Marketplace Tech

with Ben Johnson

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

First, we hear from Brian Blau, Research Director at Gartner, about why Amazon paid $970 million for a platform that lets people watch other people playing video games. Then, as the sharing economy continues to grow, companies are forced to determine what kind of insurance they need and how much liability to take on. We explore what challenges this poses for businesses and insurance companies.  Finally, PC Mag columnist Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins us to talk about how big data can be used to improve policing.

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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.