WSJ Tech News Briefing

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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
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 21, 2019
Amazon Still Grows Without New York HQ2
501
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2019
Venmo Etiquette: How to Digitally Pay Your Friends For 'Stuff'
587
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 19, 2019
Former Apple Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading
518
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2019
Lyft Founders to Tighten Grip on Voting Control in IPO
536
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2019
Slack Follows Spotify With Nontraditional IPO
568
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 05, 2019
Apple Sets Fix for FaceTime Bug This Week
530
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2019
Facebook's Record Profit
459
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 24, 2019