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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..

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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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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Episodes

Another Rollercoaster Weekend for TikTok

9/21/2020
Over the weekend, President Trump signed off on a deal between TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart. Reporter Alex Leary helps us break down what's in the deal, and how it compares to the administration's original demands. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:15

Remote Classrooms Make Social and Emotional Learning Harder

9/18/2020
The switch to remote learning hasn't been smooth. One part of the curriculum that has gotten muddled along the way is social and emotional learning, or SEL. It comes at a time when there have never been more stressors on children. Family and tech columnist Julie Jargon explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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

Duration:00:10:26

How Trump and Biden Compare on Tech Policy

9/17/2020
As part of an ongoing election series, The Wall Street Journal is breaking down how President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden compare on major policy issues. Today we look at the candidates' tech policies. Reporter Ryan Tracy guides us through where the candidates agree―and where they diverge. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:02

Apple Event Highlights: New Watch and Fitness Service But No iPhone

9/16/2020
Apple unveiled a host of new products and services at its annual special event yesterday. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern breaks down what we did (and didn't) see, and what it means for consumers. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:48

What Does Oracle See in TikTok?

9/15/2020
Over the weekend, we found out that Oracle has struck up a partnership with TikTok for the video-sharing company's U.S. operations. At first glance, it might seem like TikTok and Oracle are an unlikely pairing. But the two companies have more in common than you might think. Reporter Aaron Tilley explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:26

Who Is Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai?

9/14/2020
As CEO of Google parent Alphabet, Sundar Pichai leads one of the most powerful companies in the world. But he also is more low-key than many other Silicon Valley tech leaders. Reporter Rob Copeland takes us on a deep dive into Pichai's past, and what it could tell us about Alphabet's future. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:43

Mystery Seeds Prompt Amazon to Ban Foreign Plant Sales to the U.S.

9/11/2020
For months, thousands of people have been receiving packages containing unmarked or mislabeled plant seeds that they didn't order. Reporter Jesse Newman breaks down the regulatory whodunit. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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

Duration:00:11:58

Ireland to Order Facebook to Stop Sending User Data to the U.S.

9/10/2020
Ireland's data protection authority has issued a preliminary order to Facebook, seeking to enforce a European Union ruling on data-sharing restrictions. Reporter Sam Schechner explains how the outcome could change the way tech companies operate across borders. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:41

Why Tech Keeps Getting Caught Up in U.S.-China Tensions

9/9/2020
China has rolled out an initiative to set global data-security standards, in response to U.S. efforts to shut Chinese tech out of its internet infrastructure. It's the latest incident in rising tensions between China and the U.S. Senior editor Bob Davis explains why the back and forth between the two countries so often centers on tech. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:09

John Foley on Peloton's Growth in the Pandemic (Special Episode)

9/8/2020
On today's special episode, our columnist John D. Stoll interviews Peloton C.E.O. and cofounder John Foley. They talk about Peloton's just-announced new line of products, how the company has fared during the pandemic, and why it's important for Peloton that Wall Street sees it as a tech company. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:29

Facebook Rolls Out Policies Meant to Protect November Election

9/4/2020
Less than two months from the November election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced new measures meant to combat misinformation and the potential for civil unrest. Reporter Jeff Horwitz explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. 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

Duration:00:09:32

What's TikTok Without Its Core Algorithm?

9/3/2020
New rules from China restrict exports of artificial intelligence, which could include TikTok's core recommender algorithm. The news has thrown ongoing deal talks between the video-sharing app and several U.S. companies into question. But what's so special about TikTok's algorithm, anyway? Reporter Aaron Tilley explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:02

FAA Approval Brings Amazon Closer to Drone Deliveries

9/2/2020
Amazon has been pushing to use drones in package deliveries for years. Reporter Sebastian Herrera explains how a key approval from the Federal Aviation Administration has brought the company one step closer to making that a reality for consumers. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:18

New Tech Being Developed to Respond to Oil Spills

9/1/2020
Spurred by BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, researchers have been working on new, tech-powered ways to clean up oil spills. Reporter Eric Sylvers explains what they've come up with, and why it's so hard to implement. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:50

How Agriculture Is Using Tech to Make Farming More Efficient

8/31/2020
Farms have made use of various tech advancements in recent years: everything from self-driving tractors to genetic engineering for hardier plants. Reporter Jacob Bunge talks about one part of the industry that is working to combine data analytics and e-commerce to make farming more efficient. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:33

Why Apple and Tesla Are Splitting Their Stocks

8/28/2020
Tech companies' share prices are skyrocketing, and some companies are enacting stock splits to make it easier for investors to buy shares at a lower cost. Reporter Michael Wursthorn explains what you need to know. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ podcasts. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:21

Colleges Weigh Transparency vs. Privacy on Covid-19 Data

8/27/2020
As thousands of students across the country return to campuses, colleges and universities are trying to figure out how to share important health data without violating students' privacy. Reporter David Uberti explains why their solutions are so varied. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:45

Tech Companies Seek to Combat Bias in Algorithms

8/26/2020
Algorithms are everywhere, helping to do things like determine who gets loans and what content shows up in your search results. But what happens when those algorithms contain biases? WSJ Pro reporter Jared Council explains "algorithmic bias," and how some companies are trying to root it out. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:53

Why TikTok Is Suing the Trump Administration

8/25/2020
President Trump signed an executive order earlier this month that would effectively ban TikTok if it doesn't find a buyer for its U.S. operations. Now TikTok has filed suit in response. Reporter Katy Stech Ferek explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:32

How Covid-19 Is Exacerbating Workforce Inequality

8/24/2020
The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of new technologies, especially automation. While that's made it easier for white-collar workers to adjust in the pandemic-it could eliminate a lot of low- and middle-income jobs even after we've recovered. Tech columnist Christopher Mims explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:31