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Molly Wood

Host and senior editor


Molly Wood is the former host and senior editor of "Marketplace Tech," a daily broadcast focused on demystifying the digital economy, and former co-host of "Make Me Smart," where she and co-host Kai Ryssdal would 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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What we can learn by tracking trash

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Researchers at the MIT plan to electronically track thousands of pieces of trash to give people a greater sense of their impact on the environment.

Corporate profits linked to social networking?

Jul 22, 2009
A new study finds a correlation between profit growth and how companies engage customers via social media.

Why Pandora covets your car

Jul 21, 2009
Part two of our interview with Pandora's Tim Westergren about the future of radio.

Pandora wants radio stations to pay up

Jul 20, 2009
Webcasters have traditionally fought against royalties to pay music performers and record labels, but Pandora is urging Congress to make terrestrial radio kick in for royalties too.

Spammers still find plenty of easy targets

Jul 16, 2009
A new survey finds 12 percent of Internet users still open messages known to be spam.

iPhone App Store hits 1.5 billion downloads

Jul 15, 2009
It's going to be difficult for others to catch up to the popularity of the Apple app store.

A conversation with Microsoft chief strategist Craig Mundie

Jul 14, 2009
Microsoft's Craig Mundie talks about Office 2010 and the future of Windows and Chrome OS.