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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Linda Yaccarino from NBCUniversal gives listeners an exclusive on the eve of a huge industry forum
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.