DiscoverWSJ Tech News Briefing
WSJ Tech News Briefing
Claim Ownership

WSJ Tech News Briefing

Author: The Wall Street Journal

Subscribed: 50,375Played: 1,024,455
Share

Description

Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors highlight 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..

349 Episodes
Reverse
Hackers took aim at the East Coast's main fuel pipeline, forcing operators to shut it down over the weekend. Cybersecurity reporter David Uberti joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down the latest on the cyberattack, and what it could mean for how we protect the nation's energy infrastructure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hosted "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend. Tesla reporter Rebecca Elliott joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what happened and why the sketch show made the unusual choice to bring him on in the first place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A new report from the New York attorney general found that nearly 18 million fake comments were filed regarding the Federal Communications Commission's 2017 proposal to scale back internet regulations. Senior writer James Grimaldi joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the finding and what is being done to combat the tactic, known as astroturfing. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In a long-anticipated ruling, Facebook's oversight board upheld the company's decision to block former President Donald Trump from its platforms. But it said the company didn't adequately explain if or why the ban would be permanent. Facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the ruling, and its potential impact. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Former President Donald Trump has been banned from Facebook and Instagram since January, after a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol. Today, Facebook's independent oversight board is expected to hand down its decision that could determine whether Mr. Trump is allowed back on the platforms. Facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss how the board is making its decision, and what the impact could be. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Leaders at the startup Basecamp said last week it would curb political conversations at work. The announcement sparked an immediate backlash. But it's not the first time a tech company has tried to limit employees' speech. Tech reporter Katie Bindley joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why the issue has become so prevalent, and how Basecamp fits in. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The high-profile trial between the maker of 'Fortnite' and Apple begins today. Epic alleges that Apple's developer fees-the 30% commission it takes on purchases made through its App Store-are too high and anticompetitive. Apple says the fees are in line with what others charge and that it uses the money to ensure that transactions made through the App Store are safe. Apple reporter Tim Higgins joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what to watch for. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week's quarterly earnings reports from some of the biggest tech companies in the world give us a first look at how the sector is faring as the world begins to ease pandemic-related restrictions. Tech editor Bowdeya Tweh joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the results and what we learned. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
While most CEOs steer clear of regulators, the entrepreneur Elon Musk often goes head-to-head with agencies that oversee financial markets and space flight. Investigations reporter Susan Pulliam joins host Amanda Lewellyn to take a closer look at what this unusual stance has meant for Mr. Musk and his companies. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Google secured one of its largest-ever cloud computing deals with the Spanish-language broadcaster Univision by bundling its cloud computing services with benefits in its search, advertising and YouTube businesses. Tech reporter Aaron Tilley joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why some lawmakers are raising questions about the practice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If you updated to iOS 14.5, you might have noticed the apps on your iPhone asking for permission to track you. That is due to a new feature called app tracking transparency, or ATT, that has sparked a backlash from developers and advertisers that depend on such data. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern sits down with Apple's software chief, Craig Federighi, to discuss the change and the debate it has stoked. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
U.S. startups raised $69 billion from investors in the first quarter, according to PitchBook Data, and the average valuation at all stages reached a new high. Tech reporter Heather Somerville joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what is driving the trend, and the risk it holds for startups and investors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Some lawmakers are raising concerns about the safety of Tesla vehicles after a series of fatal crashes, most recently one in Texas last weekend. Tesla reporter Rebecca Elliott joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss lawmakers' concerns, and how regulators might respond. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The executive branch of the European Union has put forward one of the first proposed laws globally to regulate artificial intelligence and facial-recognition technologies. Tech reporter Parmy Olson joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down what is in the bill, and the impact it could have. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Many parents have leaned on online games to keep young children entertained and connected during the pandemic. But in one popular platform, Roblox, there are dark corners: In some games, players' avatars simulate sex and "date" one another. Family and Tech Columnist Julie Jargon joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain the impact on children, and how Roblox is working to more strictly moderate content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Elon Musk's internet satellite venture, Starlink, is authorized to send 12,000 satellites into orbit to expand internet access, and it is seeking permission for another 30,000. But rivals are raising concerns about the company's approach. Correspondent Bojan Pancevski joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The pandemic threatened to clobber Stripe. Instead, the payments processor became one of the most lucrative businesses in Silicon Valley. Fintech reporter Peter Rudegeair joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apple is set to roll out a feature that would require apps to ask users' permission before tracking them. Facebook has been among the most vocal opponents to the change, saying it could hurt its advertising business. But small businesses could bear the brunt of it. Tech columnist Christopher Mims joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are making their way into the mainstream. Some recent developments, including the public listing of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and a new SEC chairman seen as friendlier to crypto, have some believing that the time is ripe for a bitcoin ETF. Heard on the Street columnist Telis Demos joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain what that could look like, and how it could change investors' relationship to bitcoin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Microsoft's $16 billion acquisition of the speech-recognition company Nuance Communications is yet another sign that big tech is furthering its push into healthcare. Tech reporter Rolfe Winkler joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the opportunity tech companies see, and the challenges that lie ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
loading
Comments (16)

Racha Siddhu

15 more cameras 🤣🤣

Jul 2nd
Reply

Lynne McNamee

Rocketbook is the BEST! Changed my life.

May 10th
Reply (1)

Jiji Yu

i bet the recording is messed by zoom

Apr 3rd
Reply

Francisco Perez

for what ever reason the audio is unsynchronized between the two speakers

Apr 3rd
Reply

Sean Fontana

https://castbox.fm/vb/228695456 give this podcast a listen if you want to hear more on the Vaporfly trainer. Some really kool facts in here.

Feb 9th
Reply

Jacob De Leon

Great, informative podcast.

Jan 30th
Reply

Andi-Roo Libecap

First the guy mispronounces Data's name, giving him a soft "A" like in "thatta" (ex: Come on, man. Say it right. Thatta boy!) instead of a hard "A" like in "beta" (ex: Did you even run this by a single beta listener before posting?). Then the gal says Star "Track" and basically what I'm saying is that OBVIOUSLY neither of you are Trekkies / Trekkers so why are either of you reporting on this topic???

Jan 27th
Reply

Elham Akhy

it was good, thank you.

Oct 11th
Reply

Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings

Listeners of this podcast may find this relevant: Facebook's upcoming "cryptocurrency" should NOT be trusted. It goes against every fundamental value and function of cryptocurrency, and is In fact NOT a crypto at all! Instead of an open source product that anyone can audit and help to contribute to and help run the network, its closed source, is a CLOSED network, only made up of big banks, Visa, and shady corporations, and is a huge tracking network with your real identity tied to it being 100% mandatory, then all your transactions are sent to all of Facebook's partners, and of course the government will have full access to everything. Are you really going to trust a shady, lying spy company with your money?

Oct 7th
Reply

Andre Bordokan

and then...

Jun 29th
Reply

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
Reply

Lisa Lawson

10 NEON 20.18. GOD

Jan 18th
Reply

iTunes User

This report is quick, to the point, and gives very relevant headlines from the world of tech. I look forward to the the two 5-minute clips daily

Aug 30th
Reply

iTunes User

WSJ has been enjoyable, but the advertisement needs to go.

Aug 30th
Reply

iTunes User

I love the podcast, but I frequently get messages that the URL is incorrect. I frequently cannot download the episodes.Unsubscribing and then subscribing doesn't solve the problem. E-mails to the WSJ not responded to. If not for this frequent problem would give 5 stars.

Aug 30th
Reply
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store