Airing on Tuesday, May 5, 2015: This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York has announced a seventy million dollar investment over the next 10 years to bring internet service to 50 thousand low-income households. We speak with Maya Wiley, council to the mayor, on how she is helping to spearhead this project. Next, MIT has a new study out. Professor of Economics and Business administration Richard Schmalense talk to us about the current state of solar energy. Lastly, we resume our conversation with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on how to create more tech opportunities in India.
Airing Monday, May 4, 2015: This week, Microsoft's Ignite Conference gets underway in Chicago. We catch up with the CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella to discuss what the company is trying to do with business and information technology workers around the world. More on that. Podcasts are gaining popularity everywhere. With reportedly a billion podcast subscriptions in the world, the technology does come with its challenges. Makers and advertisers don't always know how the content is consumed. We explore the world of podcasting and podcast advertising.
Airing on Friday, May 1, 2015: First up on the show, Katie Worthman, Attorney at the FTC, talks about the deadline for AT&T customers to apply for a refund for extra “cramming” charges that were added to their bill. Then Adam Janofsky, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins us to talk about the Dorm Room Fund, a VC fund managed by college students. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? It's time for Silicon Tally. This week, host Ben Johnson takes on Casey Johnson, who writes about technology and is an editor at The Wirecutter.
Airing on Thursday, April 30, 2015: First up, we talk to Marketplace’s Senior Tech Correspondent Molly Wood about Microsoft’s bid to woo developers, and how the company is blurring the line between phone and computer with its new Windows OS. We'll also talk to Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, about Google’s challenges in the EU antitrust suit, and whether or not it’s possible for other search engines to compete with the Internet giant.
Airing on Wednesday, April 29, 2015: First up, we talk to Shyam Patil, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, about how Twitter’s user problem affects advertisers. Plus, social media may have been used to gather people to the swelling protests on Monday, but it was also used once violence broke out to spread information through the community to help those coping with the damage and chaos. More on that. Finally, we'll talk to Marketplace’s Scott Tong about home batteries and why grid defection already makes economic sense in some states.
Airing on Tuesday, April 28, 2015: First up on today's show, we'll talk to Frank Gillett, analyst at Forrester, on Apple earnings. Then, Thibaud Marcesse, a PhD student doing field work near India’s border with Nepal, talks about using social media to check on friends after an earthquake in Nepal. And finally, we talk to Adam Ludwin, founder of Chain.com, about using the Bitcoin architecture to move money and other items-of-value online.