Marketplace Tech Report

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

Recent Episodes

Marketplace Tech for Monday, August 29, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about looser drone regulations for businesses, and new research that reveals we prefer robots that are expressive and nice, but perhaps not the most efficient. 

Marketplace Tech for Friday, August 26, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about technology's presence at Burning Man, a Nevada festival of art and self-expression; play this week's Silicon Tally with Tricia Berry, director of the Women in Engineering Program at the University of Texas at Austin; and look at how Nextdoor, the social network for neighborhoods, is aiming to get neighbors to do less racial profiling. 

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, August 25, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Uber's partnership with Betterment to give its drivers saving-for-retirement options; increased efforts from employers to retain good workers; and Japan's plans to use e-waste in the creation of its Olympic medals for the 2020 games.

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, August 24, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the aftermath of Hewlett-Packard's decision to split into two companies; a project in Baltimore where aircraft used cameras to watch citizens and help police solve crimes; and changes to Google's search rankings that are aimed at burying sites with distracting mobile advertising.

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the decision from Tekserve, a store that repaired Apple devices, to close up shop; look at Sony's plans to offer two different versions of the PlayStation 4; and interview Bryan Johnson, the founder of OS Fund and Braintree.

Marketplace Tech for Monday, August 22, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about how Best Buy is aging in the era of online retail; Uber's venture into the world of autonomous driving; and an experiment that looked at the better predictor of people's moods based on Instagram photos: humans or algorithms?