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Can Microsoft Take On Twitch at Videogame Live-Streaming?

WSJ Tech News Briefing

With Mixer, Microsoft is joining Facebook in making a late entry into a hot market dominated by Amazon and Alphabet. The Wall Street Journal Sarah E. Needleman has the details.

4 Min

May 26, 2017

Tech Forces Retail to Go Digital at Breakneck Speed

WSJ Tech News Briefing

The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar discusses the speed at which technology is changing the retail industry, and how companies like J.Crew are digitally shifting their focus for a more accessible image.

5 Min

May 26, 2017

Why Your Data Is Way More Exposed Than You Ever Realized

WSJ Tech News Briefing

The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler breaks down just how much of your personal information is out there -- and how you can avoid making yourself a data-target.

7 Min

May 25, 2017

Uber Refunds New York City Drivers Millions of Dollars

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Uber revealed that it mistakenly underpaid its New York City drivers for years, an error that could cost it millions of dollars. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger talks where this leaves the company's contentious relationship with its 1.5 million drivers.

5 Min

May 24, 2017

Modern Cyber War: Where Spies Become Targets, Too

WSJ Tech News Briefing

The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan discusses the newest cybersecurity dangers as details emerge about how the hacking group critical in the WannaCry attack has been releasing alleged National Security Agency secrets for the past eight months.

6 Min

May 24, 2017

Can a New Surface Pro Revive Sales For Microsoft?

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After revenue for the entire Surface line of computers sank 26% last month, the Wall Street Journal's Brian Fitzgerald talks whether a new Surface Pro tablet-laptop can revive the product line and give Microsoft the boost it needs.

6 Min

May 24, 2017

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6 min
May 23, 2017
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As women remain an underserved market in financial services, a new fintech app that uses artificial intelligence and psychology aims to change that. MarketWatch reporter Maria LaMagna has the details.

7 min
May 23, 2017
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As IT security becomes one of the fastest-growing categories in tech, the Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims discusses how the rise of cyberthreats have transformed IT jobs into professions that treat cybersecurity as a top priority.

5 min
May 22, 2017
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Amazon has upended the produce market in Seattle after setting up fruit stands around its headquarters and giving out more than 1.7 million free bananas. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks how the response has been split.

4 min
May 22, 2017
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Tired of hunching your shoulder to allow for hands-free talking? There's an easy way to attach a phone rest to your iPhone or Android smartphone. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Hsu breaks it down.

5 min
May 19, 2017
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IBM is giving thousands of its remote workers in the U.S. a choice: Abandon your home workspaces and relocate to a regional office-or leave the company. The Wall Street Journal's John Simons has the details.

4 min
May 19, 2017
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In an esports deal with ESL, Facebook is shifting its strategy to deliver more-polished programming to the company's nearly two billion monthly users. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has the latest.

5 min
May 18, 2017
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With Microsoft planning to extend its cloud business into Africa with two big data centers there next year, the Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene talks where the cloud-computing arms race goes from here.

6 min
May 18, 2017
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In a new deal with Target, mattress seller Casper is the latest online retailer to turn to physical stores. The Wall Street Journal's Eliot Brown explains why web-retail startups are increasingly looking for growth in brick-and-mortar.

5 min
May 17, 2017
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With Twitter co-founder Biz Stone rejoining the micro-messaging company to focus on its culture, the Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells talks whether he can revive morale amid executive departures and slumping growth.

7 min
May 16, 2017
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While the hackers behind the WannaCry cyberattack succeeded in extracting some ransom payments, converting that bitcoin into cash could prove to be a tougher task. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna breaks down.

5 min
May 16, 2017
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Lyft and Alphabet's Waymo have announced that they would work together to develop autonomous-vehicle technology, dealing another potential blow to rival Uber's ambitions. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas has the latest.

5 min
May 16, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks Apple's latest innovation, Apple Park, and why it's the leading example of the tech industry's newfound love for splashy architecture.

6 min
May 15, 2017
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As businesses deal with the fallout from the WannaCry virus, a cyberattack that hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries, WSJ Pro's cybersecurity writer Kate Fazzini talks about how ransomware is on the rise, and what businesses can do to protect themselves.

5 min
May 15, 2017
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Michael Hsu, Gear & Gadgets editor for the Wall Street Journal's Off Duty section, offers key tips in his comprehensive guide to making your iPhone footage more cinematic.

4 min
May 12, 2017
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As furniture becomes one of the fastest-growing segments of U.S. online retail, Amazon aims to make a major push into its marketplace. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the latest.

6 min
May 12, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler talks how the new Hulu app with Live TV looks nothing like most cable systems -- and why it may offer a first glimpse on what the future of TV watching is like.

5 min
May 11, 2017
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New details on the highly anticipated Echo Show smart speaker from Amazon shed light on the video technology involved within the 7-inch touchscreen, as well as a motion detector camera. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the latest.

7 min
May 11, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims discusses Uber's greatest existential threat -- the disappearance of car-owning drivers caused by the rise of autonomous vehicles.

6 min
May 10, 2017
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After its red-hot IPO, Snap reported quarterly revenue that missed analysts' estimates in its very first results. The Wall Street Journal's Steve Russolillo breaks it down.

6 min
May 10, 2017
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Amazon has unveiled a new speaker, the Echo Show, equipped with a touch screen that can incorporate new video and calling capabilities. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks how the online retailer stays one step ahead of tech rivals in seeking to control smart homes.

4 min
May 8, 2017
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Comcast and Charter Communications have struck a wireless partnership as the cable giants look to get a piece of the cutthroat business. The Wall Street Journal's Shalini Ramachandran has the details.

4 min
May 7, 2017
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Ahead of Snap's first quarterly earnings report as a publicly traded company, the Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells discusses how its new ad tool, Snapchat Ad Manager, could encourage a broader base of companies to experiment with Snap's ad formats.

5 min
May 5, 2017
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Amid a wave of phishing emails spoofing the Google Docs document-sharing app hit a cross-section of businesses this week, WSJ Pro's Kate Fazzini talks how companies can be proactive against cyber-security threats and email hacks.

6 min
May 5, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins explains how Tesla's CEO Elon Musk thought it would be funny for the names of his vehicle models to spell out something cool -- and the slight misunderstanding in the marketplace about a new car model and its name.

6 min
May 4, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan explains a new phishing attack impacting Google recipients who gave attackers access to their Google email messages and contact list. Plus, what you need to know about keeping yourself secure.

7 min
May 4, 2017
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Microsoft unveiled its new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S operating system at an event in New York focused on education this week. The Wall Street Journal's tech editors Brian Fitzgerald and Wilson Rothman break down everything you need to know, and whether Microsoft is poised to finally catch up to its rivals.

6 min
May 3, 2017
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All eyes are on Facebook as the social media giant reports quarterly results Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal's Steve Russolillo talks how Facebook fared this quarter and what lies ahead amid new controversies and competition.

6 min
May 3, 2017
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An analysis last year by a longtime engineer at Facebook found female engineers received 35% more rejections of their code than men, setting off an internal debate over gender bias. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has the details.

5 min
May 2, 2017
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The Enderle Group's Rob Enderle breaks down Apple's latest earnings with a look at what a surprise fall in iPhone sales could mean despite a solid report for the second quarter.

6 min
May 1, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman talks how Google is retooling its search engine to prevent sites peddling fake news, hoaxes and conspiracy theories from appearing in its top results.

6 min
Apr 28, 2017
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Amid big earnings reports from Amazon, Microsoft and Google, Dan Gallagher talks how the newfound prominence of today's high-tech giants is driving the market.

7 min
Apr 28, 2017
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With Verizon's new investment in Renovo Auto, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks how it aims to find its place among the vast oceans of wireless data that could flow from computer-driven cars.

5 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Amazon has introduced the Echo Look, a version of its speakers that comes with a camera so users can now take videos of their outfits and compare them via algorithms. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.

4 min
Apr 27, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene previews Microsoft's earnings report with a look at whether its productivity and cloud business can carry the company's results to at least meet, if not beat, expectations.

5 min
Apr 26, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells talks how Twitter's revenue slides for the first time since its IPO, raising questions about how the company is going to hit its goal of becoming profitable this year.

6 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Waymo, the autonomous car unit of Google-parent Alphabet, will dramatically expand its testing efforts by making hundreds of self-driving vehicles available to families and urban commuters in the Phoenix area. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the latest.

5 min
Apr 25, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks Apple's plans to put senior engineers -- some with NASA experience -- in autonomous cars for road tests as it rushes to catch up in the self-driving car race.

5 min
Apr 25, 2017
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With next month marking the 30th birthday of favorite techie acronym, the "GIF," Wall Street Journal columnist Ben Zimmer talks how it has survived to be one of the most resilient terms of the digital age.

5 min
Apr 24, 2017
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As Amazon continues to build out its supply chain and logistics network, the Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks how it's setting its sights on new driver-less vehicle technology.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler talks Elon's Musk's newly launched company called Neuralink, which aims to implant tiny electrodes in the brain "that may one day upload and download thoughts."

5 min
Apr 21, 2017
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EY's VC Leader Jeff Grabow discusses the venture capital trends he's seeing in the tech space and the overall horizontal impact of technology in the VC world and beyond.

4 min
Apr 17, 2017
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The Switch, Nintendo's new game console, got off to a roaring start in the U.S. during its launch month of March, surprising analysts and investors who worried that pricing would hurt sales. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has the details.

4 min
Apr 14, 2017
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The largest U.S. technology companies in the S&P 500 fell for the 10th session in a row -- the longest losing streak in nearly five years. The Wall Street Journal's Chris Dieterich has the latest.

5 min
Apr 14, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman talks how Instagram's chief operating officer, Marne Levine, has been the driving force that helped the photo-sharing app mature into a full-fledged business.

5 min
Apr 13, 2017
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In his annual letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reflects on how he keeps his internet retail giant a competitive force in the tech industry. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the latest.

6 min
Apr 13, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler talks the latest innovation in PCs, as desktop makers reinvent the stationary computer -- from drafting-board touch screens to bodies that double as home-theater speakers.

5 min
Apr 12, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher discusses how Microsoft is grappling with Minecraft, and how the popular videogame still needs a sales boost despite its strong user base.

4 min
Apr 12, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman talks why U.S. casinos are turning to the growing popularity of video-game competitions, and how they may be the key to a jump-start in growth.

7 min
Apr 11, 2017
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Tara Rudnicki, President of Tobii Dynavox's North American market, discusses the launch of Indi, the all-in-one speech tablet for non-verbal communicators and its revolutionary tech aiming to bring quality of life improvements to people living with disabilities.

4 min
Apr 10, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks how hackers are targeting a vast population of third-party sellers on Amazon.com and what the retail giant is doing to combat the growing issue.

6 min
Apr 10, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks Tesla's new milestone and how being able to (briefly) pass GM in market value underscores profound changes happening in the global automotive industry.

6 min
Apr 10, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene says Amazon, Microsoft and Google are spending billions of dollars on their cloud computing businesses. They're building enormous data centers which will run other companies' computer networks.

7 min
Apr 7, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas says YouTube is now blocking ads from video channels with fewer than 10 thousand views.

4 min
Apr 7, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ellie Kincaid discusses how companies are newly incorporating emojis into their businesses models, and what research says about why it's a trend that's on the rise.

6 min
Apr 6, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman talks how Facebook will use a stricter process to try to stop the sharing of explicit photos without user consent on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.

6 min
Apr 6, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson talks how "Oath" became the media and advertising unit where Yahoo and AOL will be housed -- and the criticism and free marketing that has followed.

5 min
Apr 5, 2017
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The NFL reached a deal to stream 10 Thursday night games with Amazon, as the online retailer aggressively tries to position itself as a premier source of entertainment content. The Wall Street Journal's Shalini Ramachandran has the details.

5 min
Apr 5, 2017
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"Pokémon Go" has led millions of players to hunt for characters on virtual maps -- sometimes trespassing on non-virtual land. The Wall Street Journal's Sara Randazzo talks how the game allowed "virtual trespassing" to shake up the legal world.

5 min
Apr 4, 2017
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Google is rolling out measures to help marketers track where advertisements appear across YouTube, in the wake of controversy over the company's placement of ads alongside videos with objectionable content. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Marshall has the details.

6 min
Apr 4, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks Telsa's new milestone, and why it reflects a growing belief that electric motors and autonomous driving are the wave of the future for cars.

5 min
Apr 3, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells talks Snapchat's new search tool and how the first major change since the company went public aims to broaden the app's appeal by getting even more content to its users.

5 min
Apr 3, 2017
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While owners of Apple and Samsung phones rarely switch brands, this year offers a rare chance for either to win (or lose) fans. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks where the two tech giants stand in the smartphone wars.

7 min
Mar 31, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson talks how Apple's latest software fix is aimed at preventing cyber attacks on 911 centers in the U.S., and how this event has highlighted key vulnerabilities in the cyber security world.

6 min
Mar 31, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jack Marshall talks Washington's new stance on online rules and what telecom giants' new freedom to mine your web history really means for your privacy.

6 min
Mar 30, 2017
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Ford is hiring 400 engineers from BlackBerry's mobility solutions unit to help develop internet-connected vehicles. The Wall Street Journal's Christina Rogers talks how this boosts the auto maker's software development and its footing among rivals.

6 min
Mar 30, 2017
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Does Tencent's purchase of a 5% stake in Tesla mark a vote of confidence in CEO Elon Musk? The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks how the new investment could impact Tesla's goal of $35,000 Model 3 sedans later this year.

6 min
Mar 29, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler has a first look at the Galaxy S8, Samsung's most ambitious smartphone to date -- but does it have what it takes to make up for the ill-fated Note 7?

5 min
Mar 29, 2017
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Amazon is launching AmazonFresh Pickup, a new service that allows customers to order groceries online, set a time for pickup, and have an employee deliver the goods to their car. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks the e-commerce giant's latest store concepts.

6 min
Mar 28, 2017
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Facebook has introduced three new camera-centric features to its main app that bear a striking resemblance to Snapchat's Stories. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman talks how the social media giant is embracing the new visual way to communicate.

5 min
Mar 28, 2017
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Amazon.com is delaying the public opening of its first cashier-less convenience store, "Amazon Go," because of technical complications. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the latest.

5 min
Mar 27, 2017
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Uber is putting its autonomous vehicles back on the road after an accident involving one of them in Arizona caused the company to halt its testing program. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has the latest.

6 min
Mar 27, 2017
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Tensions between Netflix and Hollywood are escalating as the streaming-video giant signs on more talent, pushes up prices, and spurs push-back from rival TV producers. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint has the lowdown.

4 min
Mar 24, 2017
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Amazon has prevailed over the Internal Revenue Service in a more than $1.5 billion dispute over the online retailer's transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.

6 min
Mar 23, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's personal tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler talks why it's finally time to invest in connected lighting -- and how reliable voice control makes smart lighting easier than ever.

5 min
Mar 23, 2017
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AT&T and Verizon pulled much of their ads from Google over concerns that they may have run alongside controversial videos -- extending the financial impact of a brewing controversy. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas has the latest.

5 min
Mar 23, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman explains how video game companies are grappling with a growing trend of cheating in the competitive gaming industry -- and what they're doing to contain it.

5 min
Mar 22, 2017
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Microsoft's LinkedIn is adding a stream of links to posts from the site in a bid to convince users to stay around longer on its social network. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene has the details.

6 min
Mar 22, 2017
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Apple is unveiling a lower-priced iPad in a move that aims to breathe new life into a once-hot product that has struggled with declining sales. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the latest.

5 min
Mar 21, 2017
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Researchers have found several vulnerabilities that leave web cameras and digital video recorders open to hacking, often because the devices continue to run outdated software. The Wall Street Journal's Drew Fitzgerald has the latest.

6 min
Mar 20, 2017
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Apple CEO Tim Cook defended globalization in a public speech in China as the company announces plans for two additional research and development centers there. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the latest.

6 min
Mar 20, 2017
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This week, Uber loses president Jeff Jones, as well as a legal challenge in Washington State as a judge rejects its attempt to overturn a Seattle ordinance that gives drivers the right to unionize. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has the latest.

6 min
Mar 19, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Wilson Rothman discusses Google's new Family Link software which allows parents to limit children's use of the internet, in exchange for access to their online habits.

5 min
Mar 17, 2017
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Upon an unprompted Disney promotion being featured on Google's smart home speakers, the Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas discusses the tech giant's latest experimentation with voice ads, and how it will aim to balance monetizing new search formats and users' ad tolerance.

6 min
Mar 16, 2017
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Amid the U.S. bringing charges against those it says hacked Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal's Wilson Rothman breaks down everything you need to know about what you can can do to stay safer online.

5 min
Mar 16, 2017
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In part two of his primer on cloud storage, the Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler discusses the unique capabilities of public and private cloud storage and how to best utilize them for your security.

6 min
Mar 15, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's personal tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler breaks down everything you need to know about how to best utilize cloud storage and minimize the constant risk of hacking.

7 min
Mar 15, 2017
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Federal authorities have charged four men, including two officers from Russia's spy agency, with hacking computer systems at Yahoo and stealing personal data that impacted hundreds of millions of Yahoo users. The Wall Street Journal's Brian Fitzgerald has the latest.

6 min
Mar 14, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Daniela Hernandez discusses the growing field of computational creativity gaining momentum thanks to advances in machine learning, and increased access to data and computing power.

6 min
Mar 14, 2017
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While they may not be quite ready for prime time just yet, voice-activated assistants like Amazon's Alexa are moving from the home to the office. The Wall Street Journal's Cat Zakrzewski has the latest.

6 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Uber is gearing up for a long fight in Seattle to block the first real unionization effort for app-based drivers. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has the latest.

5 min
Mar 13, 2017
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Intel struck a deal to buy self-driving firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion, the latest investment by a technology company in the future of self-driving cars. The Wall Street Journal's John D. Stoll has the details.

6 min
Mar 12, 2017
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Silicon Valley startup Airspace Systems has just unveiled a mobile command center that will aim to protect federal agencies and other businesses against rogue drones that pose a threat. The Wall Street Journal's Cat Zakrzewski has the details.

6 min
Mar 10, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger discusses what Airbnb's new $1 billion cash cushion means for an IPO, and what lies ahead for the home-sharing site in the near future.

6 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Whether it's new music fans rediscovering the format's appeal, nostalgia, or the comfort of having tangible music, cassettes are making a comeback. The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Olivarez-Giles has the lowdown.