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Fixing Facebook Without Breaking It

WSJ Tech News Briefing

Can CEO Mark Zuckerberg bend Facebook without breaking it? The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher talks why the social network's profit machine needs to take pain now to avoid more later.

7 Min

Jan 18, 2018

The Problem with Facebook is Facebook

Slate's If Then

Why Facebook and “Meaningful Interactions” Don’t Mix

33 Min

Jan 17, 2018

Google Boosts Cloud Game With New Undersea Cables

WSJ Tech News Briefing

In a bid to speed up its cloud-computing business and catch up to rivals Microsoft and Amazon, Google is expanding its network of undersea cables to plug into new regions around the world. The Wall Street Journal's Drew Fitzgerald has the latest.

4 Min

Jan 17, 2018

Top Car Tech Trends Changing the Future

WSJ Tech News Briefing

The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins, back from CES 2018, joins us with the latest car trends and what the future of transportation beholds.

9 Min

Jan 15, 2018

Your Robot Companion: The Three Tech Essentials

WSJ Tech News Briefing

The Wall Street Journal's personal tech editor Wilson Rothman talks the three things robots need to be your ideal home companion and the technology we still need to get there.

8 Min

Jan 15, 2018

Best of CES 2018: The Official WSJ Recap

WSJ Tech News Briefing

The Wall Street Journal's personal tech editor Wilson Rothman joins us fresh from the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada with an official recap of all the brilliant, necessary and/or totally crazy technologies to come.

10 Min

Jan 11, 2018

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7 min
Jan 11, 2018
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Activision Blizzard faces new challenges in turning its hit videogame into a mainstream spectator sport. Can the Overwatch league prove to be an esports game-changer? The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has the details.

31 min
Jan 10, 2018
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How many laundry folding robots do we really need?

9 min
Jan 9, 2018
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The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada gathers the biggest tech companies to spotlight the latest innovation in self-driving cars, virtual reality, robots, voice assistance and more. Tom Coughlin, IEEE Senior Member and Founder of Coughlin Associates, patches in live from the scene.

29 min
Jan 9, 2018
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Alexa and Laura kick off the new year with a conversation with Andrew Steinthal, Co-Founder of The Infatuation

6 min
Jan 9, 2018
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Two voice-operated giants will have a showdown at 2018's Consumer Electronics Show as Amazon and Alphabet take new interest in the annual tech convention. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley has more from Las Vegas.

8 min
Jan 7, 2018
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As dating apps like Bumble and Tinder continue to have their own flaws and virtues, the Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley breaks down how to make them work for you. Plus, does a pro photographer up your game?

34 min
Jan 5, 2018
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Warm up your home, put away your holiday decorations, and prep for the apocalypse!

6 min
Jan 5, 2018
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Virtual reality hasn't caught on with consumers yet because no one has come up with the right combination of hardware. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher says untethering VR devices from computers should boost appeal-if the content delivers.

6 min
Jan 4, 2018
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Samsung has just been announced as a major supplier in Verizon's push to offer fifth-generation, or 5G, internet over its wireless network. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson has the details.

33 min
Jan 3, 2018
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Batterygate, the gig economy, and science-fiction clichés

6 min
Jan 3, 2018
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With millions of objects connecting to the internet for the first time, companies like Microsoft and GE are putting more computing resources at the edge of the network, in vehicles, elevators, factory machines and the like. The Wall Street Journal's Sara Castellanos has more.

7 min
Jan 2, 2018
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Apple issued a rare apology for its handling of concerns about performance issues in iPhones with older batteries in the wake of a wave of consumer complaints. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has more.

9 min
Jan 1, 2018
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From artificial intelligence to electric cars, The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims talks about tech highlights in the new year.

7 min
Dec 28, 2017
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Apple paid its top executives handsomely in fiscal year 2017, after exceeding its sales and profit goals for the year. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle explains what the boost in compensation says about the overall health of the company in the new year.

9 min
Dec 28, 2017
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The repeal of net neutrality has some Silicon Valley startups seeking workarounds to ensure a fair and open internet. The Wall Street Journal's Doug MacMillan explains how they're using virtual private networks, mesh networks, and antennas.

7 min
Dec 27, 2017
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In a throwback to TV "appointment viewing," the game show HQ Trivia has tethered hundreds of thousands of fans to their phones at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. precisely. The Wall Street Journal's John Jurgensen breaks it down.

6 min
Dec 26, 2017
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Estimates from market-research firms indicate customers are buying the iPhone X and a pair of other new offerings at a rate comparable to recent models -- but falling short of the iPhone's 2014 peak. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

8 min
Dec 25, 2017
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From Microsoft's Peggy Johnson to GM CEO Mary Barra, personal tech columnist Joann Stern has accidentally "bumped" into some of the top tech minds in 2017 -- inside the elevator of the Wall Street Journal.

32 min
Dec 22, 2017
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We tell you about this year's best gifts, and for those in gift exchanges with non-MUPE-listeners, how to pretend you're elated when you get a bad one.

5 min
Dec 21, 2017
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Facing questions about reduced performance in older iPhones, Apple acknowledged its latest software curtails the computing power of some models to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

7 min
Dec 21, 2017
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The GOP tax reform bill would theoretically free up hundreds of billions of dollars that high-tech giants have stashed offshore. But that's unlikely to lead to a lot of deal making, including merger activity. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains.

38 min
Dec 20, 2017
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If Then on Uber’s misdeeds, media consolidation, and Firefox’s future.

7 min
Dec 19, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Doug MacMillan talks about why tech giants who book most of their profits overseas might see their tax rates rise as a result of the GOP tax overhaul.

7 min
Dec 19, 2017
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Amazon.com has cut the prices for its Echo smart speaker line, including the smallest device, the Echo Dot. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says this has forced the hand of rivals including Apple and Google.

7 min
Dec 18, 2017
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This holiday season, gaming kids will encounter one of the industry's most contentious moneymaking tactics in years -- the "loot box," an in-game reward that is also for sale. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has what parents need to know.

7 min
Dec 14, 2017
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Smartphones take photos so easily they're often overwhelmed with useless, repetitive shots. The Wall Street Journal's "Gear and Gadgets" has a beginner's guide to de-cluttering space and saving your best pictures. Sara Clemence breaks it down.

6 min
Dec 14, 2017
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Disappointing "Star Wars: Battlefront II" sales have left video-game publisher Electronic Arts in need of a boost from the new "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" movie. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has more.

29 min
Dec 13, 2017
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Will the end of net neutrality be the start of an Internet ice age?

6 min
Dec 13, 2017
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Apple has announced it has acquired Shazam Entertainment, giving it ownership of one of the popular song-recognition apps at a time the iPhone maker is looking to boost its music-subscription service. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

27 min
Dec 12, 2017
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Piers Fawkes, Founder of PSFK stops by Adlandia

6 min
Dec 12, 2017
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Winning a slot in one of Amazon.com's short-term promotions can not only skyrocket a merchant's ranking but also trigger sales for the rest of the season. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more on how Amazon picks its seemingly random "Deal of the Day."

6 min
Dec 10, 2017
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Leading workplace tech firm Crestron is joining forces with Amazon Web Services to make meetings more productive. Crestron's Head of Enterprise Innovation, Dan Jackson, discusses how voice control is changing productivity.

34 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Coats and mice and personal massagers, oh my!

7 min
Dec 8, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley discusses how she went on a week long "Amazon diet" to find out how much life one person can live through Amazon products and services.

5 min
Dec 7, 2017
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With Google pulling YouTube from some Amazon devices in retaliation for Amazon refusing to sell many Google products, the Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas talks the growing battle between two tech giants as their businesses increasingly overlap.

24 min
Dec 6, 2017
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Ellen Pao Knows Who Will Fix Sexism In Silicon Valley

7 min
Dec 6, 2017
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Facebook rolled out a new messaging app for its youngest audience yet -- children between the ages of 6 and 12 -- but experts are questioning whether kids are ready for social-media access. The Wall Street Journal's Betsy Morris has more.

5 min
Dec 4, 2017
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With a new app from Apple enabling its smartwatch to test and track irregular heart rhythms, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks the company's big new health ambitions.

6 min
Dec 4, 2017
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As tech companies in Silicon Valley seek to bolster diversity in their workplace, some employees say their politics are unwelcome in an industry dominated by liberal views. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has more.

6 min
Nov 30, 2017
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Google is reportedly thinking of folding its Nest Labs home-automation unit back into the hardware team. Plus, Amazon.com has unveiled Alexa as a business tool for booking conferences and launching meetings.

8 min
Nov 30, 2017
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Snapchat has redesigned its app to make it more user-friendly and less complicated. Plus, Domino's Pizza has a smartphone tracking app that lets users track every step, from production to delivery. But some customers question its accuracy.

35 min
Nov 29, 2017
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Trump Is Tackling Monopolies. Is Silicon Valley Next?

9 min
Nov 28, 2017
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A federal judge has ordered a delay in a trial in which Google's Waymo unit has accused Uber of stealing trade secrets. Plus, Nike is using augmented reality to reinvent the old art of sneaker scavenging.

9 min
Nov 28, 2017
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Niantic, the maker of augmented reality hit Pokemon Go, has gotten 200 million dollars of new financing. Plus, Uber's delay in reporting a 2016 hack could affect its stock deal with Softbank.

43 min
Nov 27, 2017
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Linda Yaccarino from NBCUniversal gives listeners an exclusive on the eve of a huge industry forum

6 min
Nov 27, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Jack Nicas explains how Facebook intends to alert some of its users if they encountered pages created by Russian actors during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. He also details why the move is drawing criticism.

9 min
Nov 24, 2017
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This holiday shopping season, don't just throw money at things because they're marked down. Instead, buy gifts that retain value. Personal technology editor Wilson Rothman talks the Wall Street Journal's favorite tech gadgets of 2017.

8 min
Nov 23, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Robert McMillan discusses a massive data breach that affected roughly 57 million Uber accounts last year and the unprecedented move to pay the hackers to destroy the stolen information.

39 min
Nov 22, 2017
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A digital media bubble, the death of net neutrality, and Brian Krebs on Black Friday cybersecurity

6 min
Nov 22, 2017
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Wall Street Journal reporter Chelsey Dulaney outlines three reasons Credit Suisse says investors should remain bullish on the tech sector, despite a more than 35% gain in tech stock prices in 2017.

8 min
Nov 20, 2017
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Volvo will produce 24,000 self-driving cars for Uber starting in 2019. The Wall Street Journal's Senior Reporter William Boston explains why the deal is significant as companies race to get more driverless cars on the road.

6 min
Nov 20, 2017
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Apple pushed back the release of its HomePod smart speaker beyond Christmas, making it the latest new product from the company to miss its promised ship date. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

7 min
Nov 16, 2017
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Going beyond search, Google has been promoting a single result over all others. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas talks where things get complicated.

6 min
Nov 15, 2017
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SoftBank's shooting for a multibillion-dollar stake in Uber is raising the question of what the world's most valuable startup is actually worth. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has more.

45 min
Nov 15, 2017
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And How Fighting Tech with Tech Might Make More Tech...

6 min
Nov 15, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal used Amazon's general criteria and interviews with site-selection experts to come up with a list of potential locations for its new corporate center. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens breaks it down.

5 min
Nov 14, 2017
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In a bid to compete with Amazon.com, Wal-Mart wants to charge customers more to buy some products online than in stores -- part of the company's efforts to boost profits and drive store traffic. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer has more.

6 min
Nov 13, 2017
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On the heels of Snap Inc.'s disappointing earnings report, Heard on the Street's Dan Gallagher talks whether investors are beginning to think Snapchat is a fad that's burning itself out.

38 min
Nov 10, 2017
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CNET's Dan Ackerman stops by to have it out with Alex George

8 min
Nov 9, 2017
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Overwhelmed by your Facebook feed? The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley talks how to simply your timeline from political rants, excessive ads, and fake news.

9 min
Nov 9, 2017
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Alphabet's Waymo takes a historic step forward in the development of fully driverless cars by unleashing the first fleet of robot vans on public roads without humans behind the wheel. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks how it plans to further deploy the tech through a taxi service.

35 min
Nov 8, 2017
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An expert on trolls and hate speech says there’s no easy fix for online harassment

7 min
Nov 8, 2017
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Digital food-delivery services like Grubhub are among the apps restaurateurs are using to launch and redefine dining -- without having to open an actual restaurant. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims has more.

6 min
Nov 7, 2017
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With Amazon quietly lowering prices by as much as 9% on goods from independent merchants, some say it could be starting a price war with other retail giants -- and potentially straining its relationship with some sellers. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the latest.

7 min
Nov 6, 2017
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Microsoft is counting on its HoloLens augmented reality headset to catch on with companies first -- flipping the traditional tech script. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene talks the tech giant's new strategy for the budding alternate reality market.

7 min
Nov 3, 2017
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With the iPhone X debut, Apple aims to meet hype and demand for its anniversary smartphone which sports an edgy new screen, facial-recognition tech and a $1,000 price tag. The Wall Street Journal's Brian Fitzgerald has more.

6 min
Nov 2, 2017
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On the heels of congressional hearings on how Russia may have used Facebook, Google and Twitter during the 2016 Election, many say recent disclosures are only the tip of the iceberg. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has the key takeaways from Big Tech's week in Washington.

41 min
Nov 2, 2017
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If Then's first episode digs into the congressional hearings on social media & Russian election meddling

6 min
Nov 1, 2017
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Apple departed from its traditional preview strategy for what it bills as its most important new iPhone in years -- giving early access to the iPhone X for YouTube personalities and celebrities over most tech columnists. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

7 min
Oct 31, 2017
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The effort to build the first electric car for the masses could face resistance as Tesla CEO Elon Musk pushes his ambitious goals for the highly anticipated Model 3 sedan. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the latest.

24 min
Oct 31, 2017
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L&A talk to Amanda Latifi, CEO & Co-founder of Hafta Have

8 min
Oct 30, 2017
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Hackers are commandeering the horsepower of unwitting victims' computers to secretly generate cryptocurrencies -- hoping to cash in as the price of bitcoin has soared to $6,000. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has the details.

7 min
Oct 29, 2017
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Apple's advanced sales for the iPhone X have caused early orders to push estimated shipment dates into December. Is demand outpacing supply? The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the details.

34 min
Oct 27, 2017
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Last minute costume tips, marathon training, and pumpkin preserving

8 min
Oct 27, 2017
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A Tech Podcast From Slate

4 min
Oct 27, 2017
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Still reeling from charges of sexism and sexual harassment by a former software engineer, Uber now faces a lawsuit from three engineers who say the ride-hailing firm underpaid women and minorities. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has the details.

5 min
Oct 26, 2017
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As Artificial intelligence becomes Facebook's lifeblood, the social network's head of applied machine learning says humans are bound to understand Facebook less than ever. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims has more.

5 min
Oct 25, 2017
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RT, the Russian state news organization known as "the Kremlin's principal international propaganda outlet," uses Google's YouTube, Facebook and Twitter as the main distributors of its content. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas talks how social media is fighting back.

4 min
Oct 24, 2017
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With Amazon receiving at least 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America to host its second headquarters, the Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks the ever-growing competition to host the $5 billion project.

4 min
Oct 22, 2017
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Now that Lyft has raised $1 billion in funding led by a venture-capital fund of Google parent Alphabet, the Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger talks how new financial ammunition will help it slowly gain ground on Uber.

6 min
Oct 20, 2017
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Sidewalk Labs, the city-building unit of Google's parent company Alphabet, plans to create a new "smart" neighborhood on Toronto's waterfront, committing $50 million to initial phase of planning and pilot testing. The Wall Street Journal's David George-Cosh has the details.

7 min
Oct 19, 2017
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From Intel's CEO to the former head of DreamWorks, the Wall Street Journal's personal tech columnist Joanna Stern managed to "bump" into some of the biggest tech leaders in the business at WSJ D.Live inside the elevator.

3 min
Oct 18, 2017
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At the WSJ D.Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, media mogul Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActive, discusses what makes Netflix and Amazon today's leaders in video with Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker.

35 min
Oct 17, 2017
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This week ADLANDIA hangs with audio veteran + Panoply's Chief Content Officer, Andy Bowers

5 min
Oct 16, 2017
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Restaurant-chain apps like Starbucks and Domino's are reshaping a business once built on human interaction -- but these new systems don't always work as planned. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the latest.

4 min
Oct 15, 2017
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With Amazon's "Amazon Books," prices aren't marked at stores and employees instruct shoppers to use their phones to scan a product for a price. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks what this could mean for Whole Foods.

37 min
Oct 13, 2017
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Special Friday the 13th Episode

6 min
Oct 12, 2017
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As reliance on to-do list apps becomes more common, Wall Street Journal reporter Chris Kornelis explains how we can get more out of them with the latest list-making tech.

5 min
Oct 11, 2017
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Apple has revealed it's betting on acclaimed director and producer Steven Spielberg for its first major foray into creating original video content. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks how it plans to further take on the crowded video streaming competition.

5 min
Oct 10, 2017
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New details have surfaced about the Russian-linked entities that bought politically motivated ads on Google's platform. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas has the latest on what the search giant revealed to congressional investigators.

4 min
Oct 9, 2017
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Amazon's move to establish a second corporate headquarters could be bad news for longtime home Seattle, which has benefited enormously from the company's rapid growth. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Grant has more.

5 min
Oct 8, 2017
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From lettuce production to augmented reality, tech companies are finding new uses for machines that can interpret and act on what they see. The Wall Street Journal's Ted Greenwald has the latest on computer vision technology.