WSJ Tech News Briefing

WSJ Tech News Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal

Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

Episodes

A Big Week for Global Tech Policy

In the past week, there have been several major U.S. policy developments that could play a big role in the fate of tech companies. Reporter Ryan Tracy joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down the changes. 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
18/06/2113m 0s

New Deepfake Detection Technique Developed

A team of researchers from Facebook and Michigan State University say that even the sophisticated artificial-intelligence technology used to build deepfakes leaves "fingerprints." WSJ Pro Artificial Intelligence Deputy Editor John McCormick joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain their findings, and how they could be used to combat deepfakes online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/2111m 29s

Lina Khan, Critic of Big Tech, to Lead FTC

President Biden is tapping Columbia University professor Lina Khan to lead the Federal Trade Commission. Ms. Khan has been a vocal critic of Big Tech and will be positioned to pursue sweeping changes to antitrust enforcement. Legal affairs reporter Brent Kendall joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what it could mean for tech companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/2112m 43s

New U.S. Strategy to Shut Out Chinese 5G Gear: More Carrot, Less Stick

As next-generation 5G networks are rolled out, the U.S. government is ramping up restrictions on Chinese-made telecom equipment, which it sees as potentially harmful to national security. Washington has mostly used a threat-based approach to try and get other countries to follow suit. But more recently it's been taking a new approach, one based on financial incentives. Reporter Stu Woo joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what that entails, and what's behind the switch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/2111m 22s

How the FBI Got Colonial Pipeline's Ransom Back

Last week, law enforcement said it had retrieved 64 of the 75 bitcoin Colonial Pipeline paid to hackers after a ransomware attack. The announcement challenges the cryptocurrency's reputation as an untraceable form of payment. Cybersecurity reporter David Uberti joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain how the FBI got the money back, and what it means for the fight against ransomware. Correction: The hackers with the ransomware group DarkSide still have more than 11 bitcoin from Colonial Pipeline's ransom payment. The value of those bitcoin is currently equal to more than $400,000. An earlier version of this podcast incorrectly said hackers retained more than $2 million in bitcoin after the FBI's seizure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/2111m 53s

Finding the Next Health Tech Unicorn

At the WSJ's recent virtual Tech Health event, SoftBank Senior Managing Partner Deep Nishar and former Apple CEO John Sculley spoke with reporter Rolfe Winkler about how they're placing their bets when it comes to investing in healthcare technology. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
11/06/2118m 4s

Google Health VP on the Company's Ventures in Healthcare

At the WSJ's virtual Tech Health event Wednesday, Google Health VP David Feinberg joined business editor Jamie Heller to discuss how Google has directed people to information about the pandemic, as well as its ventures in healthcare technology. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/2118m 4s

Apple's Privacy Moves Make Advertisers Anxious

At WWDC this week, Apple introduced several features it said were meant to help protect users' privacy as they use their devices. But advertisers are concerned about how the changes will affect their businesses. Reporter Patience Haggin joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/2113m 5s

At WWDC, Apple Doubles Down on Privacy

Yesterday, Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it announced big updates to many of its core apps, many of which focused on privacy and maintaining its walled garden. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down the changes. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/2112m 27s

Facebook Suspends Trump for at Least Two Years

After a decision from its Oversight Board last month, Facebook said it would suspend former President Donald Trump for two years, and that it would be clearer about how it enforces rules for newsworthy figures on its platform. Facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/2113m 52s

Cyber Attacks Prompt Government Response

Government officials are looking at ways to address the uptick in cyber attacks over the past year. Cybersecurity reporter David Uberti joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down what they are considering. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ audio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/2111m 16s

Dogecoin to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro Today

Dogecoin has been on a tear this year, egged on by retail investors and tweets from influential advocates like Elon Musk. Now doge is set to begin trading on Coinbase. Markets reporter Caitlin Ostroff joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why Coinbase is making the move, and whether it could lend some credibility to the joke cryptocurrency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/2112m 41s

Elon Musk's Starlink Could Get a Boost From German Subsidies

Germany could become the first large nation to subsidize the use of consumer satellite internet services like those offered by Elon Musk's Starlink. Germany correspondent Bojan Pancevski joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why Germany is turning to satellite internet, and why Starlink is a top candidate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/2114m 27s

5G Rollout in the U.S. Has Been Anything But Fast. Why?

Next-generation 5G networks are supposed to bring superfast download speeds, and possibly even enable the next wave of tech innovation. But in8he U.S., the rollout has been anything but fast. Reporter Jared Council joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/2114m 59s

Down With Constant Video Calls. Long Live Audio-Only Calls.

Not every meeting in the remote-work era needs to be a video call. In fact, there's evidence that plain-old voice calls can be just as productive, if not more so-and better for everyone's mental health, to boot. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins host Amanda Lewellyn to make the case for more audio-only meetings and share tips for knowing which kind to use in any given situation. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ audio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/2114m 17s

Amazon to Buy MGM, Heating Up the Streaming Wars

Amazon reached a deal to buy the fabled Hollywood studio MGM for nearly $8.5 billion, including debt. The deal will give Amazon access to MGM's library of content, including franchises like "James Bond" and "Rocky." On today's show, entertainment reporter Joe Flint joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the deal, and what it tells us about the future of the streaming wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/2112m 10s

Germany Weighs Using New Powers to Target Google

Germany's competition regulator is considering a move that would enable the regulator to order Google to make changes to business practices that are deemed anticompetitive. Tech policy reporter Sam Schechner joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the action being considered, and how it could change antitrust enforcement in Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/2112m 23s

Ransomware Negotiators Step In When Companies Are Hacked

Ransomware attacks that lock up a victim's systems have become more common. So have people who negotiate with the hackers on behalf of the victims. Kurtis Minder, co-founder of the cyber reconnaissance startup GroupSense, discusses what those negotiations are like, and cybersecurity reporter David Uberti discusses how this approach is viewed within the cyber community. Christopher Zinsli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/2115m 9s

Google AI Unit DeepMind Tried and Failed to Gain More Autonomy

For years, senior managers at Google's DeepMind artificial-intelligence unit sought to negotiate more independence from the parent company. Now we report exclusively that Google ended those talks last month. Tech reporter Parmy Olson joins host Christopher Zinsli to discuss what happened, and why Google's moves on ethical issues surrounding AI are so closely watched. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/2112m 21s

Apple CEO Tim Cook Set to Testify in Epic Games Trial

At the end of the third week of the Epic Games trial, Apple's CEO Tim Cook is expected to be called to testify in his company's defense. WSJ's Apple reporter Tim Higgins discusses the issues at play, and what to expect from the day's testimony. Supervising Producer Christopher Zinsli fills in for host Amanda Lewellyn. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/2113m 3s

Tesla Drivers Test Bounds of Assisted-Driving Features

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has championed his vehicles' driver-assistance system, and he has forecasted that self-driving cars are the future. But some Tesla drivers are getting ahead of the technology. Tesla reporter Rebecca Elliott joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss why safety advocates are raising concerns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/2110m 56s

Google Sets Sights on Commercial-Grade Quantum Computer

Google says it is devoting billions of dollars to developing a commercial-grade quantum computer by 2029. The company is exploring use cases ranging from energy-efficient batteries to more sustainable fertilizer to accelerating the development of machine learning. WSJ Pro reporter Sara Castellanos joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss Google's plan and the challenges it faces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/2112m 18s

Parler Returns to the App Store

Several big tech companies blocked access to the social-media app Parler in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, saying it hadn't done enough to address threats of violence. Now Parler has returned to Apple's App Store. Tech reporter Sarah Needleman joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what the platform looks like now, and how its new CEO could shape the company's way forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/2111m 25s

Ethereum's Boom Highlights Challenges for the Network's Future

The second-largest cryptocurrency network, Ethereum, has been booming on the back of interest in NFTs and "DeFi," or decentralized finance. But our cryptocurrency reporter Paul Vigna says its rise also has exposed some of the network's challenges, including network congestion and scalability. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2115m 31s

How Roblox Plans to Expand Beyond Gaming

This week The Wall Street Journal is sitting down with industry movers and shakers for our Future of Everything Festival. Today we hear from Roblox founder and CEO David Baszucki on the videogame platform's dramatic rise over the past year, how he sees it continuing to grow, and how his company could be affected by the ongoing court battle between Epic Games and Apple. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
14/05/2122m 9s

SEC Commissioner 'CryptoMom' on Crypto's Next Chapter

This week The Wall Street Journal is sitting down with industry movers and shakers for our Future of Everything Festival. SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce was an early advocate for cryptocurrencies, earning her the moniker "CryptoMom" from crypto startups and traders. She discusses the future of digital assets with WSJ's investing columnist Jason Zweig. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/2120m 54s

Google's Marian Croak on Making AI Fair and Transparent

This week The Wall Street Journal is sitting down with industry movers and shakers for our Future of Everything Festival. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern interviews Dr. Marian Croak, Google's engineering vice president and head of the tech giant's responsible AI team, about the ethical development of artificial-intelligence technology. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/2126m 11s

Pipeline Ransomware Attack Exposes Vulnerabilities in Energy Sector

Hackers took aim at the East Coast's main fuel pipeline, forcing operators to shut it down over the weekend. Cybersecurity reporter David Uberti joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down the latest on the cyberattack, and what it could mean for how we protect the nation's energy infrastructure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/2114m 8s

Elon Musk Makes His 'SNL' Debut

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hosted "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend. Tesla reporter Rebecca Elliott joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what happened and why the sketch show made the unusual choice to bring him on in the first place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/2111m 38s

Investigation Finds Millions of Fake Comments on FCC Proposal

A new report from the New York attorney general found that nearly 18 million fake comments were filed regarding the Federal Communications Commission's 2017 proposal to scale back internet regulations. Senior writer James Grimaldi joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the finding and what is being done to combat the tactic, known as astroturfing. 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
07/05/2114m 18s

Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban, With an Asterisk

In a long-anticipated ruling, Facebook's oversight board upheld the company's decision to block former President Donald Trump from its platforms. But it said the company didn't adequately explain if or why the ban would be permanent. Facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the ruling, and its potential impact. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/05/2112m 20s

Decision on Trump's Facebook Ban Is Coming Today

Former President Donald Trump has been banned from Facebook and Instagram since January, after a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol. Today, Facebook's independent oversight board is expected to hand down its decision that could determine whether Mr. Trump is allowed back on the platforms. Facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss how the board is making its decision, and what the impact could be. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/2112m 57s

Basecamp's Push to Curb Political Talk at Work Sparks Debate in Tech

Leaders at the startup Basecamp said last week it would curb political conversations at work. The announcement sparked an immediate backlash. But it's not the first time a tech company has tried to limit employees' speech. Tech reporter Katie Bindley joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why the issue has become so prevalent, and how Basecamp fits in. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/2113m 28s

Epic vs. Apple Court Battle Begins Today

The high-profile trial between the maker of 'Fortnite' and Apple begins today. Epic alleges that Apple's developer fees-the 30% commission it takes on purchases made through its App Store-are too high and anticompetitive. Apple says the fees are in line with what others charge and that it uses the money to ensure that transactions made through the App Store are safe. Apple reporter Tim Higgins joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what to watch for. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2113m 5s

What We Learned From This Week's Tech Earnings Reports

This week's quarterly earnings reports from some of the biggest tech companies in the world give us a first look at how the sector is faring as the world begins to ease pandemic-related restrictions. Tech editor Bowdeya Tweh joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the results and what we learned. 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
30/04/2114m 8s

Elon Musk's War on Regulators

While most CEOs steer clear of regulators, the entrepreneur Elon Musk often goes head-to-head with agencies that oversee financial markets and space flight. Investigations reporter Susan Pulliam joins host Amanda Lewellyn to take a closer look at what this unusual stance has meant for Mr. Musk and his companies. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/2112m 7s

Google's Univision Cloud Deal Highlights Debate Over Bundling Services

Google secured one of its largest-ever cloud computing deals with the Spanish-language broadcaster Univision by bundling its cloud computing services with benefits in its search, advertising and YouTube businesses. Tech reporter Aaron Tilley joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why some lawmakers are raising questions about the practice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/2112m 21s

Joanna Stern and Apple's Software Chief Talk App Tracking Transparency

If you updated to iOS 14.5, you might have noticed the apps on your iPhone asking for permission to track you. That is due to a new feature called app tracking transparency, or ATT, that has sparked a backlash from developers and advertisers that depend on such data. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern sits down with Apple's software chief, Craig Federighi, to discuss the change and the debate it has stoked. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/2113m 1s

What's Driving Tech Startups' Deal Frenzy

U.S. startups raised $69 billion from investors in the first quarter, according to PitchBook Data, and the average valuation at all stages reached a new high. Tech reporter Heather Somerville joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what is driving the trend, and the risk it holds for startups and investors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/2111m 58s

Tesla Crashes Raise Safety Concerns in Congress

Some lawmakers are raising concerns about the safety of Tesla vehicles after a series of fatal crashes, most recently one in Texas last weekend. Tesla reporter Rebecca Elliott joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss lawmakers' concerns, and how regulators might respond. 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
23/04/2112m 0s

EU Proposal Seeks to Limit AI, Facial Recognition

The executive branch of the European Union has put forward one of the first proposed laws globally to regulate artificial intelligence and facial-recognition technologies. Tech reporter Parmy Olson joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down what is in the bill, and the impact it could have. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/2112m 53s

Roblox Works to Reign In Sexual Content on its Platform

Many parents have leaned on online games to keep young children entertained and connected during the pandemic. But in one popular platform, Roblox, there are dark corners: In some games, players' avatars simulate sex and "date" one another. Family and Tech Columnist Julie Jargon joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain the impact on children, and how Roblox is working to more strictly moderate content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/2113m 57s

Rivals Raise Concerns About SpaceX's Starlink Project

Elon Musk's internet satellite venture, Starlink, is authorized to send 12,000 satellites into orbit to expand internet access, and it is seeking permission for another 30,000. But rivals are raising concerns about the company's approach. Correspondent Bojan Pancevski joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/2115m 0s

How the Pandemic Turbo-Charged Payments Processor Stripe

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
19/04/2113m 49s

Small Businesses Shift Ad Strategies Ahead of Apple iOS Update

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
16/04/2116m 0s

Now That Coinbase Is Public, Could a Bitcoin ETF Be Next?

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
15/04/2111m 11s

Why Big Tech is Setting Its Sights on Healthcare

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
14/04/2115m 1s

White House, Tech Executives Meet to Address Chip Shortage

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
13/04/2110m 5s

Amazon Workers Vote Against Unionization

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
12/04/2115m 31s

Chatbots Could Manage Your Money One Day

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
09/04/2110m 53s

NASA's Ingenuity Set to Begin Test Flights on Mars

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
08/04/2114m 24s

Fidelity, Square, Coinbase Launch Bitcoin Trade Group

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
07/04/2112m 35s

Why Facebook Is Giving Users More Control Over Their Feeds

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
06/04/2112m 25s

Should You Buy a Sleep Tracker?

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
05/04/2111m 39s

Biden Aims for Universal High-Speed Internet Access

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
02/04/2111m 30s

When Should Companies Be Required to Disclose Hacks?

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
01/04/2112m 42s

Apple's Coming Privacy Update Sparks New Digital-Ad Strategies

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
31/03/2111m 10s

Restaurants Develop Virtual Brands for Food-Delivery Apps

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
30/03/2111m 23s

Voting Wrapping Up in Amazon Unionization Effort

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
29/03/2112m 43s

Children's Books Get the Algorithm Treatment

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
26/03/2114m 5s

Tech CEOs Set to Return to Capitol Hill

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
25/03/2112m 15s

NFT Craze Reaches the Music Industry

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
24/03/2112m 53s

GameStop to Release First Earnings Report Since Trading Frenzy

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
23/03/2111m 52s

Tech Companies Help Set Standards for Vaccine Verification

As Covid-19 vaccines roll out, a new challenge is emerging: How do you figure out who can safely enter public spaces? A group called the Vaccine Credential Initiative is preparing to release open-source standards to help verify people's vaccination records in mobile apps or through QR codes. Reporter Sara Castellanos joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/2111m 23s

Streaming Services Top 1 Billion Subscribers in the Pandemic

New data shows that while box-office revenue has plunged during the pandemic, subscriptions to streaming services have soared. Hollywood reporter R.T. Watson joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why the trend could endure even after movie theaters reopen, and how studios are shifting their strategies to adapt. 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
19/03/2112m 5s

Why Social-Media Companies Are Giving Users Tools to Make Money

Facebook is the latest social-media company to say it would roll out tools to help users monetize their audiences. Reporter Sarah Needleman joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why so many companies are making these sorts of moves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/2110m 16s

Signal Is Latest Encrypted Messaging App Apparently Blocked in China

The messaging app Signal has become unusable for many people in mainland China, with users concluding it has apparently been blocked by authorities. Signal was one of the last widely used messaging apps that could send and receive encrypted messages in China without the use of a virtual private network, or VPN. Asia tech reporter Stephanie Yang discusses what the blocking of Signal and other services means for discourse in China. Christopher Zinsli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/2110m 35s

How Telegram Plans to Build a Real Business Around Messaging

With more than 500 million active monthly users, Telegram is one of the few significant social-media challengers to Facebook. But until now the messaging company hasn't made much of an effort to turn that success in attracting users into a money-making business. Tech reporter Sam Schechner discusses how that is changing. Christopher Zinsli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/2110m 47s

Hybrid Work Is Coming; Here's What to Expect

As office employees start returning after a year of working from home, many will encounter a different kind of environment: hybrid work. Senior Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern joins host Kateri Jochum to explain what that means, the problems it could pose, and tech tips for dealing with them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/2115m 31s

Congress Considers Major Changes to Antitrust Laws Governing Big Tech

Both sides of the political aisle have discussed the need to strengthen U.S. antitrust law. Congressional hearings this week could be a first test of whether that will come to fruition. Tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the hearings, and what the outcome could mean for tech companies. 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
12/03/2114m 0s

How Discord Could Disrupt Social Media

The chat startup Discord has doubled its user base and nearly tripled its revenue during the pandemic, as consumer demand for at-home entertainment has skyrocketed. Unlike the big social-media platforms, though, Discord uses a subscription model. Reporter Sarah Needleman joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why other platforms are taking note. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/2111m 13s

European Union Pushes for 'Digital Sovereignty'

The European Union's massive Covid-19 economic-relief package includes a more than $150 billion pledge to bolster its technological independence by 2030. Tech reporter Stu Woo joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss who the E.U. is competing against, and what is at stake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/219m 58s

NFTs Are All the Rage. But What Are They?

Non-fungible tokens have blown up in recent days, with collectors using them to verify the authenticity of everything from LeBron James highlights to the latest Kings of Leon album. But what are they? And are they here to stay? Reporter Caitlin Ostroff explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/2112m 56s

Why Some Startups Are Skipping Venture-Capital Funding

For decades, tech startups have relied on rounds of venture capital to fuel early-stage growth before eventually going public. But recently more are turning to an alternative route to raising capital and securing a public listing: through special purpose acquisition companies, known as SPACs or "blank check" companies. Reporter Heather Somerville explains the trend and breaks down the risks and potential benefits. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/2111m 58s

Cyberattacks Cost Hospitals Millions in the Pandemic

Hospitals have increasingly been hit with ransomware attacks during the pandemic, making it even harder to deliver critical care to Covid-19 patients. Reporter Melanie Evans joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what is causing the uptick, and what it could mean for hospitals. 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
05/03/2111m 37s

Google to Stop Selling Ads Based on Your Web Browsing

Alphabet's Google says it will stop using tracking technologies that uniquely identify internet users based on their browser history. Tech reporter Sam Schechner joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss why the change is coming now, and how it could upend the digital-advertising industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/2113m 2s

As Vaccines Roll Out, Tech Firms Work to Find Alternatives to Needles

Since the 19th century, syringes have been the go-to way to administer vaccines. Over the years, some technologists have tried, without much success, to introduce alternatives. But as Covid-19 vaccines roll out, reporter Jason Douglas says some companies see an opening. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/03/2110m 48s

'Back to Normal' Might Not Mean 'Back to the Office' for Tech Startups

As tech companies begin to plan for life on the other side of the pandemic, many startups are betting on a future without traditional office spaces. Tech reporter Katherine Bindley joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss why they are hesitant to sign leases, and what the shift could mean for the way the tech industry works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/2112m 37s

Tech Companies Face New Rules in India

For many tech companies, India is key to continued growth. There are hundreds of millions of users in the country who have yet to start using email, or tweeting, or shopping online. But New Delhi has begun to exert tighter control over internet companies, complicating their high hopes for the market. Tech reporter Newley Purnell joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the latest measures. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/2110m 14s

Lawmakers Push Amazon for Public Disclosure on SolarWinds Hack

Representatives from the public and private sectors have been collaborating to respond to the massive SolarWinds hack, which compromised at least 9 federal agencies and more than 100 businesses. But some are becoming increasingly frustrated with Amazon, saying the tech giant should be more publicly forthcoming about its knowledge of the attack. Cybersecurity and intelligence reporter Dustin Volz joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. 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
26/02/2112m 22s

Restaurants Look for Ways Around Food-Delivery Apps

For many restaurants, food-delivery apps like DoorDash and Grubhub have been a critical way to serve customers in the pandemic. But some say the commissions and fees these services charge is too high, and some restaurants are turning to alternatives. Tech reporter Preetika Rana joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what they are trying, and how the development could affect food-delivery companies' already-struggling bottom lines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/2112m 21s

Why Facebook Is Restoring News Content in Australia

Last week, Facebook instituted a news blackout in Australia, over a proposal there that would require internet companies to pay publishers for news content. Now the company has reached a deal with Australia's government to restore news. Tech editor Bowdeya Tweh joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why it reversed course, and what the development could mean for other jurisdictions considering similar legislation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/2111m 39s

IBM's Watson Illustrates Why Applying A.I. to Healthcare Is So Hard

Over the course of the last decade or so, IBM has poured billions of dollars into developing Watson Health, an artificial-intelligence system aimed at revolutionizing healthcare. But now we report that IBM is exploring a sale of the unit. So what happened? Digital science editor Daniela Hernandez joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/2113m 58s

Big Tech's Employees Were Big Contributors to Democrats

New campaign finance data shows that employees of big tech companies were a key source of funding for Joe Biden's presidential campaign. Reporter Brody Mullins joins host Amanda Lewellyn to talk about how the finding turns traditional Democratic fundraising on its head. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/2110m 13s

Media and Big Tech Draw Lines in Debate Over News Content

For years, tech companies have been locked in a debate with publishers over whether they should have to pay for news content. This week, that debate has resulted in a deal between Google and News Corp, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, as well as a news blackout on Facebook in Australia. Media reporter Keach Hagey joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain the big issues at play. 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
19/02/2113m 5s

Joanna Stern on Clubhouse and the Rise of Social Audio

The age of audio-first social media is upon us. The buzziest player is Clubhouse, an invite-only app now in beta testing. Twitter is working on its own version, and Facebook is hot on their heels. On today's episode, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern takes us on a tour and explains what the fuss is about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/2116m 38s

Why Corporations Are Upping Their Venture-Capital Investing

In times of uncertainty, corporations usually spend less, not more, on risky venture-capital investments. But new data shows that in the pandemic, the trend has been reversed. WSJ Pro Venture Capital reporter Marc Vartabedian joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why that is, and what the trend could mean for tech startups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/2112m 18s

While the U.S. Deadlocks on Privacy, Other Countries Set Standards

The U.S. is home to many of the world's largest tech companies, but the European Union has led the charge when it comes to setting global corporate-privacy standards. With several other countries looking to introduce their own measures or step up enforcement of existing measures, cybersecurity reporter David Uberti joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the potential impact. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/2112m 19s

Online Stores Use Tech to Reduce Returns

E-commerce is exploding during the pandemic, but for customers, it can be hard to find the right fit without the luxury of a physical dressing room. That is leading to consumers returning clothes en masse. Reporter Suzanne Kapner joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why that is a problem for retailers, and how they are turning to tech for solutions. 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
12/02/2112m 14s

Biden Administration Signals Potential Return to Net Neutrality

The pandemic has made it so that the internet plays an even greater role in how we live, work and learn. Recent actions from the Biden administration signal that we could see a return to net neutrality rules, policies aimed at creating more equal access to the internet. Reporter Drew FitzGerald joins host Amanda Lewellyn to trace net neutrality's history in previous administrations, and the impact of a return to the policies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/2113m 37s

U.A.E. Probe Enters Mars Orbit; Other Nations Soon to Follow

The first interplanetary probe from an Arab nation entered Mars orbit yesterday, and other countries are set to follow soon. Science writer Robert Lee Hotz joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the achievement, and why so many countries are setting their sights on the Red Planet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/2113m 32s

Why Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion in Bitcoin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has often advocated for cryptocurrencies, and now his company is following suit. In a filing Monday, the company revealed that it bought $1.5 billion in bitcoin, and that it was moving towards allowing customers to pay for its products with the cryptocurrency. Markets reporter Caitlin Ostroff joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why Tesla is making the move, and what it could mean for bitcoin's future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/2112m 2s

How a Union Vote Could Change Amazon's Relationship With Workers

Amazon's business has benefited from strong demand from consumers during the pandemic. But moving into 2021, the e-commerce giant faces a potential headwind: Workers in an Alabama warehouse are set to begin voting Monday on whether to unionize. Reporter Sebastian Herrera joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what's going on and what the move could mean for Amazon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/2110m 55s

A Chip Shortage Is Hurting Car Makers. Other Industries Could Be Next.

Some of the world's biggest automakers are cutting production, as a shortage of semiconductors squeezes their industry. Reporter Asa Fitch joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why car makers are feeling the pain, and how other industries could be affected. 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
05/02/2112m 36s

Pentagon, NASA Remove Barriers to Collaboration on Space Projects

U.S. government and aerospace-industry officials are removing decades-old barriers between civilian and military space projects in response to escalating foreign threats in space. Senior special writer Andy Pasztor joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the Pentagon and NASA's efforts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/2113m 10s

Amazon Is Getting a New CEO

Along with its earnings report yesterday, Amazon included a surprise announcement: Founder Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO and transitioning into a role as executive chairman. Tech columnist Dan Gallagher will join host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the news, and what it could mean for the company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/02/2111m 23s

Why Facebook Plans to Overhaul Groups

In 2019, Facebook redesigned its flagship product to center on Groups, a feature that created forums for like-minded users interested in certain topics. But now the company is clamping down on Groups in the U.S., after research found that they have become a vector for rabid partisanship and even calls for violence. Reporter Jeff Horwitz joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/2111m 34s

Google Bets on A.I., But Management Issues Present Challenges

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has bet big on artificial intelligence, expecting the technology to be central to Google's future. But outside of the technical challenges that come with developing the nascent technology, A.I. is shaping up to be one of Google's trickiest management challenges. Tech editor Brad Reagan joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/2111m 33s

Apple, Facebook Spar Over Privacy

Apple is moving ahead with plans to introduce a new privacy feature that would give users more control over who has access to their data. While some are cheering the move, some businesses, including Facebook, are pushing back. Reporters Tim Higgins and Sarah Needleman join host Amanda Lewellyn to explain Facebook's concerns, and how this clash of tech giants could play out. 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
29/01/2114m 24s

Apple, Facebook, Tesla Earnings: What We Learned

It's the biggest week for corporate earnings this quarter. On Wednesday, we heard from Apple, Facebook and Tesla. Heard on the Street columnist Dan Gallagher joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the results, and what they tell us about how Big Tech has fared amid the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/2113m 54s

What's Driving GameStop Shares' Wild Ride

Shares of the videogame retailer GameStop are up more than 600% in the past two weeks, driven by individual investors encouraging each other to buy in on social media. But GameStop itself has been struggling for years, so why all the interest? Reporter Caitlin McCabe explains what is going on, and how the trend could impact the broader market. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/01/2112m 46s

Why China is Joining the Global Push to Regulate Big Tech

Europe has been leading the push to regulate large technology companies, focusing on privacy and competition rules, and the U.S. also has been working to curb Big Tech's power. But recently, China has begun laying out guidelines as well. Tech reporter Sam Schechner joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what China is proposing, and why it is acting now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/2113m 32s

How the Virtual Office Could Replace the Physical One

As remote communication continues to be our primary way of working, some companies are turning to services that create virtual office spaces to beat Zoom fatigue. Meaning: you could sit at a virtual desk all day, or meet a colleague at the virtual water cooler. Tech columnist Christopher Mims visited one of these spaces, and he joins host Amanda Lewellyn to talk about what he saw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/2114m 15s

Intel's Earnings Report Highlights Challenges Facing New CEO

Intel reported its full-year results on Thursday, capping off a lucrative but difficult year for the legacy chipmaker. Tech reporter Asa Fitch joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the path forward for Intel under its new CEO. 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
22/01/2111m 16s

Why Volkswagen's Plan to Beat Tesla Short-Circuited

Volkswagen is the world's largest automaker, so when it decided to push into electric vehicles, many thought it would easily overtake the competition. But several years into its efforts, that hasn't happened. Senior reporter William Boston joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why that is, and what it tells us about incumbents' push into EVs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/2114m 57s

How Algorithms Shape Our Worldviews and What You Can Do About It

When social media first came on the scene, our feeds were all about reverse chronology: Posts were organized based on the order in which they were sent. Platforms said they introduced algorithms to help us sort through the noise, but as we now know, those algorithms have had much further-reaching implications. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern explains how we got here and shares some ideas about potential solutions. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/01/2113m 20s

Social-Media Watchdogs Monitor Extremist Chatter Ahead of Inauguration

Social-media researchers work to keep track of extremist content on the internet, and they try to understand which ideas spread, how, and why. Ahead of the inauguration on Wednesday, cybersecurity reporter David Uberti discusses what researchers are seeing, and how the conversation has changed since the Capitol riot earlier this month. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/2111m 23s

What Happened at This Year's All-Virtual CES

CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is the world's largest tech show and a global crossroads for the tech industry. Personal tech columnists Nicole Nguyen and Joanna Stern tell host Amanda Lewellyn what they saw at this year's all-virtual event. 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
15/01/2115m 21s

Social Media Is the New Wall Street Trading Desk

Interest in day trading has surged during the pandemic. Some of those new users are turning to communities on Twitter, Facebook, Discord and other platforms to share information and tips about where to invest. Markets reporter Caitlin McCabe explains what is behind the trend, and how it could impact the market. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/2110m 57s

What Airbnb Has to Do With Section 230

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides legal protections for internet companies as they moderate content. Some lawmakers are calling for those protections to be reformed or even repealed, with those calls growing louder since last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol. Reporter Heather Somerville joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain how Airbnb has relied on Section 230, and how changes to the law could have an impact far beyond social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/2115m 12s

Capitol Riot Puts More Scrutiny on Big Tech

Amazon, Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook and other tech companies took unprecedented action to crack down on President Trump and the social platform Parler favored by his supporters, after five people died in riots at the Capitol last week. Tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain how lawmakers and regulators may respond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/2115m 50s

What to Expect at This Year's All-Virtual CES

The world's largest consumer-electronics show, CES, kicks off today. What's normally an experiential event, where conference attendees can test out all kinds of new technology, will be completely virtual. Personal tech editor Wilson Rothman explains how the show will be different and the potential impact on businesses. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/2113m 34s

Facebook and Twitter Blocked Trump's Accounts. Why Now?

In the aftermath of Wednesday's riots at the Capitol, social-media companies took their strongest action to date against President Trump. But the tech companies have been under pressure to take this kind of action before. So why now? Global tech editor Jason Dean joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. 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
08/01/2113m 8s

What Biden's Approach to China Could Mean for Tech

The Trump administration has taken a hard line against China, with both sides ramping up restrictions on each other-and tech has been central in their relationship. Senior editor Bob Davis joins host Amanda Lewellyn to talk about the Biden administration's plans for China, and what they could mean for tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/2112m 54s

Why Google Employees Are Pushing to Unionize

In a rare move for the tech industry, a group of about 200 Google employees are forming a union. Reporter Sarah Needleman explains what want, and how their effort fits into the rise in activism among tech workers. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/01/2111m 35s

Why Roku Wants Quibi's Content Catalog

Quibi said last year that it was shutting down its short-form video service after just six months. Now the company is in talks to sell its content catalog to the distributor Roku. Media reporter Benjamin Mullin joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why Roku wants the content, and how a deal would fit into the broader streaming wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/219m 11s

WeChat Becomes a Powerful Surveillance Tool in China

Messaging apps have become even more critical during the pandemic. We report that China is tightening its grip on the country's do-everything app, WeChat. Reporter Jing Yang joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what the government is doing and the impact on users. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/2115m 0s

WSJ's Personal Tech Team Makes Their 2021 Predictions

Our personal tech team puts together a list every December of the technology they think will shape the year ahead. Columnists Joanna Stern, Christopher Mims and Nicole Nguyen join host Amanda Lewellyn to gaze into their crystal balls. 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
31/12/2015m 21s

The Year in Outer Space

While it was a busy year on Earth, some of 2020's biggest stories took place out of this world, in space. Senior special writer Andy Pasztor joins host Amanda Lewellyn to look back at the year's biggest milestones in space travel and exploration, and he explains what to watch for beyond the horizon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/12/2019m 3s

How a Year of Antitrust Action Against Big Tech Could Carry Into 2021

It was a landmark year for antitrust enforcement against Big Tech, with the government bringing a total of four cases targeting Google and Facebook. Legal affairs reporter Brent Kendall explains where things are now and how they could develop in the new year and beyond. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/12/2015m 2s

Five Pricing Moves Tech Companies Made in 2020

Figuring out how to price goods and services is always an experiment, but that can be especially true amid an economic downturn in an atypical year like this one. Our personal tech columnist Nicole Nguyen joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down five strategies we saw in 2020, and how well they worked out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/2017m 25s

Five Pricing Moves Tech Companies Made in 2020

Figuring out how to price goods and services is always an experiment, but that can be especially true amid an economic downturn in an atypical year like this one. Our personal tech columnist Nicole Nguyen joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down five strategies we saw in 2020, and how well they worked out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/2017m 25s

Inside Roku's Quest to Dominate Streaming

Roku acts as a distributor for streaming services. Media reporter Patience Haggin explains how the company has used its gatekeeper status to gain an edge in negotiations for content partnerships. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
24/12/2012m 42s

Ripple Spars With Regulators Over How to Oversee Cryptocurrency

The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing the cryptocurrency pioneer Ripple, claiming the startup violated investor protection laws when it sold a digital asset called XRP. Reporter Paul Vigna explains how the dispute fits into a broader debate over regulating cryptocurrencies. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/2012m 50s

Pandemic Loosens Silicon Valley's Grip on Tech Industry

Some high-profile executives and companies have departed Silicon Valley in recent months. Reporter Eliot Brown tells host Amanda Lewellyn about why the trend is actually years in the making, and how the exits could impact the area. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/2011m 43s

Why Tesla Joining the S&P 500 Is Significant

Tesla is set to join the S&P 500 index, which is seen as a gauge of the broader stock market. Reporter Tim Higgins will explain what Tesla's inclusion on the index means for the company-and for electric vehicles more broadly. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/2010m 39s

States File (Another) Antitrust Suit Against Google

A coalition of 38 states files antitrust charges against Google-the second major case of the week, and the third this year. Tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy joins us once again to break down the charges and explain how we got here. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
18/12/2010m 59s

States Allege Google Cut Deal With Facebook to Rig Online Ad Market

A coalition of state attorneys general is suing Google in the third recent major antitrust action against big tech this year. Reporter Ryan Tracy joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain the charges, and how they fit in with other recent antitrust actions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/12/2014m 20s

Tech Giants Face New Regulations in Europe

The European Commission aims to give regulators more authority to oversee tech companies. Together with other regulations being considered in Europe, the proposals could precipitate the biggest expansion of global tech regulation in years. Reporter Sam Schechner joins to break down the proposals. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/2014m 11s

Suspected Russian Hack Said to Have Gone Undetected for Months

Russia's foreign intelligence service is suspected of being behind a major espionage operation that targeted U.S. federal government agencies, as well as other public and private entities. As the smoke clears, it appears the attack began as early as March, and that 18,000 public and private entities may have been exposed. Reporter Dustin Volz will explain what we know. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/2013m 9s

How Mobile Chips Overtook Intel

Intel used to be the dominant designer and manufacturer of the microchips that powered nearly all personal and cloud computing. But it's been losing ground to competitors for years. Tech columnist Christopher Mims joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what the competition looks like now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/2012m 50s

Elon Musk on the State of Innovation in America

On this special episode, we bring you a conversation between WSJ Editor in Chief Matt Murray and Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, from the WSJ's CEO Council summit earlier this week. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
11/12/2018m 21s

Facebook Hit With Antitrust Suits by FTC, State Attorneys General

The Federal Trade Commission, along with 46 states, sued Facebook on Wednesday, alleging that the social network engaged in a yearslong campaign to acquire or shut out nascent companies that might have become rivals. Legal affairs reporter Brent Kendall breaks down the charges. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/2013m 35s

What to Watch For as DoorDash and Airbnb Go Public

Both DoorDash and Airbnb are going public this week, after boosting their price ranges in recent days. Markets reporter Maureen Farrell explains how the companies reached the milestone, and what the offerings tell us about the booming IPO market. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/2013m 42s

Cell-Grown Chicken Gets a Nod in Singapore

For years, some have raised concerns about the environmental and ethical implications of traditional meat production. Developers have been working on a slaughter-free meat alternative produced using cell-culture technology. Reporter Jacob Bunge joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain how the technology works, and what a recent approval in Singapore could mean for the widespread adoption of cell-grown meats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/2013m 25s

Why Salesforce Agreed to Buy Slack-And What Comes Next

Salesforce has agreed to buy Slack for $27.7 billion. Reporter Aaron Tilley discusses how the deal would help both companies compete with rival Microsoft and how Salesforce could use Slack to position itself in a post-pandemic world. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/2015m 5s

India Works Toward Smartphone Dominance

China is the world's largest smartphone producer, but increasing tensions between China and the U.S. have put that reputation in danger. WSJ video journalist Clément Bürge explains how India is plotting a path toward smartphone dominance. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
04/12/2012m 51s

Pandemic Accelerates Use of Mobile Payments, Loans in Africa

Consumers in sub-Saharan Africa have been relying on their phones to pay for goods and services for more than a decade. Our reporter Alexandra Wexler explains how the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of these sorts of mobile payments. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/209m 39s

Nasdaq Seeks to Require Board Diversity for Listed Companies

The Nasdaq has historically been the stock exchange of choice for tech companies. Tuesday, the exchange operator submitted a proposed rule to the SEC that would require companies listed on its exchange to have women, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ individuals on their boards. Reporter Alexander Osipovich explains how the rule could impact tech companies. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/2012m 44s

Why Bitcoin Prices Are Soaring Again

The price of Bitcoin set a new record Monday, capping off a year of strong gains. Reporter Anna Hirtenstein explains what is driving the surge. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/2010m 9s

Google Plans a New Corridor for Internet Traffic

Around 500 major undersea cables carry the world's digital data between data centers around the globe. Now Google is laying the groundwork for a new cable that would connect India and Europe. But while most cables linking Europe to Asia pass through Egypt, this one would go through historical enemies Saudi Arabia and Israel. Reporter Rory Jones explains Google's thinking. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/2012m 29s

Virgin Hyperloop's Jay Walder on the Future of Transportation

On this special episode of Tech News Briefing, we bring you a conversation between Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman and Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Jay Walder from WSJ's recent Future Of Transportation live event. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
27/11/2019m 35s

Best Tech Gifts 2020: WSJ's Favorite Gadgets of the Year

Every year, our Personal Tech team compiles a list of the best gadgets of the year, separating out the truly useful from the overhyped. This year, the list includes some very 2020-specific additions. Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern and Personal Tech Columnist Nicole Nguyen join host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss their favorites. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/2015m 46s

Some Tech Workers Who Left Silicon Valley Are Also Changing Jobs

Tech workers have been leaving the San Francisco Bay Area in droves, setting up camp in lower-cost locales to wait out the pandemic. Now some workers are also changing jobs, and taking a chance on opportunities outside of Silicon Valley. Reporter Katherine Bindley joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/2012m 57s

GM to Use Data on Your Driving to Sell Car Insurance

Connected cars are on the rise, and automakers are looking for ways to use the data they collect on how you use the vehicles. Now General Motors says it will offer car insurance that will determine customers' rates using data from its OnStar connected-car service. Reporter Mike Colias joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/2012m 49s

The Tech Behind the Leading Covid-19 Vaccine Candidates

As coronavirus case counts continue to surge in the U.S., all eyes are on two promising vaccine candidates from drug companies Pfizer and Moderna. Both use a promising new gene-based technology called messenger RNA. Reporter Peter Loftus joins host Amanda Lewellyn for a look at how it works. 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
20/11/2013m 18s

Apple Cuts Developer Fees for Smaller App Makers

One of the biggest tech battles this year has been the fight over developer fees, the 30% cuts that Apple and Google take from transactions in their App Store. In the latest development, Apple says it will cut that fee in half for smaller developers. Reporter Tim Higgins explains how the action fits into the larger battle. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/2011m 28s

Why Aren't Covid Tracking Apps More Effective?

Contact-tracing could help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Tech companies have been working to automate parts of the contact tracing process, but the technology is only helpful if people actually use it. As it turns out, not many people are. Reporter Rolfe Winkler joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why that is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/2014m 12s

Fed Up With Facebook and Twitter, Some Conservatives Turn to Parler

As mainstream social-media companies ramp up restrictions on hate speech and misinformation on their platforms, some complain that the measures unfairly restrict conservatives. Reporter Jeff Horwitz explains how the libertarian social-media app Parler is rising as an alternative. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/2011m 36s

Tech Startups Look to Go Public Sooner

The stock market has become more bullish on tech stocks during the pandemic. Coupled with the reemergence of special-purpose acquisition companies, more tech startups are choosing to go public at a much earlier stage. WSJ Pro Venture Capital reporter Yuliya Chernova joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/2010m 2s

Why Temperature Scanners Are Raising Concerns

The pandemic sparked demand for thermal imaging devices. We've seen them used in schools, offices, and other types of spaces to scan individuals' temperatures before they enter. But the security camera industry has raised concerns about the devices' accuracy, and they've asked the Food and Drug Administration for tighter regulations. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/2011m 53s

TikTok Asks Court for Extension on Divestiture Deadline

Today is the U.S. government's deadline for TikTok to find an American buyer for its U.S. operations. But there's a lot still up in the air. Now, the Chinese-owned video-sharing app is asking for more time to work things out. Reporter Georgia Wells explains where things stand. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/209m 46s

Private 5G Networks Bring Bandwidth Where Carriers Aren't

A confluence of regulation changes and technological advancements have made it so you don't have to be a big carrier to build a 5G network. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims explains how that's democratizing access to next-generation connectivity. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/2013m 44s

Zoom Tackles Tricky Role of Policing Its Service

Earlier this year, the videoconferencing service Zoom experienced an astronomical rise to popularity. But with greater usership comes greater pressure to police content, and the company has caught some heat for its decisions to block certain public events. Reporter Aaron Tilley explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/2012m 27s

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Predict Election Outcomes

Pollsters have had trouble getting an accurate understanding of the electorate in recent years. Now some experts say artificial intelligence could help fill in some of the gaps. WSJ Pro AI reporter Jared Council joins the show to discuss. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/2013m 33s

Why Quibi Shut Down

Quibi, the erstwhile short-form video service, was supposed to revolutionize Hollywood, but just six months after it launched, executives shut it down. Reporter Benjamin Mullin joins us to explain why it failed, and what Quibi's story tells us about the increasingly crowded streaming landscape. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
06/11/2012m 12s

Why Chinese Regulators Pulled the Plug on the Biggest IPO in History

The Chinese fintech giant Ant Group was expected to go public today, but regulators pulled the plug at the 11th hour. Finance Editor Charles Forrelle joins to explain what happened and why you should be paying attention. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/11/2012m 29s

How to Navigate Social Media Post-Election

Election Day in the U.S. has passed, and false and misleading posts are still circulating on social media despite measures to cut back on misinformation. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern gives her tips on how to navigate the internet in the days following the election. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/11/2012m 18s

Where Trump and Biden Stand on Cybersecurity Policy

While cybersecurity issues haven't been major talking points in the U.S. presidential candidates' stump speeches, how the next administration proceeds on various cyber-related issues could have major consequences for our digital future. Cybersecurity reporter David Uberti explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/2015m 6s

What California's Proposition 22 Could Mean for the Gig Economy

As California voters go to the polls and mail in their ballots, they're being asked to vote on Proposition 22, a ballot initiative so heavily supported by big companies in the gig economy that it has become the most expensive in California state history. Reporter Preetika Rana explains how the outcome could have a massive impact for companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/2013m 35s

Why So Many Chipmakers Want to Merge

The semiconductor industry has been in a merger frenzy lately. Reporter Asa Fitch explains why all the deal activity is happening now. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Trenae Nuri produced the show this week, and 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
30/10/2015m 30s

How Airbnb Came Back From the Brink

Travel ground to a halt at the outset of the pandemic. That could have spelled the end for Airbnb. But we report that under the leadership of CEO Brian Chesky, the company is set to report a surprise profit in the third quarter. Reporter Preetika Rana explains how he did it. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/10/2015m 32s

Social Media CEOs in the Senate Hot Seat over Content Policies

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google are set to appear before the Senate Commerce Committee, where they will face questions about how their platforms treat politically charged content. Tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy discusses what to expect from today's hearing. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/2015m 34s

Facebook Prepares for Possible Election Unrest in U.S.

Facebook has used internal tools to quell civil unrest around elections in countries it considers to be "at risk," such as Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Now the WSJ reports the company is preparing for the possibility of deploying those tools in the U.S. Reporter Jeff Horwitz joins host Kateri Jochum to discuss what that would look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/2013m 19s

Reid Hoffman and Fei-Fei Li on Human-Centered AI (Special Episode)

On today's episode, a conversation between LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, Co-Director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Fei-Fei Li, and WSJ Pro AI reporter Jared Council about how to build tools for the future and take ethics into account. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/2027m 14s

Tech Live: Bridging the Digital Divide and the Road to Tech Equity

The pandemic has exacerbated the digital divide: who has access to the internet, and who doesn't. On today's episode, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Black Girls Code Founder and CEO Kimberly Bryant discuss how the public and private sectors can work together to democratize access to tech. Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip moderates. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Production assistance from Trenae Nuri. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/2023m 7s

Tech Live: Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Big Tech's Power

Earlier this week, the Justice Department dropped its long-awaited antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging that Google illegally uses anticompetitive methods to protect its monopoly on search and search advertising. At our annual Tech Live conference, our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern asked former Google CEO Eric Schmidt for his thoughts. Plus, they talk about how big tech should use its power to transform healthcare and education. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/2030m 16s

Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Google

The DOJ has filed a long-awaited antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging that the company engaged in anticompetitive conduct to preserve monopolies in search and search-advertising. Reporter Brent Kendall explains. Plus: at our Tech Live Conference, IBM's newly-appointed CEO Arvind Krishna tells our global tech editor Jason Dean how he plans to reshape the legacy company into a major player in artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Listeners can still register for Tech Live at techlive.wsj.com/registernow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/2018m 37s

Tech Live: Tech Platforms and the Power of Persuasion

Our annual Tech Live conference has begun. On today's show: a town-hall style debate between Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer Julie Brill, and Director of the Stanford Internet Observatory Alex Stamos on whether and how to regulate Big Tech. Listeners can tune in and register at techlive.wsj.com/registernow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/2024m 45s

Kicking Off WSJ's Annual Tech Live Conference

It's Day 1 of The Wall Street Journal's annual Tech Live conference, where we talk to movers and shakers in the tech sector. Normally, we hold the event in Laguna Beach, Calif., but like so much else, this year it's going virtual. Global tech editor Jason Dean tells host Amanda Lewellyn what to expect. Listeners can tune in and register at techlive.wsj.com/registernow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/2010m 51s

Twitter, Facebook Questioned Over Restricting New York Post Articles

Twitter and Facebook took steps this week to limit the spread of New York Post articles that made allegations about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, which the campaign disputes. Now lawmakers say they will subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ask about it. Global Tech Editor Jason Dean breaks down the controversy, and why it's resurfacing a debate about the companies' roles in moderating content. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ podcasts. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply video content through Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/2011m 32s

Silicon Valley Companies Cut Pay for Remote Workers, Igniting Tensions

As tech workers pack their bags and decamp to cheaper cities to work remotely during the pandemic, some companies are adjusting compensation to reflect workers' new, lower costs of living. Reporter Katherine Bindley discusses how that's creating some tension. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/10/2012m 4s

What You Need to Know About the iPhone 12

Apple is rolling out four models of its new iPhone 12. The phones promise an updated design, improved cameras-and 5G capability. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern weighs in on whether that's enough to warrant an upgrade. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/209m 45s

Amazon's Prime Day Could Help It Break Records

Prime Day is typically held in the summer to help Amazon drum up business during the slower months. This year, the company pushed it back to keep up with the pandemic-related surge in orders. Despite that, analysts think this year's event could lead to a record-breaking fourth quarter for the company. Reporter Sebastian Herrera explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/2013m 25s

How the Fight Against Misinformation Extends Beyond Social Media

Social-media companies are taking steps to cut back on misinformation ahead of the U.S. election, including limiting state-run media sites like RT, formerly known as Russia Today. But we report that some of those outlets have still been picking up traffic using content recommendation services. Reporter Emily Glazer explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/2014m 53s

The Future of Computing Might Not Be So Battery-Powered

Demand for batteries is through the roof, but that might not be the case forever. Tech columnist Christopher Mims says the future of computing might be heavy on perpetual computing machines, which harvest energy from their environments. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
09/10/2011m 37s

Amazon Accused of Abusing Power in Rise to E-commerce 'Gatekeeper'

We've been digging into the House Antitrust Subcommittee's 449-page report, concluding its investigation into big tech. Yesterday, we looked at the broad strokes-and today we're going to go deeper on what the report says about Amazon. Tech editor Bradley Olson helps us do it. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/2013m 57s

House Panel Says Big Tech Wields Monopoly Power

The House Antitrust Subcommittee has completed its investigation into Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google, concluding that some of America's largest technology companies have leveraged their dominance to stamp out competition and stifle innovation. Reporter Ryan Tracy explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/2012m 33s

How the White House is Taking On Remote Work

After President Trump and several other White House figures were diagnosed with the coronavirus, many aides have been sent to work from home. But getting the White House WFH-ready comes with challenges all its own. Reporter David Uberti explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/2010m 27s

QAnon Lands on LinkedIn

As we spend more time online during the pandemic, the conspiracy theory QAnon has been gaining followers. Now, we report that supporters have made their way to LinkedIn. Reporter Stu Woo explains what's happening, how LinkedIn is responding, and why it can be so difficult for the company to track and remove QAnon-related content. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/2011m 20s

California Firefighters Use AI to Battle Wildfires

It's been a record year for wildfires on the West Coast. That's why some firefighters are using artificial intelligence to help them battle the flames. Deputy Editor of WSJ Pro Artificial Intelligence John McCormick explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
02/10/2011m 13s

Twitter Partner's Alerts Highlight Divide Over Surveillance

A Twitter data partner, Dataminr, sells a service to law enforcement and other agencies that monitors Twitter's full feed and sends alerts that include tweets about protests. That has the companies at odds with privacy advocates over what level of social-media monitoring qualifies as surveillance. Reporter Parmy Olson explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/2012m 28s

Why We're Seeing So Many Ransomware Attacks Right Now

In recent days, ransomware attacks have affected schools and one of the country's largest hospital systems. Our reporter Robert McMillan says the attacks are part of a larger trend of hackers targeting critical institutions-not just big businesses. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/2014m 0s

Hackers Target Schools in the Pandemic

Last week, a hacker released a trove of confidential information about students and employees in a Las Vegas-area school district, after officials there had refused to pay a ransom. And they aren't the only school to be targeted during the pandemic. Reporter Tawnell Hobbs explains why hackers have been going after schools, and why it's challenging for educators to fight back. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/2012m 51s

Apple Exempts Some Apps From Paying Developer Fees

Developer fees: They're the cut that Apple takes when you buy an app from its App Store, or if you make a purchase within an app. Apple says the fees help it do things like provide security, but developers have long argued that the fees are too high. On Friday, the company made some exceptions to who has to pay them. Reporter Sarah E. Needleman explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/2013m 13s

Why Huang's Law Is the New Moore's Law

For decades, Moore's Law held that the number of transistors on a microchip would double every 18 months or so. But physics has gotten in the way. Now: our tech columnist Christopher Mims argues that we should be observing a new law, which he's calling Huang's Law - named for Jensen Huang, C.E.O. and cofounder of Nvidia. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/2013m 24s

Amazon Restricts How Rivals Buy Ads On Its Site

Amazon has been coming under scrutiny for its treatment of third-party sellers on its platform. The latest: a Wall Street Journal investigation has uncovered that Amazon limits some competitors' ability to promote their products on its platform. Our reporter Dana Mattioli explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/2014m 11s

Nikola, Tesla and Drama in the Electric Vehicle Space

Nikola is a rising star in the electric vehicle space. But in recent weeks, allegations have surfaced that Nikola's founder and executive chairman Trevor Milton made misleading claims about the company's technology. Things reached a fever pitch earlier this week, when Milton stepped down from his position at the company. Reporter Ben Foldy fills us in. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/09/2014m 58s

TikTok and the Global Fracturing of the Internet

Countries have been making moves to treat citizens' data as a national security issue. But the effect has been a more Balkanized internet. Reporter Aaron Tilley explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/2010m 8s

Another Rollercoaster Weekend for TikTok

Over the weekend, President Trump signed off on a deal between TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart. Reporter Alex Leary helps us break down what's in the deal, and how it compares to the administration's original demands. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/2013m 15s

Remote Classrooms Make Social and Emotional Learning Harder

The switch to remote learning hasn't been smooth. One part of the curriculum that has gotten muddled along the way is social and emotional learning, or SEL. It comes at a time when there have never been more stressors on children. Family and tech columnist Julie Jargon explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
18/09/2010m 26s

How Trump and Biden Compare on Tech Policy

As part of an ongoing election series, The Wall Street Journal is breaking down how President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden compare on major policy issues. Today we look at the candidates' tech policies. Reporter Ryan Tracy guides us through where the candidates agree―and where they diverge. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/09/2014m 2s

Apple Event Highlights: New Watch and Fitness Service But No iPhone

Apple unveiled a host of new products and services at its annual special event yesterday. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern breaks down what we did (and didn't) see, and what it means for consumers. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/2011m 48s

What Does Oracle See in TikTok?

Over the weekend, we found out that Oracle has struck up a partnership with TikTok for the video-sharing company's U.S. operations. At first glance, it might seem like TikTok and Oracle are an unlikely pairing. But the two companies have more in common than you might think. Reporter Aaron Tilley explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/2011m 26s

Who Is Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai?

As CEO of Google parent Alphabet, Sundar Pichai leads one of the most powerful companies in the world. But he also is more low-key than many other Silicon Valley tech leaders. Reporter Rob Copeland takes us on a deep dive into Pichai's past, and what it could tell us about Alphabet's future. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/2013m 53s

Mystery Seeds Prompt Amazon to Ban Foreign Plant Sales to the U.S.

For months, thousands of people have been receiving packages containing unmarked or mislabeled plant seeds that they didn't order. Reporter Jesse Newman breaks down the regulatory whodunit. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
11/09/2013m 9s

Ireland to Order Facebook to Stop Sending User Data to the U.S.

Ireland's data protection authority has issued a preliminary order to Facebook, seeking to enforce a European Union ruling on data-sharing restrictions. Reporter Sam Schechner explains how the outcome could change the way tech companies operate across borders. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/09/2012m 51s

Why Tech Keeps Getting Caught Up in U.S.-China Tensions

China has rolled out an initiative to set global data-security standards, in response to U.S. efforts to shut Chinese tech out of its internet infrastructure. It's the latest incident in rising tensions between China and the U.S. Senior editor Bob Davis explains why the back and forth between the two countries so often centers on tech. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/2013m 20s

John Foley on Peloton's Growth in the Pandemic (Special Episode)

On today's special episode, our columnist John D. Stoll interviews Peloton C.E.O. and cofounder John Foley. They talk about Peloton's just-announced new line of products, how the company has fared during the pandemic, and why it's important for Peloton that Wall Street sees it as a tech company. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/2025m 39s

Facebook Rolls Out Policies Meant to Protect November Election

Less than two months from the November election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced new measures meant to combat misinformation and the potential for civil unrest. Reporter Jeff Horwitz explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
04/09/2010m 42s

What's TikTok Without Its Core Algorithm?

New rules from China restrict exports of artificial intelligence, which could include TikTok's core recommender algorithm. The news has thrown ongoing deal talks between the video-sharing app and several U.S. companies into question. But what's so special about TikTok's algorithm, anyway? Reporter Aaron Tilley explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/09/2010m 13s

FAA Approval Brings Amazon Closer to Drone Deliveries

Amazon has been pushing to use drones in package deliveries for years. Reporter Sebastian Herrera explains how a key approval from the Federal Aviation Administration has brought the company one step closer to making that a reality for consumers. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/2010m 28s

New Tech Being Developed to Respond to Oil Spills

Spurred by BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, researchers have been working on new, tech-powered ways to clean up oil spills. Reporter Eric Sylvers explains what they've come up with, and why it's so hard to implement. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/2012m 1s

How Agriculture Is Using Tech to Make Farming More Efficient

Farms have made use of various tech advancements in recent years: everything from self-driving tractors to genetic engineering for hardier plants. Reporter Jacob Bunge talks about one part of the industry that is working to combine data analytics and e-commerce to make farming more efficient. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/2014m 33s

Why Apple and Tesla Are Splitting Their Stocks

Tech companies' share prices are skyrocketing, and some companies are enacting stock splits to make it easier for investors to buy shares at a lower cost. Reporter Michael Wursthorn explains what you need to know. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ podcasts. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/2012m 21s

Colleges Weigh Transparency vs. Privacy on Covid-19 Data

As thousands of students across the country return to campuses, colleges and universities are trying to figure out how to share important health data without violating students' privacy. Reporter David Uberti explains why their solutions are so varied. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/08/2012m 45s

Tech Companies Seek to Combat Bias in Algorithms

Algorithms are everywhere, helping to do things like determine who gets loans and what content shows up in your search results. But what happens when those algorithms contain biases? WSJ Pro reporter Jared Council explains "algorithmic bias," and how some companies are trying to root it out. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/2012m 53s

Why TikTok Is Suing the Trump Administration

President Trump signed an executive order earlier this month that would effectively ban TikTok if it doesn't find a buyer for its U.S. operations. Now TikTok has filed suit in response. Reporter Katy Stech Ferek explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/209m 32s

How Covid-19 Is Exacerbating Workforce Inequality

The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of new technologies, especially automation. While that's made it easier for white-collar workers to adjust in the pandemic-it could eliminate a lot of low- and middle-income jobs even after we've recovered. Tech columnist Christopher Mims explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/2013m 31s

Sheryl Sandberg On Facebook and Elections (Special Episode)

On today's episode, our business columnist John D. Stoll interviews Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg. Since we're coming up on an election, they talk about Facebook's role in policing content and providing voting information. Stoll also probes Sandberg's political ambitions. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Chris Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of audio at WSJ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/2028m 15s

Slack and Teams Make Work-From-Home Easier-But Sometimes, Less Civil

Many groups are conducting most of their day-to-day workplace communications over services like Slack and Teams. But it can be hard to eke out your colleague's intended meaning over text. Reporter Chip Cutter discusses how, in some cases, things have gotten out of hand. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/08/2011m 31s

Disagreement Inside the D.O.J. Over Possible Google Antitrust Suit

The Justice Department has been investigating Google's competitive practices, and we've reported it aims to file a suit by this summer. Now we report that some department staffers are concerned about that timeline and want to pump the brakes. Reporter Brent Kendall explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/2013m 21s

How Our Internet Habits Have Changed in the Pandemic

Shutdown orders have forced much of our daily lives online. A new Wall Street Journal analysis provides insight into how we're spending our time online, and what that means for internet providers. Our reporter Lillian Rizzo explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/2011m 30s

An Epic Fight: How the 'Fortnite' Creator is Taking on Apple, Google

The videogame maker Epic Games mounted a fight against developer fees, the fees that Apple and Google charge developers to distribute their software and process in-app purchases. The back-and-forth last week ended with Epic suing the tech giants. Reporter Sarah Needleman explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/2011m 23s

Why Businesses Are Pushing Back on WeChat Restrictions

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order restricting dealings with the social-media app WeChat. Now major U.S. companies are pushing back. Reporter John McKinnon explains why they're going to bat for a Chinese app, and how the tensions fit into the fight for internet dominance. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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
14/08/2012m 14s

What Kamala Harris's V.P. Candidacy Could Mean for Tech

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/08/208m 27s

SoftBank is Back in the Black

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/2012m 2s

Why Some Officials Are Calling for a National Cyber Director

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/2010m 30s

A Look at Tim Cook's Apple

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/2013m 32s

Tech Stocks Rally as Small Investors Buy Fractions of Shares

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/209m 19s

Hackers Get the Green Light to Test Elections Systems

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/08/2012m 19s

How a Teenager Allegedly Masterminded Twitter's Worst Hack

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/2012m 6s

How Would TikTok Fit Into Microsoft's Business Strategy?

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/2013m 13s

TikTok's Rollercoaster Weekend

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/209m 8s

Big Tech's Big Week

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/2013m 15s

NASA's Most Ambitious Mars Mission Launches Today

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/07/2014m 8s

What You Need to Know About Today's Tech Hearing

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/2010m 51s

Why Google's Keeping Workers Remote Until Summer 2021

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/2011m 39s

How Election Officials Are Building Up Their Cyber Defenses

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/209m 30s

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

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/2011m 35s

Why Slack Filed an Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/07/2011m 20s

Could Tesla Surprise Us Again?

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/2014m 9s

How Schools Are Preparing for Remote Learning (Again)

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/2013m 13s

How Governments Are Using Cellphone Data for Surveillance

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/2011m 11s

Russia Blamed for Cyberattacks on Coronavirus Vaccine Researchers

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/07/2014m 5s

In Search, Google Pushes YouTube Over Rivals

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/07/2013m 48s

Why the U.K. Reversed Course on Huawei

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/2012m 37s

Why Tech Stocks Are (Still) Rallying

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/2011m 26s

How Hollywood is Bringing Tech Into the Creative Process

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/2014m 58s

How Chicago's Broadband Plan Works to Close the Digital Divide

As schools prepare for the fall, online education is looking like a good option for socially distanced learning. But not everyone has access to the internet at home. Our reporter James Rundle explains how leaders in Chicago have come up with a plan to expand broadband access-and close the digital divide. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/2010m 48s

Why TikTok Is Allowing More Political Content

The Chinese company TikTok is best known as a place for lighthearted entertainment videos. But as it expands into new markets, the company is permitting more political content. Our reporter Georgia Wells explains why. Plus, reporter Jeff Horwitz breaks down what auditors found in a review of Facebook's policies around civil rights. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/07/2013m 43s

Tech Companies Weigh Response to Hong Kong National-Security Law

China has imposed a new national-security law on Hong Kong, requiring authorities there to more closely supervise and control internet speech. Reporter Newley Purnell joins us from Hong Kong to explain the new law-and how tech companies are reacting. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/2015m 10s

Uber Buys Postmates in Play for Food-Delivery Dominance

The food-delivery market is heating up-and cooking down. As the sector's big players look to consolidate, Uber and Postmates have agreed to a $2.6 billion dollar all-stock deal. Our reporter Heather Haddon explains what the deal means for the sector. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/2010m 34s

What Scientists Uncovered About Earthquakes Using AI

Usually, big earthquakes are the ones that capture our attention. But scientists recently uncovered new details about a mysterious group of tremors-called swarms-that might be key to understanding all earthquakes. And they used artificial intelligence to do it. Daniela Hernandez explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/07/209m 10s

What You Need to Know Before Buying Apple Products Right Now

Apple has announced a flurry of new products and features - but our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern says you should wait before you make any big purchases. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/07/209m 45s

How Facebook Users Are Targeting Health Officials

Protests against public health officials are ramping up from those who oppose social distancing measures or wearing masks. And Facebook has been a critical tool for them, as they organize their demonstrations and live-stream protests from outside officials' homes. But critics say it's also contributed to the misinformation that's stoking this movement. Jeffrey Horowitz explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/07/2013m 24s

How eBay Tried to Crush a Blog Critic

A pair of bloggers wrote some negative posts about eBay. Then, they started receiving ominous packages of cockroaches and funeral wreaths. Next, they realized they were being followed. A criminal investigation found that it was all part of an alleged harassment campaign that came from high within eBay's ranks. Kirsten Grind explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/2013m 30s

California City Bans Predictive Policing Software

Many governments are cracking down on policing tactics in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests. Now, a city in California is believed to be the first to ban predictive policing software. Our cybersecurity reporter David Uberti explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/2010m 47s

White House Considering Broad Intervention to Secure 5G Future

Everyone wants in on the race to next-generation 5G networks. The Chinese telecom giant Huawei is leading the pack. And now, we report that the Trump Administration is considering sweeping measures to shut them out. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Nora Eckert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/06/2013m 54s

Why Trump's Campaign is Looking for Alternatives to Facebook, Twitter

The biggest social media platforms have been feeling pressure to moderate political content. In recent weeks, Facebook and Twitter have flagged or removed some of President Trump's posts and campaign ads. But as the campaign looks for other ways to connect with voters online - are there really other options? Our reporter Emily Glazer will explain. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/06/2012m 41s

How New Immigration Measures Could Impact Tech

Tech companies are pushing back against the Trump administration's temporary ban on H-1B and other immigrant work visas. Our reporter Asa Fitch will join us to break down the debate. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/06/209m 27s

What Wirecard's Downfall Could Mean for Tech Investing

A German fintech company announced last week that it's missing over $2 billion from its balance sheet. On Monday, the board said that money probably never existed in the first place. Our columnist Stephen Wilmot on what that could mean for tech investing in Europe. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/2012m 35s

Our Guide to Apple's WWDC

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today - virtually, of course. As usual, it's a chance for Apple to unveil new products and strategy. But this year also marks a critical moment for Apple's relationship with developers. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims will join us to guide us through it. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/2012m 37s

Why Hackers Are Targeting Companies You've Never Heard Of

When cybercriminals go after big entities, they make headlines. So they've begun targeting more under-the-radar companies. Our reporter Jenny Strasburg joins us to explain the impact. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/2012m 58s

DOJ Proposes Limiting Protections for Internet Companies

The Justice Department proposed a rollback of some of the rules that have protected tech companies for decades. Our reporter Brent Kendall explains. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/06/2015m 6s

How Russian Misinformation Groups May Be Adapting Since 2016

A new report gives us insight into how the Russian firm Secondary Infektion has been operating over the past few years. Our reporter Robert McMillan joins us to explain what they're doing, and what it could mean for Russian disinformation tactics in 2020. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/2013m 57s

Why Police Could Still Be Using Facial Recognition, Despite Big Exits

Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and others have said they won't sell facial recognition tech to police, and they've called on Congress to introduce national legislation. But other major players in the market aren't making the same commitments. Our reporter Jared Council explains. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/2015m 54s

How Political Groups Harvest Data from Protesters

For years, companies have used location data to market specific products and messages to individuals. Now, political groups are adopting the strategy. Our reporter Patience Haggin joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/209m 31s

Developer Conferences, Minus the Developers

Normally, major tech companies launch new products and services at developer conferences - but the pandemic has made that near-impossible. Our Heard on the Street Columnist Dan Gallagher explains what that could mean for the industry. And tech workers: has your company been taking action to address racial inequity in the workplace? Call us and tell us about it at‪ (314) 635-0388‬. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/06/2011m 50s

Rivals Step Up to Take on Amazon Amid Pandemic

Shutdowns around the world mean more shoppers are taking their carts digital. As even the biggest companies like Amazon and Walmart struggle to keep up - how are the little guys doing? Our reporter Sebastian Herrera joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/06/2014m 37s

China's Tencent Holdings to Build a City

Tencent Holdings - one of the world's most valuable tech companies - is known for its social media, videogame, and other Internet ventures. Now: it's adding 'city planner' to its portfolio. Our reporter Konrad Putzier explains. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/2010m 44s

Kids Sneaking Online During the Pandemic

Breaking rules is part of being a kid. Unfortunately for parents, that extends to screen time limits, too. Our Family Tech Columnist Julie Jargon joins to explain some of the ways the tech-savviest generation has been sneaking online - and what parents can do about it. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/2010m 55s

Why You've Been "Doomscrolling"

There's a reason you've been spending more time than usual scrolling through bad news lately. It has a lot to do with your fight-or-flight response. Our personal tech columnist Nicole Nguyen joins us to explain what's happening, and how to cut back. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/2011m 53s

Microsoft Battles for Your Work Computer

During the pandemic, workplace communications companies have seen years' worth of progress in the space of months. Meaning the fight for market share is intense. Microsoft - one of the world's largest companies - has been adopting aggressive tactics to get workplaces to opt into its product, Teams. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/06/2011m 57s

Working in Tech While Black

Since the killing of George Floyd last week, the nation has been reckoning with its racial divisions and history again. Microsoft is among several tech companies that have declared their support for racial equity - and urged employees to have open conversations about race. On today's episode, we hear from Microsoft Senior Director of Marketing Tina Eskridge about her experience working through this moment. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/2013m 30s

Special Edition: IG Founder Kevin Systrom at WSJ Tech Health

The Wall Street Journal held its second annual gathering on health technology yesterday, bringing executives and experts together online for interactive conversations about the future of global health. At that event, Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Matt Murray interviewed Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom about social media's role during the pandemic and his coronavirus modeling project. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/2029m 53s

Social Media's Role in Protests

For about as long as platforms like Twitter have existed, demonstrators and police have used them as a tool. Our reporter Sarah E. Needleman joins us to explain the role of social media in recent protests over the death of George Floyd, as well as some of the historical precedent. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/2012m 35s

Tech Task Force to Combat Covid-19 Stumbles

When the pandemic hit the U.S., tech leaders rounded up innovators and policymakers, from big investors to the White House, to try and come up with solutions. But after challenges like a leadership change and concerns over privacy, many of their most ambitious plans have failed to materialize. Our deputy tech editor Brad Reagan joins us to explain what's going on. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/2011m 49s

Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that seeks to limit legal protections for social media companies. The action comes after Twitter labeled two of the president's tweets about mail-in voting. Our reporter Deepa Seetharaman joins us to break down what's in the order and how it relates to a larger debate about free speech online. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/05/2012m 23s

Facebook Officials Shut Down Attempts to Make it Less Divisive

Americans' views on fundamental issues have been drifting apart for decades, but many believe that social media companies are widening the gap. After these concerns reached a fever pitch during the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook took a look at itself to see if it contributed to divisiveness. Turns out - it did. But as our reporter Jeffrey Horwitz explains, executives at Facebook dialed back efforts to fix the problem. Kateri Jochum hosts. Correction: An earlier version of this podcast mischaracterized Facebook executives as having not taken steps to address polarization. The podcast details the steps they took and we have removed that mischaracterization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/2017m 30s

SpaceX to Send Astronauts to the ISS

Between Tesla and a new baby, you might've forgotten that Elon Musk is also working on space travel. Today, his company SpaceX is scheduled to become the first private entity to send humans to the International Space Station. Our reporter Andy Pasztor joins us to explain why this could be one small step for man - and a giant leap for commercial space travel. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/2014m 46s

Why Big Tech is Still Growing

The most significant economic downturn in recent history has forced many companies to lay off thousands of workers, and cut back on new investments. But tech companies still have the resources to grow - and to invest in R&D. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims explains why that is. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/2011m 30s

What Getting Hired in Silicon Valley Looks Like Now

Thousands of tech workers have been laid off in recent days, and some executives have said those positions are gone for good. Our reporter Asa Fitch joins us to explain what it's like to look for a job in Silicon Valley right now - and what that could mean for tech in the long run. Plus: Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins with her work from home tech tip of the week. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/2013m 45s

Facebook Sets Its Sights on E-Commerce - and India

With hundreds of millions of people not yet online, India represents a huge opportunity for Facebook as it pushes into e-commerce. Our reporter Newley Purnell joins us to explain how they're doing it. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/2013m 9s

Europe's Debate Over Contact Tracing

Researchers around the world try to use tech to keep coronavirus outbreaks in check. In Europe, they're running into the issue of privacy. Our reporter David Uberti will break down the debate. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/209m 38s

SoftBank Posts Its Worst Results Ever

SoftBank has reported its worst fiscal-year results in history. Our tech reporter Rolfe Winkler joins us to explain what those results could mean for SoftBank's future - and the future of tech as a whole. By the way: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/2014m 12s

Google Heeds Phony Copyright Claims, Hides News

Like other tech giants, Google is required to remove content that violates copyright laws. But we report exclusively that Google has removed thousands of items that are perfectly lawful - all because of phony claims. Our reporter Andrea Fuller joins to tell us about her team's investigation. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/2015m 31s

A.I. Cameras to Monitor Social Distancing in the Office

As parts of the world begin to reopen, some employers are using artificial intelligence to monitor social distancing at work. Our reporter Parmy Olson will explain. Plus: our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her tech tips of the week: a "rearview mirror", and everything you need to know about VPNs. Want to get in touch with Joanna to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/2015m 30s

Chinese, Iranian Hackers Targeting U.S. Coronavirus Researchers

U.S. officials say hackers have been targeting the universities and pharmaceutical companies working on treatments and vaccines for the coronavirus. Our reporter Gordon Lubold joins us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/2014m 11s

States Turn to Amazon, Others to Update I.T.

Millions of people have tried to file for unemployment - or just get in touch with their government - since the pandemic began. Because of outdated I.T. systems, they've found themselves on the phone for hours, or on a website that kept crashing. Our reporter Sarah Chaney says some states are turning to big tech companies for solutions. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/209m 46s

Tesla Defies Local Orders, Restarts Production

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday that Tesla is restarting production - in spite of local shutdown orders. This comes just days after Tesla filed a lawsuit against the county to allow them to reopen. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/2015m 43s

Trump Administration, Chipmakers Push for Self-Sufficiency

Semiconductor chips power just about everything that's electric, but a majority of them are made in Asia. Our reporter Asa Fitch joins us to explain how the Trump Administration is pushing to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign chipmakers. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/2012m 25s

Automate Your Emails and Digitize Your To-Do Lists

It's Friday, which means our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern is back with her work-from-home tech tips of the week. Today: how to save yourself from typing the same phrases over and over - and taking your to-do lists to go. Have a work-from-home tech question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/2010m 42s

Lyft Earnings Show the Pandemic's Impact on the Gig Economy

Lyft reported its earnings on Wednesday, and Uber will report today. The rideshare companies' earnings are expected to provide a first look at the economic toll the pandemic has taken on the gig economy. Our reporter Tim Higgins will explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/05/2013m 29s

Our Guide to Grocery Delivery Services

Going to the grocery story is now more tedious - and dangerous - than ever before, and many people are opting to stay home and have their carts delivered. Drop-off slots are now coveted, and the services themselves can be tricky to navigate. Our Personal Tech Columnist Nicole Nguyen joins us with her guide to getting your groceries delivered. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/05/2013m 9s

L.C.D Turns 50 in the Year of Screens

It's been 50 years since liquid crystal displays were first invented - and their history underscores the importance of publicly-funded research and development. Our Keywords Columnist Chris Mims joins us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/2015m 52s

A Month In, How's Quibi Doing?

Quibi is the latest entrant in the streaming wars, offering quick, highly-produced videos for all your in-between moments. But a month in, the service - led veteran executives and with investments from nearly every major player in Hollywood - will be able to break into the market. Our reporter Benjamin Mullin joins us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/2010m 0s

Joanna Stern's Tech Tips of the Week

Our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern is back. This time, we're discussing the merits of a stand for your phone and how to fix that stuttering video feed. Have a work-from-home tech question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Taylor Nakagawa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/2010m 10s

Facebook Reports Earnings Amid Push to Refresh

Facebook's first quarter earnings come as the company tries to reposition itself after years of scandals and controversy. Our reporter Deepa Seetharaman joins us to explain how founder, chairman, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is leading the charge. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/04/2016m 25s

Airbnb's Broad Ripple Effect

People all over the world have cancelled travel plans because of the pandemic, and Airbnb hosts have taken more than a billion-dollar hit. Our reporter Tripp Mickle joins us to explain why their losses have an outsized impact. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/2011m 40s

How to Combat That Ballooning Screen Time Report

As we spend more time at home, you might be relying more on screens to keep your kids (or yourself) occupied. Our Family Tech Columnist Julie Jargon will tell us how to fight it - and whether it's necessarily a bad thing in the first place. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/2012m 2s

Delivery Robots Could Keep Workers Safer

During a pandemic, delivering food and supplies is more dangerous than ever. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims joins to tell us about the robots stepping up in their place. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/2015m 11s

Amazon Used Data from Sellers to Launch Competitive Products

As a retailer, Amazon sells brand name products as well as some of its own products. But it's also a marketplace, meaning it allows third parties to sell goods on their site, too. We report exclusively that Amazon employees have been using data from those third-party sellers to develop their own, Amazon-brand products. It's a practice Amazon has publicly denied for years. Our Amazon reporter Dana Mattioli explains. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Taylor Nakagawa and Joanna Stern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/2015m 29s

Coronavirus Generates Push for Broadband Infrastructure Upgrade

With the majority of the country abiding by stay-at-home orders, many people are trying to find ways to shift their lives online. But the digital divide is getting in the way. And reigniting debate over how to bridge the gap between who can access the internet - and who can't. Our tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy will join us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/04/2014m 8s

On Facebook, Coronavirus Misinformation Shared By 'Superspreaders'

A watchdog has found that misinformation about the coronavirus has been spreading online through so-called "superspreaders". Our reporter Lukas I. Alpert will join us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/209m 45s

What to Look for in Netflix's Earnings Report

Netflix is posting its first-quarter earnings today. Investors are expecting the results to be an indicator of whether big tech companies will be able to bounce back after disruptions due to the pandemic. Our markets reporter Caitlin McCabe will join us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/208m 17s

How A.I. is Filling in Coronavirus Testing Gaps

Without data, governments are struggling to figure out how to plan for the future. Now, some are working with A-I to try and fill in the gaps. Our Digital Science Editor Daniela Hernandez explains. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/2012m 6s

How to Zoomify Your Hangout and Other WFH Tech Tips

Thursday was our team's 5-week anniversary of working from home. But we're still running into tech troubles. We're willing to bet you are, too. So we brought Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern back to share her best WFH tips, from putting virtual backgrounds on your Google Hangout calls to recreating vending-machine conversations via Slack. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Taylor Nakagawa and Joanna Stern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/2013m 27s

Apple Launches New iPhone SE

Apple has unveiled a new, low-cost model of its signature product - via press release. Our reporter Tripp Mickle breaks down what you should know. Have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/04/209m 37s

Public-Sector Tech Struggles to Handle Traffic in Pandemic

As millions of people across the country attempt to access public services online, state and local I.T. databases are being put to the test. Our reporter Angus Loten explains how they're faring. Have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/2012m 41s

Big Tech is Still Hiring

While most businesses around the world are slashing their expenses, including payroll, some of the U.S.'s biggest tech companies are hiring. Our reporter Chip Cutter will join us to explain why that is. Have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/207m 22s

Health Professionals Begin 3-D Printing Supplies

While test kits and masks are in short supply, researchers have come up with a stopgap solution: 3-D printing them. Our reporter Sara Castellanos will join us to explain. Have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/208m 13s

How to Shop Online During the Pandemic

With Amazon prioritizing shipment of essential products, your coffee maker or jigsaw puzzle could take weeks to arrive. Our Personal Tech Columnist Nicole Nguyen joins us with her tips on how to get your jigsaw puzzles and coffeemakers in a timely fashion. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern is back with her own Zoom tips of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Taylor Nakagawa and Joanna Stern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/2012m 50s

Quibi Launches New Mobile Streaming Service

There is - yet another - new streaming service in town. Our reporter Benjamin Mullin joins us to tell us about Quibi, which launched earlier this week. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/04/2012m 58s

The Robots Cleaning Where Humans Can't

Some hospitals are turning to technology to disinfect rooms during the pandemic, protecting health workers and cleaning staff from coming into unnecessary contact with the coronavirus. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims tells us about some of this "clean tech". Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/2014m 54s

Washington State OKs Facial Recognition Law Backed by Microsoft

Governor Jay Inslee signed regulations around facial recognition policy into Washington state law. It's expected to be a blueprint for laws all over the U.S. Our reporter Ryan Tracy joins us to tell us what it says - and how Microsoft lobbied for it. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/2014m 16s

Google Offers Location Data to Health Officials Fighting Pandemic

Google has announced a new initiative to help governments use location data to figure out if social distancing policies are working. Our reporter Rob Copeland joins us to tell us about the initiative - and some of the pushback. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/2013m 55s

Tech News Briefing's Guide to Zoom

If you're about to join your next Zoom meeting, this episode of Tech News Briefing is for you. Our new Personal Tech Columnist Nicole Nguyen joins us to explain what Zoom bombing is, how to avoid it, and how to protect your privacy while you're video-conferencing. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern is back with her own Zoom tips of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Production assistance from Taylor Nakagawa and Joanna Stern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/2013m 39s

Restaurants Rethink Delivery During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Food-delivery companies can take up to 30 percent in commissions from orders on their platforms. For smaller restaurants restricted to takeout-only because of the coronavirus, that's cutting into their already-narrow margins. Our reporter Preetika Rana joins us to explain how the industry is reacting. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/2016m 53s

Doctors Use Tele-ICU Tech for Coronavirus Patients

To deal with a shortage of beds and staff, some hospitals are turning to video-conferencing tools to care for patients. Our tech columnist Chris Mims joins us to explain. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/2013m 13s

The Cybersecurity Fallout from Coronavirus

As millions of Americans transitioned to working from home, the strain on computer networks created vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit. Our cybersecurity reporter David Uberti joins us to explain how they are doing it - and how you can protect yourself. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/2015m 29s

MIT Researchers Launch Tech-Based Contact Tracing

To stop the spread of the coronavirus, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are now trying to use location-tracking technology to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Our reporter Doug Belkin joins us to explain what they're working on - and what challenges they'll face. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/2017m 17s

Your Favorite Celebrity is Going Live on Instagram

As the coronavirus pandemic forces cancellations of concerts and other performances, celebrities are turning to livestreams to connect with fans. Reporter John Jurgensen joins us to explain. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/2015m 41s

Silicon Valley Tries Disrupting Coronavirus Response

At tech companies, moving fast and breaking things is the name of the game. Responding to the coronavirus is no exception. Our reporter Asa Fitch joins us to tell us more. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/03/2014m 37s

Digital Payments Soar Amid Coronavirus Restrictions

As more communities are shut down due to the pandemic, consumers are turning to online retailers to shop. But can digital payment companies handle the extra traffic? Our reporter Angus Loten joins us to explain. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/2016m 15s

Apps, Websites and Games for Stir-Crazy Families

If your family is tired of being cooped up inside - don't worry. Our Family and Tech Columnist Julie Jargon joins us with a roundup of some of the best apps, websites and games to keep them busy. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern stops by with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/2015m 44s

How to Avoid Coronavirus Misinformation Online

Misleading information about the coronavirus has been spreading through texts and emails, and on the internet, and it can be hard to know what's true and what's not. Our new personal tech columnist Nicole Nguyen will join us with her tips. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/2011m 27s

Dating in the Age of Social Distancing

Guidelines to keep 6 to 10 feet away from others will help flatten the curve - but it's also making in-person dating pretty difficult. Our reporter Georgia Wells joins us to tell us about some of the tech people are using to keep searching for The One. Plus, Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/2014m 25s

To Track Covid-19, U.S. Governments Weigh Surveillance Tools

We've reported on the tech that countries in Asia used to track the coronavirus: fever-detecting goggles, disinfecting drones, and location-tracking tools. Now, the U.S. is considering takes its own steps to use surveillance tech to stop the spread of the virus. Reporter Bob McMillan joins us to explain. Plus, Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her work-from-home tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/2017m 58s

During Coronavirus, Can Food Delivery - Well, Deliver?

Ordering in might be part of your "social distancing" routine. So it might seem like the Uber Eats, GrubHubs, and Seamlesses of the world would be big winners in the cities shut down by coronavirus. But our reporter Preetika Rana joins us to explain why that's not necessarily the case. Plus, Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her tech tip of the day. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. Your message may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/2013m 26s

Working From Home: Coronavirus Edition

Silicon Valley's major tech companies were the first U.S. employers to take their operations online because of the coronavirus. As the rest of the country prepares to follow their lead, our reporter Rob Copeland joins us to explain how they did it - and how we can avoid their mistakes. And: Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern gives her best work-from-home tech tips. Have a question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. Your message may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/2016m 6s

New Federal Rules Ease Access to Your Health Data

The federal government has introduced new rules that will make it easier for tech companies to access health data. Reporter Melanie Evans joins us to explain. Plus, tech columnist Christopher Mims shares tips for coping with the work-from-home blues. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/2010m 58s

Countries Use Tech to Fight Coronavirus

In China, South Korea, Australia, and other countries in the South Pacific, some countries have turned to technology to track the coronavirus. Our Korea Bureau Chief Tim Martin joins us to tell us about the fever-detecting goggles and disinfecting drones they're using. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/2011m 30s

The Technology Powering the 2020 Census

The census starts today, and for the first time, respondents will have the option to respond online. Wall Street Journal news editor Janet Adamy tells us about the technology the Census Bureau will be using - and some of the concerns that watchdogs have raised. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/03/2013m 1s

Tech Companies Working to Head Off Facial Recognition Bans

There have been calls for more regulation of facial recognition software, from both privacy advocates and the tech companies themselves. Reporter Ryan Tracy joins us to explain what exactly they're calling for. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/2012m 48s

Coronavirus Closures Spotlight Tech Disparities in Schools

Schools across the country are closing their doors due to concerns over the coronavirus. Our Family and Tech Columnist Julie Jargon will join us to explain why transitioning to remote learning environments is much harder than it sounds. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/2010m 51s

Some Tech Companies Work to Lure Talent Inland

In the US, tech-industry talent has long been clustered in a handful of cities on the coasts. Our reporter Shayndi Raice joins us to explain how some companies are trying to change that - and whether it's working. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/2010m 1s

Amazon Works to Remove Price Gouging

As fears of the coronavirus grow, prices of basic products like hand sanitizer are skyrocketing. Our reporter Sharon Terlep joins us to explain. Plus, technology researcher Alexandra Samuel shares tips on how not to annoy your coworkers while you're WFH. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/2011m 17s

Lawmakers Push for Info on Google's 'Project Nightingale'

In November, The Wall Street Journal uncovered Google's 'Project Nightingale', the company's secret partnership with healthcare giant Ascension. Now, months later, Google has been evading senators' requests for more information about the project. Our reporter Rob Copeland explains where things stand. Plus, Personal Tech columnist Joanna Stern shares tech tips for listeners working from home during the coronavirus outbreak. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/2013m 1s

Coronavirus Misinformation Circulating Online

False information about the coronavirus has been circulating online, despite big tech companies' attempts to stamp it out. Our reporter Sebastian Herrera joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/2010m 55s

Coronavirus Tests Apple's Dependence on China

Quarantines, tariffs and slumping sales are raising fresh questions about Apple's China-heavy manufacturing strategy. Reporter Tripp Mickle joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/03/2012m 28s

With Coronavirus, A.I. May Have Met Its Match

As the coronavirus continues to spread, people are calling on the makers of AI powered chatbots to add symptoms of the virus to their algorithms. Our tech reporter Parmy Olson joins us to explain why that's harder than it seems. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/2011m 5s

Google Plots Course to the Cloud

Google has been making changes to try and deliver growth in its cloud computing business - where it currently has only four percent of the total market. Reporter Aaron Tilley joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/2013m 2s

Governments Increasingly Shut Down the Internet

The UN considers access to the internet to be a human right. But last year, governments around the world shut off the internet with more frequency than ever before. Our reporter Feliz Solomon joins us to explain why - and how - they're doing it. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/02/2013m 45s

Tech Companies Use AI to Stop Predators Online

Kids spend more time online than ever - making it much harder to protect them from predators on the internet. Our Family and Tech Columnist Julie Jargon explains how some companies are turning to artificial intelligence to try and put a stop to predatory behavior. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/02/2011m 46s

Amazon Opens Cashierless "Go" Supermarket

The e-commerce giant is opening a new grocery store in Seattle. It'll have everything you normally see in a supermarket - except for cashiers. Amazon's also trying to license its cashier-free technology to its competitors. Our reporter Sebastian Herrera joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/2012m 9s

Food-Delivery Companies Look To Mergers and Acquisitions

Competition in the food-delivery market is heating up. Some of the biggest players have considered joining forces in order to stay afloat. Tech reporter Preetika Rana joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/2012m 3s

Google Resists Handing Over Documents in Probe by States

A coalition of states and territories is looking into potential antitrust concerns at Google. But the search giant is pushing back. The WSJ reports exclusively that Google is pushing back against requests from the attorneys general. Our John McKinnon joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/209m 52s

Why Political Texts Are Blowing Up Your Phone

Texts from political groups could reach in the billions this election season. Our reporter Emily Glazer joins us to explain how those communications skirt federal rules requiring consent. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/2013m 1s

China Turns to Health-Rating Apps to Control Coronavirus

The Chinese government is teaming up with tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent to develop apps that classify people based on factors like health conditions and travel history. Reporter Liza Lin joins us from Singapore to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/02/2012m 18s

Facebook Delivers Long-Awaited Data to Outside Researchers

After a longer wait than expected, Facebook has turned over a trove of information that could hold answers about how the platform impacts society. Our tech reporter Jeff Horwitz joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/208m 51s

How Oracle is Lobbying Against Amazon and Google

In Washington, lobbying has historically pit consumer groups against big companies. Now, some of the biggest fights are between companies. And one company has emerged as a major player: Oracle. Our reporter James Grimaldi joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Our producer is Amanda Lewellyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/2013m 19s

5G Rollout Hits a Speed Bump

Companies - and countries - have been racing to build 5G networks But recently, it looks like they've been hitting the brakes. Our tech reporter Asa Fitch joins us to explain what's going on. Kateri Jochum hosts. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/2013m 51s

Samsung Galaxy S20: Crazy Cameras and 5G in Every Phone

Samsung made a leap from the Galaxy S10 - all the way to S20. Our personal tech columnist Joanna Stern tested out the phone, and she explains whether all the new features really warrant the jump. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/2014m 1s

Big Tech Dominates ESG Funds

Environmental, social and corporate governance funds-also known as ESG funds-paint themselves as sustainable investments, focused on causes like green energy. But often, they're full of big tech companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon. Our reporter Akane Otani joins us to explain why that is. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. And WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/2014m 31s

A Throwback Way to Hire Tech Workers: Apprenticeships

There's a shortage of tech workers. So recruiters are turning to an older way of getting entry-level employees in the door: apprenticeships. Reporter Agam Shah joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/209m 25s

How China's Using Its Surveillance Tech to Track Coronavirus

China is tapping into its network of security cameras, facial recognition technology and social media monitoring to try and curb the spread of coronavirus. Reporter Liza Lin joins us from Singapore to explain the challenges of trying to harness big data quickly when lives are on the line. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co - publisher of the Wall Street Journal - has a commercial agreement to supply news through Twitter. And WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/2017m 21s

Dept. of Justice Probe into Google Zeroes in on Ad Tech

The DOJ has been investigating Google for suspected antitrust behavior. Now, it looks like the company's advertising technology business is emerging as a major focus of the investigation. Reporter Keach Hagey joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co - publisher of the Wall Street Journal - has a content partnership with Gimlet Media, a unit of Spotify. It also has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/2015m 13s

The App That Brought Iowa to a Standstill

The results of the Democratic caucuses in Iowa were delayed by none other than a malfunctioning app. Social media and politics reporter Deepa Seetharaman explains what happened, and what it could mean for the rest of the 2020 election season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/2016m 19s

Alphabet Posts Weak Earnings but Unveils YouTube, Cloud Results

The parent company of Google is the latest tech giant to post fourth-quarter earnings. Tech Editor Bowdeya Tweh joins us to break down what we learned. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/2015m 11s

World Athletics Won't Ban Nike Vaporfly Shoes

Nike Vaporflys are the shoe of choice for many of the world's elite runners, including several record holders. Although some say the shoe gives athletes an unfair advantage, World Athletics - the sport's governing body - decided not to ban them. Senior video journalist Alex Hotz joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/02/2012m 50s

Amazon Reports Stable Profits Despite Higher Costs

Amazon has been stepping up its game when it comes to same-day and one-day shipping. But did it pay off? Reporter Sebastian Herrera joins us to explain what the numbers tell us. Kateri Jochum hosts. Tech News Briefing is produced by Amanda Lewellyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/2012m 22s

Google Eyes San Jose For a New Campus

Google is looking to set up another campus in San Jose. Reporter Rob Copeland joins us to explain what that could mean for the city... and why some are pushing back against the search giant. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. And WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/2013m 21s

Apple Posts Record Earnings on Strong iPhone, App Sales

Last year, Apple looked to be headed for a slump. Instead, Apple's share price more than doubled. Now, it's reported its fourth-quarter earnings - and reporter Tripp Mickle joins us to explain the takeaways. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. And WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/2013m 1s

Tech Giants' New Call to Lawmakers: 'Regulate Us'

Big tech companies have long bucked government attempts to regulate them. But now, they're changing their tune. WSJ reporter Sebastian Herrera joins us from San Francisco to explain why tech leaders are now saying they're all for more rules. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. And WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/2011m 36s

AB InBev Taps Machine Learning to Fight Corruption

Rooting out corruption has long been a human process. Meaning: it's long been a process prone to human error. Reporter Dylan Tokar joins us to explain how one company is tapping machine learning to try and change that. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/01/2012m 19s

Eyeing E-Commerce Players, US Pledges Crackdown On Counterfeits

The Wall Street Journal reports exclusively that the Department of Homeland Security is planning new action to curb counterfeits - especially on e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Alibaba. Reporter Will Mauldin joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/2010m 5s

CBS Bets Big on 'Star Trek: Picard' to Boost Streaming Business

CBS' is planning to boldly go where no streaming service has gone before: into the "Star Trek" universe. In an increasingly crowded place, the streaming service is hoping the content will be their secret weapon in the streaming wars. Reporter Joe Flint joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/01/2011m 59s

Uber Tests Allowing California Drivers to Set Fares

Facing new regulatory hurdles in California, Uber is rolling out a new feature that would allow drivers to set their own rates for rides. Tech and transportation reporter Preetika Rana explains what's going on - and how it could impact Uber, its drivers, and its riders. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/2013m 1s

Is Peloton a Fitness Fad or a Tech Company?

It seems like every company is trying to brand itself as a tech company. Including: the stationary bike company Peloton. Columnist John Stoll joins us to talk about how the expanded definition of "tech company" is changing the fitness sector. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/2013m 50s

Bezos Pledges New $1 Billion India Investment Amid Pushback

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on the charm offensive in India, despite pushback from lawmakers there. Reporter Newley Purnell joins us to explain why Bezos is so interested in making sure his company can grow in India. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/2011m 12s

Microsoft Patches Severe Windows Flaw Detected by NSA

After the National Security Agency found the flaw, Microsoft released a patch to fix a problem with its Windows operating system. Reporter Bob McMillan joins us to explain how the news shines a different light on the debate over national security vs. data privacy. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/2012m 30s

Despite a US-China Trade Truce, Tech Tensions Rise

The US and China are set to sign phase one of a trade deal today. But on the tech side of things, tensions are still running high. Senior editor Bob Davis will join us to explain the difference between tech and trade. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. WSJ owner News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/01/2011m 32s

Away Chief Steph Korey Reverses Resignation

After an explosive report from The Verge detailing a "toxic" workplace at Away, Co-founder and CEO Steph Korey resigned. But now, just a few weeks later, she's reversing course. Columnist John Stoll joins us to explain what's going on and how the news could affect other tech leaders. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/2012m 51s

New Tactics Get Around Big Tech's Ad-Fraud Defenses

Fraudsters are using readily-available technology to boost site and ad traffic, bolster search results and pad reviews. Reporter Parmy Olson joins to explain how they're getting around big tech's defenses. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/2010m 28s

Co-Parenting Sites Skip Right to the Baby Carriage

A new kind of online service matches people who want to have children - but don't necessarily want romance along with it. Reporter Julie Jargon will join us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/209m 53s

The Best of CES 2020

CES is all about the tech world's first answers to tomorrow's questions. Our Personal Tech team visited the trade show in Las Vegas, and editor Wilson Rothman joins us to tell us what they saw. Kateri Jochum hosts. Dow Jones & Co, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, has a content partnership with Gimlet Media, which is a unit of Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/2014m 26s

Facebook Bans Deepfakes

The social-media giant is working to combat misleading content that's been altered with artificial intelligence tools. WSJ Reporter Betsy Morris joins us to explain. Kateri Jochum hosts. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/208m 32s

Politics Elbows Its Way Onto TikTok

In the last year, the social media site TikTok has exploded as a go-to place for short-form videos. It's mostly home to lighthearted content, like cute animals making funny sounds or videos with the latest dance moves. But reporter Emily Glazer joins us to explain how politics is starting to seep onto the platform - and why it matters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/2012m 26s

Police Tracked a Terror Suspect - Until His Phone Went Dark

Faced with strong encryption, European law-enforcement agencies turned to an Israeli spyware company to track a terror suspect on WhatsApp. Reporter Valentina Pop joins us to explain how a warning message stopped their investigation in its tracks. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/01/2010m 7s

Google AI Beats Doctors at Breast Cancer Detection - Sometimes

More tech companies are entering into healthcare. WSJ Reporter Brianna Abbott joins us to explain how Google's health research unit is using artificial intelligence to detect breast cancer. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/2011m 15s

Our Personal Tech Team's 2020 Predictions

Every year, the WSJ's Personal Tech team uses their tech-spertise to make predictions about the year ahead. We sat down with editor Wilson Rothman and columnist Joanna Stern to hear what they forecast for 2020. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/01/2011m 58s

The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball: Behind the Scenes

Waterford Crystal's Tom Brennan explains the technology behind the famous ball in Times Square, including how it descends at midnight on New Year's Eve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/12/198m 3s

What Our Personal Tech Team Got Right About 2019

Every year, our Personal Tech team makes predictions about the year ahead. But before they publish their lookahead to 2020, we sit down with editor Wilson Rothman and columnist Joanna Stern to revisit their 2019 predictions. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/12/1911m 4s

Decade in Review: Tech and the Corner Office

As the 2010s wind down, we're taking a look back at the tech that's shaped the decade. Today: how tech has changed the job description for CEOs. Our Charlie Turner sits down with reporter John Jurgensen to discuss. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/12/1915m 29s

Decade in Review: Smartphones

It's the end of the decade. So we're looking back at the tech that shaped the 2010s. Our Personal Tech columnist Joanna Stern challenged herself to spend 24 hours using only tech from 2010. She talks to us about her trip to Hell - Michigan, that is. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/12/1912m 45s

Decade in Review: Streaming

It's the end of the decade, and we know it. So we're looking back at the tech that's shaped the 2010s. Today, our Charlie Turner sits down with reporter John Jurgensen to talk about how streaming has changed the way we consume entertainment. Kateri Jochum hosts. Note: we won't be on the air tomorrow, but we'll be back in your podcast feed on Thursday. From all of us at the WSJ, happy holidays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/12/1910m 34s

Decade in Review: Big Tech

In the final days of the 2010s, we're looking back at the tech that's shaped the decade. Today, our Charlie Turner sits down with reporter Rolfe Winkler to discuss how Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google - the so-called FAANG companies - have left their mark. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/199m 39s

Why You Still Can't Have a Decent Conversation with Alexa

If you've ever used a voice assistant, you've probably also been disappointed by a voice assistant. Personal Tech editor Wilson Rothman joins us to explain why that is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/1914m 14s

Rule Change Could Extend Tech Firms' Reach Into Banking

Tech firms have been partnering with banks to extend their reach into the banking industry. The Wall Street Journal's Telis Demos says a planned FDIC rule change on deposits could help tech companies advance even further, spurring more partnerships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/199m 24s

Peter Thiel's Outsized Influence on Facebook's Leadership

Facebook's top executives are increasingly divided over how to address criticism of the company's influence on politics. Right in the middle of that internal division is billionaire investor Peter Thiel, Facebook's most influential board member and a person who exerts a lot of influence over CEO Mark Zuckerberg. More from the Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/1913m 6s

How to Repair Your Image: An Online Makeover

The Wall Street Journal's Rachael Levy says that some of the wealthiest among us are using the services of a reputation-management company to repair their online images. Among the methods used by Status Labs: burying negative Google results by placing flattering content on sites masquerading as news outlets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/12/1910m 29s

Your Internet Provider Likely Juiced Its Official Speed Scores

Paying for fast internet isn't a guarantee that you're actually getting it. Even if it's rated highly in the FCC's yearly report. WSJ Reporter Shalini Ramachandran joins us to explain how internet service providers game their scores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/1911m 31s

Facebook Pledges $130 Million to Fund 'Supreme Court' for Content

The social media giant has announced a new way it'll review how the company moderates content. WSJ Reporter Jeff Horwitz joins us to explain. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/1911m 1s

For First Time Since Facebook Debacle, Nasdaq To Overtake NYSE

Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange typically battle it out for major IPOs. In a year of tech unicorn IPOs, exchanges reporter Alexander Osipovich joins us to explain how Nasdaq came out on top this year, and how those public listings factor in. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/1914m 28s

Scientists Store Data in Synthetic DNA

The future of digital memory may be inside a small plastic bunny. Reporter Lee Hotz joins us to explain why scientists are now turning to synthetic DNA to store data. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/1912m 6s

Netflix Sweeps Golden Globe Nominations

When Golden Globe nominations were announced, streaming services emerged as the star. Entertainment reporter John Jurgensen explains what that means for the future of Netflix, streaming, and the movies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/1911m 25s

NY Lawmakers Look to CA Gig-Worker Bill

Lawmakers in New York are considering a measure that would require companies to extend more benefits to gig workers. They're looking to California, which passed a similar law earlier this year. Reporter Jimmy Vielkind joins us to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/1912m 20s

Hoverboards: How Amazon Dodges Responsibility for Unsafe Products

From ride-sharing companies to online babysitting services, internet marketplaces have long argued that it's the sellers' responsibility to make sure that products are safe. Reporter Alexandra Berzon explains how hoverboards sold on Amazon could challenge that argument. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/1911m 8s

Google Co-Founders Step Away, CEO Steps Up

As the co-founders of Google give up management roles at Alphabet, WSJ reporter Rob Copeland explains the challenges their replacement, current CEO Sundar Pichai, will face. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/12/1911m 40s

With Brits Used to Surveillance, More Companies Try Tracking Faces

WSJ Reporter Parmy Olson explains why so many UK companies are adopting facial recognition technology, and how it's legal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/199m 35s

Diabetes Patients' Blood-Sugar Data Aren't Being Shared

The DexCom glucose monitor stopped sharing data with smartphones. WSJ Reporter Peter Loftus explains why that's so dangerous. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/1910m 19s

Welcome to the Button Wars

It's Cyber Monday, and the battle for the future of payments is being fought in the shopping cart. Heard on the Street columnist Telis Demos joins us to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/1914m 33s

On Amazon, Don't Just 'Buy Now'

'Tis the season... for shopping online. Amazon is probably part of your routine. Personal tech reporter Katie Bindley explains how to skip getting scammed while shopping on the site. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/1911m 2s

Our Favorite Gadgets of 2019: Phone Accessories Edition

Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman breaks down the best gadgets for your phone. Correction: HMD Global, which licenses the Nokia brand for phones and tablets, is based in Finland. An earlier version of this podcast said HMD was a Chinese company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/1911m 33s

Our Favorite Gadgets of 2019: Kids Edition

The holidays are fast approaching. So we sat down with Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman to break down the best gadgets for the tech-savviest demographic: kids. The Wall Street Journal and Fox Corp share a parent company, News Corp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/11/1915m 26s

Our Favorite Gadgets of 2019: Smart Home Edition

Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman breaks down the best gadgets for a smarter home. Reporter Betsy Morris explains how tech companies are combating deepfakes. News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/1913m 15s

Facebook Weighs Steps to Curb Narrowly-Targeted Political Ads

Facebook may be the next tech company to respond to controversy over political ad policies. Reporter Emily Glazer explains. News Corp, owner of the Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/1911m 18s

Please Like My Vacation Photo. I Hired a Professional.

Travelers are paying pros to help them curate the best possible vacation Instagrams. Reporter Harriet Torry explains. Dow Jones & Co. has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/11/1911m 35s

Google Stadia, Apple Arcade: So Many Ways to Play...and Pay

There are more devices and gaming platforms than ever before. Wall Street Journal videogame reporter Sarah E. Needleman explains what to know ahead of this year's holiday season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/1910m 35s
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