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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new report shows Alphabet's Waymo system logged the most miles and deactivated at a lower rate than its autonomous car competitors last year. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks what this means for the always heated self-driving car race.
With their billion dollar industries on the line, tech leaders, among the earliest critics of Donald Trump's weekend travel ban, must now seek constructive dialogue moving forward. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas breaks it down.
Jumping on the voice-interface craze, Starbucks will unveil two forms of voice ordering on both iPhones and the talking speakers featuring Amazon's Alexa assistant. The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Olivarez-Giles has the latest.
The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas discusses how tech executives are reacting to President Trump's ordered travel restrictions, and the impact the ban could have on their companies' employees -- and personal principles.
Facebook will now let you lock down your personal account with physical security keys. The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Olivarez-Giles talks how hardware dongles can provide an alternate way to user authentication.
Tesla Motors is accusing the former director of its Autopilot program and the former tech head behind Google's self-driving car of improperly recruiting its engineers to create their own autonomous-car startup. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the latest.
In an effort to limit the spread of fake news stories on its social media platform, Facebook is making changes to its "Trending Topics" feature. The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Olivarez-Giles has the latest.
Amazon is now managing its own ocean freight in the online giant's latest move to rev up its shipping network. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.
Gear and Gadgets Editor for the Wall Street Journal's Off Duty section, Michael Hsu, talks why smartphone photography pales in comparison to film, and offers tips to budding photographers on the best ways to use instant cameras.
Signal, a smartphone app that allows users to send encrypted messages, is gaining popularity among top officials in the political world as constant fears of hacking continue to be on the rise. The Wall Street Journal's Mara Gay has the latest.
In the age of eCommerce, retailers are searching to find new ways to keep consumers shopping on their sites. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks their latest tactic, known as "personalization" via data and tech.
U.S. regulators have officially closed a probe of a fatal crash involving a Tesla car driving itself, concluding its technology didn't contain a safety defect. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks where this leaves the automaker's future tech plans.
The conclusion of an investigation into the cause of faulty batteries that led Samsung to pull all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will be revealed by the company on Monday. The Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon has the details.
As a new administration takes office, the Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler discusses how most of us know little about our own elected officials, and walks us through how we can use online tools to track what these politicians say and do.
A new Wall Street Journal analysis sheds light on how Google buys millions of its own search ads, competing with customers, and promoting its products above its search results. The Journal's Jack Nicas has the latest.
The Switch, the much anticipated new gaming console from Nintendo is set to launch amid a highly competitive video game industry and new trends in among gamers. Heard on the Street's Dan Gallagher has the latest.
Nearly 70 percent of Americans don't approve of President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter habits, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, highlighting social media's crucial new role in American politics. The Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook breaks it down.
Microsoft has added a privacy dashboard to its user account website that offers new easy-to-use data controls, and links to other privacy-management tools. The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Olivarez-Giles has the latest.
Amazon says it plans to create 100,000 new full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S over the next 18 months. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the latest.
Facebook is taking a more active role to weed out misinformation and so-called "fake news" from its feeds. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman discusses how it plans to work with news organizations to promote "news literacy."
Alexa, Amazon's popular virtual assistant, is poised to further infiltrate our every day life and turn up in everything from cars to watches to robots -- but does voice control solve more problems than it creates? The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler breaks it down.
Facebook will start testing "mid-roll" ads in videos in an initiative geared toward helping media companies and the social media giant to generate revenue from its growing video audience. The Wall Street Journal's Steven Perlberg has the latest.