WSJ Tech News Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal

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Reviews: 5

me
 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.


 Apr 25, 2019

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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
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