On today's show, we'll look at the appointments Trump made to help lead our country's telecommunications policy: a former lobbyist for Sprint and an economist from the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. We'll also interview Jessica Brillhart, the principal filmmaker for virtual reality at Google.
On today's show, we'll talk about what those who run sharing-economy businesses might expect under President-elect Donald Trump; a new method to catch elephant and rhino poachers; some false advertising over companies' use of the label "deals"; and new features from Facebook that include disappearing videos and photos.
On today's show, we'll talk about the possibility of a "new-collar" job market, which would consist of jobs in cybersecurity, data science and artificial intelligence that require less than a four-year degree; the effect that our new administration's policies could have on the tech industry; and Shinola's entrance into the world of audio.
On today's show, we'll chat with Google's director of product, Aparna Chennapragada, about the new voice assistant Google Home, and play this week's Silicon Tally with the producer of our "Codebreaker" podcast, Clare Toeniskoetter.
Film isn't the only medium that gets the virtual reality treatment. The best-selling author Wally Lamb has a new book called "I'll Take You There" that'll launch as part of the Metabook line — a series of works that include extras like 360 degree videos and photos. Metabook's CEO Christian Alfonsi joined us to talk about why he wanted to pursue this venture. We'll also check out reports that Snapchat's parent company has plans for an IPO that could be valued at $25 billion. Plus, as part of our "Codebreaker" podcast, we'll look at a new dating service that uses pictures of your exes to try and match you with someone who has a similar face.
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.