APM: Marketplace Tech
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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.
||05-28-2015 Marketplace Tech - Facebook's Artificial Intelligence||Airing on Thursday, May 28, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Gartner analyst Tuang Nguyen about why Android has grown into an important platform for developers, ahead of Google I/O. Plus, Google is fighting a decision in Mexico that would have it remove links that cast a tech mogul there in a bad light after he complained. There are fights like this going on all over the world, from Hong Kong to Argentina; we look at the global spread of the internet privacy debate. We'll also talk to Serkan Piantino, who works on Facebook’s artificial intelligence project as the company’s Director of Engineering, about why Facebook wants to build an Artificial Intelligence system that knows how you want to share.||5/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-27-2015 Marketplace Tech - Making room in space||Airing on Wednesday, May 27, 2015: First up, we talk to Michael Lopez-Alegria, a retired NASA Astronaut and independent consultant for space companies, about rearranging the International Space Station to make room for the commercial space industry. Plus, we'll speak with the Verge’s Josh Lowensohn about how Netflix gets you to watch by running tests and mining your data. And after decades of declines in customer satisfaction, domestic airlines and airports are spending billions to improve the customer experience. Much of that spending is on technology—from wi-fi on international flights to real-time baggage tracking to an Apple Watch app that will ping you based on where you are in the airport, alerting you to gate changes or delays. But are customers actually getting a better experience? Is flying less of a hassle or more enjoyable because of new technologies?||5/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-26-2015 Marketplace Tech - The joy of "slow computing"||Airing on Tuesday, May 26, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Geoff Skow, co-founder of Fishbowl VR, about teaching developers how to think for virtual reality platforms ahead of Google's developer conference later this week. Plus, we'll also talk to Nathan Schneider, journalist ant author, about the joys of “slow computing."||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-25-2015 Marketplace Tech - Smart smoker||Airing on Monday, May 25, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Jason Schultz, Director of NYU’s Technology Law and Policy Clinic, about the USA Freedom Act. Plus, on a quest to invent a smart smoker, a Harvard engineering class is partnering with Williams Sonoma. Over the last few months, the junior year engineering students have smoked more than 200 pounds of brisket. We'll take a look at the results.||5/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-22-2015 Marketplace Tech - Leap second||Airing on Friday, May 22, 2015: First up on today's show, Neil MacDonald, vice president and analyst at Gartner research, talks about Hewlett-Packard’s quarterly earnings. Plus, a "leap second" will be added to global timekeeping on June 30th, and while it's not quite Y2K, it’s causing a stir. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission wants exchanges to submit a plan of action by tomorrow. But globally, exchanges are taking different approaches to dealing with this extra second, which is potentially problematic. 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 Dan Lyons, a tech journalist and writer for season two of HBO’s Silicon Valley.||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-21-2015 Marketplace Tech - Spotify podcasts and video||Airing on Thursday, May 21, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Marketplace Tech Producer Meg Cramer about Spotify’s foray into video streaming and podcasts. Plus, Dave Sullivan, Auto Industry Analyst with Auto Pacific, talks about why a black market for Prius batteries is springing up in California.||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-20-2015 Marketplace Tech - Generation Z||Airing on Wednesday, May 20, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Harley Geiger, senior counsel and advocacy director at the Center for Democracy & Technology, about upcoming deadlines for the USA Freedom Act. We'll also speak with Karen North, professor of communication and director of the Digital Social Media Program at USC Annenberg, about ad companies targeting “Generation Z” consumers by using words like “bae” and “fleek” on social media. And Rich McCormick, a writer for The Verge, joins us to talk about how gamers create “mods,” and why the gaming company Valve is trying to monetize them.||5/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-19-2015 Marketplace Tech - Bitcoin's history in cypherpunk||Airing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015: First up on today's show, we'll talk to Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of CNET.com, about why Chinese electronics company Xiaomi is opening a very limited online store for customers in North America and Europe. Plus, Dale Kunkel, Professor Emeritus of Communication for the University of Arizona, talks about why consumer groups are filing a complaint with the FTC about inappropriate content on Google’s YouTube Kids app. Also joining us is Nathaniel Popper, author of "Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money," about Bitcoin’s origins in the Cypherpunk community, and how the cryptocurrency’s underlying technology might be adopted by Wall Street.||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-18-2015 Marketplace Tech - #RoseCeremony||Airing on Monday, May 18, 2015: First up on today's show, Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, joins to to talk about giving people the choice to opt out of being recorded in public on livestreaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope. Plus, Ryan Calo, Assistant Law Professor at the University of Washington and an affiliate scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, talks about testing Google’s driverless cars. And we'll talk with Martha Sorren, TV Editor at Bustle, about using social media to predict who will win this season of The Bachelorette.||5/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-15-2015 Marketplace Tech - Restricting drones||Airing on Friday, May 15, 2015: First up on today's show, we talk with Brendan Schulman, head of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems practice at the law firm Kramer Levin, about keeping drones from flying in restricted areas. We'll also speak with Marketplace’s Adriene Hill about what parents say about how their kids use tech in the classroom. 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 Kristen Bellstrom, senior editor at Fortune Magazine, where she writes The Broadsheet – a daily newsletter about the world’s most powerful women.||5/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-14-2015 Marketplace Tech - Running out of Internet addresses||Airing on Thursday, May 14, 2015: First up on today's show, we talk to Bob McMillan, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about why we’re running out of new Internet addresses for our connected devices. We'll also speak with George Bibel, Professor of Engineering at the University of North Dakota and author of Train Wreck, the Forensics of Rail Disaster, about safety technology that targets the most common types of rail accidents. And JP Benini, founder of Elemental Path, joins us to talk about building a line of “CogniToys” using IBM’s Watson computing system.||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-13-2015 Marketplace Tech - Verizon expands into new markets||Airing on Wednesday, May 13, 2015: First up on today's show, we'll talk to Salil Mehra, Professor of Law at Temple University, about why new net neutrality rules may be pushing Verizon into new markets. Plus, do you want to drive for Uber but can't get a car because you have bad credit? No problem, says the ride service company. It's got a finance program for potential Uber drivers with bad credit.||5/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-12-2015 Marketplace Tech - The value of Uber||Airing on Tuesday, May 12, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Max Wolff, Chief Economist at Manhattan Venture Partners, about Uber’s valuation. Then, we're joined by Lindsey Turrentine, editor in chief of CNET.com, to talk about Amazon’s delivery drones patent. We'll also speak with Kunal Vaed, Head of Digital Transformation at E*Trade, about Fin Tech apps on the Apple Watch.||5/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-11-2015 Marketplace Tech - The exclusive dating app||Airing on Monday, May 11, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Julie Ask, Vice President at Forrester Research, about Nokia’s mapping service Here. Then, we'll talk to Laurie Davis, an online dating consultant, about an exclusive dating app called The League that launched in New York this week. Plus, Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, joins us to talk about teardowns and repairing devices before you replace them.||5/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-08-2015 Marketplace Tech - Is bitcoin here to stay?||Airing on Friday, May 8, 2015: In our series "Behind the Blue Line," we've been taking a step back to look at the job of policing. One week ago today the American Civil Liberties Union of California launched a mobile app to help people videotape police. Next, it looks like bitcoin is here to stay, at least the concept of it. We check in with one startup at Tech Crunch Disrupt in New York to find out more. And it's Friday! In today's Silicon Tally, we talk with Lily Hay Newman, staff writer for Slate, on numbers from this week's tech news.||5/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-07-2015 Marketplace Tech - Kids with their startups||Airing on Thursday, May 7, 2015: First, we talk with Neema Singh Guliani, the legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, about the U.S.A. Freedom Act. Next, we chat with Chester Wisniewski, Senior Security Advisor at Sophos, about what a single, European digital marketplace could mean for Europe’s cloud storage industry. Finally, an Austin-based program called three Day Startup teaches kids to code, build an app, and pitch it to venture capitalists – all in the course of a couple of weeks. It’s part of a trend toward teaching kids complex skills in a short period of time.||5/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-06-2015 Marketplace Tech - Tech Crunch NYC||Airing on Wednesday, May 6, 2015: We're coming to you from Tech Crunch Disrupt in New York this week, exploring the hackathons, the start-ups and the founders. Then we talk to the head of user design at Vine about innovation in video production. Of course, the start-ups would have a tough time getting started without the venture capitalists. For that, we talk to Susan Lyne, an investor whose clients include Rupert Murdoch and Martha Stewart.||5/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-05-2015 Marketplace Tech - Microsoft creates opportunities in India||Airing on Tuesday, May 5, 2015: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week a $70 million investment to bring internet to 50,000 low-income homes over the next decade. We speak with Maya Wiley, council to the mayor, about project. MIT Professor of Economics and Business administration Richard Schmalensee talks to us about the current state of solar energy. Finally, we resume our conversation with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on tech opportunities in India and the industry's gender pay gap.||5/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-04-2015 Marketplace Tech - Microsoft's CEO on cloud computing||Airing Monday, May 4, 2015: This week, Microsoft's Ignite Conference gets underway in Chicago. We catch up with the CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella to discuss what the company is trying to do with business and information technology workers around the world. More on that. Podcasts are gaining popularity everywhere. With reportedly a billion podcast subscriptions in the world, the technology does come with its challenges. Makers and advertisers don't always know how the content is consumed. We explore the world of podcasting and podcast advertising.||5/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||05-01-2015 Marketplace Tech - Cramming charges||Airing on Friday, May 1, 2015: First up on the show, Katie Worthman, Attorney at the FTC, talks about the deadline for AT&T customers to apply for a refund for extra “cramming” charges that were added to their bill. Then Adam Janofsky, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins us to talk about the Dorm Room Fund, a VC fund managed by college students. 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 Casey Johnson, who writes about technology and is an editor at The Wirecutter.||5/1/2015||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!