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Marketplace Tech for Friday, August 9, 2013
Aug 9, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Friday, August 9, 2013

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A major tech company is facing bans on selling its gadgets in the U.S. -- except this time, it's not Apple, but their South Korean rival Samsung. It has to do with communications technology in older Samsung phones. You may remember Apple dodged a similar threat to selling some iPhone and iPad models last week. Today, the ITC is expected to make a decision on banning old Samsung phones because they infringe on Apple patents. Plus, Volkswagen has released a new app called "Smile Drive." And, inspired by one percenter-filled space station in the new sci-fi epic "Elysium," we find out how far away we are from establishing our own space colony.

Segments From this episode

Apple, Samsung patent fight drags on

Aug 9, 2013
The Apple-Samsung patent case in front of an appeals court on Friday differs from the Apple-Samsung patent dispute before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The spread of 'Gamification'

Aug 9, 2013
Major corporations and the government are creating apps and games to make non-game activities more game-like -- and they're collecting a lot of data.

How close are we to a real-life 'Elysium'?

Aug 9, 2013
In anticipation of this weekend's big sci-fi epic, a look at how close we are to building a real-life space colony.

A major tech company is facing bans on selling its gadgets in the U.S. — except this time, it’s not Apple, but their South Korean rival Samsung. It has to do with communications technology in older Samsung phones. You may remember Apple dodged a similar threat to selling some iPhone and iPad models last week. Today, the ITC is expected to make a decision on banning old Samsung phones because they infringe on Apple patents. Plus, Volkswagen has released a new app called “Smile Drive.” And, inspired by one percenter-filled space station in the new sci-fi epic “Elysium,” we find out how far away we are from establishing our own space colony.

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