Molly Wood serves as a host for the Marketplace portfolio of programs and as the senior tech correspondent when not hosting. 

Molly’s experience covering technology spans all media – print, online and broadcast. Before officially joining Marketplace earlier this year, she was a tech columnist at The New York Times, and a frequent contributor to Marketplace Tech. Previously, she launched the CNET podcast Buzz Out Loud, which was one of the early successes in podcasting and which fans still celebrate today. In the web video space, she created and executive produced a broadcast-quality tech show: “Always On with Molly Wood.” The ambitious series ultimately shot episodes all over the world.

A native Montanan, Molly is now based in the Bay Area so that she can contribute her passion and knowledge of all things tech for Marketplace.  


Features by Molly Wood

Viewmaster goes VR

This holiday season, the classic toy is getting a fancy upgrade with help from Google.
Posted In: Mattel, toys, virtual reality, Google

Weekly Wrap: Black Friday as an economic indicator

Let's wrap up this holiday week in business and economic news.
Posted In: Black Friday, Christmas shopping, corporate inversion, Pfizer

New law updates guidelines for space industry

New law permits American companies to keep materials they mine in space.
Posted In: space, Obama, space industry, Congress, mining
ESPN is losing subscribers.

ESPN's ratings are slipping

ESPN has lost about 7 million subscribers since its audience peak in 2013.
Posted In: espn, tv, cable, cord cutting, streaming, Sports
While some people are petitioning for stores to remain closed on Thanksgiving, many major stores proudly remain open.

Malls are urging stores to stay open on Thanksgiving

Some mall managers are urging smaller businesses to stay open on Thanksgiving.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, shopping, Black Friday
Stores and malls make a conscious effort to create an aesthetic that draws in customers.

Ever wonder why you bought that ugly sweater?

The way a store looks, sounds, and even smells has a major impact on your spending.
Posted In: retail sales, shopping, Science

A 12-day push to reach a climate change deal starts on Monday

In Paris, representatives of some 200 countries will work towards a climate change deal.
Posted In: paris, climate change, United Nations, UN, Paris Climate Conference
When Instagrammers meet for dinner...and make a career out of it.

Food Instagrammers turning photography into careers

What if you got paid for all those Instagram pictures of your dinner?
Posted In: instagram, Food, photography
Google published a graphic about Black Friday shopping based on smartphone data.

Google's data on when not to shop this Black Friday

Google put together an infographic from smartphone data on Christmas shopping.
Posted In: Black Friday, Google, shopping
As Christmas shopping officially begins, the manager at Butte Plaza Mall in Montana has a positive attitude about this season.

Don't call it 'Black Friday.' It's 'Golden Friday' at one mall in Montana

The Butte Plaza Mall is focusing on small businesses for the holidays.
Posted In: montana, shopping malls, Black Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas


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