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WSJ Tech News Briefing

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Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

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New York, NY

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Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

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@WSJPodcasts

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English

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Episodes

Big Tech's Influence on Salaries Reaches Beyond Silicon Valley

8/2/2021
Remote working has led many big tech firms to hire outside of Silicon Valley. That's an opportunity for workers to reap the benefits and salaries of big companies. But for smaller startups, outside the Bay Area, keeping up is a challenge. Reporter Katie Bindley joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss what those smaller firms are doing to stay competitive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:14

Surfing's Next Sea Change - Using Data to Improve the Ride

7/30/2021
Surfing made its first Olympic debut this year. But those in the sport aren't just reading the waves- they're using an increasing amount of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data collection to improve their rides and predict conditions. Reporter Daniela Hernandez joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how technology is changing the sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:00

Biden Seeks New Cybersecurity Standards for Critical Infrastructure

7/29/2021
President Biden has directed federal agencies to draw up new standards to help businesses critical to the US economy ward off hackers. Reporter Dustin Volz joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss what the move means for companies and other steps the US is taking to protect against cyber attacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:14

Beijing Regulators Zero in on Chinese Big Tech

7/28/2021
Beijing is increasing pressure on the country's tech firms to get into line with national ambitions. Reporter Stephanie Yang joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the ways regulators are stepping up scrutiny and what it means for the future of Chinese tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:35

"Candy Crush" Maker Fights Accusations Of Gender Discrimination

7/27/2021
California regulators have filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, the company behind Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush. Reporter Sarah Needleman joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the case and the impact of sexual harassment in the gaming industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:08

Can Camp Help Kids Break Their Tech Habit?

7/26/2021
Most overnight camps don't allow electronic devices. Some parents see this as an opportunity to bring their children's screen time back to pre-pandemic levels for back-to-school. Columnist Julie Jargon joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how parents can reset their kids' tech use. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:26

Netflix Wants to Play in the Gaming Industry

7/23/2021
Netflix's aspirations in videogames are taking shape. But its dominance in streaming is no guarantee of success in the competitive field of gaming. Reporter Sarah Needleman joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss why Netflix is taking on this challenge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:24

How Does TikTok's Algorithm Know You So Well?

7/22/2021
The algorithm TikTok uses to serve up engaging videos has been the source of much speculation. Now an investigation by The Wall Street Journal reveals how the technology behind the fastest-growing social-media platform works. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the findings and what they mean for users. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:36

Does Gallium Spell the End of Silicon?

7/21/2021
The metal gallium is enabling a surprising array of new technologies, taking over for the old standby of silicon in some use cases. Tech columnist Christopher Mims joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the potential for this novel material to help transform our electrified world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:42

As Jeff Bezos Takes Off, Where Is the Space Industry Headed?

7/20/2021
Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is set to take a trip to the edge of space, making him the second billionaire to do so in less than two weeks. Reporter Micah Maidenberg joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how the business models of the companies involved could shape the development of the private space industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:21

Experimental Brain Implant Helps Man Who Can't Speak Communicate

7/19/2021
A team of California scientists backed by Facebook say they successfully tested an experimental brain implant that turned brain signals into words on a computer screen. Tech reporter Rolfe Winkler joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how it worked and why private companies are so interested in the space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:07

Chip Shortage Prompts Fake Parts From Scammers

7/16/2021
The global chip shortage has yet another consequence: a rash of fake semiconductors from scammers targeting manufacturers that are desperate for components. Reporter Stephanie Yang joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss why companies are falling for the fakes, and what they're doing about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:37

Cleantech Startups Attract Fresh Wave of Cash

7/15/2021
After some high-profile failures a decade ago, investors and governments soured on clean-technology companies. Now they're back, funding a new wave of green startups. Reporter Scott Patterson joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss whether this time will be different. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:48

Cyberbullying Takes a Toll. Could Insurance Help?

7/14/2021
Bad actors online can take an emotional and, in some cases, financial toll on their victims. Now some insurance agencies are offering policies to protect against the impact of cyberbullying. Family & Tech columnist Julie Jargon joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how cyberbullying insurance works, plus ways of warding off bullies online in the first place Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:11

WHO Panel Sets Gene-Editing Standards

7/13/2021
A panel of experts assembled by the World Health Organization is recommending global standards for gene-editing technology. The proposed rules aim to prevent inequitable and potentially dangerous uses of techniques for altering DNA. Health reporter Amy Dockser Marcus joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the recommendations and how they aim to address various ethical dilemmas posed by the emerging tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:10

Ride-Hailing at a Crossroads: Uber, Lyft Woo Drivers as Prices Soar

7/12/2021
Since their inception, Uber and Lyft have struggled to balance the pursuit of fast growth with demands for profitability. Now, as the cost of ride-hailing services soars amid a driver shortage, the companies are turning to some old strategies to attract and keep drivers and customers. Will they work this time? Reporter Preetika Rana joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the road ahead for ride-hailing companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:57

As Branson, Bezos Prepare to Lift Off, What's Next for Space Tourism?

7/9/2021
This weekend, Richard Branson hopes to head to space on a flight with his company Virgin Galactic. Just over a week later, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to board one of his Blue Origin spacecraft. So what do the billionaires' trips mean for the burgeoning space-tourism sector, and when will the rest of us get a chance? Reporter Micah Maidenburg joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts. Learn...

Duration:00:11:41

Why YouTube Is Still Recommending Objectionable Videos

7/8/2021
YouTube has made a lot of changes in the past year to limit the problematic videos it recommends to viewers. But a new study suggests the company's efforts have a way to go. Reporter Tripp Mickle joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the challenges YouTube and other social platforms face in weeding out harmful content without censoring diverse points of view. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:32

How the Kaseya Ransomware Attack Is Different From Other Recent Hacks

7/7/2021
The Russian hacking group REvil is demanding $70 million to unlock computers that were swept up in a widespread ransomware attack affecting a program from enterprise software provider Kaseya. Cybersecurity reporter Dustin Volz joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the attack and what makes it different from some other recent high-profile attacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:30

AI 'Ghosts': Digital Personas Promise a Kind of Immortality

7/6/2021
What if Abraham Lincoln could address Congress today? Or if you could have dinner with your deceased ancestors? Researchers and entrepreneurs are exploring ways that artificial intelligence could create digital versions of people's personalities that would endure long after they themselves die. But the innovations come with potential pitfalls. Tech reporter Asa Fitch joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:26