Marketplace Tech Report

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

Recent Episodes

10-01-14 Marketplace Tech - Spectral imaging

First up, Brian Fung, who writes about technology for the Washington Post, talks about new rules in the works that could change the way the FCC regulates Aereo-like services online. Plus, we're joined by Mike Toth, President of RB Toth Associates, to talk about using spectral imaging to identify hidden writing in manuscripts and historical documents.

09-30-14 Marketplace Tech - Digital assets

First up, Madeline Earp, a research analyst for the advocacy group Freedom House, joins us to talk about messaging apps and protests in Hong Kong. Plus, most people don't want to think about what happens when you die. Lots of us don't even have wills. But what happens to our digital accounts has become a more pressing issue in recent years, as people store more valuable and personal information virtually?

09-29-14 Marketplace Tech - Food tech

"Food Tech" is a hotspot in Silicon Valley right now. So of course, if you're hungry, there's an app for that. Plus, we talk about Xbox's debut in China with Molly Wood, technology columnist for the New York Times.

09-26-14 Marketplace Tech - Shellshocked

First up, Matthew Green, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute, joins us to talk about the Shellshock security flaw. Then, Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, talks about how Netflix is trying to set itself apart from your cable package. 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 Joe Hanson, a science writer and host of the PBS digital series It’s Okay to be Smart.

09-25-14 Marketplace Tech - Solar storms

First up, Jeffrey Hammond, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester, talks about why Apple's iOS 8.0.1 update will affect so many people. Plus, Ashley Dale, from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol, stops by to talk about why we're not ready for the next big solar storm. And Melanie Kohnen, a visiting assistant professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, chats with us about second screen apps.


09-24-14 Marketplace Tech - Tweet scandal

First up, Paula Deen has bought the rights to her Food Network produced content, which includes the final season of her show that never aired. The celebrity chef, whose career went into freefall after she admitted using racially charged language will air the content, is launching a new online TV network. We take a look at how Deen is attempting to rebuild her brand – and what her chances of success are. Plus, Nitasha Tiku, co-editor of the tech news site Valleywag, talks about Kickstarter’s updated rules that make it easier for backers to hold failed campaigns accountable for the promises they make. And Darby Stanchfield, an actress who plays Abby Whelan on the ABC drama Scandal, joins us to talk about the community of people who watch and tweet about the show.