Marketplace Tech

with Ben Johnson

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, July 2 2014

The US Marshall Service has auctioned off 30,000 bitcoin since Friday – the auction seems to have created a new class of bitcoin buyers – but there's still mystery around who the buyers are and how much they bought. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer sorts it out. Plus, Malini Mithal, an attorney with the FTC, talks about the agency's filing against T-Mobile, alleging that the company over-charged customers for SMS services. And author Ted Conover and his son Asa join us to talk about train hopping, and how technology is changing the experience of riding the rails.

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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.