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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..

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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..

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Great tidbits of info, not too long

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Great work, folks! Keep it up.

Good Briefing to stay in touch with news

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Good Briefing to stay in touch with tech news

iTunes Ratings

655 Ratings
Average Ratings
401
115
58
34
47

Great tidbits of info, not too long

By Ks047 - Mar 23 2020
Read more
Great work, folks! Keep it up.

Good Briefing to stay in touch with news

By Simorq - Feb 08 2020
Read more
Good Briefing to stay in touch with tech news
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WSJ Tech News Briefing

Latest release on Aug 07, 2020

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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..

Tech Stocks Rally as Small Investors Buy Fractions of Shares

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Services from Robinhood, Fidelity, and others are making it easier to buy slivers of shares on the stock market. Our reporter Alexander Osipovich joins us to explain how that's democratizing trading - and how it could be helping to drive up shares of major tech companies. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts.

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Aug 07 2020

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Hackers Get the Green Light to Test Elections Systems

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After years of keeping security researchers at bay, election equipment makers are opening their devices to hackers to try and uncover vulnerabilities ahead of the election. Our reporter Robert McMillan joins again to explain what's going on. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Aug 06 2020

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How a Teenager Allegedly Masterminded Twitter's Worst Hack

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Last month, hackers broke into dozens of major Twitter accounts, pushed a bitcoin scam, and - in some cases - downloaded users' data and DMs. According to prosecutors, a Florida teenager was behind it. Our reporter Robert McMillan explains how he allegedly did it. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Aug 05 2020

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How Would TikTok Fit Into Microsoft's Business Strategy?

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Talks between Microsoft and the Chinese-owned video app TikTok are in limbo after a regulatory rollercoaster last weekend. In the meantime, the question is: why is Microsoft so interested in TikTok anyway? And how would any deal fit into Microsoft's recent string of acquisitions? Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Aug 04 2020

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TikTok's Rollercoaster Weekend

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As of Friday, it looked like the video-sharing app TikTok had come up with a plan to save itself from regulatory scrutiny. Then, everything changed, and it looked like we were headed for an all-out ban. Our reporter Georgia Wells breaks down what happened, and where we are now. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Aug 03 2020

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Big Tech's Big Week

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Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google reported their quarterly earnings on Thursday. Just a day after CEOs from those companies faced questions from Congress over their companies' business practices. Our Global Tech Editor Jason Dean joins to break down the week. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Kateri Jochum is our executive producer, and Chris Zinsli is our supervising producer.

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Jul 31 2020

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NASA's Most Ambitious Mars Mission Launches Today

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Today, NASA is expected to head to the red planet. If everything goes as planned, it'll be the third launch from Earth to Mars this summer alone. Our science writer Robert Lee Hotz explains the mission, and why Mars is such a popular destination lately. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 30 2020

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What You Need to Know About Today's Tech Hearing

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Four of the most powerful CEOs in tech are scheduled to testify before the House Antitrust Subcommittee today, and it's expected to be a blockbuster hearing. Our reporter Ryan Tracy breaks down what you need to know ahead of time. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 29 2020

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Why Google's Keeping Workers Remote Until Summer 2021

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As companies all over the country are grappling with when to return to the office, Google executives have decided to wait until next year. Our reporter Rob Copeland breaks down what that means for Google - and the rest of Silicon Valley. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 28 2020

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How Election Officials Are Building Up Their Cyber Defenses

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We're less than 100 days from the presidential election. As we get closer, local officials have been working on their cyber defenses. Cybersecurity reporter David Uberti explains how states are gearing up, and why coordinating their response is so challenging. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 27 2020

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For Some Startups, Amazon Funding Is a Double-Edged Sword

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We report that Amazon met with startups about investing, and then launched their own, competing products. The news comes just days before CEO Jeff Bezos is set to testify before Congress in a hearing about antitrust concerns. Reporter Dana Mattioli joins us to explain. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

Correction: When it invested in DefinedCrowd, Amazon's Alexa Fund gained access to DefinedCrowd's financials and other confidential information. A previous version of this podcast incorrectly said Amazon gained access to those details.

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Jul 24 2020

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Why Slack Filed an Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft

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For the companies that make remote-work software, the competition is fierce. Now, Slack has formally accused Microsoft of throwing some elbows in its fight to the top. It filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in the EU. Reporter Sam Schechner joins us to explain. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 23 2020

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Could Tesla Surprise Us Again?

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Tesla is set to report its earnings this afternoon. While analysts are forecasting a loss, CEO Elon Musk has been known to throw a last-minute Hail Mary. Stocks have been on a tear in anticipation. Our reporter Tim Higgins joins to explain what you need to know in advance. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 22 2020

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How Schools Are Preparing for Remote Learning (Again)

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School districts are getting ready for another semester of online learning. This time, they're hoping to take a red pen to some of the mistakes they made in the fall. Family and tech columnist Julie Jargon will join us to explain. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 21 2020

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How Governments Are Using Cellphone Data for Surveillance

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If you've shared your location with an app, you probably know that advertisers then sell that data to other marketers. But you might not know that they also sell that information to the government. Our reporter Byron Tau explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 20 2020

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Russia Blamed for Cyberattacks on Coronavirus Vaccine Researchers

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Hackers have been targeting the research institutions working on treatments and vaccines for the novel coronavirus. Now some officials in the U.S. and the U.K. are pointing the finger at a Russian-backed group that was implicated in the hacking of the 2016 election. Reporter Jenny Strasburg explains why that's significant. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 17 2020

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In Search, Google Pushes YouTube Over Rivals

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When you search Google for video content, the first results often direct you to YouTube. That's not a coincidence. The Journal reports that Google has been prioritizing YouTube over competitors in its search results. Reporter Sam Schechner explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 16 2020

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Why the U.K. Reversed Course on Huawei

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Amid tensions between China and the West, the U.K. says it is banning Chinese telecom company Huawei from its 5G networks. That's a reversal for the British government, and it represents a significant victory for the U.S.'s campaign against Huawei. Our U.K. editor Stephen Fidler explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 15 2020

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Why Tech Stocks Are (Still) Rallying

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Even amidst the pandemic, tech stocks have been on an upswing. Our reporter Michael Wursthorn explains what's happening-and why analysts say the tear isn't over yet. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 14 2020

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How Hollywood is Bringing Tech Into the Creative Process

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There's a lot to watch, and Hollywood knows it. That's why some studios are using tech to ensure they're making content that you want to see. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims joins us to explain. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Jul 13 2020

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iTunes Ratings

655 Ratings
Average Ratings
401
115
58
34
47

Great tidbits of info, not too long

By Ks047 - Mar 23 2020
Read more
Great work, folks! Keep it up.

Good Briefing to stay in touch with news

By Simorq - Feb 08 2020
Read more
Good Briefing to stay in touch with tech news