Marketplace Tech Report

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

Recent Episodes

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, November 29, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the rise of mobile shopping; CNN's purchase of the social media video app Beme, launched by YouTube star Casey Neistat; and a ransomware attack on San Francisco's light rail system, the MUNI. 

Marketplace Tech for Monday, November 28, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the growing number of ways to combine charity with shopping; interview New York Times columnist Tom Friedman about his new work, "Thank You For Being Late"; and look at Google's Neural Machine Translation system, an invention that's created its own internal language. 

Marketplace Tech for Friday, November 25, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk to Business Insider's Ben Gilbert about the market for virtual reality, and play this week's Silicon Tally with with Geoffrey Fowler, personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal. 

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, November 24, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about today's launch of the NFL's virtual reality series; look at the tech that goes behind bringing your turkey to the table; and chat with Chris Milk, the CEO of Within, about why he thinks VR is going to be a big deal.

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, November 23, 2016

On today's show, we'll look at the appointments Trump made to help lead our country's telecommunications policy: a former lobbyist for Sprint and an economist from the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. We'll also interview Jessica Brillhart, the principal filmmaker for virtual reality at Google. 

S02-2: Alternate Reality

A therapist who creates virtual reality experiences for people with dangerous disorders, a grandmother who uses a headset to escape her surroundings and Ernest Cline on virtual reality in fact and fiction. Listen, decode, and decide: Can alternate realities save us? Stay updated on all things Codebreaker.