WSJ Tech News Briefing
By The Wall Street Journal
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Stay informed on the latest in technology during your weekday commute. Our journalists cover leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends, personal technology, app features, start-ups and more.
||Best Buy to Acquire Jitterbug Parent for $800 Million||Best Buy looks to invest more in tech that meets the needs of older Americans, agreeing to buy GreatCall Inc., the maker of senior-focused Jitterbug mobile phones, for $800 million. The Wall Street Journal's Robert Barba has the details.||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||SEC Sends Subpoena to Tesla Over Musk Tweets||Federal regulators have subpoenaed Tesla, ramping up an investigation into whether Chief Executive Elon Musk was truthful when he tweeted last week that he had secured funding to take the electric-car maker private. The Wall Street Journal's Emily Glaze||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Amazon, Alphabet Promise Access to Health Data||This week, major tech companies committed to removing tech barriers that have hindered patient and provider access to health-care data online. The Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon has more.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Security App That Actually Makes Browsing Easy||Password manager Dashlane has new tools that keep you safe online --- and free you from the relentless hassle of typing your passwords. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains why it makes browsing easier.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Is Amazon's Bezos Really the Richest of Them All?||Is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos really the richest man of modern times? The answer depends on exactly how you decide to calculate wealth. The Wall Street Journal's Jo Craven McGinty explains.||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Has Artificial Intelligence Hit a Wall?||The biggest breakthrough in AI, deep learning, has hit a wall, and a debate is raging about how to get to the next level. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims explains.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||New York Plans to Cap Uber and Lyft. What Now?||New York plans to cap ride-hailing services including Uber and Lyft, becoming the first U.S. city to take such a step. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Berger has the details.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Venmo Social Feed: Are You Sharing Too Much?||Venmo, the popular PayPal app that lets users send money along with a message, has prompted criticism about the extent of information shared. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Rudegeair has the details.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Microsoft Surface Go: Small Device, Big Trade Off?||Microsoft's cheapest Surface yet tries to be both laptop and tablet. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce talks whether it nails either one.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||'Fortnite' Coaches: Parents Enlist Videogame Tutors||As "Fortnite" becomes a social proving ground for children, the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman explains how parents are more than willing to pay for their offspring to gain an edge.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||New Facebook, Instagram Tools Curb Your Binge||As part of a larger trend of tech companies helping to wean users off their more-addictive products, Facebook has announced new tools that tally time spent and nudge you when it's time for a break. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley has the details||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Apple's (Very) Costly Path to $1 Trillion||As Apple spends more to keep its devices competitive, the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains how the ride to a $1 trillion market-value hasn't been cheap -- and those costs are rising.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||iPhones and Apps Help Apple Top Estimates||Apple delivered its best-ever revenue for the June quarter, as demand for high-price iPhones remained resilient and services soared to new records. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Walmart Takes on Netflix With Streaming Service||Walmart is exploring a subscription video-streaming service that would challenge Netflix and Amazon by offering programming that targets Middle America. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint has more.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||How Amazon's Profit Soared to New Records||Amazon's profit topped $2 billion for the first time, powered by the company's newer services businesses that are ushering the online retail giant into an era of swelling profitability. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more.||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Facebook Shakes Investor Faith||The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman explains how concerns about revenue growth, monetizing Instagram Stories and the impact of new privacy laws have hit Facebook's shares this week.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||'Ford Autonomous Vehicles' Revs Up Self-Driving Ops||Ford is carving out its autonomous-vehicle program into a separate wholly owned company, a bid to accelerate its driverless-car efforts by attracting outside investors. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias has more.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Google's Strong Results Offset Worries||Google parent Alphabet's strong earnings results have helped offset growing worries about big costs and political risks. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has more.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tesla Asks for Cash Back to Help Turn a Profit||Tesla, in a memo, asks suppliers to return a meaningful portion of money spent since 2016. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more on its urgency to sustain operations during a critical production period.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||First Test Drive of Tesla Model 3 Performance||The Tesla brand has its share of haters, but no one has yet driven the new Model 3 Performance-until now. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Neil takes a first turn behind the wheel.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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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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