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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

Microsoft Battles for Your Work Computer

6/5/2020
During the pandemic, workplace communications companies have seen years' worth of progress in the space of months. Meaning the fight for market share is intense. Microsoft - one of the world's largest companies - has been adopting aggressive tactics to get workplaces to opt into its product, Teams. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:16

Working in Tech While Black

6/4/2020
Since the killing of George Floyd last week, the nation has been reckoning with its racial divisions and history again. Microsoft is among several tech companies that have declared their support for racial equity - and urged employees to have open conversations about race. On today's episode, we hear from Microsoft Senior Director of Marketing Tina Eskridge about her experience working through this moment. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:30

Special Edition: IG Founder Kevin Systrom at WSJ Tech Health

6/3/2020
The Wall Street Journal held its second annual gathering on health technology yesterday, bringing executives and experts together online for interactive conversations about the future of global health. At that event, Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Matt Murray interviewed Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom about social media's role during the pandemic and his coronavirus modeling project. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:53

Social Media's Role in Protests

6/2/2020
For about as long as platforms like Twitter have existed, demonstrators and police have used them as a tool. Our reporter Sarah E. Needleman joins us to explain the role of social media in recent protests over the death of George Floyd, as well as some of the historical precedent. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:35

Tech Task Force to Combat Covid-19 Stumbles

6/1/2020
When the pandemic hit the U.S., tech leaders rounded up innovators and policymakers, from big investors to the White House, to try and come up with solutions. But after challenges like a leadership change and concerns over privacy, many of their most ambitious plans have failed to materialize. Our deputy tech editor Brad Reagan joins us to explain what's going on. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:34

Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media

5/29/2020
President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that seeks to limit legal protections for social media companies. The action comes after Twitter labeled two of the president's tweets about mail-in voting. Our reporter Deepa Seetharaman joins us to break down what's in the order and how it relates to a larger debate about free speech online. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:08

Facebook Officials Shut Down Attempts to Make it Less Divisive

5/28/2020
Americans' views on fundamental issues have been drifting apart for decades, but many believe that social media companies are widening the gap. After these concerns reached a fever pitch during the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook took a look at itself to see if it contributed to divisiveness. Turns out - it did. But as our reporter Jeffrey Horwitz explains, executives at Facebook dialed back efforts to fix the problem. Kateri Jochum hosts. Correction: An earlier version of this podcast...

Duration:00:16:29

SpaceX to Send Astronauts to the ISS

5/27/2020
Between Tesla and a new baby, you might've forgotten that Elon Musk is also working on space travel. Today, his company SpaceX is scheduled to become the first private entity to send humans to the International Space Station. Our reporter Andy Pasztor joins us to explain why this could be one small step for man - and a giant leap for commercial space travel. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:00

Why Big Tech is Still Growing

5/26/2020
The most significant economic downturn in recent history has forced many companies to lay off thousands of workers, and cut back on new investments. But tech companies still have the resources to grow - and to invest in R&D. Our tech columnist Christopher Mims explains why that is. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:16

What Getting Hired in Silicon Valley Looks Like Now

5/22/2020
Thousands of tech workers have been laid off in recent days, and some executives have said those positions are gone for good. Our reporter Asa Fitch joins us to explain what it's like to look for a job in Silicon Valley right now - and what that could mean for tech in the long run. Plus: Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins with her work from home tech tip of the week. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:12:42

Facebook Sets Its Sights on E-Commerce - and India

5/21/2020
With hundreds of millions of people not yet online, India represents a huge opportunity for Facebook as it pushes into e-commerce. Our reporter Newley Purnell joins us to explain how they're doing it. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:12:07

Europe's Debate Over Contact Tracing

5/20/2020
Researchers around the world try to use tech to keep coronavirus outbreaks in check. In Europe, they're running into the issue of privacy. Our reporter David Uberti will break down the debate. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:08:34

SoftBank Posts Its Worst Results Ever

5/19/2020
SoftBank has reported its worst fiscal-year results in history. Our tech reporter Rolfe Winkler joins us to explain what those results could mean for SoftBank's future - and the future of tech as a whole. By the way: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more...

Duration:00:13:10

Google Heeds Phony Copyright Claims, Hides News

5/18/2020
Like other tech giants, Google is required to remove content that violates copyright laws. But we report exclusively that Google has removed thousands of items that are perfectly lawful - all because of phony claims. Our reporter Andrea Fuller joins to tell us about her team's investigation. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at...

Duration:00:14:40

A.I. Cameras to Monitor Social Distancing in the Office

5/15/2020
As parts of the world begin to reopen, some employers are using artificial intelligence to monitor social distancing at work. Our reporter Parmy Olson will explain. Plus: our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins us with her tech tips of the week: a "rearview mirror", and everything you need to know about VPNs. Want to get in touch with Joanna to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of...

Duration:00:14:38

Chinese, Iranian Hackers Targeting U.S. Coronavirus Researchers

5/14/2020
U.S. officials say hackers have been targeting the universities and pharmaceutical companies working on treatments and vaccines for the coronavirus. Our reporter Gordon Lubold joins us to explain. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:13:19

States Turn to Amazon, Others to Update I.T.

5/13/2020
Millions of people have tried to file for unemployment - or just get in touch with their government - since the pandemic began. Because of outdated I.T. systems, they've found themselves on the phone for hours, or on a website that kept crashing. Our reporter Sarah Chaney says some states are turning to big tech companies for solutions. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314)...

Duration:00:08:43

Tesla Defies Local Orders, Restarts Production

5/12/2020
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday that Tesla is restarting production - in spite of local shutdown orders. This comes just days after Tesla filed a lawsuit against the county to allow them to reopen. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Learn more about...

Duration:00:14:51

Trump Administration, Chipmakers Push for Self-Sufficiency

5/11/2020
Semiconductor chips power just about everything that's electric, but a majority of them are made in Asia. Our reporter Asa Fitch joins us to explain how the Trump Administration is pushing to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign chipmakers. And: have a work-from-home tech question for Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri...

Duration:00:11:23

Automate Your Emails and Digitize Your To-Do Lists

5/8/2020
It's Friday, which means our Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern is back with her work-from-home tech tips of the week. Today: how to save yourself from typing the same phrases over and over - and taking your to-do lists to go. Have a work-from-home tech question for Joanna, or want to share your own experience? Leave her a message at ‪(314) 635-0388‬ or email her at joanna.stern@wsj.com. You may be featured on one of our podcasts. Kateri Jochum hosts. Amanda Lewellyn is our...

Duration:00:09:43