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