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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..
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It's been nearly a decade since Tim Cook succeeded founder Steve Jobs as the C.E.O. of Apple. While Jobs was known as a visionary and a gregarious leader, Cook is more reserved and business-focused. Our reporter Tripp Mickle joins us with a look at Tim Cook's Apple: where it's been, and where it's headed. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Services from Robinhood, Fidelity, and others are making it easier to buy slivers of shares on the stock market. Our reporter Alexander Osipovich joins us to explain how that's democratizing trading - and how it could be helping to drive up shares of major tech companies. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After years of keeping security researchers at bay, election equipment makers are opening their devices to hackers to try and uncover vulnerabilities ahead of the election. Our reporter Robert McMillan joins again to explain what's going on. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Last month, hackers broke into dozens of major Twitter accounts, pushed a bitcoin scam, and - in some cases - downloaded users' data and DMs. According to prosecutors, a Florida teenager was behind it. Our reporter Robert McMillan explains how he allegedly did it. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Talks between Microsoft and the Chinese-owned video app TikTok are in limbo after a regulatory rollercoaster last weekend. In the meantime, the question is: why is Microsoft so interested in TikTok anyway? And how would any deal fit into Microsoft's recent string of acquisitions? Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As of Friday, it looked like the video-sharing app TikTok had come up with a plan to save itself from regulatory scrutiny. Then, everything changed, and it looked like we were headed for an all-out ban. Our reporter Georgia Wells breaks down what happened, and where we are now. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Big Tech's Big Week

Big Tech's Big Week

2020-07-3113:15

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google reported their quarterly earnings on Thursday. Just a day after CEOs from those companies faced questions from Congress over their companies' business practices. Our Global Tech Editor Jason Dean joins to break down the week. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Kateri Jochum is our executive producer, and Chris Zinsli is our supervising producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today, NASA is expected to head to the red planet. If everything goes as planned, it'll be the third launch from Earth to Mars this summer alone. Our science writer Robert Lee Hotz explains the mission, and why Mars is such a popular destination lately. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Four of the most powerful CEOs in tech are scheduled to testify before the House Antitrust Subcommittee today, and it's expected to be a blockbuster hearing. Our reporter Ryan Tracy breaks down what you need to know ahead of time. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As companies all over the country are grappling with when to return to the office, Google executives have decided to wait until next year. Our reporter Rob Copeland breaks down what that means for Google - and the rest of Silicon Valley. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're less than 100 days from the presidential election. As we get closer, local officials have been working on their cyber defenses. Cybersecurity reporter David Uberti explains how states are gearing up, and why coordinating their response is so challenging. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We report that Amazon met with startups about investing, and then launched their own, competing products. The news comes just days before CEO Jeff Bezos is set to testify before Congress in a hearing about antitrust concerns. Reporter Dana Mattioli joins us to explain. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Correction: When it invested in DefinedCrowd, Amazon's Alexa Fund gained access to DefinedCrowd's financials and other confidential information. A previous version of this podcast incorrectly said Amazon gained access to those details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For the companies that make remote-work software, the competition is fierce. Now, Slack has formally accused Microsoft of throwing some elbows in its fight to the top. It filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in the EU. Reporter Sam Schechner joins us to explain. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tesla is set to report its earnings this afternoon. While analysts are forecasting a loss, CEO Elon Musk has been known to throw a last-minute Hail Mary. Stocks have been on a tear in anticipation. Our reporter Tim Higgins joins to explain what you need to know in advance. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
School districts are getting ready for another semester of online learning. This time, they're hoping to take a red pen to some of the mistakes they made in the fall. Family and tech columnist Julie Jargon will join us to explain. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If you've shared your location with an app, you probably know that advertisers then sell that data to other marketers. But you might not know that they also sell that information to the government. Our reporter Byron Tau explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hackers have been targeting the research institutions working on treatments and vaccines for the novel coronavirus. Now some officials in the U.S. and the U.K. are pointing the finger at a Russian-backed group that was implicated in the hacking of the 2016 election. Reporter Jenny Strasburg explains why that's significant. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When you search Google for video content, the first results often direct you to YouTube. That's not a coincidence. The Journal reports that Google has been prioritizing YouTube over competitors in its search results. Reporter Sam Schechner explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Amid tensions between China and the West, the U.K. says it is banning Chinese telecom company Huawei from its 5G networks. That's a reversal for the British government, and it represents a significant victory for the U.S.'s campaign against Huawei. Our U.K. editor Stephen Fidler explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Even amidst the pandemic, tech stocks have been on an upswing. Our reporter Michael Wursthorn explains what's happening-and why analysts say the tear isn't over yet. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Racha Siddhu

15 more cameras 🤣🤣

Jul 2nd
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Lynne McNamee

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May 10th
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Jiji Yu

i bet the recording is messed by zoom

Apr 3rd
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Francisco Perez

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

Apr 3rd
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Sean Fontana

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Feb 9th
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Jacob De Leon

Great, informative podcast.

Jan 30th
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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
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Elham Akhy

it was good, thank you.

Oct 11th
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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
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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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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
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iTunes User

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

Aug 30th
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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
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