Marketplace Tech Report

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

Recent Episodes

07-06-2015 Marketplace Tech - Pirates and hackers

Airing on Monday, July 6, 2015: First up, Gregory Rosston, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, talks about the AT&T and DirecTV merger. We'll also speak with Christopher Koopman, research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, about San Francisco’s attempts to rein in Airbnb hosts. We'll also be joined by Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips, authors of "The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters and Other Informal Entrepreneurs."

07-03-2015 Marketplace Tech - The obstacle to wearables

Airing Friday, July 3, 2015: We hear a lot about wearable technologies like the iPhone and how they will change our lives, but little on what it will take to do that. As it turns out there’s one big obstacle: sensors. Plus, 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 Brad Jenkins, Managing Director of Funny or Die’s DC office for a government-themed quiz.

07-02-2015 Marketplace Tech - Hoverboard obsession

Airing on Thursday, July 2, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Nathaniel Popper, author of "Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money," about whether or not the banking crisis in Greece is good for Bitcoin. And Matt Novak, who writes Gizmodo’s Paleofuture blog, joins us to talk about Back to the Future: Part 2 and the origins of our obsession with hoverboards.

07-01-2015 Marketplace Tech - Protecting artifacts against ISIS

Airing on Wednesday, July 1, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Charlie Savage, Washington D.C. correspondent for the New York Times, about a FISA court ruling that allows the NSA to continue collecting bulk data on American phone calls. We'll also talk to Paddy Belton, who contributes to the BBC, about how archaeologists are using technology to document sites and artifacts before ISIS destroys them. And Megan Wahtera, SVP of Interactive Marketing at Paramount Pictures, joins us to talk about the interactive mobile game that audiences can play before screenings of Terminator: Genisys.

06-30-2015 Marketplace Tech - Airline cybersecurity

Airing on Tuesday, June 30, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Chester Wisniewski, Senior Security Advisor at Sophos, about the Federal Aviation Administration’s consideration of new cybersecurity guidelines for the airline industry. We'll also hear from Julie Ask, VP at Forrester Research, about why Uber is acquiring some of Bing’s mapping technology. And Marketplace Senior Technology Correspondent Molly Wood joins us to talk about the future of our digital media as streaming everything becomes more popular.

06-29-2015 Marketplace Tech - How we listen

Airing on Monday, June 29, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Alex White, CEO and cofounder of Nextbigsound, on how music streaming services are changing people’s listening habit. Plus, as video-cams get better and cheaper, we'll explore how they are spreading into a lot of workplaces unrelated to policing. We'll also talk about mini-drones by air, land, and sea. Listen to learn more.