Molly Wood

Host and senior editor


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.


Latest Stories (2,739)

Sony's Kindle killer?

Aug 26, 2009
Sony has unveiled a new electronic reading device designed to compete with the Amazon Kindle.

Snow Leopard to appear this week

Aug 25, 2009
Apple's latest operating system -- Snow Leopard -- is set to arrive in stores this week.

USDA: Rural broadband fuels economic growth

Aug 21, 2009
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture says broadband Internet leads to more and higher-paying jobs in rural areas.

U.S. teens nearly on par with adults in cell phone use

Aug 20, 2009
New data finds young people aged 12 to 17 have adopted cell phones at nearly the same rate as adults.

Should British government apologize to Alan Turing?

Aug 19, 2009
Alan Turing is considered to be the father of modern computer science, but during his life, he was prosecuted by Great Britain for homosexual acts.

Pogue's cell phone annoyances

Aug 18, 2009
Part two of our interview with the New York Times' David Pogue on today's technology.

Pogue claims some success with Take Back the Beep campaign

Aug 17, 2009
The New York Times' David Pogue is urging phone servicers to end the 15-second voicemail instructions automated on most phones.

U.S. residents pay more for mobile phones than most of rest of the world

Aug 14, 2009
Consumers in U.S. are among the countries who spend the most money on mobile phone services.

Middle East, N. Africa governments tighten Internet clamps

Aug 13, 2009
A new study finds rising government censorship in a number of Middle Eastern and North African countries.

In praise of minimal computing

Aug 12, 2009
Blogger Patrick Rhone believes people should give a closer look at the hardware and programs we have and consider whether we really need them.