Marketplace Tech Report

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

Recent Episodes

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 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.

07-28-2015 Marketplace Tech - Microsoft taking after Apple

Airing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Will Oremus, Senior Tech Writer at Slate, about Twitter’s hunt for a new CEO ahead of the company’s earnings report. And, Dan Ackerman, Editor at CNET, will explain why Microsoft is taking the Apple approach to its newest software update. We'll also hear from Amy Grace, Head of Wind research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, about the Deepwater Wind project off the coast of Block Island in Rhode Island. 

07-27-2015 Marketplace Tech - Sound art

Airing on Monday, July 27, 2015: First up, we'll talk with John Wheeler, Director of Research at Gartner, about the growth of the cyber insurance market, and uncertainties about how it will change. Next, we'll look at Gawker's business model after news that the site will be re-launched next week as a kinder, gentler version of itself. And sound artist Sabisha Friedberg talks about machines and accidental music for the next installment in our Noise Makers series.

07-24-2015 Marketplace Tech - Game over for Hollywood games

Airing on Friday, July 24, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Marketplace’s Adriene Hill about Hollywood's many failed video game tie-ins. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? It's time for another installment of Silicon Tally. Marketplace's Molly Wood will try to stump Tom Merritt, host of the Daily Tech News Show, with numbers from the week's tech news.