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WSJ Tech News Briefing



Stay informed on the latest trends with daily insights on what's hot and happening in the world of technology. Listen to our reporters discuss notable company news, new tech gadgets, personal technology updates, app features, start-up highlights and more.



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Streamline Pics Cluttering Your Smartphone

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:05:38 -0000

Smartphones take photos so easily they're often overwhelmed with useless, repetitive shots. The Wall Street Journal's "Gear and Gadgets" has a beginner's guide to de-cluttering space and saving your best pictures. Sara Clemence breaks it down.

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Why Electronic Arts Needs 'The Last Jedi' Force

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:05:58 -0000

Disappointing "Star Wars: Battlefront II" sales have left video-game publisher Electronic Arts in need of a boost from the new "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" movie. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has more.

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Apple Hopes Shazam Ups Its Streaming Game

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:05:18 -0000

Apple has announced it has acquired Shazam Entertainment, giving it ownership of one of the popular song-recognition apps at a time the iPhone maker is looking to boost its music-subscription service. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

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Amazon Sellers Vie for 'Deal of the Day'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:05:12 -0000

Winning a slot in one of Amazon.com's short-term promotions can not only skyrocket a merchant's ranking but also trigger sales for the rest of the season. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more on how Amazon picks its seemingly random "Deal of the Day."

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'Alexa for Business' Brings Voice Control to Office

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:05:45 -0000

Leading workplace tech firm Crestron is joining forces with Amazon Web Services to make meetings more productive. Crestron's Head of Enterprise Innovation, Dan Jackson, discusses how voice control is changing productivity.

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Is an 'Amazon' World Ready to Be Lived In?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:05:52 -0000

The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley discusses how she went on a week long "Amazon diet" to find out how much life one person can live through Amazon products and services.

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Google Vs. Amazon: Device War Heats Up

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:05:08 -0000

With Google pulling YouTube from some Amazon devices in retaliation for Amazon refusing to sell many Google products, the Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas talks the growing battle between two tech giants as their businesses increasingly overlap.

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Facebook's Messenger Kids: 6-Year-Olds on Social Media?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:05:17 -0000

Facebook rolled out a new messaging app for its youngest audience yet -- children between the ages of 6 and 12 -- but experts are questioning whether kids are ready for social-media access. The Wall Street Journal's Betsy Morris has more.

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Apple Watch Gets Healthier

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:05:12 -0000

With a new app from Apple enabling its smartwatch to test and track irregular heart rhythms, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks the company's big new health ambitions.

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Silicon Valley's 'Conservative' Problem

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:05:59 -0000

As tech companies in Silicon Valley seek to bolster diversity in their workplace, some employees say their politics are unwelcome in an industry dominated by liberal views. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has more.

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Google Rethinking Nest; Amazon Alexa for Business

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:05:00 -0000

Google is reportedly thinking of folding its Nest Labs home-automation unit back into the hardware team. Plus, Amazon.com has unveiled Alexa as a business tool for booking conferences and launching meetings.

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Snapchat Redesign; Domino's Tracking App

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:05:00 -0000

Snapchat has redesigned its app to make it more user-friendly and less complicated. Plus, Domino's Pizza has a smartphone tracking app that lets users track every step, from production to delivery. But some customers question its accuracy.

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Waymo-Uber Trial Delayed; a Nike AR Scavenger Hunt

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:05:00 -0000

A federal judge has ordered a delay in a trial in which Google's Waymo unit has accused Uber of stealing trade secrets. Plus, Nike is using augmented reality to reinvent the old art of sneaker scavenging.

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Pokemon Go Maker Gets a New Round of Financing

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:05:00 -0000

Niantic, the maker of augmented reality hit Pokemon Go, has gotten 200 million dollars of new financing. Plus, Uber's delay in reporting a 2016 hack could affect its stock deal with Softbank.

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Facebook to Alert Users Who Followed Russian Pages

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:05:39 -0000

Wall Street Journal reporter Jack Nicas explains how Facebook intends to alert some of its users if they encountered pages created by Russian actors during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. He also details why the move is drawing criticism.

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Best Tech Gifts of 2017: WSJ's Favorite Gadgets

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:05:01 -0000

This holiday shopping season, don't just throw money at things because they're marked down. Instead, buy gifts that retain value. Personal technology editor Wilson Rothman talks the Wall Street Journal's favorite tech gadgets of 2017.

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Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Delete Breached Data

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:05:03 -0000

Wall Street Journal reporter Robert McMillan discusses a massive data breach that affected roughly 57 million Uber accounts last year and the unprecedented move to pay the hackers to destroy the stolen information.

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Three Reasons to Stay Bullish on Tech

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:55:07 -0000

Wall Street Journal reporter Chelsey Dulaney outlines three reasons Credit Suisse says investors should remain bullish on the tech sector, despite a more than 35% gain in tech stock prices in 2017.

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Uber Bets Big on Driverless Cars

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:05:00 -0000

Volvo will produce 24,000 self-driving cars for Uber starting in 2019. The Wall Street Journal's Senior Reporter William Boston explains why the deal is significant as companies race to get more driverless cars on the road.

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Want Apple's HomePod For Holidays? Don't Hold Your Breath

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:05:44 -0000

Apple pushed back the release of its HomePod smart speaker beyond Christmas, making it the latest new product from the company to miss its promised ship date. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

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