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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 Friday, July 29, 2016

On today's show, we'll interview Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler about the economic impact of his crowdfunding site; chat with an attendee at the Democratic National Convention who crowfunded her way to the event; and look at why Airbnb is at the DNC.

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, July 28, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about a new biometric, fingerprint-activated credit card that's aimed at decreasing credit card fraud; Amazon's plans to test delivery drones in the U.K.; and new imaging technology that could help doctors get a more detailed view of patients' brains.

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Facebook's future in the video space; look at what Verizon learned from the strike its workers went on in the spring; and interview Andy Walshe, a performance consultant who helps athletes win big.

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Apple's anticipated earnings report; the possibility that Russia may have been behind the hack on the Democratic National Committee; and a rise in the number of young travelers.

Marketplace Tech for Monday, July 25, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about a Yahoo-Verizon deal; interview author David Sheff about his book "Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World"; and speak to people who are still fond of VCRs.

Marketplace Tech for Friday, July 22, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch by her brother, along with similar cases happening in the country. Plus, we'll play this week's Silicon Tally with Erika Bergman, the co-founder of Global Engineering and Exploration Counselors.

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, July 21, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Peter Thiel's decision to back Donald Trump; whether tech makes people more politically active; and the amount of electricity that Google's data centers use.

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about BuzzFeed's plans to unleash one of its newest reporters at the Republican National Convention: a journalist bot. We'll look at anti-plagiarism software following Melania Trump's speech on Monday night, and the revelation that it shared similarities with Michelle Obama's convention speech from 2008. Plus, we'll learn about a rewritable storage device that uses chlorine atoms and a tiny metal surface.

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, July 19, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the Monday release of Yahoo's earnings report — which may be the company's last; shifts in the way news about this year's presidential election is delivered and consumed compared to the 2012 election; and the non-lethal tools that are available in terrorist attacks.

Marketplace Tech for Monday, July 18, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about Netflix's popularity — and the company's growing competition; an uptick in the livestreaming of political conventions, which may lead to more memes and attract younger viewers; and similarities between disruption at tech companies and disruption in the underground economy.

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