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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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Joanna Stern Quizzes Tech Execs at WSJ's D.Live

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:05:04 -0000

From Intel's CEO to the former head of DreamWorks, the Wall Street Journal's personal tech columnist Joanna Stern managed to "bump" into some of the biggest tech leaders in the business at WSJ D.Live inside the elevator.

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Is Competing With Netflix and Amazon Impossible?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:05:27 -0000

At the WSJ D.Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, media mogul Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActive, discusses what makes Netflix and Amazon today's leaders in video with Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker.

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Starbucks, Domino's Tackle Mobile-Ordering Problems

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:05:36 -0000

Restaurant-chain apps like Starbucks and Domino's are reshaping a business once built on human interaction -- but these new systems don't always work as planned. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the latest.

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Amazon Bookstores: Hinting at Whole Foods' Future?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:05:40 -0000

With Amazon's "Amazon Books," prices aren't marked at stores and employees instruct shoppers to use their phones to scan a product for a price. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks what this could mean for Whole Foods.

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To-Do List Apps: Tricks to Getting Digitally Organized

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:05:38 -0000

As reliance on to-do list apps becomes more common, Wall Street Journal reporter Chris Kornelis explains how we can get more out of them with the latest list-making tech.

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Apple's Spielberg Deal: Shaking Up Video Streaming Wars?

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:05:27 -0000

Apple has revealed it's betting on acclaimed director and producer Steven Spielberg for its first major foray into creating original video content. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks how it plans to further take on the crowded video streaming competition.

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Google Finds Russia-Backed Ads on Platform

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:05:19 -0000

New details have surfaced about the Russian-linked entities that bought politically motivated ads on Google's platform. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas has the latest on what the search giant revealed to congressional investigators.

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Amazon's Second HQ: Bad News for Seattle?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:05:05 -0000

Amazon's move to establish a second corporate headquarters could be bad news for longtime home Seattle, which has benefited enormously from the company's rapid growth. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Grant has more.

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Smart Vision: Chip Makers Add 'Brains' Alongside Cameras' Eyes

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 04:05:35 -0000

From lettuce production to augmented reality, tech companies are finding new uses for machines that can interpret and act on what they see. The Wall Street Journal's Ted Greenwald has the latest on computer vision technology.

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Google Doubles Down With New Phones and Speakers

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:05:13 -0000

At an event this week at the SFJAZZ Center, Google said it's betting a new Pixel smartphone and home speaker will help crack the competitive market for consumer-tech devices. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas has the details.

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The Motiv Ring: Track Your Fitness ... With One Finger

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:05:09 -0000

The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler reviews the Motiv Ring, a wearable tech device that aims to blend in while it collects heart-rate data from your finger for round-the-clock monitoring.

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Tesla Misses Model 3 Production Goals. What Now?

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:05:13 -0000

Tesla badly missed its goal of building 1,500 Model 3 cars in the third quarter, the first sign that the production ramp-up for the new sedan isn't going as smoothly as planned. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks what happens now.

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Why Apple Rival Samsung Wants the iPhone X to Win

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 04:05:46 -0000

Upon Samsung standing to make billions supplying screens and chips for Apple's iPhone X, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle discusses the longtime love-hate dynamic between the phone giants.

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Humans on Mars by 2024? Elon Musk Says Yes

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:05:16 -0000

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled plans to build the most powerful rocket ever and use it to launch a giant spacecraft to Mars -- potentially in less than a decade. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor talks his most aggressive expression yet for space exploration.

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Amazon's New Echos Bring Alexa Everywhere

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:05:57 -0000

This fall, Amazon is introducing a half-dozen new products to persuade families to put its virtual assistant Alexa in a lot more places throughout the home. The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler has the details.

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What Can Stop Big Tech? The $3 Trillion Question

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 04:05:01 -0000

As governments often target big technology companies seen as too dominant in their respective spaces, the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains how too much power could impact the top five tech companies in the world.

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White House Coding Education Wins Support From Silicon Valley

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 04:05:52 -0000

With support from Silicon Valley and business leaders, President Donald Trump is boosting computer science training and coding in U.S. classrooms. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has the details.

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Microsoft Takes on IBM With 'Dynamics 365 AI Solutions'

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:05:31 -0000

Microsoft plans to unveil its first product in a new line of software aimed at taking on IBM's Watson and other services in the growing market to apply artificial intelligence to everyday business needs. The Wall Street Journal's Ted Greenwald has the details.

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Amazon Putting Whole Foods on Fast Track to Convention?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:05:42 -0000

Whole Foods will change the way companies can sell and market their products in its stores beginning next year -- one of the biggest moves yet in its push to operate more like a traditional market. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon has the latest.

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Ready For Apple Watch Series 3? There's Just One (Big) Problem

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:05:20 -0000

With the new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE on sale in stores Friday, Apple faces key issues with cell connectivity in its newest smartwatch. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks about the concern this raises about the device's most significant feature.

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