What's behind millennials' obsession with astrology?

by Kristin Schwab Feb 25, 2020
Sixty percent of them believe in New Age spirituality.
Co-Star has gained popularity on social media, as users post memes of their horoscopes.
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Shopping in the gig economy after retirement

by Sean McHenry Dec 13, 2019
One retiree earns a little extra with a shopping app.
Shipt bags on display.
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How femtech uses data to help women and advertisers

by Marketplace Staff Mar 20, 2019
In our economy, the devices we use are constantly asking us to share — or sometimes just taking — our data. And when it comes to that data, not much of it is more personal and private than our health. Yet…
The FDA is working with companies like Fitbit to streamline the approval process for health and medical software.

How one linguist is teaching "Game of Thrones" fans how to speak High Valyrian

by Janet Nguyen Mar 13, 2019
Duolingo will help you brush up on your Spanish, French and, uh, High Valyrian and Klingon.
Daenerys Targaryen from "Game of Thrones." 

Tide turns to doing your laundry

by , and Feb 20, 2019
The laundry detergent brand aims to offer dry-cleaning and wash-and-fold services nationally.
Tide aims to expand its dry-cleaning and wash-and-fold services nationally.
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What consumers and other tech companies have against Apple's App Store

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Jan 15, 2019
App sales from Google Play and Apple’s App Store are estimated to be a part of a $101 billion industry. Both companies make a profit by charging developers a 15-30 percent fee every time a consumer purchases an app, a model that…
This illustration picture taken on April 19, 2018 in Paris shows the tablet and smartphone app for the Apple Store.

How delivery apps are changing the restaurant industry

by Sam Harnett Nov 19, 2018
"We have to adapt every single thing we do," one eatery owner says.
Sara Deseran and Joe Hargrave have made changes to their restaurant to adapt to third-party apps.
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Can apps help veterans suffering from PTSD?

by Molly Wood Nov 12, 2018
Experts, and vets themselves, say yes.
Robert Wake, an Iraq war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, talks to physical therapist Nicole Bormann before a session in the VA Medical Center August 10, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. 
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

Americans, including tech insiders, are using less social media

by Molly Wood Aug 17, 2018
People are gradually setting boundaries with social media.
Marketplace Tech Blogs

Yes, lots of people are still playing "Pokemon Go"

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Danielle Chiriguayo Jul 12, 2018
The popular mobile phone game is making a comeback.

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