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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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Facebook Goes Hollywood With New Programs This Summer

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:42:06 -0000

The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman discusses how Facebook is working with Hollywood studios and agencies to produce TV-quality shows -- with an eye toward launching original programming as soon as late this summer.

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Lyft: Gaining From Uber's Loss?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:05:00 -0000

The Wall Street Journal's Cat Zakrzewski talks what Lyft aims to gain from Uber's recent stumbles, and the new opportunities it has to advance as a competitor.

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Tesla: One Step Closer to a Car Factory in China?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:40:07 -0000

Tesla has confirmed that it's exploring with government officials in Shanghai the possibility of opening a facility to build electric vehicles for the Chinese market. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks what this means for the U.S.'s most valuable automaker.

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Will Ousting of Uber's CEO Impact Silicon Valley Culture?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:05:25 -0000

The resignation of Uber's CEO has some investors and entrepreneurs saying it will prompt a reassessment of placing ambitious expansion targets ahead of principles. The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler has more.

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Facebook's New Vision? To Bring the World Closer Together

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:55:25 -0000

Mark Zuckerberg announced a brand new mission statement at a Facebook event in Chicago this week. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman talks how his new focus will aim to "bring the world closer together."

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Does Virtual Reality Need to Get Real?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:05:00 -0000

With high-end VR lacking a customer base large enough for game publishers to commit big development dollars, virtual reality may not break out of its niche without some must-have games. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher breaks it down.

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Who Could Replace Travis Kalanick as Uber's CEO?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:30:40 -0000

Travis Kalanick's abrupt resignation as CEO leaves Uber searching for a leader to run the world's most valuable startup. The Wall Street Journal's Joann S. Lublin talks how this "once-in-a-generation opportunity" is also fraught with risk.

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The Big Prize in Amazon-Whole Foods Deal? Data

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:05:31 -0000

If its deal goes through, Amazon can join its online expertise with Whole Foods' in-store knowledge to gather key information about how consumers shop. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.

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Why Your Next Car Could Be a Living Room on Wheels

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:35:22 -0000

As auto makers look to the driverless future, the Wall Street Journal's Chester Dawson discusses the emerging innovation in automotive interiors and how the inside of our cars may soon see a new transformation.

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Amazon and Whole Foods Unite Maverick CEOs. What Now?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:05:05 -0000

Amazon's planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods unites two maverick businessmen who will now have to blend very distinct approaches to make the deal a success. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.

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Can Amazon's Whole Foods Deal Get Us to Buy Fresh Food Online?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:50:39 -0000

While Amazon may be the player most likely to persuade Americans to buy fresh food online, it must first solve the "last mile" logistics puzzle. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the details.

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Lack of Broadband Access Hurts Rural America

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:05:00 -0000

The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Levitz says high costs are preventing far-flung U.S. communities from getting speedy broadband Internet access. Jennifer visited a rural Missouri county and tells us how it's been impacted by slow Internet service.

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14 Bosses at Uber? Good Luck with That

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:05:00 -0000

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is taking a leave of absence at the company, leaving the decision-making to a group of 14 senior executives. Wall Street Journal reporter Kelsey Gee has talked to experts who say that a company run by committee is not an ideal situation.

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BMW To Use IBM Cloud for Connected Driver Services

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:05:00 -0000

The Wall Street Journal's Chester Dawson says the IBM/BMW deal would provide car owners with customized services based on real-time vehicle performance.

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Facebook Tools Help Target High-Spenders

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:05:00 -0000

The Wall Street Journal's Lara O'Reilly says Facebook is launching new algorithms to help advertisers direct their ads to people most likely to buy their products.

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Typing Directly From the Brain

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:05:00 -0000

Look ma, no hands! Facebook is working on developing technology that would help us type and text directly with our minds, not our fingers. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims talks about Facebook's plan for telepathic typing.

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Uber in Talks to 'Acqui-Hire' Valet Startup Luxe

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:05:11 -0000

While Uber wrestles with a string of controversies, the ride-hailing company is in advanced talks to acquire much of the engineering team from struggling car-parking service, Luxe Valet. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has the details.

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Google Maps Gets Virtual With New Mapping Tech

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:04:11 -0000

Having taken shots of many of the world's streets using cameras on vehicles, Google is moving to more difficult locations. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Cherney talks the latest virtual enhancements to its "Street View" feature as well as its future in mapping technology.

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Can Apple's Siri Get Its Mojo Back?

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:05:53 -0000

With its voice assistant Siri, Apple finds itself playing catch-up in a product category it invented. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks whether it can find its way back as a leader in voice tech innovation.

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Bringing the Power of Alexa to the Office

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:55:48 -0000

Amazon has teamed up with Crestron, global provider of technology solutions, to bring Alexa into the work place and hopefully get employees to work more productively. Dan Jackson, who leads Crestron's enterprise technology business, has the details.

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