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Is the government ready to regulate the tech industry?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Aug 30, 2019
At a town hall discussion moderated by Kai Ryssdal, the answer seemed to be "no."
Diane Katz, left, from the Heritage Foundation, and "Marketplace's" Kai Ryssdal, right, at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech town hall on July 16, in Aspen, Colorado.
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The history of software "Easter eggs"

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Aug 15, 2019
The New York Times' David Pogue recently took stock of a 40-year-old trick.
A Tesla Model S in a showroom in 2013.
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Mounting investor interest in agricultural technology

by Carole Zimmer Jul 31, 2019
The sector has to balance a spike in investor interest with the cost of labor and infrastructure.
Arugula micro greens at AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms, founded in 2004, is the one of the largest vertical farms in the world.
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Screen-free parenting coaches are cropping up around the country

by Amy Scott, Andie Corban, and Sean McHenry Jul 16, 2019
Can't figure out a way to occupy your child that isn't device-based? There's a consultant for that.
Children's screen use often worries parents.
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IBM's $34B plan to build a "hybrid cloud"

by Jack Stewart Jul 9, 2019
IBM has worn many different hats since its foundation. Now it's acquired one more: Red Hat.
IBM has closed a $34 billion deal to buy Red Hat.
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Audio augmented reality is about to make headphones a lot smarter

by Jack Stewart Jun 17, 2019
It seems more and more people wear headphones all day. Now tech companies are working on ways to feed directions, notifications and, yes, advertisements into our ears.
There is an increasingly large choice of headphones available, and companies are working to make them smarter.
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Something you didn't know: H-1B visa fees pay for STEM research, education for Americans

by Andy Uhler Jun 12, 2019
The goal: More Americans in high-paying jobs.
A science teacher works with students in a high school in Homestead, Florida, in 2017.
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What exactly is Huawei? What you need to know.

by Scott Tong and Tommy Andres Jun 10, 2019
Get yourself up to speed on the race to own 5G, surveillance concerns and the vast reach of this $100 billion company.
A reception area at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province.
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Is it time for U.S. businesses to rethink their Chinese partnerships?

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin May 22, 2019
Democratic Senator Mark Warner has been urging American executives to reflect on the risks.
An investor reads a newspaper in front of screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing on May 14, 2019.
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Is your phone listening to your conversations?

by Jack Stewart May 17, 2019
Companies don't need to eavesdrop to target ads — we give them plenty of information.
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