Marketplace has a new podcast for kids, "Million Bazillion!" EPISODE OUT NOW
Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Apr 30, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

HTML EMBED:
COPY

It has been six months since the savage storm dubbed Sandy wrecked and flooded a stretch of the East Coast. As people increasingly carry smartphones and Internet-linked tablets, how can digital devices help during an emergency? Developers are creating a growing number of crowd-sourcing disaster apps in the hopes of making a difference during natural and manmade disasters.

Segments From this episode

Emergencies? There's an app for that

Apr 30, 2013
A new market is emerging for apps that can connect people to emergency services and family members during a crisis.
East Village residents sit on corner of Avenue C that gets cellphone reception and make calls November 1, 2012 as New Yorkers cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Has Facebook saturation finally set in?

Apr 30, 2013
Social networks are growing in China, but are they still on the up and up in the U.S.?

It has been six months since the savage storm dubbed Sandy wrecked and flooded a stretch of the East Coast. As people increasingly carry smartphones and Internet-linked tablets, how can digital devices help during an emergency? Developers are creating a growing number of crowd-sourcing disaster apps in the hopes of making a difference during natural and manmade disasters.

The future of this podcast starts with you.

Every day, Molly Wood and the “Tech” team demystify the digital economy with stories that explore more than just “Big Tech.” We’re committed to covering topics that matter to you and the world around us, diving deep into how technology intersects with climate change, inequity, and disinformation.

As part of a nonprofit newsroom, we’re counting on listeners like you to keep this public service paywall-free and available to all.

Support “Marketplace Tech” in any amount today and become a partner in our mission.