WSJ Tech News Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal

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 Dec 7, 2020

john
 Oct 9, 2020
interesting viewpoint on tech

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
How the Pandemic Turbo-Charged Payments Processor Stripe
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The pandemic threatened to clobber Stripe. Instead, the payments processor became one of the most lucrative businesses in Silicon Valley. Fintech reporter Peter Rudegeair joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Small Businesses Shift Ad Strategies Ahead of Apple iOS Update
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Apple is set to roll out a feature that would require apps to ask users' permission before tracking them. Facebook has been among the most vocal opponents to the change, saying it could hurt its advertising business. But small businesses could bear the brunt of it. Tech columnist Christopher Mims joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Now That Coinbase Is Public, Could a Bitcoin ETF Be Next?
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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are making their way into the mainstream. Some recent developments, including the public listing of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and a new SEC chairman seen as friendlier to crypto, have some believing that the time is ripe for a bitcoin ETF. Heard on the Street columnist Telis Demos joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what that could look like, and how it could change investors' relationship to bitcoin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Why Big Tech is Setting Its Sights on Healthcare
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Microsoft's $16 billion acquisition of the speech-recognition company Nuance Communications is yet another sign that big tech is furthering its push into healthcare. Tech reporter Rolfe Winkler joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the opportunity tech companies see, and the challenges that lie ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
White House, Tech Executives Meet to Address Chip Shortage
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White House officials met with tech executives yesterday to discuss how to address a chip shortage that has hobbled the auto industry and squeezed others in the tech sector. White House reporter Alex Leary joins host Amanda Lewellyn to recap the meeting and discuss what could happen next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Amazon Workers Vote Against Unionization
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About 71% of Amazon workers at a warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., voted against forming what would have been the company's first U.S. union. Tech editor Bradley Olson joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the outcome, as well as the possible ramifications for other unionization efforts elsewhere in the tech industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Chatbots Could Manage Your Money One Day
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The chatbots on your bank's website could someday help you manage your money in real time. WSJ Personal Finance Reporter Julia Carpenter joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what that could look like - and the hurdles between now and then. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
NASA's Ingenuity Set to Begin Test Flights on Mars
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When NASA's Perseverance rover landed on the red planet in late February, it was carrying a stowaway: a small helicopter called Ingenuity. In the coming days, Ingenuity is set to begin a series of test flights that scientists are hoping could lead to breakthroughs in space exploration. Science writer Robert Lee Hotz joins host Amanda Lewellyn with the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Fidelity, Square, Coinbase Launch Bitcoin Trade Group
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Cryptocurrencies have gained traction in the mainstream in recent months, with some companies and even governments making serious investments in bitcoin and other digital assets. Now, several financial firms have formed a trade group to lobby for the technology and champion its economic benefits. Global financial editor Geoffrey Rogow joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what they're pushing for, and why now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Why Facebook Is Giving Users More Control Over Their Feeds
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Facebook is rolling out new controls that would make it easier for users to determine what is in their feeds. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what the change means for the company and users. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Should You Buy a Sleep Tracker?
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An influx of new gadgets aim to help you sleep better by collecting data about your heart rate, time in bed, and sleep cycles. But are they worth it? Personal tech columnist Nicole Nguyen joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Biden Aims for Universal High-Speed Internet Access
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The Biden administration this week unveiled a $2.3 trillion plan to update the nation's infrastructure, including $100 billion to expand internet access. Tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the hurdles the plan faces. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
When Should Companies Be Required to Disclose Hacks?
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When FireEye raised the alarm about the massive SolarWinds breach in December, it did so of its own volition: There were no laws that required the company to disclose the attack. Now lawmakers are taking a fresh look at revamping laws around the disclosure of breaches. Cybersecurity reporter David Uberti joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
Apple's Coming Privacy Update Sparks New Digital-Ad Strategies
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Apple is set to roll out a new privacy feature that will make it harder for third parties to track users. Advertisers pushed back when the change was first announced. But now that the update is set to be rolled out in the coming weeks, some are developing new digital-ad strategies. Reporter Patience Haggin joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what they have come up with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Restaurants Develop Virtual Brands for Food-Delivery Apps
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Between the pandemic and the rise of food-delivery apps, restaurants are relying more heavily on take-away to survive. Now they are developing virtual brands to attract more customers through the apps. Reporter Heather Haddon joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the trend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Voting Wrapping Up in Amazon Unionization Effort
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Thousands of workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., are voting on whether to unionize. It would be the first union for Amazon workers in the U.S., and could have a massive impact at Amazon and beyond. Tech reporter Sebastian Herrera joins host Amanda Lewellyn with the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Children's Books Get the Algorithm Treatment
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Traditionally, children's book publishers have relied heavily on creative give and take between authors and editors, sometimes using focus groups and other data sources for market intelligence. But one digital library, Epic, is using data to inform the process of creating children's books. Arts and entertainment reporter Ellen Gamerman joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
Tech CEOs Set to Return to Capitol Hill
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The heads of Facebook, Twitter and Google's parent Alphabet are expected to make their first appearance before the new Congress today, where they are likely to face questions about how they moderate content on their platforms. Tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy joins host Amanda Lewellyn with a look ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
NFT Craze Reaches the Music Industry
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Non-fungible tokens are exploding in popularity, and the music industry is the latest to pick up on the trend. Music-industry reporter Anne Steele joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss how artists are taking advantage of NFTs, and how the assets could help address issues of authenticity and fair pay that have long plagued the industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
GameStop to Release First Earnings Report Since Trading Frenzy
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Fueled by Reddit and other online forums, retail investors drove shares of GameStop to new heights earlier this year. Even now, at nearly $200, the price of a share of GameStop is more than 10 times what it was at the start of the year, though that is down considerably from its peak of $483 in late January. Now the company is set to release its first earnings report since the frenzy. Videogames reporter Sarah Needleman joins host Amanda Lewellyn with what to expect. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021