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Stay informed on the latest trends with daily insights on what's hot and happening in the world of technology. Listen to our reporters discuss notable company news, new tech gadgets, personal technology updates, app features, start-up highlights and more.

Stay informed on the latest trends with daily insights on what's hot and happening in the world of technology. Listen to our reporters discuss notable company news, new tech gadgets, personal technology updates, app features, start-up highlights and more.
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Stay informed on the latest trends with daily insights on what's hot and happening in the world of technology. Listen to our reporters discuss notable company news, new tech gadgets, personal technology updates, app features, start-up highlights and more.

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Episodes

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Defends Free Expression

10/18/2019
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke at Georgetown University Thursday about freedom of expression - and tech. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Tracy discusses key points from the speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:03

Amid Rising Competition, Netflix Adds Subscribers

10/17/2019
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Netflix reported subscriber growth that missed targets. But that was better than the previous quarter, when Netflix lost subscribers in the U.S. for the first time in around a decade. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint says that's significant given the fact that Netflix faces rising competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:01

Are Parents Obsessed With Checking Kids' Grades Online?

10/16/2019
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Many U.S. schools are required to post children's grades in online grade books, which makes it super-convenient for parents. But has it become an obsession for parents to go online and check every single grade score? For some parents, the answer is yes, according to the Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:55

Congress Probes Vape Companies About Social-Media Bots

10/15/2019
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As a congressional committee investigates whether millions of bot-generated messages about e-cigarettes have misled consumers, the Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon talks about the deceptive sales and marketing practices infiltrating social-media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:29

Geofencing: How Political Campaigns Track Your Phone

10/14/2019
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Voter targeting has grown more invasive with location data that apps can transmit from cellphones -- allowing political groups to track down voters based on places they've been, including rallies, churches and gun clubs. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:47

Amazon's Twitch Draws Attention in Wake of Germany Shooting

10/11/2019
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In the wake of Amazon's Twitch broadcasting a violent shooting in Germany this week, the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman discusses the challenge of preventing extremists from showing violent acts in real time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:10

Gadgets Cause New Worries for Parents at Sleepovers

10/10/2019
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Some parents are growing worried about what their children could be exposed to online late at night when over at a friend's house -- where the rules on internet access could be different from their own home. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon explains how a childhood rite gets tricky in the digital age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:24

Senate Faults Big Tech for Role in Russian Election Meddling

10/9/2019
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A Senate investigation of Russia's social-media influence criticized U.S. tech giants, with new attention on Google and YouTube, for helping spread misinformation during the 2016 presidential election -- and pushed them to better coordinate to prevent a repeat next year. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:33

Bakkt's Lackluster Launch: What's Next For Bitcoin?

10/8/2019
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Amid a lackluster launch of bitcoin-futures platform Bakkt, the Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna explains Wall Street's hesitation in embracing cryptocurrencies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:27

Disney Bans Netflix Ads as Streaming War Heats Up

10/7/2019
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As media giants continue to battle each other for streaming-subscribers, Disney bans advertising from Netflix across its entertainment TV network. The Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Vranica has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:49

EU Deals Fresh Blow to Facebook

10/4/2019
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The European Union's top court gave judges in the bloc broader power to order the removal of Facebook posts, dealing a fresh blow to the U.S. tech giant as it faces growing regulatory headwinds on both sides of the Atlantic. The Wall Street Journals; Sam Schechner has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:41

Facial Recognition: Tracking Your Travel Emotions

10/3/2019
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Travel companies are using facial recognition and other sophisticated tech to better predict how and why their customers shop the way they do. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney has more on how the latest scientific data is changing the travel industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:38

UPS Gets the OK from the FAA for Drone Deliveries

10/2/2019
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United Parcel Service has received the first ever federal approval to begin organizing a fleet of unmanned aircraft to deliver health supplies and eventually consumer packages throughout the U.S. Wall Street Journal reporter Andy Pasztor explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:19

Hack Clubs: When Teens Try to Convince Parents They're Coding

10/1/2019
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When teenagers form "hack clubs," they learn that hacking doesn't always mean breaking into government servers or stealing bank data. But convincing teachers and parents of that isn't always easy. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:46

Apple Movies to Hit Theaters Before Streaming on Apple TV+

9/30/2019
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Apple looks to make a splash in Hollywood by bringing feature-length films to theaters -- before releasing them on its streaming TV service. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle explains the streaming strategy behind Apple TV+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:23

Instagram's Content Factories - More Ads, Less Originality?

9/27/2019
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Instagram's 1 billion monthly users has gave rise to an aggressive behind-the-scenes advertising economy. But is it threatening the site's originality and appeal? The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:29

Foot Locker Invests in Mobile Video Commerce Platform Ntwrk

9/26/2019
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Foot Locker has invested in Ntwrk, a video-based shopping app that works with celebrities and brands to sell limited-edition merchandise. The Wall Street Journal's Sahil Patel explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:02

Google Scores a Win Against EU Regulators in Court

9/25/2019
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This week, the European Court of Justice ruled that Google doesn't have to apply the EU's "right to be forgotten" to versions of its search engine accessed outside the bloc's border. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner explains why this is a win for Google and free speech advocates -- and what it ultimately means for our privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:19

How to Keep Your Mobile Banking Safe

9/24/2019
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As people increasingly embrace mobile banking, concerns about digital security have come to the forefront. While a lot safety measures depend on your bank, there are things customers can do. Wall Street Journal contributor Matthew Kassel has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:39

Can Nintendo Sustain Sales With Switch Lite?

9/23/2019
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As it gears up for heightened competition from Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo has introduced the $200 Switch Lite. The Wall Street Journal's Bowdeya Tweh has more on how the videogame maker aims to attract casual gamers and expand its global presence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:07