Steve Henn appears in the following:
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.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Fifty years ago, the New York World's Fair laid out a dreamlike future for the planet. What would a world's fair look like if we held one today?
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Collecting data about people has become $1 trillion industry, but keeping this information safe is proving near impossible. So, a small group of entrepreneurs and developers are building new technologies that don't rely on data as a digital currency.
Monday, July 28, 2014
In a deal that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, Apple has announced a partnership with IBM. The two companies will work together on a new class of applications for iPads and iPhones.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Printing your own book used to be seen as a mark of failure. But now many independent authors, both well-known and relatively unknown, say they're making good money without a publishing house.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Unsecure Wi-Fi networks have been a well-known vulnerability in the tech industry for years. They can let even an unsophisticated hacker capture your traffic and possibly steal your identity.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Over the past year, we've learned a lot about what the National Security Agency can do. Our technology correspondent allowed his phone and Internet activities to be monitored to see what was revealed.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
School food service administrators once supported new healthy food requirements on the nation's school lunch program. But now, they want the rules delayed. And they're getting swept up in politics.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
NPR's Steve Henn, along with two tech experts, allowed Internet traffic through his laptop and cellphone to be monitored. If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would he find out?