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Marketplace Morning Report

Less than zero

Sep 17, 2019
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Molly Wood

Host and senior editor

SHORT BIO

I'm the host of “Marketplace Tech,” a daily broadcast focused on demystifying the digital economy. I'm also co-host of the “Make Me Smart” podcast alongside Kai Ryssdal, where we try to make sense of big topics in business, tech and culture.

What was your first job?

Grocery store checker (but I also drove an ice cream truck once).

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Time, the most precious thing of all.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

A pet!

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

My electric fireplace! It is both cute and cozy.

 

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Who protects you from making a bad purchase... on your smart speaker?

by Molly Wood Apr 29, 2019
Today's voice assistants and smart devices can act like salespeople who knock on your door.
Updated "Echo Dots" are pictured at Amazon Headquarters, following a launch event, on September 20, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
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The rise and fall of Facebook’s memory economy

by Molly Wood Apr 26, 2019
Facebook’s “Memories” feature used to be Molly Wood's favorite thing about the platform. Not anymore.
Facebook’s “Memories” feature used to be Molly Wood's favorite thing about the platform. Not anymore.
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In the novel ‘Delta-v,’ asteroid mining gets us to move to space

by Molly Wood Apr 24, 2019
... maybe the ultimate climate change adaptation.
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

Is "Fortnite" any more addictive than Facebook?

by Molly Wood Apr 23, 2019
Mental health experts aren't all on the same page.
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Big Tech is prepping for California's tough new privacy law

by Molly Wood Apr 18, 2019
While some are planning for compliance, others keep fighting to weaken it.
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Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: cybersecurity is national security

by Molly Wood Apr 17, 2019
The Obama administration official says its importance is "impossible to overstate."
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

Is video conferencing worth all the trouble?

by Molly Wood Apr 16, 2019
Some companies have lost $1 million in productivity just getting the technology to work.
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Tesla is moving ahead on driverless tech while others are slowing down

by Molly Wood Apr 15, 2019
The company is making semi-autonomous features standard and briefing investors on what's next.
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

Your smart speaker is always listening

by Molly Wood Apr 12, 2019
And someone on the other side of it may be listening, too.
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Your side hustle may not look so great come tax time

by Molly Wood Apr 11, 2019
Are gig workers getting the guidance they need when it comes to filing their taxes?
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