Hosted by Molly Wood, “Marketplace Tech” demystifies the digital economy. The daily show uncovers how tech influences our lives in unexpected ways and provides context for listeners who care about the impact of tech, business and the digital world.
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While the U.S. holds congressional hearings, Europe already has its GDPR in place.
A unique levee in the Bay Area combines flood protection with wastewater treatment and wetlands restoration.
Mobility4All was created with the elderly and the not-so-able-bodied in mind.
Emily Guendelsberger describes isolating, highly monitored work at an Amazon warehouse in her new book, "On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane."
Sound designers are trying out some futuristic and more traditional car sounds.
TikTok, Instagram influencers and China are also in the main spotlight.
Immigration reform in 1965 paved the way for more immigrants to work in nascent Silicon Valley firms.
Its history involves visionary entrepreneurs, but also engineers, politicians, schools and lawyers.
Industries from tech to manufacturing are bringing biologists on board.
Jed Kim talks to Robert Stone, the filmmaker behind "Chasing the Moon."
The VR gaming community doesn't trust Facebook, so they're skeptical about Oculus purchases.
While Oculus remains a major VR player, it hasn't brought huge profits.
Physicists, engineers and satellites hovering over Earth help predict weather.
Alexa-enabled tech could start telling Amazon all kinds of things ... maybe even your mood.
The law will be going after dishonest bots.
And finds out just how much his iPhone and Chrome are collecting and sharing. (Lots.)
Apps, sophisticated simulators, even video games help players train for soccer matches.
It worked for President Donald Trump, and now the Democrats are catching on.
Science fiction author Neal Stephenson thinks there'll be a lot of augmented reality and uploading of the consciousness.
Author Neal Stephenson argues it is and has imagined the worst possible outcome.
A fourth round of tariffs on Chinese imports could make tech production more expensive.
China is using forced technology transfer to advance local firms.
The social media giant announced the cryptocurrency Libra this week, but why?
With access to major computing power, the Chesapeake Conservancy can better manage the watershed.
Uber and Lyft are making traffic worse, recent studies show.
Cable companies hope cheaper prices can sell you on their phone service.
It's a commentary on consumption, via one lonely little robot.
Marketplace got a look inside Huawei's campus in Shenzhen, China.
In-game transactions are growing revenue, but not without controversy.
Astronomers worry all that light could mess with their data.