Marketplace Tech®

with Ben Johnson

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, July 3, 2014

FIrst up, Ben Popper, business editor for The Verge, talks about about why Google would want to fold in Songza’s features to Google Play. Then, Matthew George, founder of Bridj, a pop-up bus service, joins us to talk about using data and social media activity to predict transportation needs. Finally, Cyrus Farivar, Senior Business Editor for Ars Technica, on fans’ use of laser pointers to distract players during World Cup matches.    

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Marketplace Tech®, hosted by Ben Brock Johnson, tackles the business behind the technology that’s obsessing us and changing our lives. With the listener in mind, this weekday segment examines everything from video games and robots to consumer protection and space travel.