network Path has renewed online privacy concerns for many.

John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, joins us to talk about the future of Amazon's video service, the new social network Path harvesting your personal information, and how to rent Kirstie Alley's store for the bargain price of $500.

According to Reuters, Amazon is about to announce a deal with Viacom this week, allowing Amazon to license video from MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, and BET, among others. The deal is being seen as one of the last steps before launching a standalone streaming video service.

Eventup, a new start-up similar to Airbnb, helps you find that perfect space to host a party. Founder and CEO Tony Adam says the service benefits both property owners and venue seekers. People can rent out second homes that would otherwise sit vacant, while party hosts can find a less-dreary alternative to the hotel ballroom or convention center. John's favorite was the "Magical Villa," which boasts hand-painted murals and a 90 inch screen in the entertainment room. All for just $10,000 a night. If your allotted budget isn't quite as high, Kirstie Alley's "flagship store" will only set you back $500 a night.

John Moe is the host of the Marketplace Tech Report. He joins us every Thursday.


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