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Marketplace Tech is a daily radio segment and podcast produced by Marketplace from American Public Media exploring the world of technology and the Internet.
||07-31-2015 Marketplace Tech - RIP Google Plus||Airing on Friday, July 31, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Stephen Cobb, security researcher at ESET North America, about the Black Hat hacking conference. Plus, Annalee Newitz, Editor-in-Chief at Gizmodo, joins us to talk about the death of Google Plus. And 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 Aaron Harris, a partner at Y Combinator and host of Startup School Radio.||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-30-2015 Marketplace Tech - Angrier birds||Airing on Thursday, July 30, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Brian Blau, research director at Gartner, on Facebook earnings. We'll also speak with Minds.com founder Bill Ottman about an anti-Facebook social network with open source code and strict privacy policies that protect user data. And Farhad Manjoo, tech columnist at the New York Times, joins us to talk about mobile gaming and tomorrow's launch of Angry Birds 2.||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-29-2015 Marketplace Tech - A phone without a phone plan||Airing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President of the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, about the launch of Windows 10 and Microsoft’s attempt to build an operating system that works across tablets, phones, and PCs. Then, Julie Ask, Vice President at Forrester Research, will explain why the new Moto X will be available without a phone plan attached. We'll also hear about a way to reduce 1 percent of the overall energy consumption of the United States with a new type of clothes dryer.||7/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-28-2015 Marketplace Tech - Microsoft taking after Apple||Airing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Will Oremus, Senior Tech Writer at Slate, about Twitter’s hunt for a new CEO ahead of the company’s earnings report. And, Dan Ackerman, Editor at CNET, will explain why Microsoft is taking the Apple approach to its newest software update. We'll also hear from Amy Grace, Head of Wind research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, about the Deepwater Wind project off the coast of Block Island in Rhode Island.||7/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-27-2015 Marketplace Tech - Sound art||Airing on Monday, July 27, 2015: First up, we'll talk with John Wheeler, Director of Research at Gartner, about the growth of the cyber insurance market, and uncertainties about how it will change. Next, we'll look at Gawker's business model after news that the site will be re-launched next week as a kinder, gentler version of itself. And sound artist Sabisha Friedberg talks about machines and accidental music for the next installment in our Noise Makers series.||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-24-2015 Marketplace Tech - Game over for Hollywood games||Airing on Friday, July 24, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Marketplace’s Adriene Hill about Hollywood's many failed video game tie-ins. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? It's time for another installment of Silicon Tally. Marketplace's Molly Wood will try to stump Tom Merritt, host of the Daily Tech News Show, with numbers from the week's tech news.||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-23-2015 Marketplace Tech - Bike infrastructure||Airing on Thursday, July 23, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Sucharita Mulpuru, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester, about Amazon ahead of its earnings call. We'll also pay a visit to Minnie Ingersoll, Co-founder and COO of the secondhand car company Shift, at the company’s used-car warehouse. And Portland Oregon’s two defining cultures — tech and bikes — have come together to improve transportation infrastructure, in the face of the city's exceeding growth. A new app will anonymously track behaviors, preferred routes of cyclists along with 200 underground sensors placed throughout Portland to count all the cyclists who roll over them - with or without the app.||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-22-2015 Marketplace Tech - Uber for cleaning||Airing on Wednesday, July 22, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Van Baker, Research VP at Gartner, about Apple earnings. We'll also hear from Christopher Koopman, research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, about the shutdown of the Uber-like cleaning company Homejoy. We'll also talk about an advocacy group in Chicago creating a Yelp-like service for transgender people.||7/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-21-2015 Marketplace Tech - Keeping Watch on Apple earnings||Airing on Tuesday, July 21, 2015: First up, we'll ask what will people be watching for Apples reports quarter earnings, and where the Watch figures in. We'll also talk to Ryan Calo, Assistant Law Professor at the University of Washington and an affiliate scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, about why it’s so difficult to enforce drone regulations. And Kyle Wiens, CEO of the computer repair site iFixit, joins us to talk about why PC users won’t need to upgrade their hardware when they make the switch to Windows 10.||7/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-20-2015 Marketplace Tech - Internet infrastructure in Lower Manhattan||Airing on Monday, July 20, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Richard Fichera, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, about IBM’s plan s**t to strategic partnerships and away running costly businesses in-house. Next: by the end of the year, some 106 million Blue Cross Blue Shield consumers will have identity protection services that include credit monitoring, fraud detection and fraud resolution. We look at the costs, and whether this amounts to an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure. Plus, we'll take a tour of the visible internet infrastructure in Lower Manhattan with Ingrid Burrington, a fellow at the Data & Society Institute.||7/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-17-2015 Marketplace Tech - Neko Case gets into gear||Airing on Friday, July 17, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Pai-Ling Yin, from the Stanford Center for Economic Policy Research, about Google earnings. Next, singer-songwriter Neko Case talks about her favorite piece of gear, a Fender Jazzmaster guitar, as part of Marketplace Tech’s “Noise Makers” series. And 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 Alex Fitzpatrick, Deputy Tech Editor at Time.||7/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-16-2015 Marketplace Tech - Where's my 3D shark?||Airing on Thursday, July 16, 2015: First up, we'll hear about if Google's reigning in its costs after indications this week that the company may be hiring fewer people. We'll also speak with Michael Liimatta, President of Connecting for Good, about connecting low-income communities to broadband services. And we'll talk with Matt Novak of Gizmodo’s Paleofuture Blog about Holofilms for our Back to the Future Part II series.||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-15-2015 Marketplace Tech - Greeks adopting web banking tools||Airing on Wednesday, July 15, 2015: First up, Netflix releases its earnings this week and it's counting on foreign markets, particularly China. We'll hear about how its overseas expansion is faring. Then, we'll talk with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal from Greece about how cash restrictions are pushing people to adopt web banking tools. We'll also hear from Karen North, Professor of Digital Social Media and director of USC's Annenberg Digital Social Media program, about whether or not reddit's powerful community drives away funders and advertisers.||7/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-14-2015 Marketplace Tech - VR for the visually impaired||Airing on Tuesday, July 14, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief at CNET.com, about Comcast’s new option for cordcutters – a service called Stream. We'll also hear about the medical uses for the Oculus Rift. The virtual reality technology will be available to gamers in early 2016, but it may end up benefiting older, visually impaired non-gamers too.||7/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-13-2015 Marketplace Tech - Spacecraft circles Pluto||Airing on Monday, July 13, 2015: First up, we'll say an early happy birthday to the e-commerce site Amazon, which turns 20 on Wednesday. Hear about how the site is using its big day to to grow business. We'll also talk with Alan Stern, a planetary scientist and Principal Investigator for New Horizons mission, about the spacecraft's Pluto fly-by. And we'll talk with Dmitri Williams, associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, about in-game photos in God of War III.||7/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-10-2015 Marketplace Tech - Niche streaming services||Airing Friday, July 10, 2015: First up, we'll talk about this year's ComicCon is tapping into the rapidly growing number of niche subscription streaming services. We'll also hear from Paul Karlsgodt, partner at Baker Hostetler, a law firm that specializes in data security, about class action lawsuits filed by federal employee unions against the OPM. Plus, how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? It's time for Silicon Tally! This week, host Ben Johnson tries to stump Steve Kovach, Deputy Tech Editor at Business Insider, with numbers from this week's tech news.||7/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-09-2015 Marketplace Tech - Shut it down||Airing on Thursday, July 9, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Bernard Donefer, Professor in the Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems at Baruch College, about the trading halt at the NYSE. Then, we'll talk with Noah Kraft, CEO of Doppler Labs, about augmented reality for your ears. Also on the show is Chris Low, Chief economist at FTN Financial, who will talk about how China’s tech companies are faring as the country’s markets fall.||7/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-08-2015 Marketplace Tech - Making noise||Airing on Wednesday, July 8, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Molly Wood about why technologists are pushing back against the FBI’s call for government-friendly encryption. We'll also talk to Sarah Jeong, a tech policy journalist, about ICANN’s proposed rule that would make it harder for domain registrants to keep their home addresses private. And Hrishikesh Hirway, producer of the Song Exploder podcast, will help kick off our summer series on music technology called "Noise Makers."||7/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||07-07-2015 Marketplace Tech - When online communities revolt||Airing on Tuesday, July 7, 2015: First up, we'll talk about why the Greeks don't have access to online payment systems like Paypal, and why it matters. We'll also talk to Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union, about the private companies that are changing the way spyware gets bought and sold. And Andrew Lih, Associate professor of journalism at American University and author of "The Wikipedia Revolution: How a bunch of nobodies created the world’s greatest encyclopedia," explains what happens when a community-driven site revolts.||7/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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."||7/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
A great public-radio tech podcast. A would-be five stars, but with one anoying problem: A five minute show with aproximately O:35 seconds of ads! It's okay to plug a sponsor, but two "underwriters" is pushing it and 0:15 seconds a piece, I'll skip the ads (always the same length) and go to the show. Otherwise, I love it.
Consistently delivers interesting and informative content. A staple of my podcast subscriptions.
Succinct, information packed, and well-produced, the Future Tense series is a podcast I always listen to--and find there's always something within each episode that's new to me or that I understand better after I've listened. Well done!