Marketplace Tech Report

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

Recent Episodes

Marketplace Tech for Friday, July 22, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch by her brother, along with similar cases happening in the country. Plus, we'll play this week's Silicon Tally with Erika Bergman, the co-founder of Global Engineering and Exploration Counselors. 

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, July 21, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Peter Thiel's decision to back Donald Trump; whether tech makes people more politically active; and the amount of electricity that Google's data centers use.

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about BuzzFeed's plans to unleash one of its newest reporters at the Republican National Convention: a journalist bot. We'll look at anti-plagiarism software following Melania Trump's speech on Monday night, and the revelation that it shared similarities with Michelle Obama's convention speech from 2008. Plus, we'll learn about a rewritable storage device that uses chlorine atoms and a tiny metal surface.

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, July 19, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the Monday release of Yahoo's earnings report — which may be the company's last; shifts in the way news about this year's presidential election is delivered and consumed compared to the 2012 election; and the non-lethal tools that are available in terrorist attacks. 

Marketplace Tech for Monday, July 18, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Netflix's popularity — and the company's growing competition; an uptick in the livestreaming of political conventions, which may lead to more memes and attract younger viewers; and similarities between disruption at tech companies and disruption in the underground economy.

Marketplace Tech for Friday, July 15, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about visual effects in the "Ghostbusters" franchise; play this week's Silicon Tally with Backchannel's editorial director, Jessi Hempel; and the use of emojis in Venmo payments.