Marketplace Tech

with Molly Wood

06/26/2017: How Atari changed personal computing

Atari was born 45 years ago this week. Michael Z. Newman, the author of "Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America," says the gaming company didn't just change video game history, it changed the way people thought of personal computing. Plus: we learn about how one company, BioCatch, is using biometrics to detect fraud. CEO Eyal Goldwerger says the company can use your online behavior to identify you, adding a layer of security. It tracks your physical attributes, including how fast you scroll on a page or how you hold you phone, to build your profile.

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Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood helps listeners understand the business behind the technology that’s rewiring our lives. From how tech is changing the nature of work to the unknowns of venture capital to the economics of outer space, this weekday show tells the stories of modern life through our digital economy.
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