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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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.
And it looks a little like QVC.
Can the company keep up in a smartphone world?
Facebook's shift to more secure messaging does not mean it won't be collecting data about you. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Carolyn Everson, Facebook’s vice president of global marketing solutions.
In a place where the median home price is $830,000, what's all that wealth going to do to housing prices?
The Tribeca Film Festival, which is underway in New York, features more than 30 immersive movies, or as the term goes, "experiences."
Host Molly Wood talks with Anshel Sag, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, who says all this drama is going down in ... San Diego.
Think of smart devices in your home kind of like an army of door-to-door salesmen offering encyclopedias or vacuum cleaners.
Despite the privacy scandals, the federal investigations and the accusations of destroying democracy, this week Facebook reported its advertising revenue and global users are growing.
Amazon's two-day shipping was forecast to be a very large nail in the coffin for brick-and-mortar retail. But all those physical spaces still have some advantages over the online giant.
Molly Wood talks with Daniel Suarez, whose new book is about a group of asteroid miners recruited by an eccentric billionaire to kick-start the space economy.
Last year, the World Health Organization classified game addiction as a mental health disorder for the first time. But many psychiatrists still disagree with that assessment.
It's been called "'American Idol' for science geeks." The George Barley Water Prize will award $10 million to the team that develops the most promising technology to remove excess phosphorus from freshwater lakes and streams.
This week the European Parliament passed a law establishing basic rights for workers in the gig economy. It could apply to some 3 million people, and it's supposed to make working short-term gigs a little more stable.
Last year, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act, which requires companies to be more careful in the way they handle consumer data. It doesn't go into effect until next year, and it's still a work in progress.
She says we're vulnerable all over the place, from critical infrastructure like utilities and 911 dispatch systems to our elections and our personal data.
Today, most video conference calls are full of pauses, delays, garbled audio and unusable interfaces. Last year a Gallup Poll found that 70% of employees around the world work remotely at least once a week.
Tesla announced late last week that all its cars will now come with its semi-autonomous driving technology, called Autopilot, as a standard option.
Are you ever really alone when talking to your smart speaker? It turns out there might just be someone on the other side listening to you as part of the platforms' quality assurance measures.
Depending on which research you read, somewhere between 30% and 35% of American workers are part of the gig economy, many of them working through digital apps.
Molly Wood visits NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to talk about how social media fits into the agency's public mission.
What's at risk when sites disappear?
At least 20 states are considering new legislation, which is likely to lead to a lot more online gambling.