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Banned From Amazon? Stop Returning So Much

WSJ Tech News Briefing

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens explains why Amazon accounts are being closed without warning -- and how it happens when "you're creating a lot of headaches for Amazon."

6 Min

May 23, 2018

HP Hangs Tough in Shrinking PC Market

WSJ Tech News Briefing

By focusing on sleeker designs and high-performance game machines, HP managed to boost revenue and gobble market share from smaller competitors even as the PC market shrank. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene has the details.

6 Min

May 21, 2018

YouTube Launches New Music-Streaming Service

WSJ Tech News Briefing

This week, YouTube will relaunch YouTube Music as a music-streaming service much like Spotify or Apple Music. The Wall Street Journal's Anne Steele has the details.

6 Min

May 21, 2018

Prime Perks? Amazon's New Discounts at Whole Foods

WSJ Tech News Briefing

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks the new deals from Amazon designed to lure the estimated 40% of Whole Foods shoppers who aren't Prime members.

5 Min

May 18, 2018

Forget Hackers, Watch Out for Screen Snoopers

WSJ Tech News Briefing

Peeking to see what others are doing on mobile devices is a temptation few can resist. The Wall Street Journal's Sue Shellenbarger explains the rise of "visual hackers" snooping over our shoulders.

6 Min

May 17, 2018

Why Mars? We’ve Got the Answers

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

The great adventure awaits! Mat Kaplan hosts an entertaining panel discussion at the 2018 Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC.

38 Min

May 16, 2018

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6 min
May 15, 2018
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Facebook has suspended some 200 applications for suspected misuse of users' information shared on its platform. The Wall Street Journal's Maria Armental has the latest on its investigation of outside developers.

41 min
May 15, 2018
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From entrepreneur to media founder, Sophia Amoruso dishes on life as THE millennial girlboss.

7 min
May 14, 2018
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As new details emerge about Tesla execs rejecting various tech warnings to inattentive drivers, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins explains the tricky task of mastering the electric car maker's driver-assistance system.

38 min
May 14, 2018
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Sort out your spine and crack open a cold one!

7 min
May 14, 2018
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Addressing criticism that their products are too addictive, Google's new version of its Android mobile operating system would tell users how much time they've spent on various apps. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has more on big tech's "digital wellness" initiative.

6 min
May 11, 2018
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A U.S. transportation-safety agency is examining the fiery crash of a Tesla Model S car that killed two teenagers -- marking the fourth active federal probe involving the company's vehicles. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more.

6 min
May 9, 2018
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Every day, the frustrations of New York City subway riders spew out in the form of 2,500 often profanity-laced tweets directed at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Vilensky talks how running a company's social media can be intense.

36 min
May 9, 2018
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NEOWISE Principal Investigator Amy Mainzer returns with an update on this phenomenal success and a look ahead toward a much more powerful asteroid and comet hunter called NEOCam.

6 min
May 9, 2018
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The next six months will determine whether Tesla's Model 3 can reshape the U.S. auto industry or serve merely as a flashy footnote. The Wall Street Journal's John D. Stoll has more.

6 min
May 8, 2018
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Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are preparing to release 3,000 Russia-linked Facebook ads, in what would offer the broadest picture yet of how the social network has been manipulated. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has more.

8 min
May 7, 2018
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Apple's fast-growing services business gets a big boost from the licensing fees the tech giant receives from Google. But the big growth in those fees may slow, and the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains why.

63 min
May 4, 2018
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Can a private entity really take over the International Space Station?

9 min
May 3, 2018
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Tesla is burning through cash as it tries to meet ambitious vehicle production goals. And its CEO, Elon Musk, squared off with analysts in a conference call after Tesla's earnings report. More from the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins.

8 min
May 2, 2018
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Facebook is testing an opt-in dating service on its platform. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman says unveiling a dating feature was a surprise, given the issues Facebook faces regarding user data and privacy.

81 min
May 2, 2018
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No mission to Mars has done what InSight will do.

50 min
May 2, 2018
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Jetsetting Jen Rubio of Away on how brand might be more important than physical product.

9 min
May 1, 2018
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Facebook has introduced new tools aimed at better protecting users' data. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley says one tool lets users see and delete their browsing history. The other is an updated tool that allows you to download more of your information.

7 min
May 1, 2018
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The popularity of big, online multiplayer games has boosted sales of headsets. One game in particular that has spurred headset demand is "Fortnite," according to the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman.

7 min
Apr 29, 2018
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Amazon delivered a double punch, reporting its best revenue growth in more than six years while topping $1 billion in profit for the second straight quarter. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks where the tech giant goes from here.

40 min
Apr 27, 2018
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Plus blocking exes, cocktail mixing, and stubby screwdrivers!

6 min
Apr 26, 2018
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Snap is trying a reboot with its video-recording sunglasses, Spectacles, that had a splashy debut-and then fizzled-when introduced just over 18 months ago. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has more.

9 min
Apr 25, 2018
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For its Gmail redesign, Google put tasks, calendars, notes and email on a single screen, so now you can live your whole work life in one app. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce has more.

95 min
Apr 25, 2018
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Join us for an utterly fascinating live conversation with Emily Lakdawalla about her brand new book, The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job.

8 min
Apr 25, 2018
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As Google parent Alphabet posts surging profits, its strong advertising growth shines fresh light on a controversial business. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has more.

7 min
Apr 23, 2018
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Median pay at Amazon reveals the predominantly blue-collar nature of its workforce, which sets it apart from tech peers Facebook, Apple and Google-parent Alphabet. The Wall Street Jouranl's Theo Francis has more.

7 min
Apr 22, 2018
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An auditor reviewing Facebook's privacy gave it a clean bill of health in a report to federal authorities last year -- well after the revelation Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained users' data. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has more.

7 min
Apr 20, 2018
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Flip phones and candy bars are back. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains how simple devices with low prices, long battery lives and some modern conveniences might just save you from your smartphone.

6 min
Apr 19, 2018
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In a preview of how Facebook is changing its privacy policies, the site will start asking European users for permission to use their personal data. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has more.

54 min
Apr 18, 2018
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Host Mat Kaplan once again attends the worldwide party for space.

35 min
Apr 18, 2018
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We check in with Ari Wengroff of Vice's Broadly about how female-led content is taking main stage.

8 min
Apr 18, 2018
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3-D printed buildings are finally happening. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims joins Annmarie Fertoli with the latest innovation in concrete jail cells, foam homeless shelters and earthquake-proof bungalows.

8 min
Apr 17, 2018
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Tesla's public feud with the National Transportation Safety Board is highly unusual in business, but classic Elon Musk. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the latest.

7 min
Apr 16, 2018
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These days, online multiplayer videogames like "Fortnite" let teens and tweens socialize while playing -- slowly changing how parents perceive gaming. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has more.

39 min
Apr 13, 2018
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Face it, your place is looking kinda gross.

8 min
Apr 13, 2018
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Too many Facebook friends might be the reason you don't like Facebook anymore. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce says the more your social networks reflect your real-life social networks, the more you'll enjoy using them -- and the safer you'll be.

8 min
Apr 12, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal had crisis experts rate and react to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in front of U.S. Congress this week. Deputy Bureau Chief for Management and Careers John Simons has more.

5 min
Apr 10, 2018
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At a packed Senate hearing on the misuse of consumers' data, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the social-media giant's value and apologized for the company's missteps.

6 min
Apr 9, 2018
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Human-resource departments are becoming a bit less human as companies turn to artificial intelligence for help with hiring and firing. The Wall Street Journal's Imani Moise discusses how AI tools offer instant insights that once took months to process.

8 min
Apr 8, 2018
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Amazon is considering whether to use Alexa as a person-to-person payments feature, a move that would push it into new competition with Venmo and big banks' payments efforts. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis has the latest.

77 min
Apr 6, 2018
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Planetary Society Director of Space Policy Casey Dreier sits down with Lori Garver for a fascinating insider’s view of the world’s largest and most successful space agency.

9 min
Apr 6, 2018
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As smartphones become more and more addictive, the Wall Street Journal's David Pierce offers a few tricks and tips to pull yourself back into the real world.

5 min
Apr 5, 2018
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As Facebook continues to battle concerns about privacy and trust, CEO Mark Zuckerberg says during a conference call with the press that he made a "huge mistake" in not focusing more on potential abuse. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has the latest.

68 min
Apr 4, 2018
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The multi-award winning science fiction author, futurist and speaker returns to Planetary Radio for a wide-ranging conversation about robots and humans in space, empathetic artificial intelligences, how we can survive the Singularity and much more.

5 min
Apr 4, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle discusses how Apple's tactic of using notifications to enroll iPhone users in Apple Pay has worked with some users but irritated others.

34 min
Apr 3, 2018
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Guest Josh Sternberg, tech editor of AdWeek dishes on the trade media

7 min
Apr 2, 2018
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Spotify is the global leader in music streaming, but as the company officially goes public, the Wall Street Journal's Anne Steele rounds up its top competitors working to win over artists and listeners.

8 min
Apr 2, 2018
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Facebook has admitted that user data on its site was mishandled. But exactly what kind of data are we talking about? The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley says Facebook users can get a lot of details by downloading their data.

8 min
Mar 30, 2018
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Since most Windows laptops have a pricing sweet spot at about $1,000, the Wall Street Journal's David Pierce breaks down the best options from Microsoft, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer -- and zeroes in on his best overall pick.

6 min
Mar 29, 2018
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Dozens of iPhone owners are taking Apple to court over the disclosure that it slowed down old phones to preserve battery life. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more on what could become one of the biggest legal challenges to the smartphone since its 2007 debut.

5 min
Mar 27, 2018
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In many consumer-electronic gadgets, a defect is an inconvenience-but with cars, they pose a bigger risk. The Wall Street Journal's Chester Dawson has the latest from the New York Auto Show on car makers' on-going struggle to modernize vehicle controls.

6 min
Mar 26, 2018
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Safety drivers who work for companies like Uber and Alphabet's Waymo have the critical and challenging job of backing up computers that control autonomous vehicles. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has more.

6 min
Mar 25, 2018
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Software robots that automate various mundane tasks are helping companies such as Ernst & Young and Walmart ramp up worker productivity. The Wall Street Journal's Sara Castellanos has more.

8 min
Mar 22, 2018
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The incident in which an autonomous Uber car struck and killed a pedestrian has raised questions about whether self-driving vehicles are ready for the complexities of city life. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more.

7 min
Mar 22, 2018
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With the launch of Google News Initiative, Google says it wants to help news organizations strengthen quality journalism, develop new business models and upgrade their technology. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Mullin has the details.

5 min
Mar 20, 2018
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A deal between mobile food-ordering company GrubHub and Yelp means more than 80,000 restaurants can now offer delivery. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon talks how this could shake up the growing meal-ordering app business.

38 min
Mar 20, 2018
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Laura and Alexa talk to the creators of the SXSW Westworld activation

7 min
Mar 19, 2018
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European Union officials say they will probe Facebook's handling of user data after a firm linked to the 2016 Trump campaign allegedly kept user's personal data for years despite saying it had destroyed those records. The Wall Street Journal's Natalia Drozdiak has more.

40 min
Mar 19, 2018
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Two special foodie guests, plus a South by Southwest recap

6 min
Mar 18, 2018
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Microsoft paid $27 billion for LinkedIn. Now the site has to prove it's worth it. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene talks the new roll out of features aimed at drawing people regularly.

7 min
Mar 15, 2018
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Tesla is entering one of the most critical phases in its history, a make-or-break period in which the car maker must boost production of the Model 3 or possibly face severe financial consequences. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the latest.

6 min
Mar 14, 2018
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Amazon has grown into a $178 billion-a-year revenue business with online retail, a dominant cloud-services business, a grocery chain and a Hollywood studio. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens explains how it all happened.

5 min
Mar 13, 2018
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Looking to beef up its services business, Apple says it will acquire digital-magazine-subscription service Texture, a product that bundles together some 200 subscriptions into one monthly service. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the latest.

7 min
Mar 12, 2018
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After lagging behind other countries for years, federal regulators say commercial drones in the U.S. are expected to begin limited package deliveries within months. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor has the latest.

7 min
Mar 11, 2018
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With Tesla CEO Elon Musk using Twitter to lobby President Donald Trump on China's trade stance, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks why current rules "make things very difficult" for big-tech automakers in the important Chinese market.

7 min
Mar 8, 2018
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Samsung's new Galaxy S9 comes with a bunch of new features -- but does its software match up to its impressive new design? The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce has the official review.

5 min
Mar 8, 2018
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Amazon is rolling out a discounted Prime program to Medicaid recipients -- its latest salvo in a battle with Walmart for low-income shoppers. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.

6 min
Mar 6, 2018
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Now that fashion retailer Zara has found success with its "click and collect" online strategy, it's hoping new robot technology can bring things to the next level. The Wall Street Journal's Jeannette Neumann has the latest from Madrid, Spain.

37 min
Mar 6, 2018
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We're joined by our first creative this week, Otto Bell, Chief Creative Officer of Turner's Courageous Studio

6 min
Mar 5, 2018
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Financial technology providers are eating up Manhattan office space as they expand operations and tap in to a growing labor force. The Wall Street Journal's Keiko Morris talks what the growth of leasing in fintech signals for the growing tech sector.

9 min
Mar 4, 2018
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Which ride should I take: Uber XL or Lyft Line? What's the best way to suggest a better route or cancel a ride? What about the best ride-sharing options? The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley has tips and explanations for improving the ride-sharing experience.

8 min
Mar 2, 2018
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Spotify's big subscriber count has helped fuel revenue growth for the music streaming company. But the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher says adding subscribers has been a money-losing business for Spotify - not a hopeful sign as it prepares to go public.

40 min
Mar 1, 2018
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Tips from not one, but TWO former spies, plus a spy museum

7 min
Mar 1, 2018
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Amazon.com is expanding deeper into the online home security market. It's paying one billion dollars for Ring, a maker of video doorbells and security cameras. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens says it boosts Amazon's efforts to control devices that power smart homes.

7 min
Feb 28, 2018
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The major consumer brands have spent billions of dollars marketing their products. Now, their efforts are being challenged by voice-search assistants like Amazon's Alexa. The Wall Street Journal's Saabira Chaudhuri explains.

8 min
Feb 27, 2018
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Smartphone makers have always raised prices sharply every time they upgraded their devices. But those days may be ending, and the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains why.

7 min
Feb 25, 2018
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Samsung's Galaxy S9 smartphone will be released next month. Wall Street Journal San Francisco reporter David Pierce has tested the phone and says the S9 camera is really something special.

9 min
Feb 22, 2018
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Snapchat's new roll-out aims to hook in new users and build something Instagram can't copy. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains how to make the most of the new app.

7 min
Feb 21, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims offers a historical a lesson in how Facebook and other networks through history became hierarchies, as individuals got more influence.

7 min
Feb 20, 2018
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With Vice President Mike Pence expected to announce new moves promoting private ventures in outer space, the Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor talks what deregulation could mean for the commercial space industry.

29 min
Feb 20, 2018
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Alexa and Laura sit down with OkCupid CMO, Melissa Hobley

6 min
Feb 20, 2018
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With video services like YouTube TV, Hulu and Sling TV promising to stream all the live TV you could want, more cheaply and easily than cable, the Wall Street Journal's David Pierce talks how to get the most for your needs.

7 min
Feb 19, 2018
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Now that Epic Games has lured in millions of players with a free version of its $40 videogame "Fortnite," the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman talks whether it can turn buzz into profit.

5 min
Feb 16, 2018
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Amid Google's Chrome browser launching a new ad blocker to challenge spammy advertisements, the Wall Street Journal's Benjamin Mullin talks the impact on publishers and why critics say the plan is self-serving.

6 min
Feb 15, 2018
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With Alphabet's Google Cloud Platform now generating about $1 billion in revenue per quarter, the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains why reporting cloud revenue could help offset concerns about costs of the core business.

7 min
Feb 13, 2018
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Amazon is pushing hard to gain footing in medical supplies, with a goal to create a new marketplace where hospitals could shop to stock emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. The Wall Street Journal's Melanie Evans has the latest.

5 min
Feb 12, 2018
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While Amazon may have ambitions to compete against FedEx and the UPS with its own shipping business, the Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks why the online retail giant is a long way from reaching the scale of America's freight titans.

9 min
Feb 11, 2018
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eHarmony CEO Grant Langston visited the Wall Street Journal to discuss the results of a recent poll by the online dating service that indicates what makes people happy and frustrated in relationships.

4 min
Feb 8, 2018
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Amazon has just announced it will start delivering Whole Foods groceries via its fastest delivery option in four markets. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more on the first major integration between Amazon's e-commerce and Whole Foods operations.

6 min
Feb 8, 2018
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To get employees thinking about new business ideas opened up by AI, T. Rowe Price rolled out a unique challenge -- creating a smart app that can tell the difference between pop and heavy metal songs. Wall Street Journal reporter Angus Loten has more.

4 min
Feb 7, 2018
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Apple, responding to U.S. Senate questions about its decision to slow performance on older iPhones, said it is considering rebates for battery replacements for some users affected by the issue. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle breaks down the latest.

35 min
Feb 6, 2018
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Alexa and Laura talk to Ross Martin, Founder & CEO of Blackbird