WSJ Tech News Briefing
By The Wall Street Journal
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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.
||Alphabet: Creating 'Smart' Cities of the Future||Sidewalk Labs, the city-building unit of Google's parent company Alphabet, plans to create a new "smart" neighborhood on Toronto's waterfront, committing $50 million to initial phase of planning and pilot testing. The Wall Street Journal's David George-Co||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Joanna Stern Quizzes Tech Execs at WSJ's D.Live||From Intel's CEO to the former head of DreamWorks, the Wall Street Journal's personal tech columnist Joanna Stern managed to "bump" into some of the biggest tech leaders in the business at WSJ D.Live inside the elevator.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Is Competing With Netflix and Amazon Impossible?||At the WSJ D.Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, media mogul Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActive, discusses what makes Netflix and Amazon today's leaders in video with Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Starbucks, Domino's Tackle Mobile-Ordering Problems||Restaurant-chain apps like Starbucks and Domino's are reshaping a business once built on human interaction -- but these new systems don't always work as planned. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the latest.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Amazon Bookstores: Hinting at Whole Foods' Future?||With Amazon's "Amazon Books," prices aren't marked at stores and employees instruct shoppers to use their phones to scan a product for a price. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks what this could mean for Whole Foods.||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||To-Do List Apps: Tricks to Getting Digitally Organized||As reliance on to-do list apps becomes more common, Wall Street Journal reporter Chris Kornelis explains how we can get more out of them with the latest list-making tech.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Apple's Spielberg Deal: Shaking Up Video Streaming Wars?||Apple has revealed it's betting on acclaimed director and producer Steven Spielberg for its first major foray into creating original video content. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks how it plans to further take on the crowded video streaming co||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Google Finds Russia-Backed Ads on Platform||New details have surfaced about the Russian-linked entities that bought politically motivated ads on Google's platform. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas has the latest on what the search giant revealed to congressional investigators.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Amazon's Second HQ: Bad News for Seattle?||Amazon's move to establish a second corporate headquarters could be bad news for longtime home Seattle, which has benefited enormously from the company's rapid growth. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Grant has more.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Smart Vision: Chip Makers Add 'Brains' Alongside Cameras' Eyes||From lettuce production to augmented reality, tech companies are finding new uses for machines that can interpret and act on what they see. The Wall Street Journal's Ted Greenwald has the latest on computer vision technology.||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Google Doubles Down With New Phones and Speakers||At an event this week at the SFJAZZ Center, Google said it's betting a new Pixel smartphone and home speaker will help crack the competitive market for consumer-tech devices. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas has the details.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Motiv Ring: Track Your Fitness ... With One Finger||The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler reviews the Motiv Ring, a wearable tech device that aims to blend in while it collects heart-rate data from your finger for round-the-clock monitoring.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tesla Misses Model 3 Production Goals. What Now?||Tesla badly missed its goal of building 1,500 Model 3 cars in the third quarter, the first sign that the production ramp-up for the new sedan isn't going as smoothly as planned. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks what happens now.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Why Apple Rival Samsung Wants the iPhone X to Win||Upon Samsung standing to make billions supplying screens and chips for Apple's iPhone X, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle discusses the longtime love-hate dynamic between the phone giants.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Humans on Mars by 2024? Elon Musk Says Yes||Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled plans to build the most powerful rocket ever and use it to launch a giant spacecraft to Mars -- potentially in less than a decade. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor talks his most aggressive expression yet for||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Amazon's New Echos Bring Alexa Everywhere||This fall, Amazon is introducing a half-dozen new products to persuade families to put its virtual assistant Alexa in a lot more places throughout the home. The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler has the details.||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||What Can Stop Big Tech? The $3 Trillion Question||As governments often target big technology companies seen as too dominant in their respective spaces, the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains how too much power could impact the top five tech companies in the world.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||White House Coding Education Wins Support From Silicon Valley||With support from Silicon Valley and business leaders, President Donald Trump is boosting computer science training and coding in U.S. classrooms. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has the details.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Microsoft Takes on IBM With 'Dynamics 365 AI Solutions'||Microsoft plans to unveil its first product in a new line of software aimed at taking on IBM's Watson and other services in the growing market to apply artificial intelligence to everyday business needs. The Wall Street Journal's Ted Greenwald has the det||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Amazon Putting Whole Foods on Fast Track to Convention?||Whole Foods will change the way companies can sell and market their products in its stores beginning next year -- one of the biggest moves yet in its push to operate more like a traditional market. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon has the latest.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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I miss it...
The music was kind of annoying. But now that it is gone, I miss its quirkiness.
Excellent quick source
This report is quick, to the point, and gives very relevant headlines from the world of tech. I look forward to the the two 5-minute clips daily
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