APM: Marketplace Tech
09-17-14 Marketplace Tech - Yelp gets litigious09/17/14
A state lawsigned by California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new law that stops restaurants from pursuing legal action against customers who give them negative reviews. Why is this law necessary, and how will it impact businesses and the Yelp...
09-16-14 Marketplace Tech - A conversation with Mark Cuban
First up, Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of Reviews at CNET, talks about Microsoft buying the maker of Minecraft – Mojang – and why the user base is worth so much to the company. Plus, our coverage of TechCrunch Disrupt continues with a...
09-15-14 Marketplace Tech - HBO GO ditches cable
HBO, home of "Sex in the City," "The Wire," "True Detective" and "True Blood," is said to be considering whether to allow customers access to their streaming video service -- "HBO-GO" -- without having a cable subscription. That move would not only...
09-12-14 Marketplace Tech - Morality apps
First up, Dan Wisneski, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Saint Peter’s University, talks about his study that used a smartphone app to explore people’s experiences with morality in their day-to-day lives. And how well have you kept up with the...
09-11-14 Marketplace Tech - Texting healthcare
First up, Pai-Ling Yin, a researcher at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, talks about what the Apple Watch means for developers thinking about entering the wearable device market. Then,Jordan Pearson, a technology and culture writer...
09-11-14 Marketplace Tech - Internet slowdown
A number of websites will slow down their offerings in some way, to make the point that inhibiting net neutrality could have a negative effect on consumers’ viewing experience. Is altruistic punishment effective as a consumer motivator? Plus,Molly...
First up, Apple looks set to reveal its ‘iWatch’, which, is rumored to have technology, called ‘Near Field Communication’ (NFC), that enables data transfer and mobile payments on smart phones. NFC already exists on Android smart watches – and more...
09-08-14 Marketplace Tech - Salsa tech
First up, Chester Wisniewski, security expert at the cybersecurity firm Sophos, joins us to talk about cultural changes that need to happen within the security and technology industries to better protect consumer data. Plus, we take a look at what’s...
09-05-14 Marketplace Tech - Reading tools for patients with low vision
First up, Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, on the appointment of former Googler Megan Smith as U.S. Chief Technology Officer. Then,Dr. Howard Kaplan, a retina specialist and...
09-04-14 Marketplace Tech - Reading and the brain
First up, Brian Barrett, Editor in Chief at Gizmodo, talks about the Moto 360 and the future of Motorola Mobility under Lenovo. AndMaryanne Wolf, author of "Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain," stops by to talkabout how...
09-03-14 Marketplace Tech - Tech at the library
First up, Brian Krebs, from Krebs on Security, joins us to talk about the alleged Home Depot hack. Then,Nancy La Vigne, director of the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, stops by to chat about a study coming out tomorrow that used gunshot...
09-02-14 Marketplace Tech - Education apps
First up, we talk about Facebook’s attempts to advertise to users with low-tech cell phones. Plus,Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of Reviews at CNET, stops by to chat about Apple’s rumored iPhone 6 mobile wallet. AndJason Boog, author of Born...
09-1-14 Marketplace Tech - Food poisoning? Tweet it.
On this Labor Day podcast, we kick off our new series on the way technology is changing how we read. We chat with Adriene Hill, who reports on the intersection of technology and education for Marketplace'sLearningCurve project, on the way tablets in...
08-29-14 Marketplace Tech - Alibaba hits the road
First up, Alibaba is getting ready to go on the road. The company and its banks want to raise $20 billion, which means they need to generate interest to the tune of some $40 billion. That’s a colossal amount of money to raise. How will it change the...
08-28-14 Marketplace Tech - Roomie Matching
First up, Apple looks set to manufacture 12.9 inch screen iPads in 2015. The new iPads are larger than the ones on the market, which with 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch displays.Why is Apple taking this direction? Is the company trying to get back into the...
08-27-14 Marketplace Tech - iPhone prognosticators
First, we hear from Andy Tatem, a researcher who looks at cell phone data to predict population movements, about how this kind of data could be used to predict and monitor the spread of Ebola. Then, Brian Tong, an editor at CNET and host of The Apple...
08-26-14 Marketplace Tech - Big Data and police
First, we hear from Brian Blau, Research Director at Gartner, about why Amazon paid $970 million for a platform that lets people watch other people playing video games. Then, as the sharing economy continues to grow, companies are forced to determine...
08-25-14 Marketplace Tech - Pandoras diversity
First, we look ahead to Microsoft’s unveiling of Windows 9. The OS is still an important cash cow to the company. Now that Satya Nadella has replaced Steve Ballmer as CEO, what will Windows 9 say about his vision? Then, Julie Äsk, Vice President at...
08-22-14 Marketplace Tech - Silicon Valleys heads to Burning Man
First up, Sam Biddle, Co-editor at the Gawker news site ValleyWag, talks about Silicon Valley decamping to Burning Man. Then, we're joined byShilpa Kannan, a business reporter for the BBC in Delhi, to talk about an anti-corruption hotline that lets...
08-21-14 Marketplace Tech - Sharing vs. engagement
First up, more on the news that the ACLU is suing a school district in Massachusetts for letting only low-income kids take home their school laptops and other electronics. Other kids have to provide their own or do without after the school day is...
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