Marketplace Tech

with Ben Johnson

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to meet with French President Francois Hollande. On the agenda will be the question of whether or not Europe should build its own internet. Seriously. Plus, think of some of the companies and services we talk about often on this show: Twitter, Facebook,  Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat. These are companies worth billions of dollars. But where does that value actually come from? As the saying goes: When the service is free, the user is the product. Whether that product can be sold is the topic of a new documentary, "Generation Like," airing on Frontline this week.

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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.