Airing on Friday, March 13, 2015: Today, we’re coming to you from an Austin bar, where we will take a look at the impact of SXSW visitors on the city. First, Ben speaks with Marketplace's Adriene Hill about the shift from SXSWedu to SXSW Interactive. Next up is Silicon Tally with Will Hurley, a longtime member of Austin’s tech community and the CEO of Honest Dollar, a company launching at SXSW Interactive this week. And finally, we talk with Matt Wright, co-founder of Wright Bros. Brew and Brew, about “the badge” as a symbol of SXSW, and what impact the event has for a new business like his.
Airing on Thursday, March 12, 2015: This is a special SXSWedu edition from our coverage in Austin this week. Marketplace's Adriene Hill, and the Learning Curve team, have taken over today - they have the latest from SXSWedu on what new research and technology have to tell us about the way kids learn.
Hilary Clinton finally spoke to reporters on Tuesday, defending her use of a private email account as a matter of "convenience." We spoke with Politico's Kyle Cheney and technology reporter Glenn Fleishman to find out more. Next up is Matthew Wall, business and technology reporter from the BBC, who chats with us about delivery drones in Africa. Finally, Marketplace’s Adriene Hill to talk about emotional learning technologies at SXSWedu, the education conference that's underway in Austin.
Airing on Tuesday, March 10, 2015: Apple just unveiled the price tag for its line of smartwatches. First, we speak with Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of CNET.com, about how much the Apple Watch costs and who’s going to buy it? Next, we take a look at companies responding to a more competitive labor market in general by emphasizing more on campus recruiting and marketing themselves to new workers. At the same time, companies are also recognizing that new workers aren't staying around very long no matter how much time and effort has gone into recruiting them.
Airing on Monday, March 9, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Kelly Jasper, Contributing Editor at the watch Magazine Hodinkee, talks about setting a price range for the Apple Watch. And when a Jennifer Aniston ad for Aveeno appears just before a jihadi training video on You Tube, Proctor and Gamble is not amused. On today's show, we explain how this could happen. For one, ads are automatically placed before videos, and advertisers can’t exert much control over this. And Ben speaks with Will Oremus, Senior Tech writer for Slate, about the new Googleplex.
Airing on Friday, March 6, 2015: Later this year, Apple is expected to unveil a new larger-screen iPad. The new device, boasting additional features, will be aimed at the business market. Will this move by Apple affect the whole of the business tablet/computer sector? And ho well have you kept up with the week in tech news? It's time for Silicon Tally! This week, Ben plays takes on Katie Notopoulos, Senior Editor at Buzzfeed.