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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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.
And where should the platform draw the line?
Dockworkers are fighting the use of more unmanned vehicles at the Port of Los Angeles.
And plain old texting is not going to cut it.
Scott Kupor of firm Andreessen Horowitz decodes VC in his book "Secrets of Sand Hill Road."
The book "Alpha Girls" tells the stories of pioneering women in early days of Silicon Valley.
And why aren’t our institutions sounding more alarms?
Two Chinese companies are going to give it a shot.
Companies are paying to understand their risks from climate change.
Lighting, editing, and branding are taught at summer video programs.
Designers of cars for sci-fi movies and TV shows still strive for a level of realism.
And where would the battle lines be drawn?
Software that better screens for fraud might help.
Inside the world of "counterfeit" faces, or deep fakes.
Careers in cybersecurity are a pretty sure bet.
The venture capital industry is evolving with more angel investors and options for backing startups.
Does using more money and tech to adapt to climate change mean giving up on slowing down global warming?
Innovations include smart tech for agriculture, advanced data-driven risk assessment and all new inventions for drinking water.
It will be expensive to adapt to a changing climate, from creating new technologies to scaling what we already have.
To adapt to a changing climate, we have to understand the scope of the problem in order to better predict what might happen, and when.
Scientists and investors are talking more seriously about adaptation.
Specifically, taxes on targeted ads online.
Some Uber drivers can buy stock in the company's IPO this week. But do they even want to?
Some millennials wish their real-life faces could look more like their Instagram faces. And the cosmetic medical cosmetic industry is taking notice.