Marketplace Tech

By Marketplace

Monday through Friday, Marketplace’s Molly Wood demystifies the digital economy in less than 10 minutes. Reporting from Oakland, California, she looks past the hype and ask tough questions about an industry that’s constantly changing.

  1. 1.
    Automakers are so fed up, they’re just gonna make their own chips
    7:44
  2. 2.
    To curb climate change, we need more mining?
    6:50
  3. 3.
    Monitoring students on school laptops raises equity, privacy concerns
    8:39
  4. 4.
    Robots are lending a helping hand this holiday season
    6:26
  5. 5.
    No chips. Fake chips. The computer chip issues are still with us.
    8:21
  6. 6.
    Now what, Facebook?
    8:26
  7. 7.
    Now hear this: “How We Survive,” the podcast
    5:13
  8. 8.
    The WhatsApp outage and its global economic implications
    7:28
  1. 9.
    Checking your Instagram? Habits, actually.
    7:34
  2. 10.
    It’s complicated: updating old government technology
    5:41
  3. 11.
    The road ahead: What about regulation for self-driving cars?
    9:23
  4. 12.
    Tesla’s full self-driving mode is actually not fully self-driving
    10:52
  5. 13.
    Splashy tech events are still splashy … even online. By design.
    11:12
  6. 14.
    Consider the curated life: Facebook pauses Instagram Kids rollout
    8:08
  7. 15.
    Tired of robocalls? The FCC is stillllll trying to stop them.
    7:26
  8. 16.
    Hey kid, see you in the metaverse?
    9:07
  9. 17.
    New emoji are about to drop, but where do they come from anyway?
    11:04
  10. 18.
    Wearable technology keeps hooking people as COVID lingers
    7:54
  11. 19.
    Amid massive rainfall and deadly flooding, how does tech help identify risk?
    9:12
  12. 20.
    Patent applications reveal how tech companies may further threaten privacy for people in prison
    8:23
  13. 21.
    Now we know some of what Facebook knows about how it’s hurting us
    9:49
  14. 22.
    There’s still a lot to learn about buying now and paying later
    9:45
  15. 23.
    Facebook is taking a run at the whole cameras-in-glasses thing
    5:58
  16. 24.
    Big Tech is finally seeing the dollar signs seniors represent
    12:24
  17. 25.
    Looking for worms in Apple leaves a bad taste in ethical hackers’ mouths
    12:21
  18. 26.
    Storms are getting stronger. So how do we adapt?
    10:15
  19. 27.
    Flooding is getting worse. Can tech help us deal with it?
    8:55
  20. 28.
    The business of editing genes to battle disease is bringing in record funding
    8:16
  21. 29.
    El Salvador becomes the first to make bitcoin a national currency
    9:34
  22. 30.
    The right to repair broken tech is key to farmers
    4:23
  23. 31.
    Apple and Google’s app stores have been fortresses of commerce. South Korea fired a cannonball.
    11:10
  24. 32.
    Covid tested our ability to teach during a crisis. As a new school year begins, how are we doing?
    12:40
  25. 33.
    OnlyFans put many of its users through an emotional wringer. Sex workers are getting fed up.
    6:04
  26. 34.
    The mission to get girls coding doesn’t take a COVID break
    6:13
  27. 35.
    A kid’s dream come true — video games as medicine!
    10:50
  28. 36.
    The legacy of the Theranos debacle weighs especially heavy on women in biotech
    7:36
  29. 37.
    Admit it, you rank your friends by how much they annoy you. Now, Google’s doing it for websites.
    7:31
  30. 38.
    Big batteries are key to the planet’s future. But what’s up with these Bolt fires?
    6:42
  31. 39.
    Everyone finally understands the importance of cybersecurity. What does that mean for cybersecurers?
    9:41
  32. 40.
    Smart cities promised urban tech utopias. So where are they?
    5:35
  33. 41.
    It’s the last gasp for Internet Explorer, once the browser to rule them all
    6:00
  34. 42.
    Digital tools have become a liability and a lifeline of last resort in Afghanistan
    10:48
  35. 43.
    Using the power of minor internet celebrity to promote vaccines
    6:51
  36. 44.
    A window into the chaos and suffering in Afghanistan, through uploads
    4:48
  37. 45.
    If we’re gonna spend billions improving broadband, we kinda need to know what’s there
    4:39
  38. 46.
    Getting a clearer picture of wildfires from thousands of miles into space
    7:56
  39. 47.
    A tech optimist reacts to a not-so-optimistic climate report
    6:18
  40. 48.
    Good news, parents and guardians! Social media might be getting a little safer for kids.
    6:08
  41. 49.
    It’s harder to schmooze a VC over Zoom, but the money’s still flowing
    5:05
  42. 50.
    So you have to be vaccinated to get into that hot new bar? There’s an app for that.
    7:22

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