Marketplace Tech

with Ben Johnson

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, August 28, 2014

First up, Apple looks set to manufacture 12.9 inch screen iPads in 2015. The new iPads are larger than the ones on the market, which with 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch displays. Why is Apple taking this direction? Is the company trying to get back into the laptop space? Are they reacting to the success of Microsoft’s ‘Surface’ line, or are there other factors at play? We take a closer look. Then, Matt Austin, Associate Director for Resident Life at UMass Lowell, talks about software that matches incoming freshmen roommates – and interfaces with Facebook – ahead of move-in day at the university on Friday.

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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.