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Matt Berger was the former Digital Director at Marketplace and has worked as a journalist and digital producer for over a decade in the areas of business, technology and arts and lifestyle.

Berger started his journalism career as a daily newspaper reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the height of the tech boom in 2000, he got a job in downtown San Francisco covering high tech and venture capital for the Silicon Valley magazine Upside and its website. When Upside went downside in the 2001 dot-com bubble, Berger moved a few blocks down Market Street as a technology reporter and correspondent for a global news wire service operated by magazine and Internet publisher IDG.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, Berger was the Executive Producer for Interactive at The Taunton Press, a publisher of lifestyle magazines, books, and digital products.

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Features by Matt Berger

Google's (fictitious) response to Apple CEO Tim Cook's apology letter

Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook, posted a letter of apology to customers, in response to growing criticism over the Maps app in Apple’s new operating system. We imagine how Google co-founder Sergey Brin might have responded.
Posted In: apple, iPhone, maps

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley, it pays to work in high tech

The Internet, high tech and computer manufacturing industries continue to boost local and state economies with competitive jobs and high wages. On average, a high-tech worker in the private sector earns 77 percent more than a worker with a non-tech job, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled by the industry trade group TechAmerica.

But not all states are created equal. Explore the U.S. by the number of jobs and businesses in the high-tech industry, and see how each state ranks in terms of average wage for a high-tech career in this interactive map from the desk of the Marketplace Tech Report.

All week, we'll be exploring the technology industry from heart of the third-largest state in terms of the tech jobs economy - New York City, also home to the new Tech Report with Host David Brancaccio.

Innovation Nation. Click through to see how your state ranks in terms of high-tech jobs and wages. Explore the interactive map.

 

I always thought Twitter defied reason?

 

Marketplace Radio: The Infinite Playlist on Slacker Radio

Ever wish you could click play and never stop listening to Marketplace? Now you can. Tune in for our brand new infinite listening experience on Slacker Radio.
Posted In: app

Commuter Nation: How America gets to work

The majority of Americans still drive alone in a car to and from work. But in cities and states across the nation, the commuter population is turning to carpools, public transportation, walking, and bikes.
Posted In: commute, transporation

Monthly jobs report: A history of revisions

On the first Friday of each month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its monthly jobs report. But don't pay too much attention to the number of jobs added or lost; it will be revised and revised again.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, bureau of labor statistics

Supreme Court Scorecard: The Health Care Vote

In its landmark decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the individual mandate and the expansion of Medicaid. See how each justice ruled.
Posted In: Supreme Court, health care reform law, Affordable Care Act

ReMarket Podcast: Internet saved the radio star

Catch up on this week in tech and meet the team of producers and coders that deliver Marketplace to you everywhere BUT your public radio station
Posted In: remarket podcast

'A Better Amercia' and the importance of a good copy edit

with mittMitt Romney probably didn't intend for his new campaign iPhone app "With Mitt" to go viral. Thanks to a typo, it just might.

The app lets you snap a photo with your phone, choose from a collection of promotional campaign messages to add on top of your image, and then share it with your friends on social media (check out mine to the right). It's a pretty innovative idea as far as digital campaigning goes. That is, unless your developers forget to give it a copy edit! (I'll admit, at first glance, "Amercia" does look a lot like "America.")

As someone who's submitted an iPhone app to Apple before, let me remind you that it usually takes Apple about a week or two to approve an upgrade to your app. That includes code updates to make a copy edit. I wonder if they'll make an exception this time for the sake of "A Better Amercia."


EDITOR'S NOTE: This news brief has been copy edited to correct grammatical errors. Oh the irony.

Google Chrome is world's most popular browser, but not at Marketplace.org

There's a new victor in the so-called browser wars. Google Chrome has knocked Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser out of the top spot becoming the most-used browser in the world, according to the analytics website Statcounter.com. While IE still rules in the U.S., Chrome has experienced somewhat of a global takeover, edging into the number two spot ahead of Mozilla's Firefox last year and more recently bumping IE from its perch.

I thought I'd bring it up, because this global trend doesn't match the audience stats here at Marketplace.org. The majority of visitors to our site still read and listen to our stories with some version of Internet Explorer, according our Google Analytics stats (see attached image for details).

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