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WSJ Tech News Briefing

by The Wall Street Journal

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. Hosted by Zoe Thomas

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Episodes

TNB Tech Minute: China to Phase Out Foreign Chips, Like Intel and AMD

2m · Published 12 Apr 21:29
Plus: Hackers gained access to 576,000 Roku accounts. And Elon Musk meets with Argentina’s president. Julie Chang hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How Elon Musk’s Starlink Gets Into the Hands of U.S. Foes

13m · Published 12 Apr 07:01
SpaceX's Starlink provides internet access to thousands of locations around the globe, including battlefields in Ukraine and Sudan. But there’s a black market that's delivering Starlink devices into the hands of American adversaries. WSJ correspondent Thomas Grove tells host Alex Ossola about how that black market works, and what it means for geopolitics. Plus, many teens are looking to foster a healthier relationship with social media. WSJ reporter Georgia Wells talks about a nonprofit called Half the Story that is teaching teens the tools while also pushing for policy change. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

TNB Tech Minute: Spotify Wants to Let You Make Custom Remixes

2m · Published 11 Apr 21:12
Plus: Instagram will automatically detect and blur nude photos in an effort to protect teens. And Amazon’s CEO calls generative AI one of the largest technological transformations in decades. Danny Lewis hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

China Is Using AI to Mislead U.S. Voters Online

12m · Published 11 Apr 07:01
Online actors linked to the Chinese government are targeting voters in the U.S. and elsewhere with disinformation. Now, new research from Microsoft shows they’re using artificial intelligence tools in their campaigns. WSJ reporter Dustin Volz joins host Alex Ossola to discuss the operations and their goals. Plus, online-entertainment company Roblox is adding video advertising to its platform. WSJ reporter Sarah Needleman talks about what those new ads may look like and what they mean for the company’s future. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

TNB Tech Minute: TSMC Revenue Beats Forecasts

2m · Published 10 Apr 20:36
Plus: Bang & Olufsen adjusts its investments in Europe and China. And Blizzard plans to bring its videogames back to China. Alex Ossola hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Google Expands Its Chip Efforts as the AI Race Heats Up

11m · Published 10 Apr 07:01
From YouTube to search, Google operates some powerful tools. And the company needs powerful chips to make them work. Now, as the AI race heats up, Google is expanding its in-house chip making efforts to cut its reliance on outside vendors. WSJ reporter Miles Kruppa tells host Alex Ossola what this could mean for the future of Google’s business. Plus, if you feel unsafe walking around a city, technology could help. WSJ personal tech news editor Shara Tibken talks about the apps and tools to turn to. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

TNB Tech Minute: Google Expands In-House Chip Operations

2m · Published 09 Apr 21:05
Plus: French IT company Atos strikes an interim financing deal. And China’s car sales rose in March. Alex Ossola hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching t o a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Tesla Reaches Settlement Over Autopilot’s Involvement in Fatal Crash

12m · Published 09 Apr 07:01
Just days before Tesla was slated to head to court for one of the biggest tests of its driver-assistant Autopilot, the company settled with the family of a driver who died in a 2018 crash. WSJ reporter Ryan Felton tells host Alex Ossola what the outcome could mean for Tesla, and its Autopilot technology. Plus, three years ago, Tesla was on top of the world; now the picture is more complicated. WSJ reporter Rebecca Elliott talks about what happened, and why investors are divided about the company’s long term prospects. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

TNB Tech Minute: Alibaba Lowers Cloud Prices for International Customers

2m · Published 08 Apr 20:58
Plus: TSMC is getting up to $6.6 billion from the U.S. government to expand its Arizona chip factory. And Elon Musk vows to defy orders from a Brazilian judge to block some accounts on X. Alex Ossola hosts. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Why Tech Manufacturing Is Moving to Mexico

11m · Published 08 Apr 07:01
As U.S. tech companies seek to reduce their reliance on China, they’re pushing overseas partners, who make the technology that powers artificial intelligence, to shift more manufacturing to Mexico. WSJ deputy editor for Latin America Santiago Pérez tells host Alex Ossola which companies are making the move, and what impact that could have on Mexico. Plus, the batteries in electric vehicles could get much better in the next five years. WSJ technology columnist Christopher Mims talks about the game-changing battery tech that could make EVs more attractive for consumers. Listening on Google Podcasts? Here's our guide for switching to a different podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

WSJ Tech News Briefing has 396 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 70:20:07. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on February 22nd 2023. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on April 13th, 2024 09:40.

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