Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Episode Teaser Image 
Episode Description 
Computer glitches at home can be frustrating, but what about when they keep an entire airline company from taking off? American Airlines had to cancel over 400 flights and deal with massive delays yesterday when employees couldn't access its computerized reservation system Sabre, which is used by multiple airlines, helps with scheduling, booking, printing boarding passes, and tracking checked bags.

Listen to more audio from this episode

Beware of malware...on your smartphone

A new study from a firm called NQ Mobile says instances of evil software showing up in mobile phones were up 163 percent last year.
Posted In: mobile, malware

Bundling no more? Netflix, Hopper chip away at traditional TV

The TV industry is changing fast -- and one of its pillars, bundling, may be about to fall.
Posted In: tv, Tech, netflix

Burner mobile app goes beyond prank calls

Prank calls -- which in 2013 are all but rooted out with caller ID -- may get new life with a new app called Burner. But the software may have legitimate privacy uses as well.
Posted In: android, mobile apps, privacy

American Airlines stuck on the tarmac over systems glitch

Computer glitches can be frustrating, but what about when they keep an entire airline company from taking off? That’s what happened yesterday, when American Airlines had to cancel over 400 flights.
Posted In: American Airlines, cloud

Browse the show calendar