Marketplace Tech Report

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

Recent Episodes

10-31-14 Marketplace Tech - Why oh why

On today's show, Kuang Chen, CEO of Captricity, talks about using machine learning tools to digitize campaign finance documents before election day. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? Host Ben Johnson takes on Andrea Silenzi, host of the WFMU podcast Why Oh Why?, for this week's Silicon Tally.

10-30-14 Marketplace Tech - Taco terrors

On today's show, Charlie Anderson, Vice President and Senior Research Analyst at Dougherty & Company, talks about Samsung's mobile market share and its declining profits. Then, a look at why college admission officers keep a close eye on social media. Finally, we talk about the perils of Taco Bell's new mobile ordering app. 

10-29-14 Marketplace Tech - India's data center

On todays's show, Nate Elliott, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, covers Facebook earnings. Then, Molly Wood, Technology columnist at the New York Times, talks with host Ben Johnson about Xiaomi's plans to build a data center in India. Also, David Wagner jumps on the podcast to talk about cars getting smarter, but not necessarily smart cars.

10-28-14 Marketplace Tech - Anti-facebook

Today on the show, Senior Tech writer for Slate, Will Oremus, on why it's hard for Ello and other social networks to be the anti-Facebook. Also, host Ben Johnson talks with Barry Bolding, Vice President of Business Development for the supercomputer company Cray, about supercomputers and weather modeling.

10-27-14 Marketplace Tech - Insert emoji here

Today on the show, we take a look at Twitter and what they need to do to keep growing. Also, host Ben Johnson talks with Jeff Maki, who works on tech-driven urban planning projects, about using technology to improve public transportation in New York City. And last but not least, Katrina Parrot, Founder of iDiversicons, talks about creating a set of diverse emoji characters.

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.