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Marketplace Tech

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Marketplace Tech®, hosted by Ben Brock Johnson, tackles the business behind the technology that's obsessing us and changing our lives. With the listener in mind, this weekday segment examines everything from video games and robots to consumer protection and space travel. Marketplace Tech is part of the Marketplace® portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report®, and Marketplace Weekend®. Listen on-air each weekday or online anytime at marketplace.org. From American Public Media. Twitter: @MarketplaceTechMore from Marketplace Tech »

Most Recent Episodes

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the decision from Tekserve, a store that repaired Apple devices, to close up shop; look at Sony's plans to offer two different versions of the PlayStation 4; and interview Bryan Johnson, the founder of OS Fund and Braintree.

Marketplace Tech for Monday, August 22, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about how Best Buy is aging in the era of online retail; Uber's venture into the world of autonomous driving; and an experiment that looked at the better predictor of people's moods based on Instagram photos: humans or algorithms?

Marketplace Tech for Friday, August 19, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about cheaper price plans from the big four U.S. wireless carriers; look at technology used to determine the winners in Olympics' events; and play this week's Silicon Tally with Lindsay Michael, co-host and senior producer of the CBC radio show "Podcast Playlist."

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, August 18, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Intel's new virtual-reality headset, Project Alloy; Cisco's decision to cut 7 percent of its global workforce; a Stanford University study that looks at whether machines might be better than humans in predicting types of lung cancer; and milestones that the Mars Curiosity Rover has reached.

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, August 17, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Ford's announcement that it will have an autonomous car ready by 2021; Intel's plans to launch a virtual-reality headset; and Google's new video-calling app, Duo.

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, August 16, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Google Fiber's potential shift to wireless technology; the possibility of a new operating system from Google; and an algorithm that'll help judges set bail.

Marketplace Tech for Monday, August 15, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the start of the eGames, a pop-up video game competition; the Huffington Post's impact on digital media; and the rise of Pokemon Go travel tours.

Marketplace Tech for Friday, August 12, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the future of public high-speed internet access; play this week's Silicon Tally with Matt Marr, a comedian and host of the "Dear Mattie Show" podcast; and look at criticism Twitter is getting on how it handles abuse and criticism on the platform.

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, August 11, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about why the International Olympic Committee is trying to ban gifs from this year's games; criticism about a Snapchat filter that some users have said reduces them to racist Asian caricatures; and the new sci-fi exploration video game "No Man's Sky."

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, August 10, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the possibility of a second Apple Watch; steps Facebook is taking to make it harder for ad blocking software to work on the site; a data breach against the credit card payment management system MICROS; and malware that could affect 900 million Android devices.

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