Marketplace Tech

with Ben Johnson

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, August 14, 2014

First up, Susan Crawford, a visiting professor at Harvard Law school and author of "Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry & Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age," talks about the FCC’s plans to overturn state laws that prohibit cities from offering municipal broadband services. Then, Will Oremus, Senior Tech Correspondent at Slate, stops by to talk about tracking mobile users across apps for advertising purposes. Finally, we examine the shift to digital projection in movie theaters. 

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Marketplace Tech®, hosted by Ben Brock Johnson, tackles the business behind the technology that’s obsessing us and changing our lives. With the listener in mind, this weekday segment examines everything from video games and robots to consumer protection and space travel.