WSJ Tech News Briefing

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 Aug 2, 2019
not super in depth, but it's often worth the time

Owain
 May 15, 2019
Some of the news is interesting but there is a constant, boring stream of anti Tesla stories that owes more to the Murdoch ownership than anything like facts. Avoid.


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Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors highlight leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in..

Episode Date
How Chicago's Broadband Plan Works to Close the Digital Divide
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As schools prepare for the fall, online education is looking like a good option for socially distanced learning. But not everyone has access to the internet at home. Our reporter James Rundle explains how leaders in Chicago have come up with a plan to expand broadband access-and close the digital divide. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
Why TikTok Is Allowing More Political Content
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The Chinese company TikTok is best known as a place for lighthearted entertainment videos. But as it expands into new markets, the company is permitting more political content. Our reporter Georgia Wells explains why. Plus, reporter Jeff Horwitz breaks down what auditors found in a review of Facebook's policies around civil rights. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Tech Companies Weigh Response to Hong Kong National-Security Law
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China has imposed a new national-security law on Hong Kong, requiring authorities there to more closely supervise and control internet speech. Reporter Newley Purnell joins us from Hong Kong to explain the new law-and how tech companies are reacting. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Uber Buys Postmates in Play for Food-Delivery Dominance
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The food-delivery market is heating up-and cooking down. As the sector's big players look to consolidate, Uber and Postmates have agreed to a $2.6 billion dollar all-stock deal. Our reporter Heather Haddon explains what the deal means for the sector. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
What Scientists Uncovered About Earthquakes Using AI
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Usually, big earthquakes are the ones that capture our attention. But scientists recently uncovered new details about a mysterious group of tremors-called swarms-that might be key to understanding all earthquakes. And they used artificial intelligence to do it. Daniela Hernandez explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
What You Need to Know Before Buying Apple Products Right Now
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Apple has announced a flurry of new products and features - but our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern says you should wait before you make any big purchases. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
How Facebook Users Are Targeting Health Officials
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Protests against public health officials are ramping up from those who oppose social distancing measures or wearing masks. And Facebook has been a critical tool for them, as they organize their demonstrations and live-stream protests from outside officials' homes. But critics say it's also contributed to the misinformation that's stoking this movement. Jeffrey Horowitz explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
How eBay Tried to Crush a Blog Critic
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A pair of bloggers wrote some negative posts about eBay. Then, they started receiving ominous packages of cockroaches and funeral wreaths. Next, they realized they were being followed. A criminal investigation found that it was all part of an alleged harassment campaign that came from high within eBay's ranks. Kirsten Grind explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
California City Bans Predictive Policing Software
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Many governments are cracking down on policing tactics in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests. Now, a city in California is believed to be the first to ban predictive policing software. Our cybersecurity reporter David Uberti explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
White House Considering Broad Intervention to Secure 5G Future
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Everyone wants in on the race to next-generation 5G networks. The Chinese telecom giant Huawei is leading the pack. And now, we report that the Trump Administration is considering sweeping measures to shut them out. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
Why Trump's Campaign is Looking for Alternatives to Facebook, Twitter
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The biggest social media platforms have been feeling pressure to moderate political content. In recent weeks, Facebook and Twitter have flagged or removed some of President Trump's posts and campaign ads. But as the campaign looks for other ways to connect with voters online - are there really other options? Our reporter Emily Glazer will explain. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
How New Immigration Measures Could Impact Tech
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Tech companies are pushing back against the Trump administration's temporary ban on H-1B and other immigrant work visas. Our reporter Asa Fitch will join us to break down the debate. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
What Wirecard's Downfall Could Mean for Tech Investing
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A German fintech company announced last week that it's missing over $2 billion from its balance sheet. On Monday, the board said that money probably never existed in the first place. Our columnist Stephen Wilmot on what that could mean for tech investing in Europe. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Our Guide to Apple's WWDC
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Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today - virtually, of course. As usual, it's a chance for Apple to unveil new products and strategy. But this year also marks a critical moment for Apple's relationship with developers. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims will join us to guide us through it. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
Why Hackers Are Targeting Companies You've Never Heard Of
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When cybercriminals go after big entities, they make headlines. So they've begun targeting more under-the-radar companies. Our reporter Jenny Strasburg joins us to explain the impact. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2020
DOJ Proposes Limiting Protections for Internet Companies
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The Justice Department proposed a rollback of some of the rules that have protected tech companies for decades. Our reporter Brent Kendall explains. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
How Russian Misinformation Groups May Be Adapting Since 2016
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A new report gives us insight into how the Russian firm Secondary Infektion has been operating over the past few years. Our reporter Robert McMillan joins us to explain what they're doing, and what it could mean for Russian disinformation tactics in 2020. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
Why Police Could Still Be Using Facial Recognition, Despite Big Exits
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Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and others have said they won't sell facial recognition tech to police, and they've called on Congress to introduce national legislation. But other major players in the market aren't making the same commitments. Our reporter Jared Council explains. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
How Political Groups Harvest Data from Protesters
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For years, companies have used location data to market specific products and messages to individuals. Now, political groups are adopting the strategy. Our reporter Patience Haggin joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Developer Conferences, Minus the Developers
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Normally, major tech companies launch new products and services at developer conferences - but the pandemic has made that near-impossible. Our Heard on the Street Columnist Dan Gallagher explains what that could mean for the industry. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2020
Rivals Step Up to Take on Amazon Amid Pandemic
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Shutdowns around the world mean more shoppers are taking their carts digital. As even the biggest companies like Amazon and Walmart struggle to keep up - how are the little guys doing? Our reporter Sebastian Herrera joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
China's Tencent Holdings to Build a City
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Tencent Holdings - one of the world's most valuable tech companies - is known for its social media, videogame, and other Internet ventures. Now: it's adding 'city planner' to its portfolio. Our reporter Konrad Putzier explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
Kids Sneaking Online During the Pandemic
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Breaking rules is part of being a kid. Unfortunately for parents, that extends to screen time limits, too. Our Family Tech Columnist Julie Jargon joins to explain some of the ways the tech-savviest generation has been sneaking online - and what parents can do about it. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Why You've Been "Doomscrolling"
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There's a reason you've been spending more time than usual scrolling through bad news lately. It has a lot to do with your fight-or-flight response. Our personal tech columnist Nicole Nguyen joins us to explain what's happening, and how to cut back. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
Microsoft Battles for Your Work Computer
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During the pandemic, workplace communications companies have seen years' worth of progress in the space of months. Meaning the fight for market share is intense. Microsoft - one of the world's largest companies - has been adopting aggressive tactics to get workplaces to opt into its product, Teams. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2020
Working in Tech While Black
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Since the killing of George Floyd last week, the nation has been reckoning with its racial divisions and history again. Microsoft is among several tech companies that have declared their support for racial equity - and urged employees to have open conversations about race. On today's episode, we hear from Microsoft Senior Director of Marketing Tina Eskridge about her experience working through this moment. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
Special Edition: IG Founder Kevin Systrom at WSJ Tech Health
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The Wall Street Journal held its second annual gathering on health technology yesterday, bringing executives and experts together online for interactive conversations about the future of global health. At that event, Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Matt Murray interviewed Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom about social media's role during the pandemic and his coronavirus modeling project. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Social Media's Role in Protests
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For about as long as platforms like Twitter have existed, demonstrators and police have used them as a tool. Our reporter Sarah E. Needleman joins us to explain the role of social media in recent protests over the death of George Floyd, as well as some of the historical precedent. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
Tech Task Force to Combat Covid-19 Stumbles
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When the pandemic hit the U.S., tech leaders rounded up innovators and policymakers, from big investors to the White House, to try and come up with solutions. But after challenges like a leadership change and concerns over privacy, many of their most ambitious plans have failed to materialize. Our deputy tech editor Brad Reagan joins us to explain what's going on. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media
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President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that seeks to limit legal protections for social media companies. The action comes after Twitter labeled two of the president's tweets about mail-in voting. Our reporter Deepa Seetharaman joins us to break down what's in the order and how it relates to a larger debate about free speech online. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
Facebook Officials Shut Down Attempts to Make it Less Divisive
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Americans' views on fundamental issues have been drifting apart for decades, but many believe that social media companies are widening the gap. After these concerns reached a fever pitch during the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook took a look at itself to see if it contributed to divisiveness. Turns out - it did. But as our reporter Jeffrey Horwitz explains, executives at Facebook dialed back efforts to fix the problem. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
SpaceX to Send Astronauts to the ISS
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Between Tesla and a new baby, you might've forgotten that Elon Musk is also working on space travel. Today, his company SpaceX is scheduled to become the first private entity to send humans to the International Space Station. Our reporter Andy Pasztor joins us to explain why this could be one small step for man - and a giant leap for commercial space travel. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
Why Big Tech is Still Growing
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The most significant economic downturn in recent history has forced many companies to lay off thousands of workers, and cut back on new investments. But tech companies still have the resources to grow - and to invest in R&D. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims explains why that is. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
What Getting Hired in Silicon Valley Looks Like Now
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Thousands of tech workers have been laid off in recent days, and some executives have said those positions are gone for good. Our reporter Asa Fitch joins us to explain what it's like to look for a job in Silicon Valley right now - and what that could mean for tech in the long run. Plus: Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins with her work from home tech tip of the week. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Facebook Sets Its Sights on E-Commerce - and India
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With hundreds of millions of people not yet online, India represents a huge opportunity for Facebook as it pushes into e-commerce. Our reporter Newley Purnell joins us to explain how they're doing it. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Europe's Debate Over Contact Tracing
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Researchers around the world try to use tech to keep coronavirus outbreaks in check. In Europe, they're running into the issue of privacy. Our reporter David Uberti will break down the debate. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
SoftBank Posts Its Worst Results Ever
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SoftBank has reported its worst fiscal-year results in history. Our tech reporter Rolfe Winkler joins us to explain what those results could mean for SoftBank's future - and the future of tech as a whole. By the way: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Google Heeds Phony Copyright Claims, Hides News
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Like other tech giants, Google is required to remove content that violates copyright laws. But we report exclusively that Google has removed thousands of items that are perfectly lawful - all because of phony claims. Our reporter Andrea Fuller joins to tell us about her team's investigation. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
A.I. Cameras to Monitor Social Distancing in the Office
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As parts of the world begin to reopen, some employers are using artificial intelligence to monitor social distancing at work. Our reporter Parmy Olson will explain. Plus: our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her tech tips of the week: a "rearview mirror", and everything you need to know about VPNs. Want to get in touch with Joanna to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
Chinese, Iranian Hackers Targeting U.S. Coronavirus Researchers
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U.S. officials say hackers have been targeting the universities and pharmaceutical companies working on treatments and vaccines for the coronavirus. Our reporter Gordon Lubold joins us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
States Turn to Amazon, Others to Update I.T.
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Millions of people have tried to file for unemployment - or just get in touch with their government - since the pandemic began. Because of outdated I.T. systems, they've found themselves on the phone for hours, or on a website that kept crashing. Our reporter Sarah Chaney says some states are turning to big tech companies for solutions. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
Tesla Defies Local Orders, Restarts Production
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday that Tesla is restarting production - in spite of local shutdown orders. This comes just days after Tesla filed a lawsuit against the county to allow them to reopen. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Trump Administration, Chipmakers Push for Self-Sufficiency
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Semiconductor chips power just about everything that's electric, but a majority of them are made in Asia. Our reporter Asa Fitch joins us to explain how the Trump Administration is pushing to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign chipmakers. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
Automate Your Emails and Digitize Your To-Do Lists
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It's Friday, which means our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern is back with her work-from-home tech tips of the week. Today: how to save yourself from typing the same phrases over and over - and taking your to-do lists to go. Have a work-from-home tech question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2020
Lyft Earnings Show the Pandemic's Impact on the Gig Economy
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Lyft reported its earnings on Wednesday, and Uber will report today. The rideshare companies' earnings are expected to provide a first look at the economic toll the pandemic has taken on the gig economy. Our reporter Tim Higgins will explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Our Guide to Grocery Delivery Services
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Going to the grocery story is now more tedious - and dangerous - than ever before, and many people are opting to stay home and have their carts delivered. Drop-off slots are now coveted, and the services themselves can be tricky to navigate. Our Personal Tech Columnist Nicole Nguyen joins us with her guide to getting your groceries delivered. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
L.C.D Turns 50 in the Year of Screens
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It's been 50 years since liquid crystal displays were first invented - and their history underscores the importance of publicly-funded research and development. Our Keywords Columnist Chris Mims joins us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
A Month In, How's Quibi Doing?
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Quibi is the latest entrant in the streaming wars, offering quick, highly-produced videos for all your in-between moments. But a month in, the service - led veteran executives and with investments from nearly every major player in Hollywood - will be able to break into the market. Our reporter Benjamin Mullin joins us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
Joanna Stern's Tech Tips of the Week
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Our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern is back. This time, we're discussing the merits of a stand for your phone and how to fix that stuttering video feed. Have a work-from-home tech question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Taylor Nakagawa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
Facebook Reports Earnings Amid Push to Refresh
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Facebook's first quarter earnings come as the company tries to reposition itself after years of scandals and controversy. Our reporter Deepa Seetharaman joins us to explain how founder, chairman, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is leading the charge. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Airbnb's Broad Ripple Effect
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People all over the world have cancelled travel plans because of the pandemic, and Airbnb hosts have taken more than a billion-dollar hit. Our reporter Tripp Mickle joins us to explain why their losses have an outsized impact. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
How to Combat That Ballooning Screen Time Report
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As we spend more time at home, you might be relying more on screens to keep your kids (or yourself) occupied. Our Family Tech Columnist Julie Jargon will tell us how to fight it - and whether it's necessarily a bad thing in the first place. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
Delivery Robots Could Keep Workers Safer
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During a pandemic, delivering food and supplies is more dangerous than ever. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims joins to tell us about the robots stepping up in their place. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
Amazon Used Data from Sellers to Launch Competitive Products
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As a retailer, Amazon sells brand name products as well as some of its own products. But it's also a marketplace, meaning it allows third parties to sell goods on their site, too. We report exclusively that Amazon employees have been using data from those third-party sellers to develop their own, Amazon-brand products. It's a practice Amazon has publicly denied for years. Our Amazon reporter Dana Mattioli explains. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Taylor Nakagawa and Joanna Stern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Coronavirus Generates Push for Broadband Infrastructure Upgrade
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With the majority of the country abiding by stay-at-home orders, many people are trying to find ways to shift their lives online. But the digital divide is getting in the way. And reigniting debate over how to bridge the gap between who can access the internet - and who can't. Our tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy will join us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
On Facebook, Coronavirus Misinformation Shared By 'Superspreaders'
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A watchdog has found that misinformation about the coronavirus has been spreading online through so-called "superspreaders". Our reporter Lukas I. Alpert will join us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2020
What to Look for in Netflix's Earnings Report
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Netflix is posting its first-quarter earnings today. Investors are expecting the results to be an indicator of whether big tech companies will be able to bounce back after disruptions due to the pandemic. Our markets reporter Caitlin McCabe will join us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
How A.I. is Filling in Coronavirus Testing Gaps
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Without data, governments are struggling to figure out how to plan for the future. Now, some are working with A-I to try and fill in the gaps. Our Digital Science Editor Daniela Hernandez explains. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
How to Zoomify Your Hangout and Other WFH Tech Tips
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Thursday was our team's 5-week anniversary of working from home. But we're still running into tech troubles. We're willing to bet you are, too. So we brought Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern back to share her best WFH tips, from putting virtual backgrounds on your Google Hangout calls to recreating vending-machine conversations via Slack. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Taylor Nakagawa and Joanna Stern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
Apple Launches New iPhone SE
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Apple has unveiled a new, low-cost model of its signature product - via press release. Our reporter Tripp Mickle breaks down what you should know. Have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Public-Sector Tech Struggles to Handle Traffic in Pandemic
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As millions of people across the country attempt to access public services online, state and local I.T. databases are being put to the test. Our reporter Angus Loten explains how they're faring. Have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
Big Tech is Still Hiring
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While most businesses around the world are slashing their expenses, including payroll, some of the U.S.'s biggest tech companies are hiring. Our reporter Chip Cutter will join us to explain why that is. Have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
Health Professionals Begin 3-D Printing Supplies
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While test kits and masks are in short supply, researchers have come up with a stopgap solution: 3-D printing them. Our reporter Sara Castellanos will join us to explain. Have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
How to Shop Online During the Pandemic
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With Amazon prioritizing shipment of essential products, your coffee maker or jigsaw puzzle could take weeks to arrive. Our Personal Tech Columnist Nicole Nguyen joins us with her tips on how to get your jigsaw puzzles and coffeemakers in a timely fashion. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern is back with her own Zoom tips of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Taylor Nakagawa and Joanna Stern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2020
Quibi Launches New Mobile Streaming Service
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There is - yet another - new streaming service in town. Our reporter Benjamin Mullin joins us to tell us about Quibi, which launched earlier this week. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
The Robots Cleaning Where Humans Can't
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Some hospitals are turning to technology to disinfect rooms during the pandemic, protecting health workers and cleaning staff from coming into unnecessary contact with the coronavirus. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims tells us about some of this "clean tech". Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2020
Washington State OKs Facial Recognition Law Backed by Microsoft
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Governor Jay Inslee signed regulations around facial recognition policy into Washington state law. It's expected to be a blueprint for laws all over the U.S. Our reporter Ryan Tracy joins us to tell us what it says - and how Microsoft lobbied for it. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Google Offers Location Data to Health Officials Fighting Pandemic
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Google has announced a new initiative to help governments use location data to figure out if social distancing policies are working. Our reporter Rob Copeland joins us to tell us about the initiative - and some of the pushback. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
Tech News Briefing's Guide to Zoom
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If you're about to join your next Zoom meeting, this episode of Tech News Briefing is for you. Our new Personal Tech Columnist Nicole Nguyen joins us to explain what Zoom bombing is, how to avoid it, and how to protect your privacy while you're video-conferencing. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern is back with her own Zoom tips of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Taylor Nakagawa and Joanna Stern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Restaurants Rethink Delivery During Coronavirus Lockdowns
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Food-delivery companies can take up to 30 percent in commissions from orders on their platforms. For smaller restaurants restricted to takeout-only because of the coronavirus, that's cutting into their already-narrow margins. Our reporter Preetika Rana joins us to explain how the industry is reacting. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Doctors Use Tele-ICU Tech for Coronavirus Patients
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To deal with a shortage of beds and staff, some hospitals are turning to video-conferencing tools to care for patients. Our tech columnist Chris Mims joins us to explain. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
The Cybersecurity Fallout from Coronavirus
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As millions of Americans transitioned to working from home, the strain on computer networks created vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit. Our cybersecurity reporter David Uberti joins us to explain how they are doing it - and how you can protect yourself. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
MIT Researchers Launch Tech-Based Contact Tracing
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To stop the spread of the coronavirus, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are now trying to use location-tracking technology to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Our reporter Doug Belkin joins us to explain what they're working on - and what challenges they'll face. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Your Favorite Celebrity is Going Live on Instagram
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As the coronavirus pandemic forces cancellations of concerts and other performances, celebrities are turning to livestreams to connect with fans. Reporter John Jurgensen joins us to explain. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
Silicon Valley Tries Disrupting Coronavirus Response
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At tech companies, moving fast and breaking things is the name of the game. Responding to the coronavirus is no exception. Our reporter Asa Fitch joins us to tell us more. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Digital Payments Soar Amid Coronavirus Restrictions
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As more communities are shut down due to the pandemic, consumers are turning to online retailers to shop. But can digital payment companies handle the extra traffic? Our reporter Angus Loten joins us to explain. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2020
Apps, Websites and Games for Stir-Crazy Families
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If your family is tired of being cooped up inside - don't worry. Our Family and Tech Columnist Julie Jargon joins us with a roundup of some of the best apps, websites and games to keep them busy. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
How to Avoid Coronavirus Misinformation Online
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Misleading information about the coronavirus has been spreading through texts and emails, and on the internet, and it can be hard to know what's true and what's not. Our new personal tech columnist Nicole Nguyen will join us with her tips. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
Dating in the Age of Social Distancing
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Guidelines to keep 6 to 10 feet away from others will help flatten the curve - but it's also making in-person dating pretty difficult. Our reporter Georgia Wells joins us to tell us about some of the tech people are using to keep searching for The One. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
To Track Covid-19, U.S. Governments Weigh Surveillance Tools
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We've reported on the tech that countries in Asia used to track the coronavirus: fever-detecting goggles, disinfecting drones, and location-tracking tools. Now, the U.S. is considering takes its own steps to use surveillance tech to stop the spread of the virus. Reporter Bob McMillan joins us to explain. Plus, Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
During Coronavirus, Can Food Delivery - Well, Deliver?
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Ordering in might be part of your "social distancing" routine. So it might seem like the Uber Eats, GrubHubs, and Seamlesses of the world would be big winners in the cities shut down by coronavirus. But our reporter Preetika Rana joins us to explain why that's not necessarily the case. Plus, Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. Your message may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
Working From Home: Coronavirus Edition
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Silicon Valley's major tech companies were the first U.S. employers to take their operations online because of the coronavirus. As the rest of the country prepares to follow their lead, our reporter Rob Copeland joins us to explain how they did it - and how we can avoid their mistakes. And: Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern gives her best work-from-home tech tips. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
New Federal Rules Ease Access to Your Health Data
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The federal government has introduced new rules that will make it easier for tech companies to access health data. Reporter Melanie Evans joins us to explain. Plus, tech columnist Christopher Mims shares tips for coping with the work-from-home blues. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
Countries Use Tech to Fight Coronavirus
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In China, South Korea, Australia, and other countries in the South Pacific, some countries have turned to technology to track the coronavirus. Our Korea Bureau Chief Tim Martin joins us to tell us about the fever-detecting goggles and disinfecting drones they're using. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
The Technology Powering the 2020 Census
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The census starts today, and for the first time, respondents will have the option to respond online. Wall Street Journal news editor Janet Adamy tells us about the technology the Census Bureau will be using - and some of the concerns that watchdogs have raised. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Tech Companies Working to Head Off Facial Recognition Bans
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There have been calls for more regulation of facial recognition software, from both privacy advocates and the tech companies themselves. Reporter Ryan Tracy joins us to explain what exactly they're calling for. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
Coronavirus Closures Spotlight Tech Disparities in Schools
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Schools across the country are closing their doors due to concerns over the coronavirus. Our Family and Tech Columnist Julie Jargon will join us to explain why transitioning to remote learning environments is much harder than it sounds. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
Some Tech Companies Work to Lure Talent Inland
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In the US, tech-industry talent has long been clustered in a handful of cities on the coasts. Our reporter Shayndi Raice joins us to explain how some companies are trying to change that - and whether it's working. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
Amazon Works to Remove Price Gouging
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As fears of the coronavirus grow, prices of basic products like hand sanitizer are skyrocketing. Our reporter Sharon Terlep joins us to explain. Plus, technology researcher Alexandra Samuel shares tips on how not to annoy your coworkers while you're WFH. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2020
Lawmakers Push for Info on Google's 'Project Nightingale'
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In November, The Wall Street Journal uncovered Google's 'Project Nightingale', the company's secret partnership with healthcare giant Ascension. Now, months later, Google has been evading senators' requests for more information about the project. Our reporter Rob Copeland explains where things stand. Plus, Personal Tech columnist Joanna Stern shares tech tips for listeners working from home during the coronavirus outbreak. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Coronavirus Misinformation Circulating Online
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False information about the coronavirus has been circulating online, despite big tech companies' attempts to stamp it out. Our reporter Sebastian Herrera joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
Coronavirus Tests Apple's Dependence on China
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Quarantines, tariffs and slumping sales are raising fresh questions about Apple's China-heavy manufacturing strategy. Reporter Tripp Mickle joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
With Coronavirus, A.I. May Have Met Its Match
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As the coronavirus continues to spread, people are calling on the makers of AI powered chatbots to add symptoms of the virus to their algorithms. Our tech reporter Parmy Olson joins us to explain why that's harder than it seems. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
Google Plots Course to the Cloud
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Google has been making changes to try and deliver growth in its cloud computing business - where it currently has only four percent of the total market. Reporter Aaron Tilley joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2020
Governments Increasingly Shut Down the Internet
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The UN considers access to the internet to be a human right. But last year, governments around the world shut off the internet with more frequency than ever before. Our reporter Feliz Solomon joins us to explain why - and how - they're doing it. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
Tech Companies Use AI to Stop Predators Online
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Kids spend more time online than ever - making it much harder to protect them from predators on the internet. Our Family and Tech Columnist Julie Jargon explains how some companies are turning to artificial intelligence to try and put a stop to predatory behavior. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2020
Amazon Opens Cashierless "Go" Supermarket
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The e-commerce giant is opening a new grocery store in Seattle. It'll have everything you normally see in a supermarket - except for cashiers. Amazon's also trying to license its cashier-free technology to its competitors. Our reporter Sebastian Herrera joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
Food-Delivery Companies Look To Mergers and Acquisitions
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Competition in the food-delivery market is heating up. Some of the biggest players have considered joining forces in order to stay afloat. Tech reporter Preetika Rana joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2020
Google Resists Handing Over Documents in Probe by States
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A coalition of states and territories is looking into potential antitrust concerns at Google. But the search giant is pushing back. The WSJ reports exclusively that Google is pushing back against requests from the attorneys general. Our John McKinnon joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2020
Why Political Texts Are Blowing Up Your Phone
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Texts from political groups could reach in the billions this election season. Our reporter Emily Glazer joins us to explain how those communications skirt federal rules requiring consent. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
China Turns to Health-Rating Apps to Control Coronavirus
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The Chinese government is teaming up with tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent to develop apps that classify people based on factors like health conditions and travel history. Reporter Liza Lin joins us from Singapore to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2020
Facebook Delivers Long-Awaited Data to Outside Researchers
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After a longer wait than expected, Facebook has turned over a trove of information that could hold answers about how the platform impacts society. Our tech reporter Jeff Horwitz joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
How Oracle is Lobbying Against Amazon and Google
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In Washington, lobbying has historically pit consumer groups against big companies. Now, some of the biggest fights are between companies. And one company has emerged as a major player: Oracle. Our reporter James Grimaldi joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Our producer is Amanda Lewellyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2020
5G Rollout Hits a Speed Bump
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Companies - and countries - have been racing to build 5G networks But recently, it looks like they've been hitting the brakes. Our tech reporter Asa Fitch joins us to explain what's going on. Kateri Jochum hosts. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20: Crazy Cameras and 5G in Every Phone
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Samsung made a leap from the Galaxy S10 - all the way to S20. Our personal tech columnist Joanna Stern tested out the phone, and she explains whether all the new features really warrant the jump. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
Big Tech Dominates ESG Funds
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Environmental, social and corporate governance funds-also known as ESG funds-paint themselves as sustainable investments, focused on causes like green energy. But often, they're full of big tech companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon. Our reporter Akane Otani joins us to explain why that is. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. And WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
A Throwback Way to Hire Tech Workers: Apprenticeships
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There's a shortage of tech workers. So recruiters are turning to an older way of getting entry-level employees in the door: apprenticeships. Reporter Agam Shah joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
How China's Using Its Surveillance Tech to Track Coronavirus
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China is tapping into its network of security cameras, facial recognition technology and social media monitoring to try and curb the spread of coronavirus. Reporter Liza Lin joins us from Singapore to explain the challenges of trying to harness big data quickly when lives are on the line. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co - publisher of the Wall Street Journal - has a commercial agreement to supply news through Twitter. And WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2020
Dept. of Justice Probe into Google Zeroes in on Ad Tech
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The DOJ has been investigating Google for suspected antitrust behavior. Now, it looks like the company's advertising technology business is emerging as a major focus of the investigation. Reporter Keach Hagey joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co - publisher of the Wall Street Journal - has a content partnership with Gimlet Media, a unit of Spotify. It also has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
The App That Brought Iowa to a Standstill
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The results of the Democratic caucuses in Iowa were delayed by none other than a malfunctioning app. Social media and politics reporter Deepa Seetharaman explains what happened, and what it could mean for the rest of the 2020 election season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
Alphabet Posts Weak Earnings but Unveils YouTube, Cloud Results
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The parent company of Google is the latest tech giant to post fourth-quarter earnings. Tech Editor Bowdeya Tweh joins us to break down what we learned. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
World Athletics Won't Ban Nike Vaporfly Shoes
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Nike Vaporflys are the shoe of choice for many of the world's elite runners, including several record holders. Although some say the shoe gives athletes an unfair advantage, World Athletics - the sport's governing body - decided not to ban them. Senior video journalist Alex Hotz joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2020
Amazon Reports Stable Profits Despite Higher Costs
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Amazon has been stepping up its game when it comes to same-day and one-day shipping. But did it pay off? Reporter Sebastian Herrera joins us to explain what the numbers tell us. Kateri Jochum hosts. Tech News Briefing is produced by Amanda Lewellyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2020
Google Eyes San Jose For a New Campus
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Google is looking to set up another campus in San Jose. Reporter Rob Copeland joins us to explain what that could mean for the city... and why some are pushing back against the search giant. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. And WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Apple Posts Record Earnings on Strong iPhone, App Sales
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Last year, Apple looked to be headed for a slump. Instead, Apple's share price more than doubled. Now, it's reported its fourth-quarter earnings - and reporter Tripp Mickle joins us to explain the takeaways. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. And WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
Tech Giants' New Call to Lawmakers: 'Regulate Us'
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Big tech companies have long bucked government attempts to regulate them. But now, they're changing their tune. WSJ reporter Sebastian Herrera joins us from San Francisco to explain why tech leaders are now saying they're all for more rules. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. And WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
AB InBev Taps Machine Learning to Fight Corruption
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Rooting out corruption has long been a human process. Meaning: it's long been a process prone to human error. Reporter Dylan Tokar joins us to explain how one company is tapping machine learning to try and change that. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
Eyeing E-Commerce Players, US Pledges Crackdown On Counterfeits
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The Wall Street Journal reports exclusively that the Department of Homeland Security is planning new action to curb counterfeits - especially on e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Alibaba. Reporter Will Mauldin joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
CBS Bets Big on 'Star Trek: Picard' to Boost Streaming Business
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CBS' is planning to boldly go where no streaming service has gone before: into the "Star Trek" universe. In an increasingly crowded place, the streaming service is hoping the content will be their secret weapon in the streaming wars. Reporter Joe Flint joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
Uber Tests Allowing California Drivers to Set Fares
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Facing new regulatory hurdles in California, Uber is rolling out a new feature that would allow drivers to set their own rates for rides. Tech and transportation reporter Preetika Rana explains what's going on - and how it could impact Uber, its drivers, and its riders. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
Is Peloton a Fitness Fad or a Tech Company?
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It seems like every company is trying to brand itself as a tech company. Including: the stationary bike company Peloton. Columnist John Stoll joins us to talk about how the expanded definition of "tech company" is changing the fitness sector. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
Bezos Pledges New $1 Billion India Investment Amid Pushback
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on the charm offensive in India, despite pushback from lawmakers there. Reporter Newley Purnell joins us to explain why Bezos is so interested in making sure his company can grow in India. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2020
Microsoft Patches Severe Windows Flaw Detected by NSA
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After the National Security Agency found the flaw, Microsoft released a patch to fix a problem with its Windows operating system. Reporter Bob McMillan joins us to explain how the news shines a different light on the debate over national security vs. data privacy. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
Despite a US-China Trade Truce, Tech Tensions Rise
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The US and China are set to sign phase one of a trade deal today. But on the tech side of things, tensions are still running high. Senior editor Bob Davis will join us to explain the difference between tech and trade. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
Away Chief Steph Korey Reverses Resignation
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After an explosive report from The Verge detailing a "toxic" workplace at Away, Co-founder and CEO Steph Korey resigned. But now, just a few weeks later, she's reversing course. Columnist John Stoll joins us to explain what's going on and how the news could affect other tech leaders. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
New Tactics Get Around Big Tech's Ad-Fraud Defenses
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Fraudsters are using readily-available technology to boost site and ad traffic, bolster search results and pad reviews. Reporter Parmy Olson joins to explain how they're getting around big tech's defenses. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2020
Co-Parenting Sites Skip Right to the Baby Carriage
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A new kind of online service matches people who want to have children - but don't necessarily want romance along with it. Reporter Julie Jargon will join us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2020
The Best of CES 2020
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CES is all about the tech world's first answers to tomorrow's questions. Our Personal Tech team visited the trade show in Las Vegas, and editor Wilson Rothman joins us to tell us what they saw. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, has a content partnership with Gimlet Media, which is a unit of Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
Facebook Bans Deepfakes
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The social-media giant is working to combat misleading content that's been altered with artificial intelligence tools. WSJ Reporter Betsy Morris joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
Politics Elbows Its Way Onto TikTok
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In the last year, the social media site TikTok has exploded as a go-to place for short-form videos. It's mostly home to lighthearted content, like cute animals making funny sounds or videos with the latest dance moves. But reporter Emily Glazer joins us to explain how politics is starting to seep onto the platform - and why it matters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
Police Tracked a Terror Suspect - Until His Phone Went Dark
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Faced with strong encryption, European law-enforcement agencies turned to an Israeli spyware company to track a terror suspect on WhatsApp. Reporter Valentina Pop joins us to explain how a warning message stopped their investigation in its tracks. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
Google AI Beats Doctors at Breast Cancer Detection - Sometimes
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More tech companies are entering into healthcare. WSJ Reporter Brianna Abbott joins us to explain how Google's health research unit is using artificial intelligence to detect breast cancer. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
Our Personal Tech Team's 2020 Predictions
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Every year, the WSJ's Personal Tech team uses their tech-spertise to make predictions about the year ahead. We sat down with editor Wilson Rothman and columnist Joanna Stern to hear what they forecast for 2020. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2020
The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball: Behind the Scenes
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Waterford Crystal's Tom Brennan explains the technology behind the famous ball in Times Square, including how it descends at midnight on New Year's Eve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2019
What Our Personal Tech Team Got Right About 2019
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Every year, our Personal Tech team makes predictions about the year ahead. But before they publish their lookahead to 2020, we sit down with editor Wilson Rothman and columnist Joanna Stern to revisit their 2019 predictions. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
Decade in Review: Tech and the Corner Office
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As the 2010s wind down, we're taking a look back at the tech that's shaped the decade. Today: how tech has changed the job description for CEOs. Our Charlie Turner sits down with reporter John Jurgensen to discuss. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2019
Decade in Review: Smartphones
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It's the end of the decade. So we're looking back at the tech that shaped the 2010s. Our Personal Tech columnist Joanna Stern challenged herself to spend 24 hours using only tech from 2010. She talks to us about her trip to Hell - Michigan, that is. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2019
Decade in Review: Streaming
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It's the end of the decade, and we know it. So we're looking back at the tech that's shaped the 2010s. Today, our Charlie Turner sits down with reporter John Jurgensen to talk about how streaming has changed the way we consume entertainment. Kateri Jochum hosts. Note: we won't be on the air tomorrow, but we'll be back in your podcast feed on Thursday. From all of us at the WSJ, happy holidays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2019
Decade in Review: Big Tech
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In the final days of the 2010s, we're looking back at the tech that's shaped the decade. Today, our Charlie Turner sits down with reporter Rolfe Winkler to discuss how Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google - the so-called FAANG companies - have left their mark. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
Why You Still Can't Have a Decent Conversation with Alexa
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If you've ever used a voice assistant, you've probably also been disappointed by a voice assistant. Personal Tech editor Wilson Rothman joins us to explain why that is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2019
Rule Change Could Extend Tech Firms' Reach Into Banking
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Tech firms have been partnering with banks to extend their reach into the banking industry. The Wall Street Journal's Telis Demos says a planned FDIC rule change on deposits could help tech companies advance even further, spurring more partnerships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
Peter Thiel's Outsized Influence on Facebook's Leadership
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Facebook's top executives are increasingly divided over how to address criticism of the company's influence on politics. Right in the middle of that internal division is billionaire investor Peter Theil, Facebook's most influential board member and a person who exerts a lot of influence over CEO Mark Zuckerberg. More from the Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
How to Repair Your Image: An Online Makeover
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The Wall Street Journal's Rachael Levy says that some of the wealthiest among us are using the services of a reputation-management company to repair their online images. Among the methods used by Status Labs: burying negative Google results by placing flattering content on sites masquerading as news outlets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
Your Internet Provider Likely Juiced Its Official Speed Scores
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Paying for fast internet isn't a guarantee that you're actually getting it. Even if it's rated highly in the FCC's yearly report. WSJ Reporter Shalini Ramachandran joins us to explain how internet service providers game their scores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2019
Facebook Pledges $130 Million to Fund 'Supreme Court' for Content
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The social media giant has announced a new way it'll review how the company moderates content. WSJ Reporter Jeff Horwitz joins us to explain. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2019
For First Time Since Facebook Debacle, Nasdaq To Overtake NYSE
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Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange typically battle it out for major IPOs. In a year of tech unicorn IPOs, exchanges reporter Alexander Osipovich joins us to explain how Nasdaq came out on top this year, and how those public listings factor in. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
Scientists Store Data in Synthetic DNA
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The future of digital memory may be inside a small plastic bunny. Reporter Lee Hotz joins us to explain why scientists are now turning to synthetic DNA to store data. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
Netflix Sweeps Golden Globe Nominations
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When Golden Globe nominations were announced, streaming services emerged as the star. Entertainment reporter John Jurgensen explains what that means for the future of Netflix, streaming, and the movies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
NY Lawmakers Look to CA Gig-Worker Bill
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Lawmakers in New York are considering a measure that would require companies to extend more benefits to gig workers. They're looking to California, which passed a similar law earlier this year. Reporter Jimmy Vielkind joins us to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
Hoverboards: How Amazon Dodges Responsibility for Unsafe Products
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From ride-sharing companies to online babysitting services, internet marketplaces have long argued that it's the sellers' responsibility to make sure that products are safe. Reporter Alexandra Berzon explains how hoverboards sold on Amazon could challenge that argument. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
Google Co-Founders Step Away, CEO Steps Up
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As the co-founders of Google give up management roles at Alphabet, WSJ reporter Rob Copeland explains the challenges their replacement, current CEO Sundar Pichai, will face. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
With Brits Used to Surveillance, More Companies Try Tracking Faces
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WSJ Reporter Parmy Olson explains why so many UK companies are adopting facial recognition technology, and how it's legal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
Diabetes Patients' Blood-Sugar Data Aren't Being Shared
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The DexCom glucose monitor stopped sharing data with smartphones. WSJ Reporter Peter Loftus explains why that's so dangerous. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
Welcome to the Button Wars
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It's Cyber Monday, and the battle for the future of payments is being fought in the shopping cart. Heard on the Street columnist Telis Demos joins us to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
On Amazon, Don't Just 'Buy Now'
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'Tis the season... for shopping online. Amazon is probably part of your routine. Personal tech reporter Katie Bindley explains how to skip getting scammed while shopping on the site. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2019
Our Favorite Gadgets of 2019: Phone Accessories Edition
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Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman breaks down the best gadgets for your phone. No iPhone necessary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Our Favorite Gadgets of 2019: Kids Edition
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The holidays are fast approaching. So we sat down with Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman to break down the best gadgets for the tech-savviest demographic: kids. The Wall Street Journal and Fox Corp share a parent company, News Corp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019
Our Favorite Gadgets of 2019: Smart Home Edition
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Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman breaks down the best gadgets for a smarter home. Reporter Betsy Morris explains how tech companies are combating deepfakes. News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Facebook Weighs Steps to Curb Narrowly-Targeted Political Ads
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Facebook may be the next tech company to respond to controversy over political ad policies. Reporter Emily Glazer explains. News Corp, owner of the Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2019
Please Like My Vacation Photo. I Hired a Professional.
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Travelers are paying pros to help them curate the best possible vacation Instagrams. Reporter Harriet Torry explains. Dow Jones & Co. has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
Google Stadia, Apple Arcade: So Many Ways to Play...and Pay
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There are more devices and gaming platforms than ever before. Wall Street Journal videogame reporter Sarah E. Needleman explains what to know ahead of this year's holiday season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
TikTok Looking at Ways to Shake Off Its Ties to China
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Wall Street Journal reporter Georgia Wells explains why the video streaming app TikTok is trying to downplay its ties to China and gain more traction in the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
Twitter to Restrict How Advertisers Target Users
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Wall Street Journal reporter Emily Glazer explains how Twitter will no longer allow groups promoting causes to target users by their ZIP Code or political affiliations. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply video content through Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
Moving 5G Traffic to the Cloud to Free Up Networks
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Wall Street Journal report Eric Sylvers explains how phone carriers are exploring moving 5G technology to the cloud in order to unclog busy data networks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
5G Technology: How It Will Revolutionize Sports Betting
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Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Krouse explains how 5G technology could connect more sports fans, and allow them to bet on games as they watch.(Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
5G Technology: Governments, Carriers Spar Over Prices
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Wall Street Journal reporter Stu Woo discusses how governments are seeking to make as much money as possible from spectrum auctions, but are receiving pushback from phone carriers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
5G And the Internet of Things: At What Cost To Privacy?
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5G wireless technology has the ability to connect a ton of Internet devices, what's known as the Internet of Things. The Wall Street Journal's Drew Fitzgerald talks about the implications that might have for consumers' data privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
Combining 5G and AI Could Lead to Unlimited Possibilities
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Combining 5G wireless networks and artificial intelligence has the potential to change so many things here on Earth and in space. The Wall Street Journal's Jame Rundle says it could, for example, shorten the time it takes to develop new drugs, improve crop-growing methods and lead to a better shopping experience for retailers and shoppers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
SPECIAL: WSJ Exclusive Interview with Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei
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The WSJ recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei in Shenzhen. In this special, Ren talks about how the US blacklisting has impacted Huawei - and why he says Huawei doesn't need the US to survive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2019
How Google Came to Dominate the Digital Ad Space
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With an array of tools and technology, Google has become the king of digital advertising and it also has the dominant digital ad marketplace. Google is now a target of investigations into whether it's abused its power. The Wall Street Journal's Keach Hagey has the story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2019
Google Buys Fitbit. What Does It Mean for Users' Data?
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Google has bought wearables device maker Fitbit for 2.1 billion dollars. The search giant wants to become a major player in health data. But the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman says the deal raises questions about how users' health and wellness data will be used. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
Managing Household Chores With Labor-Sharing Apps
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Some new apps can help families divvy up the household responsibilities, and head off arguments over who's pulling their weight around the house. More from the Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
Apple's AirPods Pro: New, Improved and Pricier
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The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern tested Apple's new earbuds, and found the AirPods Pro to be much improved over the AirPods. One big improvement: they don't fall out. At $250 a pair, that's welcome news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
High-Tech Innovations to Battle California's Siege of Blazes
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California firefighters are using a mix of high-tech and old-fashioned cunning to battle the state's siege of hundreds of blazes. The Wall Street Journal's Erin Ailworth has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
Interior Department Grounds Aerial Drone Fleet
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The Interior Department is grounding its entire fleet of aerial drones, one of the largest in the federal government, citing increasing concerns about the national security risk from Chinese manufacturers. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Puko has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2019
Facebook Removes Inauthentic Accounts Linked to Russian Businessman
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Facebook dismantled a coordinated effort to mislead users led by a Russian businessman whom law-enforcement officials have previously accused of interfering in U.S. elections. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
AT&T Joins Streaming Wars With HBO Max
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AT&T is preparing to unveil its answer to Netflix -- HBO Max , a multibillion-dollar gamble that the media and telecom giant can sell a premium streaming-video service when rivals are flooding the market with cheaper alternatives. The Wall Street Journal's Drew FitzGerald has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
Big Tech Ramps Up Lobbying Amid Antitrust Scrutiny
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As the tech industry faces growing regulatory scrutiny, companies like Facebook and Amazon have ramped up lobbying in Washington. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Tracy has more on how big tech seeks to present a positive message to Capitol Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
Drone Wars: Amazon, Alphabet and Uber Take to the Skies
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While commercial drone delivery faces many hurdles, companies including Amazon, Alphabet and Uber are starting the most advanced trials of unmanned aircraft delivery in U.S. history. The Wall Street Journal's Sebastian Herrera has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
WSJ Tech Live: Slack CEO Reflects on IPO, Competition
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During the final session at the WSJ Tech Live conference, Slack Co-Founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield sat down with WSJ's Global Technology Editor Jason Dean to reflect on life as a public company and the future of "collaboration at work." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2019
WSJ Tech Live: China's 'Concerning' Leads Over U.S. in Tech
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At WSJ's Tech Live conference, Michael Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit, said that while the U.S. has a lead in certain technologies, the list of tech where China has the edge is extensive, including: 5G cellular networks, drones, batteries, hypersonic systems, wind and solar energy, as well as cryptocurrency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
WSJ Tech Live: Why China Has 'Concerning' Leads Over U.S. in Tech
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At WSJ's Tech Live conference, Michael Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit, said that while the U.S. has a lead in certain technologies, the list of tech where China has the edge is extensive, including: 5G cellular networks, drones, batteries, hypersonic systems, wind and solar energy, as well as cryptocurrency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
WSJ Tech Live: How Amazon Plans to Police Products on Its Site
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At the WSJ Tech Live conference in Laguna Beach on Tuesday, Amazon consumer chief Jeff Wilke explains why the company may need to spend billions of dollars in the future to prevent the sale of counterfeit goods, expired food or dangerous products on its platforms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
WSJ Tech Live: How the FCC, Facebook Tackle Regulation
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The Wall Street Journal's annual WSJ Tech Live conference in Laguna Beach, California kicked off on Monday with a look at how FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Aims to regulate the biggest technology companies, and how Facebook's chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer says AI solutions can control questionable content ahead of the 2020 election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
Big Tech Companies in Line for a New Digital 'Web Tax'
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Wall Street Journal tax reporter Richard Rubin explains why more than 100 nations are hammering out details of a new tax on consumer-facing tech companies, and how consumers could be affected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Defends Free Expression
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke at Georgetown University Thursday about freedom of expression - and tech. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Tracy discusses key points from the speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2019
Amid Rising Competition, Netflix Adds Subscribers
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Netflix reported subscriber growth that missed targets. But that was better than the previous quarter, when Netflix lost subscribers in the U.S. for the first time in around a decade. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint says that's significant given the fact that Netflix faces rising competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
Are Parents Obsessed With Checking Kids' Grades Online?
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Many U.S. schools are required to post children's grades in online grade books, which makes it super-convenient for parents. But has it become an obsession for parents to go online and check every single grade score? For some parents, the answer is yes, according to the Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
Congress Probes Vape Companies About Social-Media Bots
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As a congressional committee investigates whether millions of bot-generated messages about e-cigarettes have misled consumers, the Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon talks about the deceptive sales and marketing practices infiltrating social-media.

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Oct 15, 2019
Geofencing: How Political Campaigns Track Your Phone
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Voter targeting has grown more invasive with location data that apps can transmit from cellphones -- allowing political groups to track down voters based on places they've been, including rallies, churches and gun clubs. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner has more.

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Oct 14, 2019
Amazon's Twitch Draws Attention in Wake of Germany Shooting
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In the wake of Amazon's Twitch broadcasting a violent shooting in Germany this week, the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman discusses the challenge of preventing extremists from showing violent acts in real time.

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Oct 11, 2019
Gadgets Cause New Worries for Parents at Sleepovers
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Some parents are growing worried about what their children could be exposed to online late at night when over at a friend's house -- where the rules on internet access could be different from their own home. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon explains how a childhood rite gets tricky in the digital age.

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Oct 10, 2019
Senate Faults Big Tech for Role in Russian Election Meddling
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A Senate investigation of Russia's social-media influence criticized U.S. tech giants, with new attention on Google and YouTube, for helping spread misinformation during the 2016 presidential election -- and pushed them to better coordinate to prevent a repeat next year. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has more.

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Oct 09, 2019
Bakkt's Lackluster Launch: What's Next For Bitcoin?
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Amid a lackluster launch of bitcoin-futures platform Bakkt, the Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna explains Wall Street's hesitation in embracing cryptocurrencies.

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Oct 08, 2019
Disney Bans Netflix Ads as Streaming War Heats Up
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As media giants continue to battle each other for streaming-subscribers, Disney bans advertising from Netflix across its entertainment TV network. The Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Vranica has more.

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Oct 07, 2019
EU Deals Fresh Blow to Facebook
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The European Union's top court gave judges in the bloc broader power to order the removal of Facebook posts, dealing a fresh blow to the U.S. tech giant as it faces growing regulatory headwinds on both sides of the Atlantic. The Wall Street Journals; Sam Schechner has more.

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Oct 04, 2019
Facial Recognition: Tracking Your Travel Emotions
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Travel companies are using facial recognition and other sophisticated tech to better predict how and why their customers shop the way they do. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney has more on how the latest scientific data is changing the travel industry.

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Oct 03, 2019
UPS Gets the OK from the FAA for Drone Deliveries
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United Parcel Service has received the first ever federal approval to begin organizing a fleet of unmanned aircraft to deliver health supplies and eventually consumer packages throughout the U.S. Wall Street Journal reporter Andy Pasztor explains.

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Oct 02, 2019
Hack Clubs: When Teens Try to Convince Parents They're Coding
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When teenagers form "hack clubs," they learn that hacking doesn't always mean breaking into government servers or stealing bank data. But convincing teachers and parents of that isn't always easy. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has more.

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Oct 01, 2019
Apple Movies to Hit Theaters Before Streaming on Apple TV+
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Apple looks to make a splash in Hollywood by bringing feature-length films to theaters -- before releasing them on its streaming TV service. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle explains the streaming strategy behind Apple TV+.

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Sep 30, 2019
Instagram's Content Factories - More Ads, Less Originality?
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Instagram's 1 billion monthly users has gave rise to an aggressive behind-the-scenes advertising economy. But is it threatening the site's originality and appeal? The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has more.

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Sep 27, 2019
Foot Locker Invests in Mobile Video Commerce Platform Ntwrk
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Foot Locker has invested in Ntwrk, a video-based shopping app that works with celebrities and brands to sell limited-edition merchandise. The Wall Street Journal's Sahil Patel explains.

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Sep 26, 2019
Google Scores a Win Against EU Regulators in Court
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This week, the European Court of Justice ruled that Google doesn't have to apply the EU's "right to be forgotten" to versions of its search engine accessed outside the bloc's border. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner explains why this is a win for Google and free speech advocates -- and what it ultimately means for our privacy.

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Sep 25, 2019
How to Keep Your Mobile Banking Safe
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As people increasingly embrace mobile banking, concerns about digital security have come to the forefront. While a lot safety measures depend on your bank, there are things customers can do. Wall Street Journal contributor Matthew Kassel has more.

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Sep 24, 2019
Can Nintendo Sustain Sales With Switch Lite?
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As it gears up for heightened competition from Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo has introduced the $200 Switch Lite. The Wall Street Journal's Bowdeya Tweh has more on how the videogame maker aims to attract casual gamers and expand its global presence.

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Sep 23, 2019
Zuckerberg Faces Tough Questions From Senators
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With his company under a regulatory spotlight, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week. The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall has more.

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Sep 20, 2019
How Smart Cities Could Get Hacked
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As cities across the globe use technology to connect their services and residents, they become more vulnerable to cyberattacks. The Wall Street Journal's James Rundle breaks down the the potential weak spots.

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Sep 19, 2019
Apple, Google, Amazon Help Keep Tabs of Your Kids
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Apple, Google and Amazon are taking new steps to help parents monitor their kids online. The Wall Street Journal Julie Jargon has more on how the settings section of many common devices let parents do everything from block explicit content to set a fixed bedtime-all without paying extra or worrying about privacy.

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Sep 18, 2019
After Backpage, U.S. Investigates Massage, Escort Websites
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A year after U.S. authorities closed Backpage.com, the biggest player in the online sex-for-sale industry, investigators are now focused on three websites now dominant in the American market. The Wall Street Journal's Lalita Clozel has more.

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Sep 17, 2019
Tech Backlash Hits Gig Economy. What's Next for Uber, Lyft?
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After a decade of solid growth, are regulatory actions around globe threatening the gig economy? The Wall Street Journal's Alejandro Lazo explains why gig-based companies like Uber and Lyft are on the defensive.

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Sep 16, 2019
Regulators Order Google: Let Employees Speak
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The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Google to let employees speak out on political and workplace issues -- as part of a settlement of complaints that it punishes those who do just that. The Wall Street Journal's Rob Copeland explains.

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Sep 13, 2019
Electric Cars Dominate Frankfurt Auto Show
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European auto makers are plowing billions of dollars into new hybrid and plug-in electric models. But, with prices high and consumer demand lukewarm, the industry is calling on European governments for assistance. The Wall Street Journal's William Boston explains.

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Sep 12, 2019
Apple iPhone 2019 Event: A Recap
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At Apple's annual showcase, the company revealed a trio of upgraded iPhones, including a lower-priced model, and detailed its plans to enter the increasingly competitive video-streaming market. But will turning the spotlight toward a younger cast of products help Apple's struggling growth?

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Sep 11, 2019
Attorneys General Kick Off Google Probe
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A bipartisan group of 50 attorneys general representing almost every state officially kicked off an antitrust probe of Google, saying the search giant's dominance raises troubling concerns. The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall had more.

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Sep 10, 2019
Apple Bets on Cameras at iPhone Event
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Apple's iPhone is expected to remain the star of its annual publicity showcase this week, but will the company need to highlight a younger cast of products to galvanize growth? The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

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Sep 09, 2019
GM to Use Google Apps in Cars By 2021
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General Motors is forming a closer partnership with Alphabet's Google, agreeing to build it's apps directly into touch-screen displays in vehicles. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias has more.

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Sep 06, 2019
Facebook's New Challenge: Letting Users Take Their Own Data
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This week, Facebook outlined new mandates -- to protect users' privacy and to give them the right to take their data where they choose. The Wall Street Journal's Jeff Horwitz explains how it aims to grapple with both.

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Sep 05, 2019
Apple AirPods: Love 'Em and Lose 'Em
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Apple's AirPods are sold as a liberating, wire-free experience. But for some, they have become an emotional burden and pain in the wallet. The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Feintzeig has more.

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Sep 04, 2019
How a Texas County Fought Off Ransomware
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Around two dozen Texas communities' computer systems were recently targeted by hackers demanding money. Only Lubbock County successfully fought off the ransomware attack. We get the story from the Wall Street Journal's Talal Ansari.

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Sep 03, 2019
An Esports Tournament for Hackers?
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Some experts think esports will soon include cybersecurity tournaments where videogamers compete to hack each other's systems. This might eventually help cybersecurity companies fill millions of vacant positions globally, according to Wall Street Journal Pro Cybersecurity reporter James Rundle.

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Aug 30, 2019
Prices Skyrocket for Political Ads on Facebook
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Political campaigns have encountered sticker shock when seeking to buy ads on Facebook's advertising platform. The Wall Street Journal's Emily Glazer says one reason prices have risen sharply is an ad-buying spree by Democratic presidential candidates.

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Aug 29, 2019
More Driver Complaints About Automatic Braking
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As automatic breaking becomes more common in cars, more drivers are complaining the systems don't always work as intended. For instance, automatic braking sometimes activates when there's no risk. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Foldy has the story.

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Aug 28, 2019
Google's New Guidelines for Employees: No Politics!
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Google has issued new guidelines that limit employee discussion of politics and other topics not related to work. Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah E. Needleman explains how it represents a major shift for a company.

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Aug 27, 2019
Samsung's 'The Frame' TV: Spotify of Art?
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Samsung 's "The Frame" television aims to bring museum masterpieces into your living room. Will new digital subscriptions to classic artwork create the "Spotify of art?"

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Aug 26, 2019
Robocall Wars: Top Telecoms, State Enforcers Make New Pact
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Thursday, large telecom companies and attorneys general from every state unveiled a new pact for combating robocalls. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Tracy talks the latest move toward cutting off intrusive calls before they reach a your phone.

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Aug 23, 2019
Paying For Faster Internet? Here's a Reality Check
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In the age of high-speed internet, streaming video is in high demand. But does paying for faster internet speeds truly make for a better streaming experience?

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Aug 22, 2019
Tesla Shifts Gears; Rents Solar Panels to Homeowners
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To jump-start residential installations, Tesla is once again offering to rent solar panels to homeowners. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has more.

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Aug 21, 2019
Monterey Car Week 2019: Hi-Tech Meets High-End
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From the Lotus Evija hypercar to the Acura Type S Concept, Monterey Car Week showcased the very latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Will it be luxury concept cars that ultimately give us the clearest glimpse into the future?

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Aug 20, 2019
What Trade Talks Mean for Big Tech
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Last week, shares of tech companies outperformed on the news that the Trump administration plans to remove items from the $300 billion of Chinese imports facing tariffs. But how much longer will smartphones, laptop computers and toys benefit from a reprieve?

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Aug 19, 2019
Is Facial-Recognition Technology a Threat?
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Airlines and the TSA are starting to scan faces to get people through security and boarding faster, but does facial recognition at the airport come with unintended consequences?

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Aug 16, 2019
AI Boom Raises New Questions of Tech Expertise
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Engineer.ai says it uses artificial intelligence to help automate app-development -- but staffers say it exaggerates these claims to attract customers and investors. The Wall Street Journal's Newley Purnell and Parmy Olson explain how startups have used the AI boom to inflate their tech expertise.

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Aug 15, 2019
What CBS-Viacom Deal Means for Streaming
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Now that CBS and Viacom have agreed to merge, what will the new streaming landscape mean for rivals?

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Aug 14, 2019
FAA's Timeline for Return of MAX 737
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When the Federal Aviation Administration lifts the grounding of the 737 MAX fleet, will carriers have to make their way through a maze of tech requirements before flying passengers?

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Aug 13, 2019
Can Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Help Struggling Market?
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Will a larger battery, bigger screen size, and 5G help the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 attract customers in a struggling smartphone market?

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Aug 12, 2019
FBI and Facebook: At Odds Over Social-Media Monitoring?
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To better monitor threats, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is soliciting proposals from outside vendors for a contract to pull public data from social media. But does the effort to be more aggressive set up a clash with Facebook's privacy policies?

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Aug 09, 2019
Hotel Apps (Finally) Get an Upgrade
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Hotel chains are upgrading apps to check in customers, pre-order food, track shuttle vans and other services -- a move some say is long overdue. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney has more.

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Aug 08, 2019
8chan's Struggle to Stay Online in Wake of El Paso Shooting
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Online forum 8chan, used by the suspect in the El Paso, is facing concerted efforts to block its return. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has more.

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Aug 07, 2019
Huawei's Phone Sales Surge in China Despite U.S. Ban
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Huawei's domestic smartphone sales have surged despite the U.S. ban on tech sales to the company. Has an outraged Chinese fan base gone on a buying spree?

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Aug 06, 2019
Can New U.S. Cyber Alert Prevent Hacking of Small Planes?
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As the Department of Homeland Security issues a new cyber alert for small planes, have modern flight systems become too vulnerable to hacking?

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Aug 05, 2019
FCC Votes to Crack Down on Overseas Robocalls
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The FCC voted on extending a ban on faking caller information for malicious purposes-which currently applies only to calls originating in the U.S.-to calls coming from abroad. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse has more.

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Aug 02, 2019
Senators Grill FAA Over Boeing Max Tech Risks
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Members of the U.S. Senate grilled Federal Aviation Administration officials on Wednesday about the Lion Air crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max in March. Was the FAA was too quick to approve Boeing's 737 Max airliner?

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Aug 01, 2019
Mapping App Mishaps and the Drivers Misled by GPS
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Homeowners on the receiving end of addled smartphone navigation are increasingly grappling with lost drivers led astray by faulty algorithms. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley has more.

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Jul 31, 2019
Facebook's New Privacy Checks
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Now that the FTC has fined Facebook $5 billion for improperly managing user data, will stricter new oversight help protect our privacy?

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Jul 30, 2019
France's Digital Tax on Tech Giants
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Last week, France signed into law a new digital tax on American tech giants like Google and Amazon. Will President Trump take "substantial reciprocal action" as promised?

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Jul 29, 2019
How Could a T-Mobile, Sprint Deal Impact Consumers?
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The Justice Department is poised to approve T-Mobile's merger with Sprint under a plan designed to create a new wireless carrier by handing assets to satellite-TV provider Dish Network. But how soon will consumers see a change in their digital landscape?

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Jul 26, 2019
Will Facebook's Record-Setting Fine Send Message to Big Tech?
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The record $5 billion fine and oversight conditions federal regulators imposed on Facebook for privacy violations put Big Tech on notice that any company failing to protect consumer information may now face greater legal risks than previously. Will the tech industry get the message?

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Jul 25, 2019
Amazon Strikes Deal With Real-Estate Giant Realogy
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Real-estate brokerage giant Realogy launched a new partnership with Amazon in a fresh attempt at jump-starting the property firm's flagging business and tumbling share price. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto has more.

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Jul 24, 2019
Anthem's Smartphone App Lets You Pay for Doctor Visits
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Insurance giant Anthem is launching a new app that will help people schedule and pay for doctor's visits on their smartphones. The Wall Street Journal's Anna Mathews says the healthcare app is available to consumers whether or not they're covered by Anthem.

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Jul 23, 2019
FaceApp Ignites Privacy, Security Concerns
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FaceApp, the free photo-editing app, has gone viral over the past week. But so have concerns about FaceApp tied to digital privacy and national security. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Needleman explains.

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Jul 22, 2019
Microsoft Posts Record Sales Thanks To The Cloud
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Microsoft reported record quarterly revenue for the latest quarter, as its cloud computing business continued to grow. The Wall Street Journal's Asa Fitch says the results continued the strong run for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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Jul 19, 2019
Musk's Neuralink Reports Progress on Brain-Computer Interface
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Elon Musk's Neuralink startup reported a significant advance in developing a new brain-computer interface. It's a device aimed at treating neurological conditions like movement disorders and spinal cord injuries. The Wall Street Journal's Daniela Hernandez has more.

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Jul 18, 2019
Peter Thiel Sounds Alarm on Google's China Ties
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In recent public appearances, conservative tech investor Peter Thiel has voiced growing concerns that Google is working with China's government, and he's called for investigations. President Trump has said he'll look into it. More from the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman.

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Jul 17, 2019
$5 Billion Dollar FTC Fine Not The End Of It For Facebook
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Last week, the Federal Trade Commission voted to fine Facebook five billion dollars for privacy violations. But regulators and lawmakers still have the social media giant in their sights. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Tracy explains.

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Jul 16, 2019
Beneath Startup Success: Anxiety, Fear, Dread
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Going public is a triumphant moment for entrepreneurs who've powered their startup companies to success. But the whole process often leaves CEOs and founders battling stress, anxiety, dread and fear of failure. The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler has more.

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Jul 15, 2019
Alexa to Provide U.K. Users with Medical Information
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Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will provide users in the U.K. with answers to common medical questions. The information will come from Britain's National Health Service, in a partnership between Amazon and the N.H.S. More from the Wall Street Journal's Denise Roland.

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Jul 12, 2019
Big Bucks Stream Into Online TV
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New streaming services from Disney, Apple and AT&T are shelling out millions of dollars to produce what each hopes will end up being the next "Game of Thrones." The Wall Street Journal's Erich Schwartzel says a single season of these shows would cost roughly the same as a big budget movie.

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Jul 11, 2019
Auctions That Decide Which Web Ads You See Draw Scrutiny
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Superfast electronic auctions, known as real-time bidding, determine which online ads you see. But the Wall Street Journal's Patience Haggin says the auctions have drawn the attention of regulators in Europe because of data privacy concerns.

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Jul 10, 2019
New Technology Scans Shoppers, No Cashier Needed
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Taking a page from Amazon, retailers in the U.K. are testing product recognition technology that would scan shoppers and their items as they leave the store. It's not shoplifting since the customer automatically pays on the way out. More from the Wall Street Journal's Parmi Olson.

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Jul 09, 2019
AI Takes Over Tennis at Wimbledon
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At this year's Wimbledon tennis championship, Watson is using AI to make video highlights. Can one of tech's newest innovations take one of the world's oldest sporting events to the next level?

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Jul 08, 2019
Top Minds Collide at Tech Open Air
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At the Tech Open Air festival in Berlin, technology collaborators compare notes on our future digital lifestyles. Will it continue to be apps and services that transform how we engage with the world?

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Jul 05, 2019
More Firms Use AI to Automate Corporate Networks
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The Wall Street Journal's Sara Castellanos talks about how companies are tapping artificial intelligence to automate their IT networks. Businesses are finding that AI can identify and fix problems faster than humans.

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Jul 03, 2019
Streaming Service Challenges Broadcasters with Free TV
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Locast, a streaming service that offers free broadcast TV to cord-cutters is winning support from some big media players, five years after a similar venture was quashed in court. The Wall Street Journal's Drew FitzGerald explains.

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Jul 02, 2019
NASA Opens Samples of the Moon For First Time
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Amid the 50th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon, NASA is about to open its long-protected samples of lunar rock. Could examining the moon with the latest technology reveal secrets from our solar system?

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Jul 01, 2019
Is Social Media Ready For Another Round of Elections?
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At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company's efforts to stop election interference has made progress -- but can social media handle another bout of election interference in 2020?

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Jun 28, 2019
Bitcoin Surges Toward $14,000
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Bitcoin rose to its highest level in about 17 months, extending its rally to nearly 60% in June so far. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna has more.

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Jun 27, 2019
Google's Rivals Are Ready to Make Their Antitrust Case
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Google's competitors are readying documents and data in anticipation of meetings with the Justice Department. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Tracy has the details.

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Jun 26, 2019
Li-Fi Makes New Waves in Aerospace Industry
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At this year's Paris Air Show, Li-Fi technology emerged as one of the top innovations in the aerospace industry. Will the next wave of high-speed internet soon change airplane flights as we know it?

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Jun 25, 2019
Are Companies Clear on Cloud Safety?
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Putting data into the cloud can make it more secure but some companies have stumbled on issues ranging from execution to legal considerations. WSJ Pro's recent Cybersecurity Executive Forum examines how firms avoid pitfalls and new risks.

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Jun 24, 2019
5G Push Slowed Over Airwave Squabbles
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U.S. wireless companies' limited access to extremely valuable airwaves threatens to slow down big plans to build faster 5G networks. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse has more.

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Jun 21, 2019
Will YouTube Change Kids' Content Amid FTC Probe?
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To better protect young viewers from objectionable videos, YouTube could be moving all children's content into a separate product -- the existing stand-alone YouTube Kids app. The Wall Street Journal's Rob Copeland explains.

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Jun 20, 2019
Snap Seeks Global Growth With Messaging Innovation
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Snap's new chief strategy officer says the company's ambitions extend beyond its core markets in the U.S. But will the clearest path to growth remain messaging innovation?

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Jun 19, 2019
Can Amazon Find a Hit in Videogame Industry?
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As Amazon lays off several dozen employees from its division that develops videogames, the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman explains its struggle to take on the gaming industry.

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Jun 18, 2019
Can Cybersecurity Take on Facial Recognition Risks?
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While China is using facial recognition to increase efficiency in places like airports, are global companies spending enough on cybersecurity to take on its potential risks?

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Jun 17, 2019
CES Asia 2019: Next-Generation Cars, Smart Homes, 5G
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CES Asia 2019 hosted more than 550 exhibitors from dozens of countries in Shanghai to preview what's next in technology. As 5G steals the spotlight by making its way into our smart homes, could it be the latest in car tech that drives us into the future?

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Jun 14, 2019
Cloud Gaming Wars: Microsoft's to Lose?
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At the E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles this week, Microsoft shared several planned developments for its Xbox platform. But as more rivals enter the streaming space, will the future of cloud-enabled videogames remain a murky one?

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Jun 13, 2019
Amazon Ends Restaurant Delivery in Face of Competition
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Amazon is ending its restaurant delivery service Amazon Restaurants in the U.S., putting an end to a four-year experiment that aimed to take on Grubhub and Uber Eats -- but failed to gain much traction. The Wall Street Journal's Sebastian Herrera has more.

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Jun 12, 2019
The FCC Struggles to Define Robocalls
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The FCC passed rules that will let phone companies automatically block more robocalls, but it still needs to define an 'auto-dialer' and how consumers can opt out of phone calls from legitimate businesses. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse explains.

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Jun 11, 2019
Amazon's re:MARS: The Robots Changing the Future
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re:MARS, Amazon's Las Vegas conference brought together the leading minds in artificial intelligence. Can the latest advances in AI help Amazon transform the robots of the future?

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Jun 10, 2019
JPMorgan Kills New App Service for Young People
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JPMorgan is scrapping an experiment to attract younger customers to a new digital-banking app a year after making it available nationwide. The Wall Street Journal's David Benoit has the details.

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Jun 07, 2019
AI, Digital Tech Give Truckers a Smoother Ride
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Trucking, logistics and supply-chain operators are bringing digital tools into the cabs of long-haul trucks. The Wall Street Journal's Angus Loten explains how AI is boosting productivity and making deliveries more efficient.

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Jun 06, 2019
Amazon Vs. Walmart: A Battle Over Fast Shipping
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Amazon has made more than 10 million products available for free one-day delivery to Prime members in the U.S., the latest salvo in a battle over speedier shipping speeds with rival Walmart. The Wall Street Journal's Sebastian Herrera has the latest.

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Jun 04, 2019
Next Generation Network Makes First 5G Laptop
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At the annual Computex event in Taiwan, the world's first potential 5G laptop was unveiled by Lenovo and Qualcomm. Will multi-gigabit speeds and a much longer battery life revolutionize connectivity?

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Jun 03, 2019
Blockchain Struggles to Get Users on 'Dapps'
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While the creation of decentralized apps, or dapps, has been one of the most hyped developments of blockchain, the Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna explains why they still have trouble luring a user base.

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May 31, 2019
Payment Wars: Apple Pay's Biggest Rivals
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In the age of digital transactions and mobile payments, credit card and payment companies remain a formidable challenge to new tech giants like Apple and Google. Barron's Tae Kim explains.

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May 30, 2019
Investors Hit the Brakes on Tesla Enthusiasm
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As Tesla strives to bring an affordable electric car to the mainstream, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins says investors may be losing confidence.

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May 29, 2019
Tech's Next Hit Remains Unclear For Investors
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How will the next wave of tech impact business and society? At the Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Sonali De Rycker, Partner at Accel, explains why the next chapter of the technology revolution remains uncertain.

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May 28, 2019
The Future of Connection, Isolation ... and Home Cooking
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From social media's aim of connection over isolation, to why home cooking is due for a modern-day revival, the Wall Street Journal's Future of Everything Festival covers the latest themes leading us into the future.

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May 24, 2019
What a Ruling Against Qualcomm Means For Smartphones
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A judge's ruling says Qualcomm unlawfully suppressed competition in the market for cellphone chips and used its dominant position to exact excessive licensing fees. The Wall Street Journal's Asa Fitch explains how the latest decision impacts the smartphone industry.

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May 23, 2019
Facial-Recognition Tech: Regulation Instead of Bans?
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The co-founder of SenseTime, a Chinese artificial-intelligence startup is under fire for the use of its facial-recognition technology in mass-surveillance systems. He explains why its technology should be regulated rather than banned.

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May 22, 2019
The Future of Tech's New Challenge: Bias?
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As the interactions between humans and machines become more personal, companies and governments think more actively about the ethical and privacy implications. At WSJ's The Future of Everything Festival, leading experts from across the tech industry weigh in.

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May 21, 2019
How U.S.-China Trade War Impacts Tech Industry
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As a new front opens in the U.S.-China trade fight, will the prospect of an extended dispute unnerve Wall Street? And what will it all mean for the tech industry?

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May 20, 2019
Pinterest's Shares Fall; Smartphone's Focus Fails
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Shares of Pinterest fell 17% in extended trading after it posted a wider-than-expected loss in its first report after its market debut. Plus, a look at WSJ's feature on the science of distractions and how smartphones are messing with our brain's ability to focus.

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May 17, 2019
Microsoft Warns of a Monster Computer Bug
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Microsoft took the unusual step of warning that a computer bug it has now patched could be used by a cyber weapon similar to the WannaCry worm, which spread across the globe two years ago. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has more.

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May 16, 2019
Can Tesla Spare a Dime?
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Tesla raised a total of $2.7 billion in convertible debt and stock earlier this month, but perhaps Investors shouldn't expect much mileage out of its latest capital increase.

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May 15, 2019
Supreme Court Lets Apple Apps Antitrust Case Proceed
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The Supreme Court ruled consumers can proceed with a suit challenging Apple's control over the marketplace for iPhone apps, threatening the tech giant's slice of billions of dollars in sales. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the details.

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May 14, 2019
Is Amazon Violating Kids' Privacy With Smart Speakers?
530
Advocacy groups say Echo Dot Kids device improperly retains conversations of users. The Wall Street Journal's Betsy Morris has more.

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May 13, 2019
Cybersecurity Workers Needed, No Experience Required
602
Companies need to hire hundreds of thousands of workers to help them protect computer networks and customer data. The Wall Street Journal's Kelsey Gee says applicants don't need to have a traditional four-year degree or formal experience to get a job.

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May 10, 2019
Uber, Lyft Won't Pick Your Kids Up (But Other Car Services Will)
612
Busy parents who turn to ride-hailing services to solve child-chauffeuring dilemmas may be defying company age restrictions. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon explains.

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May 08, 2019
Can Uber Make a Profit?
481
Ahead of its IPO, Uber aims to dominate the world of transportation -- from food delivery to freight. However, it's still not making any money. The Wall Street Journal's Eliot Brown explains why.

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May 07, 2019
Does Naviance Help or Hinder College Applicants?
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Many students applying to college use Naviance, the online tool that shows where their peers were accepted or rejected. The Wall Street Journal's Jo Craven McGinty says students using Naviance were more likely to get into the college of their choice - but there were some downsides.

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May 06, 2019
Tech Compatibility Questions Couples Need to Answer
707
Couples may find they often disagree when it comes to technology, i.e. what to share online or when should we unplug. Wall Street Journal contributor Alexandra Samuel with some tech challenges that couples need to negotiate.

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May 03, 2019
Divorce Mediation: There's An App for That
626
Parents who divorce can now use apps to help minimize discord over matters such as child-custody battles. Experts tell the Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon the apps can also ease the stress on kids caught in the middle.

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May 02, 2019
Tesla's Toughest Task: Raising Money?
525
Tesla has plenty of options for raising money, but it is getting more expensive to do so, say analysts and investors. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Goldfarb explains.

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May 01, 2019
Spotify Hits 100 Million Subscribers
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Spotify narrowed its loss in the most recent quarter as the music-streaming giant invested heavily in its growing podcast business and said it now has 100 million paying users. With more tech giants entering a crowded space, how much longer can Spotify keep its global lead?

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Apr 30, 2019
Netflix Fights to Keep Its Most Watched Shows
458
Now that NBCUniversal is launching its own streaming service, and has begun internal discussions about removing "The Office" from Netflix when the contract expires in 2021. The Wall Street Journal's Amol Sharma explains the start of Netflix's recurring new headache.

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Apr 29, 2019
WhatsApp Users Spread Rumors in World's Biggest Democracy
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With false misinformation from social media posts heavily on the rise in India, a look at how the WhatsApp messaging app is undermining efforts to contain the spread of fake news globally.

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Apr 26, 2019
Uber, Lyft Commit to Safety
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As ride-share companies reassess safety measures, Lyft and Uber share new plans to enhance their features, each releasing a set of initiatives to make ride hailing safer across the board.

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Apr 25, 2019
Top U.S. Law Schools Now Teaching AI Courses
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Columbia, Harvard and Stanford are among the universities that have introduced new artificial intelligence courses on topics ranging from algorithmic bias to civil rights. The Wall Street Journal's Jared Council explains how AI is transforming some of the top law schools around the country.

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Apr 24, 2019
Uber, Lyft Customers May Soon Pay More for Rides
565
Uber and Lyft are going public and the ride-hailing companies' IPOs could lead to higher fares for riders. The Wall Street Journal's Eliot Brown says it's because shareholders will put more pressure on the two rivals to turn a profit.

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Apr 23, 2019
GDPR One Year Later: Can EU Enforce Digital-Privacy?
487
A year after the EU passed its sweeping digital-privacy law, countries aren't hitting offenders with fines at anywhere near the levels that people feared. Catherine Stupp, cybersecurity reporter for WSJ Pro, explains.

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Apr 22, 2019
Pinterest, Zoom Shares Soar in Trading Debuts
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The performance of Pinterest and Zoom in public markets is predicted to set the stage for the IPO market in 2019. The Wall Street Journal's Maureen Farrell has more.

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Apr 19, 2019
Walmart, Robots, and AI: The Future of the Workforce?
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Walmart's recent move to put 1,500 robots has reignited the debate over the impact of automation on U.S. jobs. Softbank Robotics believes AI can help create a net gain of over 63 million jobs will be created by 2022. Kass Dawson, Global Head of Marketing at SoftBank Robotics, has more on the future of everyday robotics.

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Apr 18, 2019
Microsoft's New Xbox One S: No Videogame Discs?
571
Microsoft is planning to sell an Xbox videogame machine that doesn't use discs or cartridges, a first for a major console maker. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman talks whether the move brings gaming one step closer to an all-digital, streaming future.

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Apr 17, 2019
Will Tesla Keep Chasing the Mainstream Dream?
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With Tesla halting online sales of its $35,000 version of the Model 3 sedan last week, some question whether the ambition to turn itself into a dominant car player has become a liability instead of an asset. The Wall Street Journal's Charley Grant explains.

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Apr 16, 2019
Scientific First: A Black Hole Image
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An intensely dense hole, 6.5 billion times as massive as the sun, is located at the center of a massive galaxy 55 million light years from Earth. Known as a "black hole," scientists have finally discovered its first image, providing a peek at an object once thought to be unseeable and confirming some of Albert Einstein's longstanding theories about general relativity.

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Apr 15, 2019
Robocalls: Impossible to Stop?
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For most Americans, robocalls are the bane of modern existence. But so far, lawmakers have had a hard time making them stop. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse and Spencer Macnaughton explain why.

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Apr 12, 2019
Social Robots: The New Face of AI
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Furhat Robotics has blended robotics, AI and voice technology to make humans more comfortable with talking to chatbots. WSJ Pro Artificial Intelligence looks at how it's revolutionizing the way we interact with machines.

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Apr 11, 2019
Using AI to Fix Everyday Business Problems
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Companies are looking to deploy artificial intelligence to tackle everyday business problems, and need to make sure employees outside of tech hubs are on board. At the WSJ Pro Artificial Intelligence Executive Forum, DHL's Gina Chung and Unilever's Michael Clementi explain how.

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Apr 10, 2019
Facebook, Google Faces Heat in New U.K. Policy
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London's proposal for new social-media regulator is one of the broadest yet in a larger movement by countries to assert control over tech giants. The Wall Street Journal's Parmy Olson explains.

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Apr 09, 2019
JPMorgan Banks On AI to Boost Client Services
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With JPMorgan Chase pushing ahead to feed decades' worth of client data into smart tech, Manuela Veloso, its head of artificial-intelligence research, explains how AI can ultimately transform the future of customer services.

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Apr 08, 2019
Tesla's Deliveries Plummet; What's Next For Model 3?
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Tesla said new-vehicle deliveries in the first quarter fell 31% from the previous three months as it tries to ship its Model 3 compact car to customers in Europe and China for the first time. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more.

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Apr 05, 2019
The Amazon Echo: Your Newest Co-Parent?
770
The Amazon Echo may be the perfect solution to one of our biggest shortcoming as humans: parenting fails. Wall Street Journal contributor Alexandra Samuel has more.

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Apr 04, 2019
How Videogames Cause Your Kids' Nightly Meltdown
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As many parents know, turning off a child's gaming console in the middle of gameplay is a surefire way to trigger a tantrum. WSJ Family & Tech columnist Julie Jargon explains why.

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Apr 03, 2019
Move Over Lyft; Uber Paving Way for IPO
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Uber says it is on track to go public later this year, a move that could make it the biggest IPO of 2019. The Wall Street Journal's Jason Bellini has more.

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Apr 02, 2019
Lyft Faces a Tough Road Ahead
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Now that Lyft's Wall Street debut is behind us, a look at the biggest challenges the ride-hailing service will face in the next 12 months.

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Apr 01, 2019
Top Wall Street Women Say Tech Can Help Close Gender Gap
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At the Wall Street Journal's recent Women in Finance event in New York, top Wall Street executives discussed how tech can provide opportunities for the advancement of women into senior levels.

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Mar 29, 2019
Lyft Sets High Stakes for IPO
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Lyft is expected to price its shares above the targeted range for its initial public offering, in a sign of strong investor demand ahead of the ride-hailing service's debut. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2019
Nintendo to Launch Two New Switch Models
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Nintendo plans to launch two new versions of its Switch gaming console as early as this summer, as the company seeks to sustain sales momentum for the product going into a crucial third year. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2019
Beyond the iPhone: Apple Launches TV, Finance, News Services
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Apple launched a suite of products and services, moving to compete in new industries where many rivals are expanding their influence. The announcements Monday mark a strategic shift for Apple as it seeks new momentum amid softening sales in its core iPhone business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2019
Apple Bets on a TV and Media Future
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Apple became a tech giant with a smartphone that transformed technology. But as iPhone growth slows, the company is making a risky pivot to services. On Monday, it announces revamped video- and news-subscription offers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2019
Hey, Siri! The New AirPods Are Here
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Apple announced a new version of its AirPods wireless earbuds that can activate the virtual assistant Siri by voice, a feature aimed at extending the momentum of a fast-selling device as phone sales cool. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2019
Google's Stadia: One High-End Gaming Service; No Console
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Google unveiled a new service called Stadia that lets players stream videogames from the cloud without needing pricey hardware-an elusive feat that could change the way people buy and play games. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2019
Instagram Goes Amazon With New Shopping Feature
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To capitalize on its popularity among fashion and consumer-goods companies, Instagram is going deeper into the e-commerce business, selling products on feeds for the first time. The Wall Street Journal's Jeff Horwitz has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2019
Amazon's HQ2 Pullout? Bad for State, New Yorkers Say
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Two thirds of New Yorkers view Amazon's decision to scuttle a corporate headquarters in Queens as bad for the state. The Wall Street Journal's Jimmy Vielkind explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2019
Scientists Want to Talk About Gene-Edited Babies
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An international group of researchers, including some inventors of the popular gene-editing tool Crispr, called for a world-wide moratorium on editing DNA in human sperm, eggs and embryos to prevent births of genetically modified babies. At a recent gene-editing conference in Hong Kong, the debate raged on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2019
Facebook Hit by Unusual Outage
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Computer systems at three of the world's largest technology companies went offline temporarily this week, thanks to an unusual and apparently coincidental series of glitches at Facebook, Google and Apple. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2019
Spotify Says Apple Stifles Competition in EU Complaint
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Spotify has filed an antitrust complaint in Europe against Apple -- a new salvo in the broader battle over whether and how to rein in global tech giants. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner has the latest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2019
1 in 4 Women Sexually Harassed at Tech Conferences
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New data from Ensono finds that 1 in 4 women have experienced sexual harassment at a tech conference. In order to address tech's diversity issue, do conferences need to take a long, hard look in the mirror? Lin Classon, Head of Public Cloud Product at Ensono, has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2019
Meal-Delivery Robots: When Will Dinner Know Where You Live?
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Fast-food chains and grocery stores are teaming with big car companies to test the idea of autonomously shuttling food to customers -- but it may be a while before meal-hauling robots become the norm. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2019
Huawei's Lawsuit Marks Shift to War Footing
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For years, Huawei Technologies bided its time as the U.S. gradually escalated its campaign to rein in the Chinese telecom giant. Now, the Chinese giant has shifted to a war footing, suing the U.S. government as Huawei looks to defend its global telecoms business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2019
Amazon Rethinks Physical Retail; Shuts All U.S. Pop-Up Stores
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Amazon is shutting down all 87 of its U.S. pop-up stores, ending the retailer's yearslong experiment with these small shops as the company tinkers with an evolving bricks-and-mortar strategy. The Wall Street Journal's Esther Fung has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2019
Why Nintendo Doesn't Want Smartphone Gamers to Overspend
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Smartphone game makers working with Nintendo are finding many obstacles to scoring high revenue. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2019
Amazon: Now a Hot Tenant at Malls
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Brokers and landlords believe that Amazon-more so than other retailers-has the expertise to draw the right crowd of shoppers. The Wall Street Journal's Esther Fung explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2019
Historic SpaceX Mission: Crew Capsule Docks With Space Station
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A new-generation SpaceX capsule autonomously docked with the international space station, in a successful test of computers and maneuvering systems deemed essential to carry U.S. astronauts on future missions. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2019
Tesla Shifts to Online Sales Model
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Tesla said it would begin shutting stores and move to selling vehicles only over the internet, an extraordinary step aimed at cutting costs so the company can offer its Model 3 compact at a long-awaited starting price of $35,000. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2019
Why It Feels Like Facebook Still Spies On You
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Facebook says we're in charge of our personal data, but it remains difficult to control ad tracking. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2019
Apple, Facebook Fighting International Encryption Battle
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New regulations in Australia and the U.K. are making it easier for law enforcement to pressure companies for personal data. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan explains the resurgence of an international encryption battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2019
Walmart Joins Amazon in Digital Ad Game
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In an effort to compete with Amazon and expand its share of the online advertising market, Walmart wants to sell more digital and store ads based on its shopper data. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2019
How Popular Apps Shared Data With Facebook
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The Wall Street Journal's testing of over 70 applications that handle sensitive information turned up 11 that were sending at least some data to Facebook. Some have now reduced or ended data transfers to the social media giant. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2019
How Fast 5G Mobile Internet Feels
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Watching videos, loading Fortnite and downloading music is about to get a lot faster as carriers race to roll out the next generation of wireless networks. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse has a first look at what 5g will feel like in everyday life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2019
Tesla Model 3 Loses Recommended Status From Consumer Reports
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Tesla's Model 3 has lost its recommended status from Consumer Reports, less than a year after the magazine awarded it the coveted designation. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2019
Do AirPods Make You Look Rich? (According to Memes, Yes, Likely)
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With the help of internet memes, AirPod headphones have emerged as the expensive-yet-affordable luxury item of the moment -- showing no signs of stopping. The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Gallagher explains why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2019
Amazon Still Grows Without New York HQ2
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Despite the decision to abandon its $2.5 billion plan for a New York City headquarters, Amazon still expects to bulk up its staff there, and to boost hiring throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2019
Venmo Etiquette: How to Digitally Pay Your Friends For 'Stuff'
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The instantaneous nature of payment apps like Venmo has put an added pressure on asking for what you're owed, and multiplied the opportunities for missteps. The Wall Street Journal's Kevin McAllister offers his take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2019
Former Apple Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading
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The former Apple executive who enforced the company's insider-trading policies was charged with criminally violating those rules by allegedly dumping over $10 million in stock before the company in 2015 announced it fell short of iPhone sales expectations. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2019
AI in the Office: How Diversity Avoids Bad Algorithms, Freak Accidents
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Tech companies working on artificial intelligence find that a diverse staff can help avoid biased algorithms that cause public embarrassments. The Wall Street Journal's Sue Shellenbarger explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2019
Lyft Founders to Tighten Grip on Voting Control in IPO
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The founders of Lyft are preparing to take near-majority voting control of the ride-hailing company when it goes public this year, making them the latest Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to secure outsize influence over a hot startup as it enters the public markets. The Wall Street Journal's Maureen Farrell has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2019
SoftBank Invests $940 Million in Nuro for Driverless Deliveries
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SoftBank Group is investing almost $1 billion in a robotic-delivery vehicle startup, a hefty cash infusion that could help accelerate the race to put driverless vehicles on the road. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2019
Sprint Accuses AT&T of False Advertising of 5G Service
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Sprint has sued AT&T over a branding campaign that it says falsely tells customers they are receiving 5G service on their smartphones, escalating marketing wars between carriers over the next generation of wireless networks. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2019
Amazon Invests in Driverless Startup Aurora
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Amazon's investment in high-profile autonomous-vehicle startup Aurora starts a relationship with a company developing tech that could be a natural fit for package delivery. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2019
Tesla Cuts the Model 3 Price Again
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Tesla cut the price of its mass-market Model 3 sedan for the second time this year, another step in Chief Executive Elon Musk's quest to drive the sticker price-not counting tax credits and fuel savings-down to $35,000. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2019
Snap's Revenue Jumps in 'Stable' Earnings Report
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Snap Inc. posted record revenue in its latest quarter and narrowed its loss considerably, as the social-media firm rode a boom in online advertising to inch closer to profitability. Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group breaks it down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2019
Slack Follows Spotify With Nontraditional IPO
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Slack Technologies has filed paperwork for its direct listing on the stock market, setting it up to be the second major company to use the nontraditional method for an initial public offering. Wall Street Journal reporter Maureen Farrell has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2019
Apple Sets Fix for FaceTime Bug This Week
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Apple apologized for a security flaw in its FaceTime video-chat system and said a software fix is coming this week, as the iPhone maker addresses an embarrassing vulnerability that drew the attention of government officials. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2019
New York Insurers Can Use Algorithms to Set Rates
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New York State will allow life insurers to use algorithms to comb through data to determine a customer's risk. Wall Street Journal reporter Leslie Scism says it could have an impact beyond the state's borders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2019
Facebook's Record Profit
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Facebook posted a record quarterly profit despite a drumbeat of negative headlines, prompting CEO Mark Zuckerberg to say the social-media giant has turned a corner and plans to focus this year on building new products. Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2019
Apple Pulls FaceTime Group After Bug Let Users Eavesdrop
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This week, Apple scrambled to fix a bug in its FaceTime video-chat system that lets callers eavesdrop on users of iPhones, iPads and Macs. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan explains the awkward setback for a company that has touted its commitment to privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2019
Facebook Fights Fake News With New Tools
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Facebook plans to make more information available world-wide about political ads purchased on its services, expanding its effort to defend against politically motivated interference in elections from India to the European Union. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2019
Amazon Gets Exclusive Products From Big Brands
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To build a big line of exclusive products on its site, Amazon is pushing other brand manufacturers to do most of the work. The Wall Street Journal's Annie Gasparro has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2019
How AI Keeps World's Largest Beer Maker Running
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The world's largest beer maker is using machine learning to predict when brewery motors might malfunction. Sara Castellanos, reporter for WSJ's CIO Journal, explains how the Anheuser-Busch InBev SA plant uses wireless sensors that can detect ultrasonic sounds to keep machines running smoothly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2019
Boeing's Autonomous Taxi Takes Flight
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Boeing says its prototype for an autonomous air taxi completed a first test flight, heating up a race among aerospace companies hoping to transform urban transit. The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Tangel has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2019
Google Fined $57 Million Under New European Law
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A French regulator fined Google $56.8 million-the biggest penalty so far under a new European privacy law-alleging the search-engine giant didn't go far enough getting valid user consent to gather data for targeted advertising. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2019
Can Microsoft's $500 Million Solve Seattle's Housing Issue?
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Microsoft pledged $500 million to support affordable housing in the Seattle area, an effort to address concern that technology companies' financial success has pushed less wealthy people out of their communities. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
Netflix Earnings: A Mixed Bag as Competition Heats Up
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Netflix continued to expand its customer base at a rapid clip in the fourth quarter thanks to strong growth overseas, but increased spending on content weighed on the streaming-video giant's profit and it forecast slower revenue growth for the current quarter. Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2019
Motorola Razr Phone: The Next Comeback?
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Motorola seeks to revive flip phone that was dethroned by the iPhone a decade ago. The Wall Steet Journal's Sarah Krouse has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2019
Netflix Raises Prices on All of Its Subscription Plans
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Netflix has raised prices for all of its subscription plans, a move that will give the streaming-video giant more flexibility to continue its aggressive spending on content in the face of stepped-up competition from rivals. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2019
Cloud Still Shines for Amazon, Microsoft
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Can Amazon and Microsoft keep their cloud businesses growing strong? The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has more on the new $1.6 trillion question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2019
Apple: Time to Blast Through 'Walled Garden?'
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For years, Apple's software and services were only available on its hardware. At this year's CES tech show in Las Vegas, it's become apparent that the company is ready to try something different. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2019
CES 2019: Air Taxis, Wall TVs, 5G Hype, Walking Cars
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At the annual CES convention, companies showcase their most ambitious projects and hint at what's in store for the future of technology. The Wall Street Journal's Wilson Rothman and Brian Fitzgerald talk what's on the tech horizon with a recap of the world's biggest tech show-and-tell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2019
Fake 5G? Wireless Rivals Fuel Confusion, Controversy
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Companies like AT&T and Verizon are putting their own spin on 5G wireless standards to appear more cutting-edge. As some decry fake 5G, the Wall Street Journal's Drew FitzGerald talks more on a brewing controversy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2019
AI Robots Speed Up E-Commerce in Warehouses
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Companies like XPO Logistics and Rakuten are rolling out automation in warehouses to boost productivity -- increasing human-machine collaboration. The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Smith explains how robots help speed up e-commerce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2019
Telsa's New China Factory
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Tesla started construction of its new China factory, the first wholly foreign-owned car plant in the country and crucial to the electric-auto maker's goal to scale up production. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2019
Apple: Time to Think Very Different?
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Slowing iPhone sales triggered a nearly unprecedented warning from Apple about lower-than-expected revenue for its fiscal first quarter. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains why defending Apple's margins may now be coming at a significant cost to what is no longer the world's most valuable company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2019
Roku Takes Cues From Amazon With Premium Subscriptions
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Beginning later this month, Roku will directly sell subscriptions to premium TV channels such as Starz, Showtime and Epix. The Wall Street Journal's Benjamin Mullin has more on how this shakes up a competitive streaming market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2019
5G Wireless: Time to Dial Down the Hype?
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The next-generation wireless standard will bring undeniable benefits, but significant business for 5G technology in 2019 isn't likely. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2019
More Businesses Adopt a No-Cash Policy
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A growing number of retailers have banned cash payments from their stores, only allowing payments to be made digitally or with plastic. That's made it awkward for customers who come in with just cash, says the Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2019
Using Apps to Take Out a Small Business Loan
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The Wall Street Journal's Peter Rudegeair says more tech companies have jumped into the banking business, enabling small businesses to take out loans through smartphone apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2018
Before Long, A Big EV Rollout
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The Wall Street Journal's Dan Neil tells why he thinks top-notch electric vehicles will start rolling off the line over the next 18 to 36 months. Until then, he's spray-painting his old minivan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2018
Amazon HQ2's Big Boon to Cities
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Since Amazon announced New York City and Virginia as the home of its newest headquarters, officials have boasted big benefits to local residents. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Honan talks what it means for the thousands of students with tech degrees each year in New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2018
Fortnite: An Unwinnable Battle at Home?
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Fortnite, the last-man-standing videogame, has pushed aside other pastimes and hobbies and transformed family dynamics. The Wall Street Journal looks at how the game is not only reshaping how young people spend their time, but how they communicate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2018
Will Tech Sector Finally See Growth in Wages?
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Harley Lippman, CEO of tech staffing company Genesis10, explains why the tech industry has yet to see gains in hourly wages that have reached the broader labor market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2018
Uber Resumes Robot Car Tests in Pittsburgh After Hiatus
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Eight months after pulling its self-driving cars off the road following a fatal accident, Uber is putting the vehicles back into service. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger talks where this leaves the company in the autonomous car race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2018
Musk's 'Boring' Tunnel to Save Your 'Soul' From Traffic
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In front of hundreds of supporters, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk showcased his grand vision for alleviating city traffic with a network of tunnels that can transport electric cars underground and shuttle them at high speeds. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2018
Apple's Sales Go Flat in World's Largest Untapped Market
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