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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.

Marketplace Tech is a daily radio segment and podcast produced by Marketplace from American Public Media exploring the world of technology and the Internet.
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Los Angeles, CA

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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.

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English

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261 South Figueroa Street #200 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 621-3500


Episodes

01/23/2018: How a short shutdown has lasting effects on science research

1/23/2018
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This government shutdown was only three days long, but the budget impasse is not over. Agencies that are reliant on the government for funding are still left wondering how much money they have to spend — and when it’ll be available. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks about the loss to innovation with Nicol Turner-Lee, a fellow at the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution.

Duration: 00:05:05


01/22/18: Should you invest in something that calls itself Ripple?

1/22/2018
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There are LOTS of cryptocurrencies. Yes, bitcoin, but also: Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, IOTA, Dash, TRON and Bitcoin Cash. What’s a new investor to do? Read Reddit threads, of course. And starting this week, there are now official financial ratings of the coins, as well. Weiss Ratings is going to assign letter ratings to cryptocurrencies, though, because of their volatile nature, the grades could change daily. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Martin Weiss, who’s behind the ratings.

Duration: 00:05:47


01/19/18: The healthy race to measure health

1/19/2018
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There are lots of startups as well as established tech companies, like Apple and Google, that are interested in measuring our waists and monitoring our blood pressure. But as the Food and Drug Administration loosens regulations in the digital health space, who’s looking out for the consumers? On our segment Quality Assurance — a second look at the week’s tech news — Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks about the regulation of health tech with CNBC's Christina Farr.

Duration: 00:05:26


01/18/2018: Could it be good business to get people to stop using your devices?

1/18/2018
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Two major Apple investors are asking the company to make sure its devices aren't harming kids. They want Apple to do more research into smartphone addiction. Could exploring this somehow be good business for Apple? Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Megan Moreno, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin.

Duration: 00:05:44


01/17/2018: What Facebook could learn from the Reformation

1/17/2018
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What does Martin Luther have to do with Facebook? According to one historian, they both prove that networks have great power and can do a lot of harm. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Niall Ferguson, whose new book is called "The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook."

Duration: 00:05:42


01/16/2018: The taxman is coming for your bitcoin

1/16/2018
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The bitcoin gold rush involves a lot of money, and where there's lots of money, there is also the taxman. The IRS has started to take a keen interest in cryptocurrency over the past several months, and it's not just bitcoin millionaires who should be taking notice. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Amy Wall, a licensed tax preparer based in Tucson, Arizona, who specializes in the tax implications of virtual currency.

Duration: 00:05:44


01/15/17: Should posting revenge porn be a federal crime?

1/15/2018
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Revenge porn is the non-consensual sharing of nude photos or videos. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have revenge porn laws, according to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. And now Congress is considering a bill that would make revenge porn a federal crime. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Danielle Citron, an adviser on the bill and a law professor at the University of Maryland.

Duration: 00:05:15


01/12/2018: Why we should all do the boring work of patching our computers

1/12/2018
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The twin security flaws called Spectre and Meltdown let hackers take advantage of almost any device with a chip in it and steal data, passwords, keystrokes — pretty much all the things you want to keep private. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with independent security reporter Brian Krebs, who says that on the scale of one to 10 in terms of how worried he is, this is about an eight. He also says we should patch our computers. We get into the nitty gritty of the hack for our segment...

Duration: 00:05:59


01/11/2018: The battle to bring back net neutrality

1/11/2018
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The controversy over net neutrality hasn't died down a bit. In December, the Federal Communications Commission overturned rules that prevent internet service providers from blocking, slowing down or charging more to access content online. The ruling drew the ire of internet users and small business owners arguing that net neutrality protects consumers and internet startups. Since then, states are considering their own laws, and this week, some 44 senators, including Republican Susan...

Duration: 00:05:57


01/10/2018: Would you pay to do a Google search?

1/10/2018
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GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It’s a new privacy regulation that will affect people who live in the European Union beginning in May. It affects any company that serves residents of the EU, and it could make it harder for companies to access their data. So any company that relies on data as a form of currency may have to figure out another revenue stream. Does this mean that European residents might have to pay for Google searches? And could this trickle over to the...

Duration: 00:05:07


01/09/2018: Why driverless cars need more practice in the snow

1/9/2018
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It’s hard for humans to drive in bad weather, and it’s hard for self-driving cars to drive in it, too. Many of the cars started their lives in sunny California and haven't experienced much of the world. So automakers are sending them out into more snowy climes. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks about it with Chris Gerdes, director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford.

Duration: 00:05:57


01/08/2018: How China is creating false demand for electric cars

1/8/2018
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The hottest electric car market in the world right now is China. Chinese consumers bought more than double the number of electric cars as the U.S. did in 2016. The Chinese government has said it wants 11 percent of all cars sold there to be electric by 2020. How could this change the global electric vehicle market? Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks about this with Marketplace's China correspondent, Jennifer Pak.

Duration: 00:05:39


01/05/2018: How does a tech accelerator work?

1/5/2018
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In the world of startups, getting venture capital funding isn't exactly easy. It's sort of a business of who-knows-whom. And getting in front of investors can be key. Enter the accelerator. These are for-profit business incubators that invest in groups of startups, give them advice and mentoring, and connect them with other investors. One of the biggest tech accelerators is Y Combinator. It has funded companies including Airbnb, Instacart and Dropbox. Marketplace Tech host Amy Scott talks...

Duration: 00:06:25


01/04/2018: Why are we going back to the moon?

1/4/2018
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The Trump administration is asking NASA to send astronauts back to the moon. This would be the first American lunar mission since 1972. The administration says that traveling to the moon will build a foundation for trips to Mars and beyond. But they’ll need to establish funding for it first. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks about the initiative with Kimberly Adams, who follows space for Marketplace.

Duration: 00:04:53


01/03/2018: The virtual amusement park

1/3/2018
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Disney has just opened a virtual reality ride called "Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire," at Disney World. Riders go on a mission to recover intelligence that's essential to the Rebellion's future. And virtual reality might also be the future of amusement parks — in part because it can be cheaper. A typical headset costs about $400 to buy, as opposed to a big moving platform and screen, which can cost millions to install. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks about the economics of the...

Duration: 00:05:02


01/02/2018: Where's the hard data on diversity in tech? (Replay)

1/2/2018
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This week we’re bringing you our favorite episodes of the year. Companies are required to file equal employment opportunity reports with the government. But few make that information public. Reporters at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX looked into how diversity stacks up in Silicon Valley. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talked with reporter Will Evans about why hard data on diversity in tech remains a bit of a mystery.

Duration: 00:04:49


01/01/2018: Could Facebook Messenger be all things to all people? (Replay)

1/1/2018
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This week we’re bringing you our favorite episodes of the year. Think about all the apps you use in a day: Amazon, Facebook, Gmail, maybe Lyft or Uber. In China, some of those apps are banned. But it’s possible to use one app — WeChat — to do lots of things, like sending messages and ordering taxis. Facebook Messenger is trying to take on the same role in the U.S. Jennifer Pak, Marketplace's China correspondent, gives us the lowdown on WeChat and talks about why there's no equivalent in...

Duration: 00:05:01


12/29/2017: Why welding might be a required skill on the moon (Replay)

12/29/2017
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This week we’re bringing you our favorite episodes of the year. As we get closer to sending humans to Mars, there’s been more talk about the technology and money it will take to colonize the planet. But science fiction writers have been pondering this for some time. Andy Weir is author of “The Martian,” which showed us how to survive on Mars. His new book, called “Artemis,” is about a colony on the moon. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talked with Weir about the real research that went into...

Duration: 00:05:27


12/28/2017: A computer science "genius" on why we haven't fixed cybersecurity (Replay)

12/28/2017
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This week we’re bringing you our favorite episodes of the year. From data breaches to global cyberwarfare, it’s clear cybersecurity isn’t really working. And not even a newly minted MacArthur fellow can tell us why. What he can tell us: advice like creating long, complicated passwords might not make a big difference in the end. Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood talks with Stefan Savage about what we can do to make cybersecurity better.

Duration: 00:05:47


12/27/2017: Our love-hate relationship with Big Tech (Replay)

12/27/2017
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This week we’re bringing you our favorite episodes of the year. Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple are four of tech’s most powerful brands. But have they become too powerful? And is regulation the only way to stop them? Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Scott Galloway, a marketing professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, about how these companies grew to global dominance and our love-hate relationship with them.

Duration: 00:05:56

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