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Monday through Friday, Marketplace demystifies the digital economy in less than 10 minutes. We look past the hype and ask tough questions about an industry that’s constantly changing.

As pandemic moratoriums end, an eviction crisis is looming. Can tech tools help?A “vehicle for antitrust change” picks up steamHow the pandemic has sped up the automation of some jobsR.I.P., 3GMicrosoft moves further into the gaming market with Activision Blizzard purchaseThe next steps in the 5G rolloutThe FCC is poised to expand tribal broadband. It’s acutely needed. (rerun)The government achieves a breakthrough in its case against MetaThe gaming industry sees major revenue in going mobileHow artificial intelligence could influence hospital triageThere’s a lot of money in health tech, but what about “femtech?”Missed CES this year? We’ve got you coveredWhere do right-wing extremists go when mainstream social media bans them?The tech legacy of tracking the Jan. 6 insurrectionistsWith Elizabeth Holmes convicted of fraud, what does it mean for future biotech startups like Theranos?What kinds of privacy problems await the metaverse?2022 could see innovations in everything from biotech to synthetic meatSmart cities promised urban tech utopias. So where are they? (rerun)Let’s talk about gardening technology. Not some fancy gadget for monitoring water or sunlight, but technology that feeds the dirt itself (rerun)Companies joining the metaverse are opening doors to new worlds — and their wallets