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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

Finding the Next Health Tech Unicorn

6/11/2021
At the WSJ's recent virtual Tech Health event, SoftBank Senior Managing Partner Deep Nishar and former Apple CEO John Sculley spoke with reporter Rolfe Winkler about how they're placing their bets when it comes to investing in healthcare technology. 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:00:16:54

Google Health VP on the Company's Ventures in Healthcare

6/10/2021
At the WSJ's virtual Tech Health event Wednesday, Google Health VP David Feinberg joined business editor Jamie Heller to discuss how Google has directed people to information about the pandemic, as well as its ventures in healthcare technology. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:54

Apple's Privacy Moves Make Advertisers Anxious

6/9/2021
At WWDC this week, Apple introduced several features it said were meant to help protect users' privacy as they use their devices. But advertisers are concerned about how the changes will affect their businesses. Reporter Patience Haggin joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. 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

Duration:00:11:55

At WWDC, Apple Doubles Down on Privacy

6/8/2021
Yesterday, Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it announced big updates to many of its core apps, many of which focused on privacy and maintaining its walled garden. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down the changes. 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

Duration:00:11:17

Facebook Suspends Trump for at Least Two Years

6/7/2021
After a decision from its Oversight Board last month, Facebook said it would suspend former President Donald Trump for two years, and that it would be clearer about how it enforces rules for newsworthy figures on its platform. Facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain. 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

Duration:00:12:42

Cyber Attacks Prompt Government Response

6/4/2021
Government officials are looking at ways to address the uptick in cyber attacks over the past year. Cybersecurity reporter David Uberti joins host Amanda Lewellyn to break down what they are considering. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ audio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:16

Dogecoin to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro Today

6/3/2021
Dogecoin has been on a tear this year, egged on by retail investors and tweets from influential advocates like Elon Musk. Now doge is set to begin trading on Coinbase. Markets reporter Caitlin Ostroff joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why Coinbase is making the move, and whether it could lend some credibility to the joke cryptocurrency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:41

Elon Musk's Starlink Could Get a Boost From German Subsidies

6/2/2021
Germany could become the first large nation to subsidize the use of consumer satellite internet services like those offered by Elon Musk's Starlink. Germany correspondent Bojan Pancevski joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why Germany is turning to satellite internet, and why Starlink is a top candidate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:27

5G Rollout in the U.S. Has Been Anything But Fast. Why?

6/1/2021
Next-generation 5G networks are supposed to bring superfast download speeds, and possibly even enable the next wave of tech innovation. But in8he U.S., the rollout has been anything but fast. Reporter Jared Council joins host Amanda Lewellyn to explain why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:59

Down With Constant Video Calls. Long Live Audio-Only Calls.

5/28/2021
Not every meeting in the remote-work era needs to be a video call. In fact, there's evidence that plain-old voice calls can be just as productive, if not more so-and better for everyone's mental health, to boot. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins host Amanda Lewellyn to make the case for more audio-only meetings and share tips for knowing which kind to use in any given situation. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ...

Duration:00:13:03

Amazon to Buy MGM, Heating Up the Streaming Wars

5/27/2021
Amazon reached a deal to buy the fabled Hollywood studio MGM for nearly $8.5 billion, including debt. The deal will give Amazon access to MGM's library of content, including franchises like "James Bond" and "Rocky." On today's show, entertainment reporter Joe Flint joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the deal, and what it tells us about the future of the streaming wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:56

Germany Weighs Using New Powers to Target Google

5/26/2021
Germany's competition regulator is considering a move that would enable the regulator to order Google to make changes to business practices that are deemed anticompetitive. Tech policy reporter Sam Schechner joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss the action being considered, and how it could change antitrust enforcement in Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:09

Ransomware Negotiators Step In When Companies Are Hacked

5/25/2021
Ransomware attacks that lock up a victim's systems have become more common. So have people who negotiate with the hackers on behalf of the victims. Kurtis Minder, co-founder of the cyber reconnaissance startup GroupSense, discusses what those negotiations are like, and cybersecurity reporter David Uberti discusses how this approach is viewed within the cyber community. Christopher Zinsli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:55

Google AI Unit DeepMind Tried and Failed to Gain More Autonomy

5/24/2021
For years, senior managers at Google's DeepMind artificial-intelligence unit sought to negotiate more independence from the parent company. Now we report exclusively that Google ended those talks last month. Tech reporter Parmy Olson joins host Christopher Zinsli to discuss what happened, and why Google's moves on ethical issues surrounding AI are so closely watched. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:07

Apple CEO Tim Cook Set to Testify in Epic Games Trial

5/21/2021
At the end of the third week of the Epic Games trial, Apple's CEO Tim Cook is expected to be called to testify in his company's defense. WSJ's Apple reporter Tim Higgins discusses the issues at play, and what to expect from the day's testimony. Supervising Producer Christopher Zinsli fills in for host Amanda Lewellyn. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple...

Duration:00:11:48

Tesla Drivers Test Bounds of Assisted-Driving Features

5/20/2021
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has championed his vehicles' driver-assistance system, and he has forecasted that self-driving cars are the future. But some Tesla drivers are getting ahead of the technology. Tesla reporter Rebecca Elliott joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss why safety advocates are raising concerns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:42

Google Sets Sights on Commercial-Grade Quantum Computer

5/19/2021
Google says it is devoting billions of dollars to developing a commercial-grade quantum computer by 2029. The company is exploring use cases ranging from energy-efficient batteries to more sustainable fertilizer to accelerating the development of machine learning. WSJ Pro reporter Sara Castellanos joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss Google's plan and the challenges it faces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:03

Parler Returns to the App Store

5/18/2021
Several big tech companies blocked access to the social-media app Parler in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, saying it hadn't done enough to address threats of violence. Now Parler has returned to Apple's App Store. Tech reporter Sarah Needleman joins host Amanda Lewellyn to discuss what the platform looks like now, and how its new CEO could shape the company's way forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:11

Ethereum's Boom Highlights Challenges for the Network's Future

5/17/2021
The second-largest cryptocurrency network, Ethereum, has been booming on the back of interest in NFTs and "DeFi," or decentralized finance. But our cryptocurrency reporter Paul Vigna says its rise also has exposed some of the network's challenges, including network congestion and scalability. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:29

How Roblox Plans to Expand Beyond Gaming

5/14/2021
This week The Wall Street Journal is sitting down with industry movers and shakers for our Future of Everything Festival. Today we hear from Roblox founder and CEO David Baszucki on the videogame platform's dramatic rise over the past year, how he sees it continuing to grow, and how his company could be affected by the ongoing court battle between Epic Games and Apple. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ...

Duration:00:21:07