WSJ Tech News Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal

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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
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. Your message may be featured on one of our podcasts. 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