Online marketplace Etsy is a hive for creative vendors selling handmade goods. But the site recently said it will allow sellers to outsource their manufacturing. Some vendors with growing businesses are delighted at this news; others feel Etsy is abandoning its small enterprises.
Our children these days might be called digital natives, kids who grow up surrounded by and immersed in digital media. How does that affect childhood? How might it affect their adulthood? This week All Tech Considered kicks off a week of stories about kids and technology.
Digital menus may help diners make more informed choices about restaurants' food and drink options. And they may boost restaurant profits, too: Sales have increased 23 percent since one Florida restaurant introduced tablet menus in September.
African-Americans are noticeably absent in Silicon Valley, and in tech firms around the country. So now, leaders from historically black colleges and universities are gathering at Stanford University to talk about changing that. Guest Host Celeste Headlee finds out more.
Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden continue to expose secrets. There's also a new report that the NSA may have been monitoring the German chancellor's phone calls since 2002.
Amazon has been quietly making inroads into a new approach to retail, partnering with manufacturers to ship products directly from the warehouse to consumers, essentially taking out the middle man. The online retailing giant's move comes as it and its competitors experiment with faster delivery.
Current facial recognition technology is still not as powerful as it seems in the movies — not yet. Some big challenges stand in the way of what you might call "universal facial recognition." But those problems are being solved by all of us, every time we upload photos and label faces on social media.
People using online identities to deceive Wikipedia users, according to the Wikimedia Foundation. Several hundred user accounts have been suspended because of suspicions that these "sockpuppets" were using the site to promote clients and/or give misleading information. Host Rachel Martin talks to foundation executive director Sue Gardner.
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