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WSJ Tech News Briefing podcast

WSJ Tech News Briefing

By The Wall Street Journal  

Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors highlight leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in..

Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors highlight leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in..

 

#20

What Happened at This Year's All-Virtual CES

CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is the world's largest tech show and a global crossroads for the tech industry. Personal tech columnists Nicole Nguyen and Joanna Stern tell host Amanda Lewellyn what they saw at this year's all-virtual event. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

15 Jan 2021

15 MINS

15:21

15 Jan 2021


#19

Social Media Is the New Wall Street Trading Desk

Interest in day trading has surged during the pandemic. Some of those new users are turning to communities on Twitter, Facebook, Discord and other platforms to share information and tips about where to invest. Markets reporter Caitlin McCabe explains what is behind the trend, and how it could impact the market. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

14 Jan 2021

10 MINS

10:57

14 Jan 2021


#18

What Airbnb Has to Do With Section 230

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides legal protections for internet companies as they moderate content. Some lawmakers are calling for those protections to be reformed or even repealed, with those calls growing louder since last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol. Reporter Heather Somerville joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain how Airbnb has relied on Section 230, and how changes to the law could have an impact far beyond social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

13 Jan 2021

15 MINS

15:12

13 Jan 2021


#17

Capitol Riot Puts More Scrutiny on Big Tech

Amazon, Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook and other tech companies took unprecedented action to crack down on President Trump and the social platform Parler favored by his supporters, after five people died in riots at the Capitol last week. Tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain how lawmakers and regulators may respond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

12 Jan 2021

15 MINS

15:50

12 Jan 2021


#16

What to Expect at This Year's All-Virtual CES

The world's largest consumer-electronics show, CES, kicks off today. What's normally an experiential event, where conference attendees can test out all kinds of new technology, will be completely virtual. Personal tech editor Wilson Rothman explains how the show will be different and the potential impact on businesses. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

11 Jan 2021

13 MINS

13:34

11 Jan 2021


#15

Facebook and Twitter Blocked Trump's Accounts. Why Now?

In the aftermath of Wednesday's riots at the Capitol, social-media companies took their strongest action to date against President Trump. But the tech companies have been under pressure to take this kind of action before. So why now? Global tech editor Jason Dean joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

08 Jan 2021

13 MINS

13:08

08 Jan 2021


#14

What Biden's Approach to China Could Mean for Tech

The Trump administration has taken a hard line against China, with both sides ramping up restrictions on each other-and tech has been central in their relationship. Senior editor Bob Davis joins host Amanda Lewellyn to talk about the Biden administration's plans for China, and what they could mean for tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

07 Jan 2021

12 MINS

12:54

07 Jan 2021


#13

Why Google Employees Are Pushing to Unionize

In a rare move for the tech industry, a group of about 200 Google employees are forming a union. Reporter Sarah Needleman explains what want, and how their effort fits into the rise in activism among tech workers. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

06 Jan 2021

11 MINS

11:35

06 Jan 2021


#12

Why Roku Wants Quibi's Content Catalog

Quibi said last year that it was shutting down its short-form video service after just six months. Now the company is in talks to sell its content catalog to the distributor Roku. Media reporter Benjamin Mullin joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why Roku wants the content, and how a deal would fit into the broader streaming wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

05 Jan 2021

09 MINS

09:11

05 Jan 2021


#11

WeChat Becomes a Powerful Surveillance Tool in China

Messaging apps have become even more critical during the pandemic. We report that China is tightening its grip on the country's do-everything app, WeChat. Reporter Jing Yang joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what the government is doing and the impact on users. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

04 Jan 2021

15 MINS

15:00

04 Jan 2021


#10

WSJ's Personal Tech Team Makes Their 2021 Predictions

Our personal tech team puts together a list every December of the technology they think will shape the year ahead. Columnists Joanna Stern, Christopher Mims and Nicole Nguyen join host Amanda Lewellyn to gaze into their crystal balls. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

31 Dec 2020

15 MINS

15:21

31 Dec 2020


#9

The Year in Outer Space

While it was a busy year on Earth, some of 2020's biggest stories took place out of this world, in space. Senior special writer Andy Pasztor joins host Amanda Lewellyn to look back at the year's biggest milestones in space travel and exploration, and he explains what to watch for beyond the horizon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

30 Dec 2020

19 MINS

19:03

30 Dec 2020


#8

How a Year of Antitrust Action Against Big Tech Could Carry Into 2021

It was a landmark year for antitrust enforcement against Big Tech, with the government bringing a total of four cases targeting Google and Facebook. Legal affairs reporter Brent Kendall explains where things are now and how they could develop in the new year and beyond. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

29 Dec 2020

15 MINS

15:02

29 Dec 2020


#7

Five Pricing Moves Tech Companies Made in 2020

Figuring out how to price goods and services is always an experiment, but that can be especially true amid an economic downturn in an atypical year like this one. Our personal tech columnist Nicole Nguyen joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down five strategies we saw in 2020, and how well they worked out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

28 Dec 2020

17 MINS

17:25

28 Dec 2020


#6

Inside Roku's Quest to Dominate Streaming

Roku acts as a distributor for streaming services. Media reporter Patience Haggin explains how the company has used its gatekeeper status to gain an edge in negotiations for content partnerships. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

24 Dec 2020

12 MINS

12:42

24 Dec 2020


#5

Ripple Spars With Regulators Over How to Oversee Cryptocurrency

The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing the cryptocurrency pioneer Ripple, claiming the startup violated investor protection laws when it sold a digital asset called XRP. Reporter Paul Vigna explains how the dispute fits into a broader debate over regulating cryptocurrencies. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

23 Dec 2020

12 MINS

12:50

23 Dec 2020


#4

Pandemic Loosens Silicon Valley's Grip on Tech Industry

Some high-profile executives and companies have departed Silicon Valley in recent months. Reporter Eliot Brown tells host Amanda Lewellyn about why the trend is actually years in the making, and how the exits could impact the area. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

22 Dec 2020

11 MINS

11:43

22 Dec 2020


#3

Why Tesla Joining the S&P 500 Is Significant

Tesla is set to join the S&P 500 index, which is seen as a gauge of the broader stock market. Reporter Tim Higgins will explain what Tesla's inclusion on the index means for the company-and for electric vehicles more broadly. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

21 Dec 2020

10 MINS

10:39

21 Dec 2020


#2

States File (Another) Antitrust Suit Against Google

A coalition of 38 states files antitrust charges against Google-the second major case of the week, and the third this year. Tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy joins us once again to break down the charges and explain how we got here. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

18 Dec 2020

10 MINS

10:59

18 Dec 2020


#1

States Allege Google Cut Deal With Facebook to Rig Online Ad Market

A coalition of state attorneys general is suing Google in the third recent major antitrust action against big tech this year. Reporter Ryan Tracy joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain the charges, and how they fit in with other recent antitrust actions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

17 Dec 2020

14 MINS

14:20

17 Dec 2020