WSJ Tech News Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal

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Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. Wall Street Journal reporters join Tanya Bustos to cover 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
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 24, 2019
Uber, Lyft Customers May Soon Pay More for Rides
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 23, 2019
GDPR One Year Later: Can EU Enforce Digital-Privacy?
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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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 18, 2019
Microsoft's New Xbox One S: No Videogame Discs?
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 05, 2019
The Amazon Echo: Your Newest Co-Parent?
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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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2019