Marketplace Tech®

with Ben Johnson

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Hosted by Ben Johnson, this daily "journal of the Digital Age" airs during broadcasts of Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Edition.

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Marketplace Tech for Thursday, February 11, 2016

Airing on Thursday, February 11, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Twitter earnings; and we'll take a look at modern encryption.

(02/10/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Airing on Wednesday, February 10, 2016: On today's show, we'll we'll talk about Tesla's earnings report; Slack's diversity report; and Android creator Andy Rubin’s new venture, Playground.

(02/09/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Airing on Tuesday, February 9, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Indian regulators rejecting Facebook’s “Free Basics” program; conversations that happen on social media changes during a political event; and how social media has changed Fashion Week.

(02/08/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 8, 2016

Airing on Monday, February 8, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about GE phasing out CFL bulbs; and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler joins us to talk about the proposed set-top box changes.

(02/07/2016)

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, February 5, 2016
This weekend Lizzie O'Leary and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson go over the latest tech featured in this year's Super Bowl, we take a look at the troubled pension system in Colorado, and author and writer Susan Orlean takes the Marketplace Quiz.  (02/05/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Friday, February 5, 2016
Airing on Friday, February 5, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about a slowdown in iPhone production in China; and Sophie Bushwick, the project editor at Popular Science who covers DIY, tech, and science news, joins us for this week's Silicon Tally. (02/05/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, February 4, 2016
Airing on Thursday, February 4, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about the changing world of fintech; and Christina d’Avignon, the founder and CEO of Ringly, joins us to talk about a collaboration with MasterCard to create wearable payables. (02/04/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Airing on Wednesday, February 3, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Yahoo's blues; the new EU-U.S. data sharing pact; and Uber strikes. (02/03/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Airing on Tuesday, February 2, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Alphabet earnings; a hotel that offers a fine selection of video games; and broadband in Cuba. (02/02/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 1, 2016
Airing on Monday, February 1, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Google results; we'll talk with Brian Clegg, author of the book “Ten Billion Tomorrows: How Science Fiction Technology Became Reality and Shapes the Future"; and an app that’s being used to report results in the Iowa caucus. (02/01/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Friday, January 29, 2016
Airing on Friday, January 29, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Microsoft and Amazon earnings; the deadline for Europe and the U.S. to reach a data-sharing agreement; and Gizmodo technology editor Michael Nunez joins us for this week's Silicon Tally. (01/29/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, January 28, 2016
Airing on Thursday, January 28, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Facebook earnings; Google News Lab partnering with Fox News on the GOP debate; and decreased funding for Chinese startups. (01/28/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Airing on Wednesday, January 27, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Apple earnings; Uber’s use of the gyrometers in our phones to tell when drivers are breaking or speeding up suddenly; and new trends in video games. (01/27/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Airing on Tuesday, January 26, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about gender discrimination in Silicon Valley; and using an app to record your visits to the doctor. (01/26/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Monday, January 25, 2016
Airing on Monday, January 25, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Apple earnings due out Tuesday; the pitfalls of the connected home; and DIY tablet quizzes that can track the cognitive abilities. (01/25/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Friday, January 22, 2016
Airing on Friday, January 22, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Apple’s decision to create an iOS training center in Naples, Italy; the history of car sharing; and Marketplace's Kimberly Adams  joins us to play this week's Silicon Tally. (01/22/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, January 21, 2016
Airing on Thursday, January 21, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about what "Free" data actually means;  automation and jobs; and the largest known prime number. (01/21/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Airing on Wednesday, January 20, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk to Joel Levin, co-founder and education director of the startup Teacher Gaming, which created the educational versions of Minecraft. We'll also talk about the value of Foursquare’s data; and if minimum wage hikes actually encourage businesses to replace their workers with machines. (01/20/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Airing on Tuesday, January 19, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Netflix earnings and Oakland's commercial real estate. (01/19/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Monday, January 18, 2016
Airing on Monday, January 18, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr.’s 1968 speech where he talks about a technological revolution and a moral revolution, and where we stand on both today; and Twitter's new rules. (01/18/2016)

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, January 15, 2016
This weekend, guest host David Lazarus from the LA Times looks at the future of China's economy, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explains why the new social media hotness is a platform called Peach, and filmmaker and author Davy Rothbart takes our economics-inspired questionnaire.  (01/15/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Friday, January 15, 2016
Airing on Friday, January 15, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Intel earnings; internal ratings on Tinder; and Paula Willey, who blogs at unadulterated.us, joins us for Silicon Tally. (01/15/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, January 14, 2016
Airing on Thursday, January 14, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about creating regulations for new forms of transportation; research on a possible new material for smartphone screens; and building a computer to support virtual reality hardware. (01/14/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Airing on Wednesday, January 13, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Microsoft ending support for old versions of Internet Explorer; how the low price of oil has led to new technology; and the technology used to scan King Tut’s mummy. (01/13/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Airing on Tuesday, January 12, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about AT&T trying to knit its phone and TV products; Ukraine power grid hacking; and the hardware debuting at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (01/12/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Monday, January 11, 2016
Airing on Monday, January 11, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about the White House meeting with tech executives; and the e-commerce and tech aspects of the TPP. (01/11/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Friday, January 8, 2016
Airing on Friday, January 8, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about gun safety technology; Robin Sloan, author of the novel “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” joins us to play this week's Silicon Tally; and smart devices at the Consumer Electronics Show. (01/08/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, January 7, 2016
Airing on Thursday, January 7, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about activist shareholders calling for Yahoo’s core business to be spun off; and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta joins us from CES to talk about the regulations behind drones.  (01/07/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Airing on Wednesday, January 6, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about the kickoff of this year's Consumer Electronics Show, where Ford announced that Amazon Echo will be integrated with its cars; a robotic bartender that will mix cocktails for you;  and Facebook's "free Internet" service in India. (01/06/2016)

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Airing on Tuesday, January 5, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about the Lyft/GM partnership; Mark Zuckerberg's plans for an at-home AI assistant; and the algorithm behind the Facebook feed. (01/05/2016)

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