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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 13, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: What Kamala Harris's V.P. Candidacy Could Mean for Tech

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Before she was the Democratic Party's presumptive vice presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris built her career in the Bay Area. She has a long history with Silicon Valley. So what does her candidacy mean for tech companies, and how are they reacting? Our reporter Sarah Needleman joins us to explain. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Aug 13 2020

8mins

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Rank #2: SoftBank is Back in the Black

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In the first quarter, tech investor SoftBank reported its worst financial results ever. Now it's swung back into the black, recording a profit of nearly $12 billion. Reporter Rolfe Winkler explains how the company did it. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Aug 12 2020

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Rank #3: Why Some Officials Are Calling for a National Cyber Director

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Several high-profile attacks have renewed some lawmakers' push for a director of cybersecurity at the White House level. Our reporter Dave Uberti explains what they're calling for, and why now. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Aug 11 2020

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Rank #4: A Look at Tim Cook's Apple

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It's been nearly a decade since Tim Cook succeeded founder Steve Jobs as the C.E.O. of Apple. While Jobs was known as a visionary and a gregarious leader, Cook is more reserved and business-focused. Our reporter Tripp Mickle joins us with a look at Tim Cook's Apple: where it's been, and where it's headed. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.

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Aug 10 2020

13mins

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Rank #5: 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

9mins

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Rank #6: 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

12mins

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Rank #7: 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

12mins

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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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

13mins

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