Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood
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Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood helps listeners understand the business behind the technology that's rewiring our lives. From how tech is changing the nature of work to the unknowns of venture capital to the economics of outer space, this weekday show breaks ideas, telling the stories of modern life through our digital economy. 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 every weekday on-air or online anytime at marketplace.org. From American Public Media. Twitter: @MarketplaceTech
||CleanWork like crazy, pull off the impossible, believe you're saving the world||At the beginning of 2018, who'd have thought that by mid-December, Tesla stock would be on the rise, the company would be churning out Model 3 cars to great reviews and Wall Street analysts would b...||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow is a 250-year-old encyclopedia company adapting to the digital age?||This week, Encyclopedia Britannica celebrates its 250th birthday. That's remarkable, but what may be more surprising is the simple fact that it's still around. The company went fully digital six ye...||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSails made global shipping possible. Can they make it greener?||The United Nations’ International Maritime Organization is committed to cutting shipping emissions in half by 2050. That matters because shipping moves 90 percent of global trade. Right now, if shi...||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChina's livestreaming economy is huge, lucrative and kind of dystopian||In the United States, would-be internet stars turn to YouTube, Twitch or Instagram. In China, it's a livestreaming platform called YY, where creators sing or tell jokes to an audience that pa...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResearchers say wireless companies are slowing down video streams||It's been almost six months since the Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality rules. Today is the deadline for the House of Representatives to overturn that decision, although no ...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf-driving cars are racing self-driving regulations to the streets||Earlier this week, Google's self-driving car spinoff, Waymo, launched a commercial self-driving taxi service in the Phoenix area. It's limited, but it's technically a public launch, not just testin...||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow rural America is turning into a digital desert||For a time it seemed like tech might free us from the bonds of geography. In theory, fast internet meant new economic opportunity in any city. And telecommuting and video conferencing meant we coul...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour landline might not be there for you when the power goes out||More than 40 percent of Americans still have a landline, at least according to a 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People keep them for convenience, reliability and e...||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe creator economy is turning to the sharing economy for camera gear||At the heart of the creator economy is video, whether it's YouTube videos in a home studio or online documentaries or social videos. And, at some point, everybody realizes you can only do so much o...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo live in space, we have to build things in space||We all had a party on Twitter last week when NASA landed a new probe on Mars. But for people to land or live on Mars, they'll have to survive in a hostile environment where you can't just run to th...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe U.S. government doesn't want 5G tech that’s made in China||Everybody wants 5G, the superfast next-generation wireless technology. And Huawei, the giant Chinese electronics maker, is the world's largest supplier of 5G networking equipment. But the U.S. gove...||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan science fiction help us grapple with gene editing?||News broke this week about a Chinese scientist who says he edited the genes of twin girls while they were in the womb. The goal was to make the girls immune to HIV, but editing human genes at...||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSome of YouTube's biggest stars say their work is hurting their health||If you are a creator on YouTube, you live and die by the algorithm. It's the invisible technology that recommends videos on the trending page or in search results or suggestions all acr...||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow much would it cost to create a military Space Force?||President Trump has said repeatedly that he wants a Space Force. Congress denied the request for a new branch of the military in the latest funding bill, but some have started pricing it out, inclu...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA big auction is the latest in America’s race to 5G||If you're shopping for holiday tech, you'll probably see a bunch of devices being marketed as 5G ready. 5G is the next generation of super fast internet, but it needs infrastructure. More bandwidth...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill the "techlash" mean people actually buy less tech?||This week, we've partnered with CNET to talk about big trends in consumer technology. To hear Twitter users and the press tell it, the biggest trend in tech is everyone being mad at tech. So we won...||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThanks to "Fortnite" and esports, computers are almost cool again||All this week on Marketplace Tech we're partnering with CNET to talk about big trends in consumer technology. Once upon a time, laptops and desktop computers were cool and not just the thing you us...||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour next TV will very likely be internet-ready||All this week we're partnering with CNET Reviews to talk about the big trends in consumer technology. TVs, which used to be in the pipe dream category of holiday gift ideas, are now more in the sto...||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA smart home for the holidays?||All this week we're partnering with CNET Reviews, talking about the big trends in consumer technology as we head into the holiday shopping season. And it appears that the smart home is ...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe consumer electronics industry is ready for the most shopping-ful time of the year||It is Thanksgiving week and the official start of the 2018 holiday shopping season. All this week we're partnering with the online tech reviews and news site CNET to talk about the big trends in co...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPalantir may go public, but can it turn a profit?||The data analytics company Palantir is reportedly considering going public. Palantir is the company co-founded by controversial Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, formerly of PayPal. It's name...||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet the company training up more diverse startup founders||Only about 1 percent of venture capital-backed startup founders are black, according to CB Insights data. Even fewer are black women or Latino. There's not a lot of age diversity and geographic div...||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA young digital media company sees an opportunity in black millennials||Black millennials are tech savvy, influential and spending about a $162 billion a year, according to a 2016 Nielsen study. And yet, black people are incredibly underrepresented in tech and media. E...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan apps help veterans suffering from PTSD?||Justin Miller served for 11 years in the U.S. Army and deployed twice to Iraq. After being medically retired, he suffered from severe PTSD. He almost became one of the 20 military veterans and acti...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the midterm elections could shape tech policy||The midterm elections could have a big impact on the tech industry. That’s because the backlash against Big Tech is one of the only issues out there that is pretty bipartisan. And on top of t...||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA 20-year-old digital copyright law is still being fought about (and copied) today||Think of a music video you love to watch over and over on YouTube, or the hilarious meme you shared last. Proposed digital copyright laws in Europe and other countries kind of want to make those a ...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoogle offers more secure email for journalists, politicians, activists ... and you?||Email can be a vulnerable way to communicate, especially if you're sending around valuable information because you're a politician or a journalist or an activist. High-profile email users are targe...||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThat time it was illegal to fix your own electronics for almost 20 years||Once upon a time, when something you owned broke, you fixed it. We never even considered whether we were allowed to fix our products until the year 2000, when the Digital Millenn...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy it's so hard to stop all those spam calls||The Federal Communications Commission estimates that Americans get 4 billion unwanted automated calls every month. And they work. We get scammed out of $9.5 billion every year. But if we can filter...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This show is well put together and at first blush seems to provide a nice condensation of financial news.
After listen for a while, however, you start to wonder why they take certain slants which seem to favor one side of some polarized issue. This seems kind of odd when you are expecting a reasonable attempt at factual analysis. You chalk it up to your imagination or perhaps your own bias.
You finally realize there is a definite pattern to their bias. They seem to always favor existing entrenched businesses or policies over anything which may threaten these interests. This is quite disturbing and odd since they “present” themselves as a polished and fact-based program. I have come to see this, however, only as a smokescreen for a deep and frankly disgusting bias which permeates their reporting.
I thought Trump was just being self-serving and disingenuous when he complains about “fake news” from the major outlets. As I am beginning to see, however, there is actually substance to the fact that most news shows serve only their sponsor’s interest and have little regard for honest journalism.
Oh well. This “marketplace” program appears to be just another platform for fake news.
This podcast would be significantly improved if it could find a good host. The two I've heard - Ben Johnson and Molly Wood - have seemed under informed and more worried about proper politics rather actual tech issues. Very much an underperforming podcast.
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