Marketplace Tech Report

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

Recent Episodes

06-29-2015 Marketplace Tech - How we listen

Airing on Monday, June 29, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Alex White, CEO and cofounder of Nextbigsound, on how music streaming services are changing people’s listening habit. Plus, as video-cams get better and cheaper, we'll explore how they are spreading into a lot of workplaces unrelated to policing. We'll also talk about mini-drones by air, land, and sea. Listen to learn more.

06-26-2015 Marketplace Tech - Love and Marriage and Apps

Airing on Friday, June 26, 2015: First up, Dan Slater, author of "Love in the Time of Algorithms," comments on’s IPO. Plus, we'll talk to Marketplace's Dan Gorenstein about using healthcare data to look at the whole patient. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech? It's time for Silicon Tally! This week, host Ben Johnson takes on actor and podcaster Jeff Cannata. 

06-25-2015 Marketplace Tech - I'm not a hacker, but I play one on TV

Airing on Thursday, June 25, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Andrew Fitzgerald of Wall Street Journal about how much water data center uses to cool its machines. And as part of our prison technology series, we talk to the co-founder Collaborative Benefit, a LinkedIn type platform that connects incarcerated individuals with employers, about learning to code in prison. We'll also talk to Sam Esmail, creator of the new show “Mr. Robot," about actors playing hackers. 

06-24-2015 Marketplace Tech - Please come back, email

Airing on Wednesday, June 24, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Alex Gawley, Product Management Director at Google, about Gmail’s new unsend button. And Molly Wood, Marketplace Senior Tech Correspondent, joins us to talk about Amazon’s Echo release. We'll also speak with Nick Higgins, Director of Outreach Services at Brooklyn Public Library and Luce Maldanado Romero and family, about a program that allows inmates to read to their kids over remote video conference, for the third segment in our “Jailbreak” series.

06-23-2015 Marketplace Tech - Pay-per-page

Airing on Tuesday, June 23, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Lindsey Turrentine, CNET, about Instacart reclassifying some of its workers as employees. Then, Peter Wayner, author and programmer, joins us to talk about Amazon’s new pay-per-page structure for self-publishers and what it means for writers and readers. And Bernadette Rabuy, Prison Policy Initiative, tells us about video visitation in jails, the second segment in our “Jailbreak” series.

06-22-2015 Marketplace Tech - Prison technology

Airing on Monday, June 22, 2015: A technical glitch in the U.S. Visa system may cause a headache for thousands of visitors to the United States this summer. In addition to recreational travelers, visas for farmworkers from Mexico and visiting students could also be affected. More on that. We'll also talk to Will Oremus, senior tech writer for Slate, about Twitter’s Project Lightning. And Eric Markowitz, senior writer for International Business Times, joins us to talk about how new technology gets inside prisons, the first segment in our “Jailbreak” series.