Jeff Horwich is the interim host of Marketplace Morning Report and a sometime-Marketplace reporter. He is the former host of "In The Loop" from Minnesota Public Radio and a former business and economics correspondent for MPR. He is a graduate of Duke University and has a Master's in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.

Features By Jeff Horwich

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Population growth: The problem of weight

The problems of a sustainable future for the planet don't stop at pure population -- it also matters what the people in that population are consuming, and how much they weigh.
Posted In: weight, Health, Food, obesity
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Microsoft makes 'Do Not Track' the default

Advertisers are not amused. In the upcoming version of Windows, Internet Explorer will have its "Do Not Track" feature turned on by default. Goodbye creepy ads that seem to follow you around -- hello, more generic ads for great deals on car insurance?
Posted In: Microsoft, web tracking, do not track, tracking, browsers, internet explorer, online advertising, QR code, health care
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'Chipping' our kids: Can we fight truancy with technology?

Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?
Posted In: RFID, Radio Frequency Identification, schools, privacy, data security, Education, gps, neuroscience, backyard brains
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'The Hopper' looks to deal a death-blow to commercials

A new device for DISH Network means even the very lazy can skip all the commercials in their favorite shows. Automatically. Good news for viewers now -- bad news later?
Posted In: upfronts, television, commercial
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Electronic voting 2012: Here we go again

Elections come and go and many issues change, but one seems to remain: electronic voting. Two years ago, four years ago, eight years ago -- the story's been about the same: the machines don't seem ready for primetime, but we're using them anyway.
Posted In: voting, 2012 election
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Is venture capital 'broken?'

A new report echoes what's been whispered around the industry for years: the model of funding startups through venture capital firms is not working any more.
Posted In: venture capital, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, funding, start-ups, Mark Zuckerberg, hoodie
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Spamming the 2012 election; tablets for bonobos!

Web security firm Impermium is charting the role of social media spam in the 2012 race for president. And researchers in Iowa are about to find out what happens when you give apes tablet computers. (Planet of the Apes, anyone?)
Posted In: tablets, spam, 2012 election
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Full interview: Tablet computers for bonobos

A chat with Dr. Ken Schweller of the Great Ape Trust sanctuary in Des Moines, Iowa, where they are hoping to put an Android tablet in the hands of each bonobo.
Posted In: tablets, apes, Bonobo Chat
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One social network that promises not to 'monetize' you

Despite pressure to show uses ads and make hay from their personal data, CaringBridge refuses. They're a special case, but are there lessons here for other social networks?
Posted In: social networks, Facebook, caringbridge, Health, monetize, profits, nonprofits
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Windows 8: Big changes, big challenges

Windows still runs more than three-quarters of the world's PCs. And the upcoming Windows 8 is about Microsoft using that existing heft to power its way onto smaller screens too.
Posted In: windows 8, Microsoft, preview, metro, user interface, business computing

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