Marketplace Headlines: Technology

Marketplace Headlines: Technology

  • Batteries, The Missing Link

    Apr 16, 2014 | 5 min
    Batteries are hard to develop because they live in the world of material science.
  • Digital advertisers losing the 'bot arms race'

    Apr 15, 2014 | 3 min
    Researchers believe that more than one third of all internet traffic is from bots
  • FTC wants stronger rules on consumer data

    Apr 15, 2014 | 3 min
    FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez and a conversation about data security.
  • Bleeding out

    Apr 15, 2014 | 2 min
    Why Heartbleed will cost businesses billions of dollars
  • Bitcoin, what is it good for?

    Apr 14, 2014 | 3 min
    As Bitcoin gets bigger and bigger, a look at its value outside of money
  • How digital media is reinventing comics

    Apr 11, 2014 | 3 min
    A look into Amazon's purchase of digital comic book site Comixology.
  • In which the government acknowledges Google

    Apr 11, 2014 | 1 min
    Senate Bill 226 was introduced last week, cited as the Let Me Google That For You Act.
  • What if you could kill your stolen phone?

    Apr 11, 2014 | 3 min
    A "kill switch" on smart phones would prevent thefts and possibly save billions of dollars.
  • Don't break my heart: This week's Silicon Tally

    Apr 11, 2014 | 3 min
    Our regular quiz looking back at the week's tech news.
  • The U.S. needs more energy grids

    Apr 10, 2014 | 4 min
    Three large power grids supply power to the entire U.S.
  • The heartache of Heartbleed

    Apr 09, 2014 | 4 min
    A security flaw in OpenSSL could allow a hacker to decrypt your personal information.
  • If these dolphins could talk

    Apr 09, 2014 | 5 min
    Who doesn't want to translate dolphin sounds into human words?
  • Tech firms challenged over hiring practices

    Apr 08, 2014 | 3 min
    Employees of some of the biggest tech firms accuse them of interfering with prospects.
  • HBO heads to Silicon Valley

    Apr 08, 2014 | 4 min
    HBO's Silicon Valley finds humor in the life of a great startup.
  • Measuring the tech sector: How big is it, really?

    Apr 07, 2014 | 3 min
    The Nasdaq is sliding and there’s lots of hand-wringing over the tech sector.
  • Taking national security to the cloud

    Apr 07, 2014 | 4 min
    Some countries want to build their own cloud storage space.
  • Why the 'Internet of Things' is still fragile

    Apr 04, 2014 | 3 min
    Even the most high-tech companies rely on humans when everything fails.
  • Mozilla CEO resigns amid controversy

    Apr 04, 2014 | 3 min
    Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich publicly opposed same-sex marriage.
  • Forget the wearables: This week's Silicon Tally

    Apr 04, 2014 | 4 min
    Our regular quiz looking back at the week's tech news.
  • What to do when an online review isn't true

    Apr 03, 2014 | 3 min
    A business owner in Virginia sues Yelp to reveal the identity of negative reviewers.
  • Coinstar goes after the gift-card resale market

    Apr 03, 2014 | 2 min
    Coinstar expands the market for vending machines
  • Is privacy a luxury good?

    Apr 03, 2014 | 3 min
    The high cost of keeping your data private.
  • FTC wants stronger rules on consumer data

    Apr 02, 2014 | 3 min
    FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez and a conversation about data security.
  • Microsoft's Siri: What took so long?

    Apr 02, 2014 | 2 min
    Microsoft unveils its version of a Siri device.
  • Netflix deploys Frank Underwood

    Apr 01, 2014 | 2 min
    Kevin Spacey helped Netflix lobby Maryland for tax breaks
  • Shop and charge: more stores offer cellphone charging

    Apr 01, 2014 | 3 min
    Brick-and-mortar shops are providing free cellphone charging
  • DARPA looks to biotechnology for next innovations

    Apr 01, 2014 | 4 min
    An interview on how DARPA is adapting to a changing tech landscape
  • NAACP's former head is going to Silicon Valley

    Mar 31, 2014 | 5 min
    Benjamin Jealous is taking his fight for civil rights to the tech sector,
  • Doctors and developers are building apps to keep you sober

    Mar 31, 2014 | 4 min
    Some mixed reviews of apps for recovering alcoholics.
  • No VR headset needed: This week's Silicon Tally

    Mar 28, 2014 | 4 min
    Our regular quiz looking back at the week's tech news.
  • Twitter to list which music is most tweeted about

    Mar 27, 2014 | 1 min
    After the failure of their music app, Twitter tries to get back in the game.
  • Microsoft's move to openness

    Mar 27, 2014 | 2 min
    In the battle between open and closed systems in tech, the open ones win market share.
  • Sick of the commute, Santa Cruz tries own tech hub

    Mar 27, 2014 | 3 min
    2, tech workers commute daily from Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley
  • Does Office for iPad say something new about Microsoft?

    Mar 27, 2014 | 2 min
    Microsoft has resisted making Office available on iPad for a long time.
  • The online life of a teenager

    Mar 27, 2014 | 4 min
    Are teens any worse at being plugged in all the time than adults?
  • Facebook buys Oculus for $2 billion

    Mar 26, 2014 | 3 min
    Facebook's latest acquisition and the future of virtual reality.
  • Facebook buys Occulus for $2 billion

    Mar 26, 2014 | 2 min
    Facebook's latest acquisition and the future of virtual reality.
  • The sweet smell of King Digital's Candy Crush success

    Mar 26, 2014 | 2 min
    As King Digital tries to raise about $5 million in IPO, we look at the company's strategy
  • Robo... traffic cop?

    Mar 26, 2014 | 4 min
    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, two large robots have been installed to control traffic
  • Bringing more women into the startup ecosystem

    Mar 25, 2014 | 4 min
    The most recent class of Y Combinator participants is 24% women
  • Interview with Box CEO Aaron Levie

    Mar 25, 2014 | 3 min
    CEO Aaron Levie and his company Box hope to raise $25 million in an IPO.
  • First tweets don't age so well

    Mar 21, 2014 | 1 min
    In which the Marketplace team and Vladimir Putin reflect on the past 8 years.
  • Mr. Johnson goes to Washington: This week's Silicon Tally

    Mar 21, 2014 | 3 min
    Our regular quiz looking back at the week's tech news.
  • A letter to the President warns of history repeating itself

    Mar 20, 2014 | 3 min
    Members of the Church Committee sent President Obama a letter addressing recent NSA surveillance
  • 5 percent of U.S. ATMs run on Windows XP

    Mar 19, 2014 | 3 min
    What will ATMs do when Microsoft stops supporting the OS?
  • 5 percent of U.S. ATMs run on Windows XP

    Mar 19, 2014 | 3 min
    What will ATMs do when Microsoft stops supporting the OS?
  • The danger of crowdsourcing the search for Flight 7

    Mar 19, 2014 | 4 min
    Millions flocked to Tomnod to help find Flight 7
  • The government's getting out of the Internet business

    Mar 17, 2014 | 5 min
    It's not magic fueling marketplace.org, says the CEO of ICANN.
  • Voices: How much data sharing is too much?

    Mar 14, 2014 | 2 min
    SXSW attendees weigh in on how much data sharing is appropriate, or safe.
  • The slow process of getting the highest speed internet

    Mar 14, 2014 | 4 min
  • Alarms went off at Target during the security hack

    Mar 13, 2014 | 2 min
    Security experts say what happened at Target is no surprise, given how poorly prepared big companies are to deal with data security issues.
  • Amazon, Apple want a piece of the TV set top box

    Mar 13, 2014 | 2 min
    Set-top boxes give direct access to sell you other goods too.
  • Rosario Dawson: From Cesar Chavez to Twitter

    Mar 12, 2014 | 4 min
    The actress draws a parallel between Twitter and the Farmworkers Movement.
  • The Web's 25th birthday suit is embeddable

    Mar 12, 2014 | 3 min
    A look at the next trend in managing connections
  • Lesbians Who Tech holds first ever summit

    Mar 11, 2014 | 4 min
    Over 75 lesbian women in the tech industry gathered in San Francisco to network, hack, and forge a new community.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson won't take a computer to the Bahamas

    Mar 11, 2014 | 4 min
    A conversation with the host of the re-booted "Cosmos" show on Fox
  • Ashton Kutcher to invest in Aaron Levie's Box

    Mar 10, 2014 | 2 min
    Cloud storage company Box draws new funding ahead of initial public offering
  • SXSW Frontlines: How to protect your data

    Mar 10, 2014 | 3 min
    Techies are floating some big ideas around at SXSW.
  • Don't mess with Texas: This week's Silicon Tally

    Mar 07, 2014 | 4 min
    Play Silicon Tally to find out how well you've kept up on this week's tech news.
  • By 22, there will be 1 web-connected devices per human

    Mar 06, 2014 | 4 min
    Dell CEO Michael Dell tells Marketplace his plans to meet future demand.
  • Start up the StartUp Bus

    Mar 05, 2014 | 3 min
    Teams of designers, coders, and tech enthusiasts are making their way to SXSW via bus, and along the way, they're building the next great startups
  • Social media as witness

    Mar 04, 2014 | 4 min
    Protesters in Ukraine are taking to social media to paint a very different picture of the situation in their home country.
  • A look at ABC's Oscars streaming SNAFU

    Mar 03, 2014 | 3 min
    So how did it go when ABC tried streaming the Oscars live online for the first time? Get your popcorn ready.
  • So you went ahead and bought some bitcoin

    Feb 28, 2014 | 3 min
    Now a large exchange is filing for bankruptcy because of a theft. How can you protect your investment?
  • Young Wall Street heads to Silicon Valley

    Feb 28, 2014 | 3 min
    Many would-be bankers are heading west.
  • How to create the next Silicon Valley

    Feb 28, 2014 | 2 min
    Build research-friendly colleges... and get some money.
  • Final Note(s): Frequent flier miles, 715 planets.

    Feb 26, 2014 | 1 min
    A veritable onslaught of new planets discovered by the Kepler telescope.
  • Taser is more than stun guns

    Feb 26, 2014 | 2 min
    Taser is diversifying into police equipment, including wearable cameras.
  • The Bitcoin mystery that is Mt. Gox

    Feb 25, 2014 | 5 min
    For Mt.Gox, it seems like the magic may be gone.
  • Bitcoin mystery

    Feb 25, 2014 | 7 min
    Many are expecting Mt. Gox to file for bankruptcy.
  • What's a WhatsApp subscriber worth? $42

    Feb 20, 2014 | 3 min
    Facebook's valuation of WhatsApp essentially means that it's paying $42 for every WhatsApp subscriber
  • You won't listen to this audio, and you won't share it

    Feb 20, 2014 | 4 min
    Why a story about why audio doesn't go viral is a perfect chance for us to play you audio that should go viral.
  • In Silicon Valley, Indians' dreams have become reality

    Feb 20, 2014 | 5 min
    Silicon Valley appears to be dominated by Indians: they're starting up companies, being appointed CEOs of established firms, and becoming a force in venture capital. But it wasn't always that way.
  • PODCAST: Facebook's bet on WhatsApp

    Feb 20, 2014 | 7 min
    Facebook made one of the most expensive tech acquisitions in recent history.
  • Facebook buys into WhatsApp

    Feb 20, 2014 | 2 min
    WhatsApp is one of the fastest growing apps in history.
  • Facebook buys WhatsApp messaging service for $1 billion

    Feb 19, 2014 | 4 min
    Yes, that's billion. With a "b."
  • Tough times for cryptocurrencies

    Feb 17, 2014 | 4 min
    Bitcoin faces more challenges as online black markets get hacked by thieves or raided by law enforcement.
  • The future of ownership in social media

    Feb 17, 2014 | 3 min
    With "Social Media Week" kicking off, we look at the state of services like Twitter.
  • Silicon Tally: A valentine for a time capsule

    Feb 14, 2014 | 3 min
    Play Silicon Tally to find out how well you've kept up on this week's tech news.
  • MMR Silicon valley part

    Feb 13, 2014 | 6 min
    A look at class divisions through public transportation and education.
  • Living in the 'state' of Silicon Valley

    Feb 12, 2014 | 4 min
    A venture capitalist wants California to be six separate entities.
  • Heaven or hell? Never miss a call again

    Feb 12, 2014 | 3 min
    An easier way to keep track of messages
  • Can redditors influence lawmakers?

    Feb 11, 2014 | 3 min
    Internet companies work to influence Congress... again.
  • North Korea's homegrown operating system seems familiar

    Feb 11, 2014 | 3 min
    Like other technology and software out of the DPRK, seems to imitate rather than innovate.
  • Silicon Galley? Seeking innovation off-shore

    Feb 11, 2014 | 5 min
    A new generation of pioneers is seeking to create their own communities where the focus is on innovation for business outside of the mainstream -- and outside of the United States.
  • HTC struggles to compete in smartphone market

    Feb 11, 2014 | 2 min
    The Taiwanese phone maker considers new moves after a disappointing earnings report.
  • Using the internet to influence lawmakers

    Feb 11, 2014 | 2 min
    Can internet companies influence Congress....again?
  • 'Flappy Bird' flaps away

    Feb 10, 2014 | 2 min
    Millions downloaded this mobile game that flew too close to the sun.
  • Cochlear implants get processing boost from MIT researchers

    Feb 10, 2014 | 3 min
    A leap forward in tech for those who can't hear.
  • Super Bowl leftovers: This week's Silicon Tally

    Feb 07, 2014 | 3 min
    million views, 1.8 coins, and 5 million times a day ... know what those numbers mean? Must be another Silicon Tally!
  • Twitter's good earnings report just doesn't cut it

    Feb 06, 2014 | 3 min
    Despite a favorable report, investors are unhappy about Twitter's number of users.
  • Avoiding government surveillance at the Olympic games

    Feb 06, 2014 | 3 min
    Olympic visitors will have to deal with protecting their data in a country with a less-than-ideal reputation for cyber security.
  • It's not that easy to be a YouTube superstar

    Feb 06, 2014 | 3 min
    Even for popular YouTubers, making money off their videos can be hard.
  • Twitter: Little blue bird's first financial flight

    Feb 05, 2014 | 4 min
    Twitter's first earnings report offers insight into the stock's future
  • Congress holds hearing data breaches at Target, retailers

    Feb 05, 2014 | 3 min
    Executives are answering questions about data security.
  • Using apps to track cattle in Scotland

    Feb 05, 2014 | 3 min
    A look at the app designed by Scottish teenagers to help track cattle.
  • What story will Twitter's first earnings report tell?

    Feb 05, 2014 | 2 min
    As Twitter reports earnings as a public company for the first time, analysts watch for more than just how much money it brought in.
  • New tech calls for better batteries

    Feb 04, 2014 | 2 min
    One challenge facing consumer electronics makers is the need for batteries that hold a longer charge.
  • When you lose $2, on a video game

    Feb 04, 2014 | 3 min
    A battle for virtual territory in the massively online game EVE Online was its most costly, ever.
  • Box headed for IPO

    Feb 03, 2014 | 1 min
    The cloud storage company focuses on helping businesses share data.
  • Facebook launches Paper app

    Feb 03, 2014 | 3 min
    The new iPhone app seeks to streamline the experience of reading Facebook.
  • The real cost of connecting a school to Wi-Fi

    Feb 03, 2014 | 3 min
    The federal government is shelling out more than $2 billion so more public school students can get online. But it's costly to add Wi-Fi.
  • Rep. Henry Waxman stepping down after 2 terms

    Jan 30, 2014 | 2 min
    Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman is retiring after 2 terms.
  • Putting Yankee Stadium on ice

    Jan 30, 2014 | 3 min
    The NHL has converted Yankee Stadium to a hockey arena.
  • Using your brain to control an exoskeleton

    Jan 29, 2014 | 4 min
    Prosthetic robotic devices connected to the human brain are becoming more common.
  • .com gives way to .bike and .singles

    Jan 29, 2014 | 3 min
    New top-level domains are being launched for brands, product categories, foreign languages.
  • 6 million people will get new Google Glass frames covered by insurance

    Jan 28, 2014 | 2 min
    Google signed a deal with optical insurer VSP to cover new titanium Glass frames.
  • Silicon Valley has a dress code? You better believe it

    Jan 28, 2014 | 3 min
    Or put another way, there’s a lot of code in Silicon Valley dress.
  • U.S. Olympic Ski Team 'lives high, trains low'

    Jan 28, 2014 | 3 min
    Marketplace Tech talks with Jim Stray-Gundersen, who advises Team USA and pumps nitrogen into athletes’ bedrooms to boost their performance.
  • Google's start-up turn-ons: Intelligence, pushing limits and changing the world

    Jan 27, 2014 | 3 min
    If a start-up hopes to get Google's attention, there are a few essentials. First, be brilliant.
  • How data is changing the game of basketball

    Jan 27, 2014 | 4 min
    Basketball teams are using GPS trackers and other technology to improve.
  • How data is changing the game of basketball

    Jan 27, 2014 | 3 min
    Basketball teams are using GPS trackers and other technology to improve.
  • Qualcomm snaps up patents

    Jan 24, 2014 | 2 min
    Qualcomm has bought close to 2, patents from Hewlett Packard.
  • Advertising on the Grammys 'second screen'

    Jan 24, 2014 | 3 min
    Last year 28 million people watched the Grammys on TV. But more and more, some of the action and the ads will be happening on the so-called second screen.
  • Happy Birthday, Apple Macintosh, on your th

    Jan 24, 2014 | 2 min
    Even if you never had a Mac, the innovations in computing it introduced years ago have changed your digital experience
  • Great Wall of Wyoming? This week's Silicon Tally

    Jan 24, 2014 | 3 min
    How closely have you been following this week's tech news? Take the quiz and put your knowledge to the test.
  • Tech worker-SF resident class war comes to Google engineer's front doorstep

    Jan 23, 2014 | 2 min
    San Francisco protesters are targeting a Google engineer in the latest clash between city residents and tech workers.
  • Hacking OKCupid to find true love

    Jan 23, 2014 | 4 min
    A mathematician has written a new book that tells you the secret of OKCupid's algorithms.
  • Did Google punish Expedia for pulling a Rap Genius move?

    Jan 22, 2014 | 3 min
    Expedia's travel website has been sent to the back of the line in Google's search results.
  • The Netflix 'State of the Union'

    Jan 22, 2014 | 3 min
    Netflix announces earnings today, and expectations are high.

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