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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.
||05-05-2015 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|
||04-30-2015 Marketplace Tech - Google challenges antitrust suit||Airing on Thursday, April 30, 2015: First up, we talk to Marketplace’s Senior Tech Correspondent Molly Wood about Microsoft’s bid to woo developers, and how the company is blurring the line between phone and computer with its new Windows OS. We'll also talk to Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, about Google’s challenges in the EU antitrust suit, and whether or not it’s possible for other search engines to compete with the Internet giant.||4/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-29-2015 Marketplace Tech - Going off the grid||Airing on Wednesday, April 29, 2015: First up, we talk to Shyam Patil, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, about how Twitter’s user problem affects advertisers. Plus, social media may have been used to gather people to the swelling protests on Monday, but it was also used once violence broke out to spread information through the community to help those coping with the damage and chaos. More on that. Finally, we'll talk to Marketplace’s Scott Tong about home batteries and why grid defection already makes economic sense in some states.||4/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-28-2015 Marketplace Tech - Checking in after disaster strikes||Airing on Tuesday, April 28, 2015: First up on today's show, we'll talk to Frank Gillett, analyst at Forrester, on Apple earnings. Then, Thibaud Marcesse, a PhD student doing field work near India’s border with Nepal, talks about using social media to check on friends after an earthquake in Nepal. And finally, we talk to Adam Ludwin, founder of Chain.com, about using the Bitcoin architecture to move money and other items-of-value online.||4/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-27-2015 Marketplace Tech - Access to the President's emails||Airing on Monday, April 27, 2015: First up, we'll talk to David E. Sanger about hackers who gained access to President Obama’s email. Plus, Marketplace Tech producer Meg Cramer talks about a new documentary that takes a look at the gender gap in the tech industry.||4/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-24-2015 Marketplace Tech - To merge or not to merge||Airing on Friday, April 24, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Marketplace's Molly Wood about the issues surrounding the Comcast merger. 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 Fred Benenson, data lead at Kickstarter and the creator of an all-emoji translation of Moby Dick, for an emoji-themed challenge.||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-23-2015 Marketplace Tech - The First Computer||Airing on Thursday, April 23, 2015: First up, Erna Alfred Liousas, analyst at Forrester, joins us to talk Facebook earnings. Plus, Jill Bronfman, Adjunct Professor of Law at the UC Hastings Institute for Innovation law, talks about national cybersecurity legislation. We'll also speak with Sydney Padua about her graphic novel, "The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer."||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-22-15 - Marketplace Tech - The cost of police body cameras||Airing on Wednesday, April 22, 2015: First up on today's show, Marketplace’s Senior Tech Correspondent, Molly Wood, talks about how — after a year of big breaches — companies at the RSA security conference are on high alert. Plus, the police have been in the news a lot of late—As well as on Twitter, youtube and Facebook. So over the next few weeks we'll be taking a look at how our nation's police force work in our series "Behind the blue line: the costs of a changing police force." Today: a look at the growing call for body cameras. President Barack Obama this past December proposed spending hundreds of millions to equip police departments. This proposal is currently on hold but would it be money well-spent? And will it be enough to cover costs after the cameras start rolling?||4/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-21-2015- Marketplace Tech-Mobilegeddon||Airing on Tuesday, April 21, 2015: First up, we'll talk with Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of cnet.com, about Mobilegeddon. Then, David Chao, Co-Founder and General Partner at DCM Ventures, join us to talk about investing in the marijuana market. And Keith McCarty, CEO and founder of Eaze (“Uber for pot”), on building technology for the marijuana market.||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-20-2015 Marketplace Tech - The Shade Room||Airing on Monday, April 20, 2015: First up, we speak with Chester Wisniewski, Senior Security Advisor at Sophos, about the RSA security conference, which starts today. Next, Jenna Wortham, staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, joins us to talk about The Shade Room, Instagram’s TMZ.||4/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-17-2015 Marketplace Tech - The sharing economy||Airing on Friday, April 17, 2015: First, we talk with Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the FTC, about regulating the sharing economy. And this week, we play Silicon Tally with Annalee Newitz, Editor-In-Chief of Gizmodo.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-16-2015 Marketplace Tech - The Etsy IPO||Airing on Thursday, April 16, 2015: First up, we talk to Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, about Etsy’s IPO. Next up is James Grimmelmann, Law Professor at the University of Maryland, talking about the antitrust charges Google is facing in the EU. Finally, we take a look at what happens when PayPal is incompatible with another country's banking system.||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-15-2015 Marketplace Tech - The movie on my computer screen||Airing on Wednesday, April 15, 2015: First up, we talk to Carissa Christensen, managing partner at the Tauri Group, about the Space X launching and landing. Next, Marketplace’s Molly Wood explains why the Apple Watch is a beta version of smartwatches to come. We'll also talk to Walter Woodman, co-director of the short film Noah, about the challenges of directing a movie where every scene unfolds on a computer screen.||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-14-2015 Marketplace Tech - Push your button||Airing on Tuesday, April 14, 2015: First up, we talk to Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSI research, about Intel and the chip market for the Internet of Things. We also talk with Kelly Goldsmith, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University, about The Reddit Button. And Sara Sorcher, Cybersecurity Editor at The Christian Science Monitor, joins us to talk about why states are trying to lure companies to create the Silicon Valley of Cybersecurity.||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-13-2015 Marketplace Tech - Apple Watch, Day 1||Airing on Monday, April 13, 2015: First up, we talk with Amanda Lotz, Associate Professor of Communications Studies at the University of Michigan, about Google’s anti-spoiler patent. Next, we hear about a bill passed last week in Gerogia to renew tax credit for video gaming companies for another three years. WABE's Tasnim Shamma reports on why that's just one reason more and more gamers are choosing to call metro-Atlanta home. We'll also hear from Marketplace’s Meg Cramer about the circus at the Apple Store on the first day of Apple Watch try-ons.||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-10-2015 Marketplace Tech - How to buy the Apple Watch||Airing on Friday, April 10, 2015: First up, we talk with Lindsey Turrentine, editor-in-chief of CNET.com, about the Apple Watch showroom, and why the company wants you to shop for a smart watch the same way you shop for new kitchen cabinets. And for this week's edition of Silicon Tally, we are joined by Jason Scott, the curator of the Internet Arcade.||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-09-2015 Marketplace Tech - The e-book is your oyster||Airing on Thursday, April 9, 2015: The big book publisher of the world who have battled ferociously with Amazon over issues like e-book pricing might rather you start shopping with another company. Oysterbooks.com is described as the Netflix of books, the subscription e-book service now has a place where you can actually buy e-books. We check whether it can compete with Amazon. Next, we watch the movie Ex Machina, an independent film about artificial intelligence and deadly robots that hits theaters this weekend. For that, we talk to the director and writer Alex Garland on all things sci-fi and AI.||4/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04-08-2015 Marketplace Tech - Uber's business is your business||Airing on Wednesday, April 8, 2015: First up, we chat with actor and comedian Matt Walsh, from HBO’s Veep, about comedy in the age of the internet. Next up, we talk with Dora Kingsley Vertenten, Professor at University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy, about Rand Paul’s website. And finally, we take a look at how Uber is making a profit from business travelers. Its secret? Not only is it often more convenient to get an Uber, the car service has made it easier for companies to handle their billing with Uber Business, which only requires a one-time contract that covers all transactions.||4/8/2015||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!