Steve Henn appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
In the U.S., possessing and selling marijuana is a federal crime, so banks have ignored this emerging market. In Canada, financial institutions are beginning to back corporate cannabis producers.
Friday, February 06, 2015
For legal marijuana businesses, getting a bank account can be a challenge. Many banks are unwilling to do business with them. How do banks decide which marijuana businesses are worth the risk?
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht has been on trial in New York on seven charges, including money-laundering and trafficking narcotics. On Wednesday afternoon, a jury found him guilty on all charges.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Every time there is a big new release of some Apple software or operating system, hackers get to work — finding a flaw in Apple's computer code can be very lucrative.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Ross Ulbricht is accused of running the now defunct site. For years, the website allowed hundreds of thousands of drug buyers, and thousands of drug dealers, to find each other online anonymously.
Friday, December 26, 2014
The software used in the Sony data breach is available on the underground market. This makes it easier for criminals to execute an attack but harder to identify the perpetrators.
Friday, December 19, 2014
The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Doxing is the act of distributing personal information about someone online in an effort to embarrass, frighten or intimidate, and has become increasingly common during highly charged news events.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
The FBI says the man behind the online drug market Silk Road, who dreamed of a utopian marketplace, did terrible things to protect it. This story originally ran Dec. 2 on All Things Considered.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
The man behind the online drug market Silk Road dreamed of setting up a utopian marketplace. But when his dream was threatened, the FBI says he did some terrible things to try and protect it.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Apple, Google and Amazon are all racing against each other to create services that you can control with your voice. But they're facing competition from a surprising place — small entrepreneurs using free software to create products on the cutting edge.
Monday, October 27, 2014
With much fanfare earlier this month Apple launched its mobile wallet — Apple Pay. Now CVS and Rite Aid have disabled Apple Pay from working in their stores.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
In 1984, the percentage of women studying computer science flattened, and then plunged. Computer science programs are trying to get that number back up.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Companies including PayPal and Apple are competing to convince merchants and consumers to use their swipe-and-go mobile payment systems. Credit card breaches may speed up the use of digital wallets.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $168 billion when it begins trading.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in northern California.