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.


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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
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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? <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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?" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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? <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 21, 2019