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Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. Wall Street Journal reporters join Tanya Bustos to cover leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in.
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FaceApp, the free photo-editing app, has gone viral over the past week. But so have concerns about FaceApp tied to digital privacy and national security. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Needleman explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Microsoft reported record quarterly revenue for the latest quarter, as its cloud computing business continued to grow. The Wall Street Journal's Asa Fitch says the results continued the strong run for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Elon Musk's Neuralink startup reported a significant advance in developing a new brain-computer interface. It's a device aimed at treating neurological conditions like movement disorders and spinal cord injuries. The Wall Street Journal's Daniela Hernandez has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In recent public appearances, conservative tech investor Peter Thiel has voiced growing concerns that Google is working with China's government, and he's called for investigations. President Trump has said he'll look into it. More from the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission voted to fine Facebook five billion dollars for privacy violations. But regulators and lawmakers still have the social media giant in their sights. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Tracy explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Going public is a triumphant moment for entrepreneurs who've powered their startup companies to success. But the whole process often leaves CEOs and founders battling stress, anxiety, dread and fear of failure. The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler has more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will provide users in the U.K. with answers to common medical questions. The information will come from Britain's National Health Service, in a partnership between Amazon and the N.H.S. More from the Wall Street Journal's Denise Roland.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
New streaming services from Disney, Apple and AT&T are shelling out millions of dollars to produce what each hopes will end up being the next "Game of Thrones." The Wall Street Journal's Erich Schwartzel says a single season of these shows would cost roughly the same as a big budget movie.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Superfast electronic auctions, known as real-time bidding, determine which online ads you see. But the Wall Street Journal's Patience Haggin says the auctions have drawn the attention of regulators in Europe because of data privacy concerns.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Taking a page from Amazon, retailers in the U.K. are testing product recognition technology that would scan shoppers and their items as they leave the store. It's not shoplifting since the customer automatically pays on the way out. The Wall Street Journal's Parmy Olson has more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (3)

Andre Bordokan

and then...

Jun 29th
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Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings

Google, Facebook, and Amazon. These 3 companies will destroy society within a handful of years. They have destroyed privacy already, spy on us (even Amazon; lookup "Rekognition" facial recognition made for police, which leads to false arrests, also used in their Amazon Go stores to track you), and have made us both addicted and helpless to consumerism and our phones. Do not give these companies a penny...vote with your dollars people.

Apr 24th
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Lisa Lawson

10 NEON 20.18. GOD

Jan 18th
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