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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.

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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New York, NY

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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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@WSJPodcasts

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English

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Episodes

Google Resists Handing Over Documents in Probe by States

2/21/2020
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

Duration:00:08:49

Why Political Texts Are Blowing Up Your Phone

2/20/2020
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

Duration:00:11:57

China Turns to Health-Rating Apps to Control Coronavirus

2/19/2020
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

Duration:00:11:10

Facebook Delivers Long-Awaited Data to Outside Researchers

2/18/2020
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

Duration:00:07:44

How Oracle is Lobbying Against Amazon and Google

2/14/2020
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

Duration:00:12:12

5G Rollout Hits a Speed Bump

2/13/2020
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

Duration:00:12:44

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

2/12/2020
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

Duration:00:12:58

Big Tech Dominates ESG Funds

2/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:13:24

A Throwback Way to Hire Tech Workers: Apprenticeships

2/10/2020
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

Duration:00:08:22

How China's Using Its Surveillance Tech to Track Coronavirus

2/7/2020
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...

Duration:00:16:14

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

2/6/2020
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...

Duration:00:14:10

The App That Brought Iowa to a Standstill

2/5/2020
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

Duration:00:15:26

Alphabet Posts Weak Earnings but Unveils YouTube, Cloud Results

2/4/2020
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

Duration:00:14:09

World Athletics Won't Ban Nike Vaporfly Shoes

2/3/2020
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

Duration:00:11:49

Amazon Reports Stable Profits Despite Higher Costs

1/31/2020
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

Duration:00:11:26

Google Eyes San Jose For a New Campus

1/30/2020
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

Duration:00:12:51

Apple Posts Record Earnings on Strong iPhone, App Sales

1/29/2020
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

Duration:00:12:04

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

1/28/2020
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...

Duration:00:10:40

AB InBev Taps Machine Learning to Fight Corruption

1/27/2020
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

Duration:00:11:23

Eyeing E-Commerce Players, US Pledges Crackdown On Counterfeits

1/24/2020
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

Duration:00:10:05