Marketplace Tech Report

Marketplace Tech is a daily 4-minute show exploring how technology is shaping our lives.

Recent Episodes

08-04-15 Marketplace Tech - Mapping software in connected vehicles

Airing on Tuesday, August 4, 2015: The Congressional Black Caucus will visit Silicon Valley to advocate for more hiring of minorities by tech industries. We look at which companies the caucus is visiting and what its goals are. We'll also talk with Amanda Lotz, Associate Professor of Communications Studies at the University of Michigan and author of The Television Will Be Revolutionized, about the AT&T DirecTV bundle that will let customers watch TV on any of their devices, from anywhere. And  Nidhi Kalra, Information scientist at the RAND Corporation, explains mapping software in connected vehicles.

08-03-15 Marketplace Tech - Are electric cars really polluters?

Airing on Monday, August 3, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, about Etsy ahead of the company’s earnings report Tuesday. We'll also speak with Molly Mulshine, senior digital culture editor at Tech Insider, about why Instagram blocked the #curvy from the app. We'll also explore how electric cars might actually produce more pollution than a comparable gasoline-powered car.

 

08-03-15 Marketplace Tech - Are electric cars really polluters?

Airing on Monday, August 3, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, about Etsy ahead of the company’s earnings report Tuesday. We'll also speak with Molly Mulshine, senior digital culture editor at Tech Insider, about why Instagram blocked the #curvy from the app. We'll also explore how electric cars might actually produce more pollution than a comparable gasoline-powered car.

 

07-31-2015 Marketplace Tech - RIP Google Plus

Airing on Friday, July 31, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Stephen Cobb, security researcher at ESET North America, about the Black Hat hacking conference. Plus, Annalee Newitz, Editor-in-Chief at Gizmodo, joins us to talk about the death of Google Plus. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? It's time for Silicon Tally! This week, host Ben Johnson takes on Aaron Harris, a partner at Y Combinator and host of Startup School Radio.

07-30-2015 Marketplace Tech - Angrier birds

Airing on Thursday, July 30, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Brian Blau, Research Director at Gartner, on Facebook earnings. We'll also speak with Minds.com founder Bill Ottman, about an anti-Facebook social network with open source code and strict privacy policies that protect user data. And Farhad Manjoo, Tech Columnist at the New York Times, joins us to talk about mobile gaming and Angry Birds for tomorrow's launch of Angry Birds 2.

07-29-2015 Marketplace Tech - A phone without a phone plan

Airing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President of the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, about the launch of Windows 10 and Microsoft’s attempt to build an operating system that works across tablets, phones, and PCs. Then, Julie Ask, Vice President at Forrester Research, will explain why the new Moto X will be available without a phone plan attached. We'll also hear about a way to reduce 1 percent of the overall energy consumption of the United States with a new type of clothes dryer.