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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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Cord Cutting? Your Guide to Streaming Live TV

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:05:18 -0000

With video services like YouTube TV, Hulu and Sling TV promising to stream all the live TV you could want, more cheaply and easily than cable, the Wall Street Journal's David Pierce talks how to get the most for your needs.

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Can 'Fortnite' Turn Buzz Into Profit?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:05:46 -0000

Now that Epic Games has lured in millions of players with a free version of its $40 videogame "Fortnite," the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman talks whether it can turn buzz into profit.

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Google's Ad Blocker Takes on Spammy Ads

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:05:37 -0000

Amid Google's Chrome browser launching a new ad blocker to challenge spammy advertisements, the Wall Street Journal's Benjamin Mullin talks the impact on publishers and why critics say the plan is self-serving.

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Should Google Shine a Light on its Cloud?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:05:46 -0000

With Alphabet's Google Cloud Platform now generating about $1 billion in revenue per quarter, the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains why reporting cloud revenue could help offset concerns about costs of the core business.

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Amazon's Latest Ambition? Major Hospital Supplier

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:05:09 -0000

Amazon is pushing hard to gain footing in medical supplies, with a goal to create a new marketplace where hospitals could shop to stock emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. The Wall Street Journal's Melanie Evans has the latest.

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Could Amazon Take on UPS and FedEx?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:05:01 -0000

While Amazon may have ambitions to compete against FedEx and the UPS with its own shipping business, the Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks why the online retail giant is a long way from reaching the scale of America's freight titans.

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Digital Dating: eHarmony CEO Talks Relationships

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:05:06 -0000

eHarmony CEO Grant Langston visited the Wall Street Journal to discuss the results of a recent poll by the online dating service that indicates what makes people happy and frustrated in relationships.

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Amazon to Deliver Free Whole Foods in Four Cities

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:05:46 -0000

Amazon has just announced it will start delivering Whole Foods groceries via its fastest delivery option in four markets. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more on the first major integration between Amazon's e-commerce and Whole Foods operations.

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AI Office Training: Black Sabbath or Bruno Mars?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:05:04 -0000

To get employees thinking about new business ideas opened up by AI, T. Rowe Price rolled out a unique challenge -- creating a smart app that can tell the difference between pop and heavy metal songs. Wall Street Journal reporter Angus Loten has more.

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Apple Could Offer iPhone Battery Rebate Amid Blowback

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:05:13 -0000

Apple, responding to U.S. Senate questions about its decision to slow performance on older iPhones, said it is considering rebates for battery replacements for some users affected by the issue. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle breaks down the latest.

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Cellphones and Cancer: What Largest Study Ever Reveals

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:05:22 -0000

Researchers have spent nearly two decades to carry out the definitive study on the health effects of cellphone radiation. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson explains why the results are likely to fuel rather than dispel the debate.

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Amazon: Sky's the Limit?

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:05:37 -0000

Investors in Amazon.com should be prepared for even-more ambitious ventures from the CEO Jeff Bezos after the company posts record earnings. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has more.

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Is Instagram Turning Into Facebook?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 05:05:20 -0000

At a time when its parent social network draws much criticism, Instagram has recently started using many of the same digital tricks Facebook pioneered to keep you scrolling longer. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley has more.

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Apple Faces Heat in Two Federal Probes Over iPhone Battery

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 05:05:21 -0000

The Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating potential securities violations related to the Apple software update that slowed older iPhones. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

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Pentagon Eyes Fitness Trackers Amid New Security Concerns

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:05:50 -0000

The Pentagon is reviewing its policies that allow activity-measuring devices and fitness apps after a map produced by fitness tracker Strava revealed where American troops are deployed overseas. The Wall Street Journal's Gordon Lubold has the details.

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The 4K TV Revolution: A Geek's Guide

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:05:21 -0000

With 4K TVs becoming increasingly affordable, should you finally cave in and buy one? Joshua Fruhlinger has the Wall Street Journal's guide to the next TV revolution.

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Is Cybersecurity a Top Priority in Your Business?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 05:05:52 -0000

Digital threats will continue to cause organizations and stakeholders anxiety in 2018. French Caldwell, chief evangelist at MetricStream, reveals how organizations can determine whether cybersecurity is a top priority in their business.

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Apple's 'Health Records' Brings Medical Info to Fingertips

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:05:48 -0000

Apple's spring update includes a "Health Records" feature that will import and store medical data. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks simplifying networks of information and putting it into the hands of consumers.

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Snapchat Stories Break Through 'Walled Garden'

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:05:04 -0000

Under pressure to grow, Snapchat, the social-media app distinctive for its intimacy in an era of personal broadcasting, is moving beyond its so-called walled garden. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has the details.

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Apple's HomePod Gets Launch Date. What Now?

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:05:26 -0000

Apple will start selling its voice-activated speaker HomePod in stores Feb. 9, after a launch delay that cost the company sales during the critical holiday shopping season. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

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