Marketplace Tech Report

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

Recent Episodes

10-24-14 Marketplace Tech - Valet on demand

First up, Queena Kim joins us to talk about Luxe Valet, an app that promises to valet park your car anywhere in San Francisco. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? Host Ben Johnson takes on Kevin Roose, writer at New York Magazine, for this week's Silicon Tally.

10-23-14 Marketplace Tech - Sweetie

Today, we take a look at Amazon's earnings through the lens of their competition with Google over search tools. Then, Chester Wisneiwski, Senior Security Advisor at Sophos, talks to us about medical device security. Finally, Amar Toor, Reporter at the Verge, joins us to chat about the chatabot "Sweetie" that was used to catch and convict an online sex offender in Australia.

10-22-14 Marketplace Tech - Latinos in tech

First up, Shar VanBoskirk, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, joins us to reflect on Yahoo earnings. Then, Marketplace reporter Sabri Ben-Achour jumps on the show to talk about how digital tools are helping banks keep track of changing rules and regulations. Finally, Gabriel Sama, Managing Editor of CNET en Español, discusses why there aren't more Latinos in the tech industry.

10-21-14 Marketplace Tech -

With Yahoo posting its third quarter earnings today, company CEO Marissa Meyer looks set to provide new information on how the company will evaluate possible acquisitions and cost cutting measures. Meyer has come under increasing pressure of late. What does Meyer need to do to keep her investors happy and is her strategy working? Plus, Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of Reviews at CNET, on low-end smartwatches. Finally, Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard & Co-Founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, joins us to talk about domain name speculation and


10-20-14 Marketplace Tech - The next billion

First up, Will Oremus, Senior Tech Writer for Slate, discusses why Apple's future isn't tied to iPad sales. Then, Queena Kim talks about the "The Next Billion," which is shorthand for the next billion people coming online. Who are they? Finally, Peter Eckersley, Technology Projects Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, on traditional tech industry practices and why they don't lend themselves to secure communication apps.

10-17-14 Marketplace Tech - Apple pay

First up, Queena Kim joins us to talk about the forthcoming Apple Pay. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? Host Ben Johnson takes on Dave Albert, co-founder of Hacker School, a retreat for computer programmers in New York City, for this week's Silicon Tally.