On today's show, we'll talk about Netflix's popularity — and the company's growing competition; an uptick in the livestreaming of political conventions, which may lead to more memes and attract younger viewers; and similarities between disruption at tech companies and disruption in the underground economy.
On today's show, we'll talk about visual effects in the "Ghostbusters" franchise; play this week's Silicon Tally with Backchannel's editorial director, Jessi Hempel; and the use of emojis in Venmo payments.
On today's show, we'll talk about the communication app Line, which may be the biggest IPO of 2016; tracking people using stingrays, devices that mimic cell phone towers; and the servers that power such games as Pokemon Go.
On today's show, we'll talk about an agreement between the U.S. and the European Union on new guidelines for sharing data across the Atlantic Ocean; Facebook's new "Secret Conversations" feature, which uses end-to-end encryption; and National Geographic Magazine's editing standards for photos.
On today's show, we'll talk about the use of bomb-diffusing robots to target criminal suspects — new territory for law enforcement; look at why Nintendo's Pokémon Go has become such a phenomenon; and interview people on the street about the Pokémon Go app.
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.