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APM: Marketplace Tech Report: Episodes

With Passover approaching, we talk with Rabbi Josh Franklin from Temple Beth Elohim about using technology to elevate worship. Plus a look at tech companies and the stock market. Finally, Nitasha Tiku, co-editor of Valleywag, stops by to play Silicon Tally, our weekly wrap up the week in tech news.

 
With the Energy Committee meeting to discuss the reliability and security of the electric grid, University of Alaska Physics Professor David Newman joins us to talk about his study on right-sizing the power grid to prevent regional blackouts. We also take a look at how Bitcoin users should file ...
On Wednesday, lawmakers in Washington will consider the massive $45 billion deal to merge Comcast and Time Warner Cable. It is the beginning of a long regulatory road for the country's two largest cable providers. If the deal goes through, it could have a big impact on everyone from startup founders ...
Windows XP support dies today. And we've been talking about the popular Microsoft operating system for weeks. The number of cash machines that run on it. The number of home computers it lives on. And the business that won't let it go. But do we really need giant operating systems anymore? Plus, the HBO ...
Over the last few months, there has been growing evidence that online surveillance conducted by the U.S. government is impacting the tech industry. One area in particular? Cloud Storage. Tech companies have started to move some of their facilities overseas under pressure from foreign governments. And ...
Will Oremus, tech blogger at Slate joins us to play this week’s Silicon Tally. Plus, the online food delivery service - GrubHub -- begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The company could raise around $176 million. In fact, the pre-IPO price has moved higher over the past few months, even before ...
Julie Angwin, ProPublica reporter and author of Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, talks about why privacy is a luxury. Plus: Molly Wood, tech columnist for the New York Times on Amazon’s new video streaming device, Fire TV. We take ...
Microsoft is feeling pretty good at the moment -- new CEO, its stock is up, and there's even Office for iPad. Microsoft will now unveil its version of a Siri device. Why has it taken so long?  And what does this signal about how Microsoft is positioning itself? Plus: April Rinne, Chief Strategy ...
If you know about the history of the Internet, you know that -- while Al Gore might be most famous for supposedly inventing it -- it is the Department of Defense that can probably lay claim in earnest. The Advanced Research Projects Agency began building the networks that would become the Internet in ...
This week Microsoft's Build conference kicks off in San Francisco. Build is an event designed to get developers excited about making things for its windows operating system, for mobile devices and PCs. And that's been a challenge, because as app ecosystems go, Microsoft's hasn't been particularly vibrant ...
Microsoft has now released versions of its Office software for the iPad. That news came in CEO Satya Nadella's first press conference as the company head. Analysts say it's been a long time coming -- prevented by the company's hope that Office could be used to boost sales of tablets based on the Windows ...
Microsoft's Satya Nadella will host his first press conference as CEO of the company. As its new leader, Nadella has his work cut out for him -- while Microsoft's business and cloud computing products have surged, hardware like its Surface tablet have not done so well. The new CEO might be about to announce ...
King, the company that makes the wildly addictive mobile game Candy Crush, has its initial public offering today. The company's been valued at as much as $7.6 billion. But like so many 80s bands you've heard and never heard of, King might be a bit of a one hit wonder. Beyond the company's big game are ...
Program description: You've heard plenty about cloud computing, but have you heard of the company called Box Inc? In the world of online storage and big data, Box is the David to online storage Goliaths like Microsoft and Oracle. We knew the company filed for an Initial Public Offering earlier this year. ...
Chester Wisniewski, senior security advisor at Sophos, joins us to talk about how PRISM will continue to affect the US tech industry abroad. Plus, what it's like for mid-career switchers who are learning to code, and the advantages and disadvantages of being the oldest student in a class of coding ...
Diana Adams, a tech entrepreneur and consultant who has been on Twitter since it’s early days, joins us to talk about thinking strategically for first tweets. Plus, Marketplace reporter David Gura joins us for this week's Silicon Tally.
How the Amazon Prime price hike may actually increase usage by Amazon customers. Plus, more on the Google Viacom settlement and safe harbor protections for service providers that host user content. Also, Cyrus Farivar, senior business editor at Ars Technica, about the Church Committee and the ...
Yesterday Google unveiled its operating system for wearable tech like smart watches. It's called Android Wear. While Pebble, Samsung and other companies have broken the ice with hardware, the entrance of a big player in software is a big step for wearable devices. And as the search for Malaysia Airlines ...
It's been expected for months, but there's news this week that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has chosen the United States for its initial public offering. Analysts say the company is worth some $140 billion. But what exactly is Alibaba, and why launch an IPO in the U.S.? Plus, you may have heard of ...
More on Target’s responsibilities after finding a security breach and whether or not that opens the company up to any liabilities now that so much customer data has been compromised. Plus, a new industry has sprung up in recent years: Websites that post nothing but mugshots. They're getting popular. ...
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