WSJ Tech News Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal

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Stay informed on the latest in technology during your weekday commute. Our journalists cover leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends, personal technology, app features, start-ups and more.

Episode Date
Instagram's New Long-Form Video Hub
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The Wall Street Journal's Benjamin Mullin talks how Instagram's new video feature positions the image-sharing social media network to compete with the likes of YouTube and Snapchat. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 22, 2018
Death of the TV Remote? What Now?
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With the heavy adoption of voice command, we're on the verge of smashing the TV remote's hold on us. Will anyone miss it? Off Duty Gear & Gadgets editor Matthew Kitchen talks what's coming next. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 21, 2018
Apple's Push to Upgrade 911 Infrastructure
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As Apple teams up with a startup to help 911 operators locate cellphone callers, the Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse explains how smartphone makers are stepping in to help upgrade America's emergency response infrastructure. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 20, 2018
Supreme Court Will Hear Apple's App Appeal
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The Supreme Court announced it will hear an Apple appeal challenging the propriety of a lawsuit brought by consumers who allege that the company illegally monopolized the sale of iPhone apps. The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall has the details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 19, 2018
Why Big Tech Already Has the Best Show in Town
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Even as AT&T buys Time Warner, tech companies have shown they don't need to own large media agencies to establish a strong presence in the business. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 18, 2018
New Apple Feature Could Hamper Access to iPhones
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Apple's new security feature could make it harder for investigators to retrieve data from iPhones -- the latest twist in its long-running standoff with law-enforcement agencies over user privacy. 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>
Jun 15, 2018
Apple's New App-Privacy Rules Expose Old Loopholes
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Apple is trying to enforce new privacy policies across its vast network of iPhone and iPad apps-and in the process is exposing longstanding gaps that left users' data vulnerable to abuse. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 14, 2018
Ford-Backed 'Argo AI' Lures Talent Away From Apple
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Ford's $1 billion bet on start-up Argo AI recruited top talent for its driverless-car program with a perk it couldn't otherwise provide: an equity stake in a fast-growing company. The Wall Street Journal's Christina Rogers has the details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2018
Soundbars to Smarten Up Your TV
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TVs are thinner and more beautiful than ever, but have never had worse sound. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains how you can fix that with a single, easy upgrade to your home theater: a soundbar. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 12, 2018
Facebook Blames Bug for Sharing Posts
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Facebook says a software flaw -- that it has since fixed -- affected about 14 million users over 10 days in May. The Wall Street Journal's Maria Armental has the details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 11, 2018
Apple's WWDC 2018: A Recap
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Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference showcased a bevy of new features. The Wall Street Journal's Wilson Rothman and Brian Fitzgerald have the recap. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 08, 2018
CEO Musk Says Tesla to Meet Model 3 Production Goal
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After twice delaying the deadline, Tesla is pushing to meet the critical 5,000-a-week rate for its Model 3 cars. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks its latest goals for the first ever mainstream electric car. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 07, 2018
Waymo, GM Still Need Humans for Driverless Cars
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Computers are taking control of driving, but humans will still be backing them for some time. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins explains how companies are developing new ways to let remote operators guide autonomous vehicles. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2018
Elon Musk's SpaceX Delays First Space Tourists
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With news that SpaceX likely won't launch a pair of tourists to loop around the moon this year, the Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor talks the latest challenges disrupting Elon Musk's plans for human space exploration. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 05, 2018
Apple Expands Ad Business With New App Network
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The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle explains Apple's plan for a network that would distribute ads across apps -- and the stiff competition that lies ahead from the likes of Google and Facebook. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 04, 2018
Hiring Tech Talent: A Tough Job
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The Wall Street Journal's Lauren Weber explains how the search for tech talent is reaching far beyond Silicon Valley -- and why companies like Siemens and Toyota are rethinking the way they compete for workers. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 01, 2018
Companies Can't Stay On Top of Security Patches
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Companies are struggling to stay on top of security patches as they incorporate countless internet-connected devices in their networks -- and the problem is only going to get worse. The Wall Street Journal's Adam Janofsky has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 31, 2018
Tech Stars Grab Power in 'Founder Friendly' Era
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The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler explains how Silicon Valley financiers are losing leverage to star entrepreneurs in order to cultivate "founder friendly" reputations. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 30, 2018
Alexa Eavesdrops: Shared Chat Without Permission
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Amazon said that one of its Echo home speakers mistakenly recorded a private conversation and sent it to a person in the owners' contact list -- raising questions about the security of such voice-operated devices. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 29, 2018
Microsoft's Peggy Johnson on New AI Breakthroughs
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Microsoft's executive vice president of business development, Peggy Johnson, discusses what's brewing on the artificial intelligence front for Microsoft, and hints at the next innovations on the horizon. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 28, 2018