Marketplace Tech Report

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

Recent Episodes

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, May 26, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about needed tech updates for the government; the news that billionaire Peter Thiel has been funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker for publishing a sex tape featuring Hogan; and self-repairing material. 

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Pebble's foray into Kickstarter; a startup that pairs Syrian refugees with people around the world who want to speak Arabic; and Twitter's changes to its 140-character limit. 

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On today's show, we'll check in to see how restructuring efforts at Hewlett Packard and IBM have affected each company; interview author Thomas Davenport about his new book "Only Humans Need Apply," which argues that the future of business success will require machine-human collaboration; and meet the man behind Google Doodle, Ryan Germick. 

Marketplace Tech for Monday, May 23, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about a possible vote from European regulators to make video streaming more like broadcast television; North Carolina's startup scene; and auditory invisible cloaks. 

Marketplace Tech for Friday, May 20, 2016

On today's show, we're coming to you from the music, art and technology festival Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina. We'll talk about Google's I/O developer conference, where the company has announced its plans to tackle everything from messaging services to home assistants; listen to the complexity of video game music; and play this week's Silicon Tally with Pierce Freelon, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, May 19, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Google's new messaging app, Allo; a study from Pew Research on the gig economy that reveals Uber and the like aren't as ubiquitous as you might think; and a movie about Tetris that has secured $80 million in funding.