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How New Technology Impacts Latest VC Trends

WSJ Tech News Briefing

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.

5 Min

Apr 21, 2017

The Switch Breaks New Records For Nintendo in the U.S.

WSJ Tech News Briefing

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 17, 2017

What's Behind Tech Stocks' Latest Slump?

WSJ Tech News Briefing

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.

4 Min

Apr 14, 2017

The Woman Who Turned Instagram Into a Full-Fledged Business

WSJ Tech News Briefing

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 14, 2017

How Jeff Bezos Keeps Amazon Going Strong

WSJ Tech News Briefing

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.

5 Min

Apr 13, 2017

The PC Renaissance: Reinventing the Desktop Computer

WSJ Tech News Briefing

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.

6 Min

Apr 13, 2017

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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.

4 min
Mar 9, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene talks Google's uphill battle against rivals Amazon and Microsoft to gain credibility as a premier cloud computing service.

6 min
Mar 8, 2017
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Uber, Lyft, and Waze have spent billions on ride-sharing innovation, yet a San Francisco grassroots hitchhiking system still rivals the latest technology. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.

6 min
Mar 8, 2017
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The latest release from WikiLeaks has raised concerns about online safety and how secure we are in our own homes. The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Olivarez-Giles has the lowdown.

4 min
Mar 7, 2017
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IBM and Salesforce.com have agreed to join their artificial-intelligence technologies in an effort to boost sales of data-analytics offerings. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene has the latest.

4 min
Mar 7, 2017
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Nearly a year after Facebook Live's rollout, the company still wrestles with how to censor violent live streaming. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has the tech giant's latest game plan.

6 min
Mar 6, 2017
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New research has found that many internet trolls are regular people who have never acted that way before and that our general mood and previous exposure can make us twice as likely to troll online. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims has the latest.

5 min
Mar 6, 2017
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Blue Origin, the space-company owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, is expected to announce some new initiatives this week, the latest step in its goal of making rockets strong enough to delve deep into the solar system. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor has the latest.

4 min
Mar 5, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Gear and Gadget's editor Michael Hsu has the ultimate fix to your cable clutter nightmares -- that works with Apple's Lightning, micro USB and USB-C charging ports.

5 min
Mar 3, 2017
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Facebook executives are soliciting pitches for TV-like original video programming as part of a broader push to compete for television ad dollars. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has the latest.

5 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Twitter will start using software programs to combat trolling in its latest attempt to make its platform a safer, more hospitable place. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has the latest.

5 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Facebook Inc.'s Oculus VR is slashing the price of its Rift virtual-reality headset by $100, in a bid to amp up sales after a rocky first year and growing competition. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has the latest.

6 min
Mar 1, 2017
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While the Nintendo Switch's hybrid gaming system boasts versatile and game-changing hardware, the Wall Street Journal's Nathan Olivarez-Giles explains why you may want to wait before buying it.

6 min
Mar 1, 2017
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After a series of scandals and controversies at Uber, CEO Travis Kalanick says he needs "leadership help" after a damaging video showing him berating a driver went viral. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger talks whether Uber can make its way out of its growing PR problems.

6 min
Feb 28, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Brian Fitzgerald talks the latest news surrounding Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 8, and whether a 10th anniversary phone with OLED technology can help the tech giant breaks new sales records.

6 min
Feb 28, 2017
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With users now watching a billion hours of videos every day, the Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas talks YouTube's latest milestone and how its aggressive use of artificial intelligence helped fuel its latest success.

6 min
Feb 27, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims talks how graduation from coding schools is on the rise and why a rapid shift in the labor market is making way for coders and other technical professionals.

5 min
Feb 27, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Tomio Geron discusses the new crop of forward-thinking entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley that are hard at work figuring out how to hack the ultimate computer: the brain.

6 min
Feb 26, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Cat Zakrzewski discusses how early adopters of virtual reality are encountering new challenges, from bruises and coffee spills to missed train stops and "goggle face."

6 min
Feb 24, 2017
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Google parent Alphabet's rivalry with Uber over self-driving cars heads to the courthouse, after the internet giant sued the ride-hailing company for allegedly stealing trade secrets. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the latest.

6 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Google made a big shakeup to the cryptography world by announcing a public collision in the SHA-1 algorithm. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan breaks down what this means for web security.

6 min
Feb 23, 2017
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With Tesla announcing an aggressive production plan to bring out the new Model 3 sedan by year's end, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks whether CEO Elon Musk can debut the the electric car on time after years of delays.

6 min
Feb 22, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims explains how technology is influencing social interaction between young people with a look at why Generation Z opts to find their friends via video chat, instead of in person.

5 min
Feb 22, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas discusses how the growth of Waze's carpool service aims to put Alphabet's Google in direct competition with Uber.

5 min
Feb 21, 2017
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Snapchat Spectacles are now being sold online at Spectacles.com as Snap Inc. tries to jump start sales ahead of a much hyped IPO. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has the latest.

6 min
Feb 21, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson breaks down why Verizon ultimately decided to stick with Yahoo after some much publicized data breaches, and its new effort to make its way into digital advertising.

6 min
Feb 20, 2017
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If you're still having trouble warming up to Apple's AirPods, BeatsX, a pair of Apple-designed iPhone-friendly wireless earbuds may be for you. The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Olivarez-Giles has the official review.

6 min
Feb 19, 2017
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's new manifesto aims to position the company as the backbone of what he hopes will be a new "social infrastructure." The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman breaks it down.

5 min
Feb 17, 2017
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AT&T is offering its unlimited wireless data plans to all potential customers, mere days after longtime rival Verizon began offering unlimited plans for the first time since 2011. The Wall Street Journal's Thomas Gryta has the latest.

8 min
Feb 16, 2017
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Thinner TVs often mean inferior sound. The Wall Street Journal's personal tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler breaks down everything you need to know about how to improve the audio quality on your TV set.

6 min
Feb 16, 2017
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Keeping up with shifting digital dating trends, popular online app OkCupid is rolling out updates that might keep you from getting into an awkward political conversation on date night. The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Olivarez-Giles has the latest.

5 min
Feb 15, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens discusses the new efforts from Amazon and Google to add voice-calling features to the Echo and Google Home as the tech industry competes to expand into new frontiers of digital assistance.

5 min
Feb 15, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman talks the soon-to-be app from Facebook that will let users stream videos in their news feed through set-top boxes like Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and internet-connected TVs via Samsung.

5 min
Feb 14, 2017
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Amazon's pushes deeper into the productivity-application market with Chime, its new service that lets users host video meetings and share content on computer and mobile-phone screens. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene has the lowdown.

5 min
Feb 14, 2017
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As gains this week send Apple's stock to record setting highs, Heard on the Street's Dan Gallagher talks whether or not it's the hopes for a strong iPhone cycle later this year that's leading the charge.

5 min
Feb 13, 2017
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As tech giants compete for virtual reality domination in the home, Hollywood is hoping to use VR to get people out and about. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz has the latest on a Steven Spielberg backed startup bringing virtual reality to the mall.

6 min
Feb 13, 2017
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Facing growing competition from smaller rivals Sprint and T-Mobile, Verizon says that it will once again offer an unlimited data plan. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson talks the details behind the telecom giant's big move.

4 min
Feb 12, 2017
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After earning a reputation for sketchy data-reporting practices, Facebook has newly pledged to undergo audits by the media industry's measurement watchdog, the Media Rating Council. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Shields has the lowdown.

6 min
Feb 10, 2017
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The appeals court decision to uphold a nationwide halt to Donald Trump's executive order on immigration delivers a victory to Silicon Valley, which led the opposition to the travel ban. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas has the latest.

5 min
Feb 9, 2017
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The NBA and videogame publisher Take-Two Interactive Software has announced plans to make a professional videogame league, marking the biggest partnership yet between traditional and eSports. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has the latest.

5 min
Feb 9, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Olivarez-Giles discusses the newest expansion to Facebook's Safety Check tool that offers help to users who are unsafe in times of emergency.

5 min
Feb 8, 2017
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Donald Trump's tweets have given Twitter mainstream prevalence, yet it still struggles with user growth, and it's stock price. The Wall Street Journal's Chris Dieterich talks whether Trump can help snap Twitter out of its slump now that he's in office.

6 min
Feb 8, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Olivarez-Giles talks Twitter's latest attempt at controlling abuse, including filtering search results and keeping tabs on banned users.

6 min
Feb 7, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan talks how hacking impacts the "Dark Web," with the latest on web-hosting provider Freedom Hosting II's recent cyberattack.

6 min
Feb 7, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Zolan Kanno-Youngs discusses how Facebook has become a virtual hub where gangs can wage turf wars -- and how the same tools can help "violence interrupters" diffuse these charged online confrontations.

5 min
Feb 6, 2017
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A group of nearly 100 tech companies including Apple, Google and Facebook, are uniting together to continue to oppose the Trump administration's controversial travel ban. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has the latest.

6 min
Feb 6, 2017
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On the heels of Sunday's Super Bowl, the Wall Street Journal's Sara Castellanos talks the new data and analytics game being played on the NFL sidelines.