Marketplace Tech

with Ben Johnson

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Airing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015: First up on today's show, we'll talk to Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of CNET.com, about why Chinese electronics company Xiaomi is opening a very limited online store for customers in North America and Europe. Plus, Dale Kunkel, Professor Emeritus of Communication for the University of Arizona, talks about why consumer groups are filing a complaint with the FTC about inappropriate content on Google’s YouTube Kids app. Also joining us is Nathaniel Popper, author of "Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money," about Bitcoin’s origins in the Cypherpunk community, and how the cryptocurrency’s underlying technology might be adopted by Wall Street.

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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.