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Hosted by Molly Wood, “Marketplace Tech” demystifies the digital economy. The daily show uncovers how tech influences our lives in unexpected ways and provides context for listeners who care about the impact of tech, business and the digital world.

Latest Episodes

For the most efficient humanitarian response to COVID-19, mine the data

Host Molly Wood speaks with Rajiv Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation. Back in 2014, Shah was in charge of leading the Ebola response in West Africa, and only with data metrics, he says, was his team of epidemiologists able to identify those who had tested positive with the disease and those who at least had symptoms of the disease. With that in mind, Shah says the U.S. should create some sort of data-driven response to identify the same issues with COVID-19 — who’s tested positive, who’s symptomatic, what is working with social distancing (or not) and what health care workers need.

11 MIN1 d ago
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For the most efficient humanitarian response to COVID-19, mine the data

The tech that can help crank out more critical care hospital space

Host Molly Wood speaks with Chris Giattina, CEO of the Alabama-based manufacturing and design firm Blox, which specializes in modular medical facility construction. During this time of crisis, when hospitals are reaching their capacity to treat regular patients on top of treating those with COVID-19, Blox is beginning production on its mobile isolation care units, or MICUs, to help alleviate hospital space. With Blox’s technology, these modular medical facilities are built in only weeks, rather than months — and they have everything a doctor needs to keep treating patients. They’re also cheaper than traditional hospital beds.

10 MIN1 d ago
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The tech that can help crank out more critical care hospital space

Creating COVID-19 tests is complicated science, and business

Host Molly Wood speaks with Jacqueline Linnes, a professor of biomedical engineering who runs a lab at Purdue University, about what sort of tech is needed to produce COVID-19 tests in the face of a shortage. She says production at scale during the pandemic is the biggest challenge. Linnes also says academia may be prompted by the accelerated work during the pandemic to rethink how peer reviews are conducted. A lot of peer reviewers are usually excited to read about the next big thing around biosensors, for example, but pay little attention to more mundane things regarding manufacturing.

6 MIN3 d ago
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Creating COVID-19 tests is complicated science, and business

A futurist on navigating change forced by the pandemic: fight the fear

Host Molly Wood speaks again with Amy Webb, futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, about the fear-versus-optimism side of tech during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who see this pandemic as an opportunity to pause and really prioritize what sorts of scientific and tech advances should be done, Webb says, will move forward and will be OK at the end. On the other hand, she says, those who oppose the fact that the future will now look different than originally envisioned will have a much more difficult time adapting.

8 MIN5 d ago
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A futurist on navigating change forced by the pandemic: fight the fear

What tech do we have for living through a pandemic? And what tech do we wish we had?

Host Molly Wood speaks with Amy Webb, futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, about the tech we have and wish we had during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are lucky this pandemic didn’t happen even 30 years ago, Webb says, given the many ways we can now connect and communicate with our colleagues, friends and family via video calls. Webb also expects tech companies to accelerate the technology around drones and autonomous vehicles that deliver essential goods to people’s homes.

5 MIN6 d ago
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What tech do we have for living through a pandemic? And what tech do we wish we had?

Social media platforms are fighting disinformation, but with half the resources

Host Molly Wood speaks with Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former chief information security officer, about disinformation around COVID-19 on social media. A lot of people are working from home, which includes tech employees who are in charge of moderating content on social platforms. At home, they might not be supervised the same way they would at tech company offices, where high security measures might ensure that they are not sharing users’ personal information. So how are social platforms managing disinformation about coronavirus while not compromising users’ personal information?

11 MIN1 w ago
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Social media platforms are fighting disinformation, but with half the resources

How COVID-19 may further erode our digital privacy

Host Molly Wood speaks to Alexander Howard, the director of the Digital Democracy Project at the nonprofit Demand Progress, about the need for transparency regarding the data being collected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Collecting certain data — like location, who is interacting with whom, and the last time a person was tested for coronavirus — is helpful to epidemiologists, Howard says. And, he adds, there should be discussions about how, and whether, the data will be used for other purposes.

8 MIN1 w ago
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How COVID-19 may further erode our digital privacy

Getting internet access to everyone during a pandemic is not an easy job

Host Molly Wood speaks with Christopher Mitchell, director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Community Broadband Networks Initiative. Now that people are expected to work from home and students are required to be home-schooled during the COVID-19 pandemic, internet connectivity has become essential. Mitchell says cities and states need to develop a plan to expand broadband connectivity to those without access — especially now that people are being asked to not leave their homes.

8 MIN1 w ago
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Getting internet access to everyone during a pandemic is not an easy job

If social media giants collaborate, can they wrestle down COVID-19 misinformation?

Host Molly Wood speaks with Shira Ovide, a tech reporter at the New York Times, about how tech companies, like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, are in collaboration to fight misinformation around the coronavirus. Social giants are pushing official information from other organizations like the CDC and the World Health Organization that inform internet users more about the pandemic.

9 MIN1 w ago
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If social media giants collaborate, can they wrestle down COVID-19 misinformation?

Now? Launch a startup now? History points to opportunity

Host Molly Wood speaks with Michael Seibel, who leads the Y Combinator accelerator program, about whether it is a difficult thing to launch a startup during this global coronavirus pandemic. Some of the most successful startups began before, during and after the 2008 economic crash, he says.

8 MIN2 w ago
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Now? Launch a startup now? History points to opportunity

Latest Episodes

For the most efficient humanitarian response to COVID-19, mine the data

Host Molly Wood speaks with Rajiv Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation. Back in 2014, Shah was in charge of leading the Ebola response in West Africa, and only with data metrics, he says, was his team of epidemiologists able to identify those who had tested positive with the disease and those who at least had symptoms of the disease. With that in mind, Shah says the U.S. should create some sort of data-driven response to identify the same issues with COVID-19 — who’s tested positive, who’s symptomatic, what is working with social distancing (or not) and what health care workers need.

11 MIN1 d ago
Comments
For the most efficient humanitarian response to COVID-19, mine the data

The tech that can help crank out more critical care hospital space

Host Molly Wood speaks with Chris Giattina, CEO of the Alabama-based manufacturing and design firm Blox, which specializes in modular medical facility construction. During this time of crisis, when hospitals are reaching their capacity to treat regular patients on top of treating those with COVID-19, Blox is beginning production on its mobile isolation care units, or MICUs, to help alleviate hospital space. With Blox’s technology, these modular medical facilities are built in only weeks, rather than months — and they have everything a doctor needs to keep treating patients. They’re also cheaper than traditional hospital beds.

10 MIN1 d ago
Comments
The tech that can help crank out more critical care hospital space

Creating COVID-19 tests is complicated science, and business

Host Molly Wood speaks with Jacqueline Linnes, a professor of biomedical engineering who runs a lab at Purdue University, about what sort of tech is needed to produce COVID-19 tests in the face of a shortage. She says production at scale during the pandemic is the biggest challenge. Linnes also says academia may be prompted by the accelerated work during the pandemic to rethink how peer reviews are conducted. A lot of peer reviewers are usually excited to read about the next big thing around biosensors, for example, but pay little attention to more mundane things regarding manufacturing.

6 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Creating COVID-19 tests is complicated science, and business

A futurist on navigating change forced by the pandemic: fight the fear

Host Molly Wood speaks again with Amy Webb, futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, about the fear-versus-optimism side of tech during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who see this pandemic as an opportunity to pause and really prioritize what sorts of scientific and tech advances should be done, Webb says, will move forward and will be OK at the end. On the other hand, she says, those who oppose the fact that the future will now look different than originally envisioned will have a much more difficult time adapting.

8 MIN5 d ago
Comments
A futurist on navigating change forced by the pandemic: fight the fear

What tech do we have for living through a pandemic? And what tech do we wish we had?

Host Molly Wood speaks with Amy Webb, futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, about the tech we have and wish we had during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are lucky this pandemic didn’t happen even 30 years ago, Webb says, given the many ways we can now connect and communicate with our colleagues, friends and family via video calls. Webb also expects tech companies to accelerate the technology around drones and autonomous vehicles that deliver essential goods to people’s homes.

5 MIN6 d ago
Comments
What tech do we have for living through a pandemic? And what tech do we wish we had?

Social media platforms are fighting disinformation, but with half the resources

Host Molly Wood speaks with Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former chief information security officer, about disinformation around COVID-19 on social media. A lot of people are working from home, which includes tech employees who are in charge of moderating content on social platforms. At home, they might not be supervised the same way they would at tech company offices, where high security measures might ensure that they are not sharing users’ personal information. So how are social platforms managing disinformation about coronavirus while not compromising users’ personal information?

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Social media platforms are fighting disinformation, but with half the resources

How COVID-19 may further erode our digital privacy

Host Molly Wood speaks to Alexander Howard, the director of the Digital Democracy Project at the nonprofit Demand Progress, about the need for transparency regarding the data being collected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Collecting certain data — like location, who is interacting with whom, and the last time a person was tested for coronavirus — is helpful to epidemiologists, Howard says. And, he adds, there should be discussions about how, and whether, the data will be used for other purposes.

8 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How COVID-19 may further erode our digital privacy

Getting internet access to everyone during a pandemic is not an easy job

Host Molly Wood speaks with Christopher Mitchell, director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Community Broadband Networks Initiative. Now that people are expected to work from home and students are required to be home-schooled during the COVID-19 pandemic, internet connectivity has become essential. Mitchell says cities and states need to develop a plan to expand broadband connectivity to those without access — especially now that people are being asked to not leave their homes.

8 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Getting internet access to everyone during a pandemic is not an easy job

If social media giants collaborate, can they wrestle down COVID-19 misinformation?

Host Molly Wood speaks with Shira Ovide, a tech reporter at the New York Times, about how tech companies, like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, are in collaboration to fight misinformation around the coronavirus. Social giants are pushing official information from other organizations like the CDC and the World Health Organization that inform internet users more about the pandemic.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
If social media giants collaborate, can they wrestle down COVID-19 misinformation?

Now? Launch a startup now? History points to opportunity

Host Molly Wood speaks with Michael Seibel, who leads the Y Combinator accelerator program, about whether it is a difficult thing to launch a startup during this global coronavirus pandemic. Some of the most successful startups began before, during and after the 2008 economic crash, he says.

8 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Now? Launch a startup now? History points to opportunity
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