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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

Hackers Target Schools in the Pandemic

9/29/2020
Last week, a hacker released a trove of confidential information about students and employees in a Las Vegas-area school district, after officials there had refused to pay a ransom. And they aren't the only school to be targeted during the pandemic. Reporter Tawnell Hobbs explains why hackers have been going after schools, and why it's challenging for educators to fight back. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:51

Apple Exempts Some Apps From Paying Developer Fees

9/28/2020
Developer fees: They're the cut that Apple takes when you buy an app from its App Store, or if you make a purchase within an app. Apple says the fees help it do things like provide security, but developers have long argued that the fees are too high. On Friday, the company made some exceptions to who has to pay them. Reporter Sarah E. Needleman explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:13

Why Huang's Law Is the New Moore's Law

9/25/2020
For decades, Moore's Law held that the number of transistors on a microchip would double every 18 months or so. But physics has gotten in the way. Now: our tech columnist Christopher Mims argues that we should be observing a new law, which he's calling Huang's Law - named for Jensen Huang, C.E.O. and cofounder of Nvidia. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:24

Amazon Restricts How Rivals Buy Ads On Its Site

9/24/2020
Amazon has been coming under scrutiny for its treatment of third-party sellers on its platform. The latest: a Wall Street Journal investigation has uncovered that Amazon limits some competitors' ability to promote their products on its platform. Our reporter Dana Mattioli explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:11

Nikola, Tesla and Drama in the Electric Vehicle Space

9/23/2020
Nikola is a rising star in the electric vehicle space. But in recent weeks, allegations have surfaced that Nikola's founder and executive chairman Trevor Milton made misleading claims about the company's technology. Things reached a fever pitch earlier this week, when Milton stepped down from his position at the company. Reporter Ben Foldy fills us in. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:58

TikTok and the Global Fracturing of the Internet

9/22/2020
Countries have been making moves to treat citizens' data as a national security issue. But the effect has been a more Balkanized internet. Reporter Aaron Tilley explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:08

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