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Top Wall Street Women Say Tech Can Help Close Gender Gap

10:23 | Mar 29th

At the Wall Street Journal's recent Women in Finance event in New York, top Wall Street executives discussed how tech can provide opportunities for the advancement of women into senior levels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc...Show More

Lyft Sets High Stakes for IPO

09:48 | Mar 28th

Lyft is expected to price its shares above the targeted range for its initial public offering, in a sign of strong investor demand ahead of the ride-hailing service's debut. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch has the details. Learn more about...Show More

Nintendo to Launch Two New Switch Models

09:19 | Mar 27th

Nintendo plans to launch two new versions of its Switch gaming console as early as this summer, as the company seeks to sustain sales momentum for the product going into a crucial third year. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has more. Le...Show More

Beyond the iPhone: Apple Launches TV, Finance, News Services

07:46 | Mar 26th

Apple launched a suite of products and services, moving to compete in new industries where many rivals are expanding their influence. The announcements Monday mark a strategic shift for Apple as it seeks new momentum amid softening sales in its core ...Show More

Apple Bets on a TV and Media Future

07:07 | Mar 25th

Apple became a tech giant with a smartphone that transformed technology. But as iPhone growth slows, the company is making a risky pivot to services. On Monday, it announces revamped video- and news-subscription offers. Learn more about your ad choi...Show More

Hey, Siri! The New AirPods Are Here

10:23 | Mar 22nd

Apple announced a new version of its AirPods wireless earbuds that can activate the virtual assistant Siri by voice, a feature aimed at extending the momentum of a fast-selling device as phone sales cool. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has th...Show More

Google's Stadia: One High-End Gaming Service; No Console

08:28 | Mar 21st

Google unveiled a new service called Stadia that lets players stream videogames from the cloud without needing pricey hardware-an elusive feat that could change the way people buy and play games. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has more....Show More

Instagram Goes Amazon With New Shopping Feature

10:24 | Mar 20th

To capitalize on its popularity among fashion and consumer-goods companies, Instagram is going deeper into the e-commerce business, selling products on feeds for the first time. The Wall Street Journal's Jeff Horwitz has more. Learn more about your a...Show More

Amazon's HQ2 Pullout? Bad for State, New Yorkers Say

11:11 | Mar 19th

Two thirds of New Yorkers view Amazon's decision to scuttle a corporate headquarters in Queens as bad for the state. The Wall Street Journal's Jimmy Vielkind explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Scientists Want to Talk About Gene-Edited Babies

06:41 | Mar 18th

An international group of researchers, including some inventors of the popular gene-editing tool Crispr, called for a world-wide moratorium on editing DNA in human sperm, eggs and embryos to prevent births of genetically modified babies. At a recent ...Show More

Facebook Hit by Unusual Outage

09:46 | Mar 15th

Computer systems at three of the world's largest technology companies went offline temporarily this week, thanks to an unusual and apparently coincidental series of glitches at Facebook, Google and Apple. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan ha...Show More

Spotify Says Apple Stifles Competition in EU Complaint

09:43 | Mar 14th

Spotify has filed an antitrust complaint in Europe against Apple -- a new salvo in the broader battle over whether and how to rein in global tech giants. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner has the latest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...Show More

1 in 4 Women Sexually Harassed at Tech Conferences

10:48 | Mar 13th

New data from Ensono finds that 1 in 4 women have experienced sexual harassment at a tech conference. In order to address tech's diversity issue, do conferences need to take a long, hard look in the mirror? Lin Classon, Head of Public Cloud Product ...Show More

Meal-Delivery Robots: When Will Dinner Know Where You Live?

10:22 | Mar 12th

Fast-food chains and grocery stores are teaming with big car companies to test the idea of autonomously shuttling food to customers -- but it may be a while before meal-hauling robots become the norm. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias explains.Le...Show More

Huawei's Lawsuit Marks Shift to War Footing

05:50 | Mar 11th

For years, Huawei Technologies bided its time as the U.S. gradually escalated its campaign to rein in the Chinese telecom giant. Now, the Chinese giant has shifted to a war footing, suing the U.S. government as Huawei looks to defend its global telec...Show More

Amazon Rethinks Physical Retail; Shuts All U.S. Pop-Up Stores

07:37 | Mar 8th

Amazon is shutting down all 87 of its U.S. pop-up stores, ending the retailer's yearslong experiment with these small shops as the company tinkers with an evolving bricks-and-mortar strategy. The Wall Street Journal's Esther Fung has more. Learn more...Show More

Why Nintendo Doesn't Want Smartphone Gamers to Overspend

10:03 | Mar 7th

Smartphone game makers working with Nintendo are finding many obstacles to scoring high revenue. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Amazon: Now a Hot Tenant at Malls

08:32 | Mar 6th

Brokers and landlords believe that Amazon-more so than other retailers-has the expertise to draw the right crowd of shoppers. The Wall Street Journal's Esther Fung explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Historic SpaceX Mission: Crew Capsule Docks With Space Station

10:55 | Mar 5th

A new-generation SpaceX capsule autonomously docked with the international space station, in a successful test of computers and maneuvering systems deemed essential to carry U.S. astronauts on future missions. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor h...Show More

Tesla Shifts to Online Sales Model

09:49 | Mar 4th

Tesla said it would begin shutting stores and move to selling vehicles only over the internet, an extraordinary step aimed at cutting costs so the company can offer its Model 3 compact at a long-awaited starting price of $35,000. The Wall Street Jour...Show More

Why It Feels Like Facebook Still Spies On You

11:06 | Mar 1st

Facebook says we're in charge of our personal data, but it remains difficult to control ad tracking. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apple, Facebook Fighting International Encryption Battle

11:14 | Feb 28th

New regulations in Australia and the U.K. are making it easier for law enforcement to pressure companies for personal data. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan explains the resurgence of an international encryption battle. Learn more about your...Show More

Walmart Joins Amazon in Digital Ad Game

08:49 | Feb 27th

In an effort to compete with Amazon and expand its share of the online advertising market, Walmart wants to sell more digital and store ads based on its shopper data. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer has more. Learn more about your ad choice...Show More

How Popular Apps Shared Data With Facebook

11:28 | Feb 26th

The Wall Street Journal's testing of over 70 applications that handle sensitive information turned up 11 that were sending at least some data to Facebook. Some have now reduced or ended data transfers to the social media giant. The Wall Street Journa...Show More

How Fast 5G Mobile Internet Feels

11:50 | Feb 25th

Watching videos, loading Fortnite and downloading music is about to get a lot faster as carriers race to roll out the next generation of wireless networks. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse has a first look at what 5g will feel like in everyday ...Show More

Tesla Model 3 Loses Recommended Status From Consumer Reports

09:48 | Feb 22nd

Tesla's Model 3 has lost its recommended status from Consumer Reports, less than a year after the magazine awarded it the coveted designation. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoi...Show More

Do AirPods Make You Look Rich? (According to Memes, Yes, Likely)

10:17 | Feb 21st

With the help of internet memes, AirPod headphones have emerged as the expensive-yet-affordable luxury item of the moment -- showing no signs of stopping. The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Gallagher explains why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...Show More

Amazon Still Grows Without New York HQ2

08:21 | Feb 20th

Despite the decision to abandon its $2.5 billion plan for a New York City headquarters, Amazon still expects to bulk up its staff there, and to boost hiring throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene has more. Learn more ab...Show More

Venmo Etiquette: How to Digitally Pay Your Friends For 'Stuff'

09:47 | Feb 19th

The instantaneous nature of payment apps like Venmo has put an added pressure on asking for what you're owed, and multiplied the opportunities for missteps. The Wall Street Journal's Kevin McAllister offers his take.

Former Apple Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading

08:38 | Feb 15th

The former Apple executive who enforced the company's insider-trading policies was charged with criminally violating those rules by allegedly dumping over $10 million in stock before the company in 2015 announced it fell short of iPhone sales expecta...Show More

AI in the Office: How Diversity Avoids Bad Algorithms, Freak Accidents

08:19 | Feb 14th

Tech companies working on artificial intelligence find that a diverse staff can help avoid biased algorithms that cause public embarrassments. The Wall Street Journal's Sue Shellenbarger explains.

Lyft Founders to Tighten Grip on Voting Control in IPO

08:56 | Feb 13th

The founders of Lyft are preparing to take near-majority voting control of the ride-hailing company when it goes public this year, making them the latest Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to secure outsize influence over a hot startup as it enters the pub...Show More

SoftBank Invests $940 Million in Nuro for Driverless Deliveries

11:28 | Feb 12th

SoftBank Group is investing almost $1 billion in a robotic-delivery vehicle startup, a hefty cash infusion that could help accelerate the race to put driverless vehicles on the road. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more.

Sprint Accuses AT&T of False Advertising of 5G Service

08:37 | Feb 11th

Sprint has sued AT&T over a branding campaign that it says falsely tells customers they are receiving 5G service on their smartphones, escalating marketing wars between carriers over the next generation of wireless networks. The Wall Street Journal's...Show More

Amazon Invests in Driverless Startup Aurora

09:31 | Feb 8th

Amazon's investment in high-profile autonomous-vehicle startup Aurora starts a relationship with a company developing tech that could be a natural fit for package delivery. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more.

Tesla Cuts the Model 3 Price Again

07:44 | Feb 7th

Tesla cut the price of its mass-market Model 3 sedan for the second time this year, another step in Chief Executive Elon Musk's quest to drive the sticker price-not counting tax credits and fuel savings-down to $35,000. The Wall Street Journal's Tim ...Show More

Snap's Revenue Jumps in 'Stable' Earnings Report

08:10 | Feb 6th

Snap Inc. posted record revenue in its latest quarter and narrowed its loss considerably, as the social-media firm rode a boom in online advertising to inch closer to profitability. Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group breaks it down.

Slack Follows Spotify With Nontraditional IPO

09:28 | Feb 5th

Slack Technologies has filed paperwork for its direct listing on the stock market, setting it up to be the second major company to use the nontraditional method for an initial public offering. Wall Street Journal reporter Maureen Farrell has more.

Apple Sets Fix for FaceTime Bug This Week

08:50 | Feb 4th

Apple apologized for a security flaw in its FaceTime video-chat system and said a software fix is coming this week, as the iPhone maker addresses an embarrassing vulnerability that drew the attention of government officials. The Wall Street Journal's...Show More

New York Insurers Can Use Algorithms to Set Rates

10:25 | Feb 1st

New York State will allow life insurers to use algorithms to comb through data to determine a customer's risk. Wall Street Journal reporter Leslie Scism says it could have an impact beyond the state's borders.

Facebook's Record Profit

07:39 | Jan 31st

Facebook posted a record quarterly profit despite a drumbeat of negative headlines, prompting CEO Mark Zuckerberg to say the social-media giant has turned a corner and plans to focus this year on building new products. Rob Enderle of the Enderle Grou...Show More

Apple Pulls FaceTime Group After Bug Let Users Eavesdrop

10:07 | Jan 30th

This week, Apple scrambled to fix a bug in its FaceTime video-chat system that lets callers eavesdrop on users of iPhones, iPads and Macs. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan explains the awkward setback for a company that has touted its commi...Show More

Facebook Fights Fake News With New Tools

10:50 | Jan 29th

Facebook plans to make more information available world-wide about political ads purchased on its services, expanding its effort to defend against politically motivated interference in elections from India to the European Union. The Wall Street Journ...Show More

Amazon Gets Exclusive Products From Big Brands

08:47 | Jan 28th

To build a big line of exclusive products on its site, Amazon is pushing other brand manufacturers to do most of the work. The Wall Street Journal's Annie Gasparro has more.

How AI Keeps World's Largest Beer Maker Running

08:16 | Jan 25th

The world's largest beer maker is using machine learning to predict when brewery motors might malfunction. Sara Castellanos, reporter for WSJ's CIO Journal, explains how the Anheuser-Busch InBev SA plant uses wireless sensors that can detect ultrason...Show More

Boeing's Autonomous Taxi Takes Flight

09:20 | Jan 24th

Boeing says its prototype for an autonomous air taxi completed a first test flight, heating up a race among aerospace companies hoping to transform urban transit. The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Tangel has more.

Google Fined $57 Million Under New European Law

07:27 | Jan 23rd

A French regulator fined Google $56.8 million-the biggest penalty so far under a new European privacy law-alleging the search-engine giant didn't go far enough getting valid user consent to gather data for targeted advertising. The Wall Street Journa...Show More

Can Microsoft's $500 Million Solve Seattle's Housing Issue?

07:55 | Jan 22nd

Microsoft pledged $500 million to support affordable housing in the Seattle area, an effort to address concern that technology companies' financial success has pushed less wealthy people out of their communities. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene...Show More

Amazon's New Changes Target Unprofitable Items

08:08 | Dec 18th, 2018

In an effort to sharpen is's bottom line, Amazon is making key for changes in product packaging and is pushing big brands to change how they use its site. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens explains.

Will Consumers Embrace a Fake Influencer?

09:04 | Dec 17th, 2018

Lil Miquela is an online star with a big Instagram following. She's also fake, a computer-generated influencer. The Wall Street Journal's Yoree Koh says CGIs are a test of the power of social media celebrity.

Netflix, Hulu to Place Bets on Your Audience Experience

10:15 | Dec 14th, 2018

With providers like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, and more creative risks, network leaders are placing bets on how audience experience will evolve. Stinson Carter explains.

Hackers Nab Your Data in a Few Minutes for a Few Bucks

10:43 | Dec 13th, 2018

Data thieves' tactics are getting more ingenious and more intrusive, as Marriott's Starwood database breach adds to a string of large-scale corporate data intrusions. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has more.

Google CEO in Washington Hot Seat

11:28 | Dec 12th, 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was thrust into the political spotlight when he testified at his first Congressional hearing on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has more on the range of topics, including Google's handling of user data.

Apple Hit With Sales Ban on Older iPhones in China

07:53 | Dec 11th, 2018

A Chinese court ruled that Apple infringed on two Qualcomm patents related to photo editing and swiping on a touch-screen device. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

White House Summit With Big Tech Tackles AI, Job Losses

09:55 | Dec 10th, 2018

White House gathered top Silicon Valley executives for a discussion on how to equip U.S. workers with skills necessary to retain jobs in the age of artificial intelligence. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has more.

Booking a Hotel? Airbnb, Expedia Push Experiences Too

09:19 | Dec 7th, 2018

Companies like Airbnb, TripAdvisor and Expedia are looking to organize the roughly 80% of activities done by travelers that are now booked offline. The Wall Street Journal's Aisha Al-Muslim has more.

Trump Hits Amazon, Online Retailers With Proposed USPS Changes

08:25 | Dec 6th, 2018

A Treasury-led task force is proposing that the U.S. Postal Service charge more for certain package deliveries -- going after Amazon and other online retailers that President Trump has said benefit at the post office's expense. The Wall Street Journ...Show More

Musk's SpaceX Latest Rocket Launch Marks New Milestones

09:20 | Dec 5th, 2018

The latest successful rocket launch by Elon Musk's SpaceX marked new milestones for the company's drive to ease access for commercial satellites into orbit. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor has the details.

Amazon Tests Cashierless Tech for Bigger Stores

08:26 | Dec 4th, 2018

Amazon is testing its cashierless checkout technology for bigger stores, a strategy that could further challenge brick-and-mortar retailers if successful. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more.

Can AT&T's New Streaming Service Take On Netflix?

09:38 | Dec 3rd, 2018

AT&T, trying to reassure investors it can capitalize on its big acquisition of Time Warner, plans to offer three versions of a new streaming video service next year that will feature original movies and television series from Warner Bros., Turner and...Show More

Emails Show Facebook Considered Charging for Data Access

11:03 | Nov 30th, 2018

Internal emails show Facebook thought about charging companies for access to user data several years ago -- a step that would have marked a dramatic shift from its policy of not selling that information. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman ha...Show More

New Amazon Software Analyzes Patient Medical Records

09:16 | Nov 29th, 2018

Amazon.com has begun selling to doctors and hospitals new software that analyzes patients' medical records. We have more on Amazon's latest move into healthcare from the Wall Street Journal's Melanie Evans.

Amazon Gains Ground in Advertising

08:58 | Nov 28th, 2018

Amazon is becoming a bigger player in advertising, rising to the number three spot in the U.S. digital ad market, after Google parent Alphabet, and Facebook. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more on what that means for the industry and com...Show More

What to Do When Your Smart TV Loses Its Smarts

10:53 | Nov 27th, 2018

For many consumers, their smart TV's capabilities are being outpaced by new and more advanced programming platforms and services. Wall Street Journal personal technology columnist David Pierce explains how to ensure your smart TV stays at the head of...Show More

Forget Cyber Monday. Now It's Mobile Monday

08:34 | Nov 26th, 2018

OpenX's Dallas Lawrence examines the shift in consumers seeking out holiday shopping deals from Black Friday to the Monday after Thanksgiving. He also details how shopping has become a mobile-based activity and which segment of the population will be...Show More

Black Friday Shopping? Tips for Deals, Perks ...and Bitcoin

09:05 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Coupons haven't gone away, but the path to discounts is through shoppers' mobile phones or computers this holiday season. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer talks key tips for Black Friday shopping.

Under the Tree: WSJ's Favorite Holiday Tech Gifts

11:50 | Nov 21st, 2018

Whether it's a coffee travel mug with sensors or new noise-cancelling headphones, there's a tech gift for everyone this holiday season. The Wall Street Journal's Wilson Rothman on some of the tech gadgets recommended by the Journal's personal tech co...Show More

Cord-Cutters Chip Away at Traditional TV Outlook

09:50 | Nov 20th, 2018

With more than 1 million consumers canceling their cable-TV or satellite subscriptions in the past quarter, the Wall Street Journal's Drew FitzGerald talks how cord-cutters continue to chip away at providers' dominance of the living room.

PCs: A Recent Bright Spot for Tech

09:36 | Nov 19th, 2018

Many think personal computers are a fading business. But it turns out PCs have been a recent bright spot for tech. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains.

What the Amazon HQ2 Cities Could Learn from Seattle

09:38 | Nov 16th, 2018

Amazon's arrival in Long Island City and Northern Virginia will no doubt transform the two communities. That's if Amazon's presence in Seattle is any guide, says the Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene.

Amazon, Google Battle for High-Tech Talent

09:30 | Nov 15th, 2018

As both Amazon.com and Google boost their presences in New York, the battle to lure high-tech talent will be intense. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath says each company will looking to attract software developers and engineers with different ski...Show More

WSJ Tech D.Live: Instagram, Billboards...and Kevin Hart

12:26 | Nov 14th, 2018

Special Edition: At the WSJ Tech D.Live Conference, Instagram's co-founder talks about the evolution of social media. Brex's CEO touts the benefits of billboard advertising. And Kevin Hart weighs in on political correctness in comedy and the Rock.

Amazon H2Q Sparks Long Island City Real Estate Boom

10:39 | Nov 14th, 2018

News that Amazon.com would locate half of its new headquarters in Long Island City, N.Y. sparked a real estate-buying frenzy in the area. Josh Barbanel of the Wall Street Journal has the story.

WSJ Tech D.Live: How Should Tech Firms Be Regulated?

08:02 | Nov 13th, 2018

D.Live Special Edition: With tech firms under growing scrutiny, how much regulation should they face? Some executives offered their thoughts at the WSJ Tech D.Live conference. Plus, L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer with some management insights.

Banks Partner with the DMV to Fight Identity Fraud

11:26 | Nov 13th, 2018

Major banks are partnering with state Departments of Motor Vehicles to combat identity fraud. It comes as more people are opening accounts online. The Wall Street Journal's Telis Demos explains.

The Next Gaming Frontier: Streaming?

09:30 | Nov 12th, 2018

By making game consoles unnecessary, streaming could dramatically broaden the videogame market. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman talks what it will take to get there.

Google Addresses Harassment Claims With New Policy

08:48 | Nov 9th, 2018

Google said it would end its requirement for employee sexual-harassment claims to be handled in private arbitration, one week after thousands of workers walked out of offices in a global protest. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has more.

Amazon, Google Smart Speakers Still Can't Call 911?

10:42 | Nov 8th, 2018

Amazon Echo and Google Home devices can play music, share the weather and dial up friends -- yet most still can't call 911. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse has more on the regulatory and technical reasons why smart devices can't make emergency...Show More

Apple Reports Record Results but Weak Revenue Outlook

07:27 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Apple reported another quarter of record revenue and profit, but its shares fell in after-hours trading following the company's lackluster sales guidance for the key holiday quarter. Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group has more.

Global Tech Backlash Heats Up for Google, Facebook

10:30 | Nov 1st, 2018

All over the world, citizens, bureaucrats and politicians are pushing back against the power of big tech companies. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims has the latest.

Apple's (Pricier) New MacBook Air, iPad Pro

11:02 | Oct 31st, 2018

Apple unveiled two more-expensive versions of its Mac personal computers and a redesigned iPad, as it aims to reinvigorate lackluster sales of PCs and tablets with higher-priced devices. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce has more.

Apple Event Preview: Unveiling Latest iPads, Macs

08:35 | Oct 30th, 2018

The latest versions of Apple's iPad and Mac are expected to be revealed on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks whether they will be enough to reinvigorate its tablet and PC businesses.

Billionaire Afiniti CEO Says AI Needs More Humans

11:44 | Oct 29th, 2018

Despite leading what may be the first pure-play AI company to IPO, Zia Chishti, chairman and CEO of AI company Afiniti, is an AI cynic. He explains why the tech needs more human interaction.

Twitter Loses Users Again As It Purges Fake Accounts

06:53 | Oct 26th, 2018

In its continuing drive to purge fake accounts, Twitter said it lost more users than forecast. Twitter also expects more user declines ahead. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman said Twitter boosted quarterly revenue and swung to a profit.

Tesla Stock Soars With Surprise Earning Quarter

08:35 | Oct 25th, 2018

Tesla surprised Wall Street with its latest earnings report, posting a profit for the second time in its history, mostly thanks to the Model 3. The Enderle Group's Rob Enderle breaks it down.

Amazon HQ2 Search Sparks Real-Estate Speculation

09:15 | Oct 24th, 2018

Investors say focus on the finalists for Amazon's second headquarters is a way to bet on places with a growing pool of tech talent. The Wall Street Journal's Keiko Morris has more.

Google, Amazon and Microsoft Try Hardware This Fall

09:34 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Google, Amazon and Microsoft are making lots of new devices, but only Apple is making much money from gadgets lately. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher talks how big tech keeps trying its hand at new hardware.

Facebook Aims to Fix Image With Help From the U.K.

10:25 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Facebook has hired Britain's former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive -- giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network's image. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has ...Show More

Are Facebook's Bad Metrics to Blame for 'Pivot to Video'?

08:36 | Oct 19th, 2018

Allegations that Facebook misled advertisers about video viewership have reignited debate among publishing execs about who is to blame for an ill-fated bet on video produced for social-media. The Wall Street Journal's Benjamin Mullin has more.

iPad Tipping: The New Awkward Payment Tech

09:00 | Oct 18th, 2018

Countertop payment tablets like Square are turning gratuities into a public ordeal. The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Levitz talks how new payment technology is shaming consumers into excess tipping.

Amazon, Walmart Upend Retail With Robots and Drones

11:38 | Oct 17th, 2018

Amazon, Walmart and others are using AI and robotics to transform everything from appliance shopping to grocery delivery. Welcome to the physical cloud. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims has more.

Can Netflix Avoid Another Earnings Miss?

08:09 | Oct 16th, 2018

On Tuesday, when Netflix reports third-quarter earnings, the streaming giant will get to prove to investors that its earnings miss last quarter was just a passing blip and not a sign of a more serious slowdown. The Enderle Group's Rob Enderle has mor...Show More

How to Delete Digital Ghosts of Your Old Accounts

09:51 | Oct 15th, 2018

We face constant reminders that our personal data is scattered all over the internet. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley talks how to reduce your exposure.

Google Slammed By Senate Letter Over Data Leak

06:56 | Oct 12th, 2018

Top lawmakers sent a stinging letter to Google over its handling of a data vulnerability that affected hundreds of thousands of users of its Google+ social media service. The Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon has the details.

Google's New Hardware: Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, Home Hub

12:12 | Oct 11th, 2018

Google unveiled two new Pixel smartphones, a Chromebook that acts as both tablet and laptop, and a smart display designed for kitchens and bedrooms. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce has the details.

Portal: Facebook's New Video-Chat Home Device

08:11 | Oct 10th, 2018

Facebook is launching a pair of video-chat devices that will give it a deeper connection to what users do in their homes -- even as it faces intense scrutiny over its handling of user data. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has more.

Google Exposed User Data, Feared Disclosing to Public

09:42 | Oct 9th, 2018

Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network and then opted not to disclose the issue this past spring. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has the details.

'Always On?' How to Disconnect From Work Culture

11:20 | Oct 8th, 2018

In our "Always On" world, colleagues text and email us at all hours, expecting a quick response. But certain strategies can happily keep you out of reach -- and not out of a job. The Wall Street Journal's Matthew Kitchen has more.

Honda Invests Billions in GM's Self-Driving Car Unit

07:47 | Oct 5th, 2018

With Honda investing $750 million in GM's self-driving car unit, the Wall Street Journal's Adrienne Roberts talks about how car makers and tech giants scramble to plant stakes in a landscape swiftly being reshaped by technology.

Online Orders Force Supermarket Shakeup

09:15 | Oct 4th, 2018

With new layouts, curbside pickup zones, and round-the-clock restocking, e-commerce has the supermarket business radically changing. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon has more.

Who's Exposing China's Hacking Army? A Cyber Mystery

09:03 | Oct 3rd, 2018

The world's cybersleuths are investigating a new mystery: Who is behind an anonymous effort to expose China's hacker army? A group called Intrusion Truth has published online messages and blog posts about hacking campaigns. The Wall Street Journal's ...Show More

Quitting QWERTY: Tech's New Typing Era

11:15 | Oct 2nd, 2018

The next era of tech won't work with a physical keyboard -- you'll interact with it the same way you do other people. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains.

Slack Prepares for Early 2019 IPO

07:44 | Oct 1st, 2018

Slack Technologies is actively preparing for an initial public offering in the first half of 2019, with an eye toward going public as soon as the first quarter. The Wall Street Journal's Maureen Farrell has more.

Apple's New Strategy? Sell Pricier iPhones First

07:05 | Sep 20th, 2018

For the second straight year, Apple is selling its new iPhones at different times-but this time, it's putting out the priciest model first. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks its new strategy.

Rise of the Software 'Robots'

08:28 | Sep 19th, 2018

After years toiling in obscurity, startups have suddenly hit the jackpot in a corner of the enterprise-software market sprinkled with artificial intelligence. The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler has the details.

Apple iOS 12: A Review

11:39 | Sep 18th, 2018

The latest iOS 12 software from Apple is coming to your iPhones and iPads. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains why you should upgrade -- especially if you have an older device.

Elon Musk's SpaceX Signs Up First Moon Tourist

09:02 | Sep 17th, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX announced that it had signed up the first private passenger to fly around the moon. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor has more on the future of space tourism.

Apple Watch's Heart-Monitoring Sparks Health Debate

08:48 | Sep 14th, 2018

Apple's smartwatch added heart-monitoring and fall-detection applications that could help detect medical conditions but also trigger false alarms. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

Apple's Biggest, Priciest iPhone Lineup Ever

13:08 | Sep 13th, 2018

Apple is making a bet that larger screens can persuade millions of iPhone owners to not only upgrade to a new device but also fork over more money. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has the details.

Google Fights 'Right To Be Forgotten' In EU Court

07:12 | Sep 12th, 2018

The European Union's executive arm joined Google and a group of free-speech advocates to oppose expanding the bloc's "right to be forgotten" beyond European borders. The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner has more from Luxembourg.

5G Race: China and U.S. Fight For Domination

09:53 | Sep 11th, 2018

As the next era of 5G approaches, a battle is on to determine whether the U.S. or China will dominate. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse has more.

Take Your Toddler Skiing in an Extreme Stroller

10:57 | Sep 10th, 2018

Companies have upgraded strollers and carriages with high-tech designs, enabling parents to take their kids along for the ride on a rugged trail ... or down a ski slope! More from Wall Street Journal contributor and freelance writer Jonathan Welsh.

Apple's Next Big Thing: Wearables

10:31 | Sep 7th, 2018

After PCs and the iPhone, Apple's third act could be as a wearable technology company. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims says devices like the Apple Watch and AirPods, combined with Apple's services, could make wearables the next big growth ...Show More

How Does Twitter Police Content On Its Platform?

07:51 | Sep 6th, 2018

Twitter has typically relied on users to report abusive content. But sources have told the Wall Street Journal that CEO Jack Dorsey has weighed in some high-profile decisions. The Journal's Georgia Wells has more.

Cities Take Out Cyber Insurance Against Hackers

10:23 | Sep 5th, 2018

With hackers looking to target major U.S. cities, municipal governments are taking out cybersecurity insurance. The Wall Street Journal's Scott Calvert talks about what cyber insurance covers and how much it costs.

How Your Email Address Can Hurt Your Job Prospects

09:54 | Sep 4th, 2018

Finding a new job or freelancing gig is hard enough. But the Wall Street Journal's Chris Kornelis says a poorly conceived email address can seriously harm your career prospects. He runs down some rules you should consider when changing your online ha...Show More

Can Tech Fix Your Golf Swing?

10:11 | Sep 3rd, 2018

New devices can measure the velocity and distance of your stroke and help determine which club to pull out next. But is all this new data actually helpful, or just another expensive golf trend? The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce aims to find out.

How Companies Use AI to Boost Customer Engagement

07:43 | Aug 31st, 2018

Corporations have increased their use of artificial intelligence to improve customer interaction. The Wall Street Journal's Steven Norton talks about how AI has helped TGI Fridays target its customers more efficiently.

Smart Home Security -- Without a Creepy Camera

11:13 | Aug 30th, 2018

Want simple, DIY home security without a camera spying on your family? The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce breaks down which ones work best.

Toyota's $500 Million Pact With Uber

08:07 | Aug 29th, 2018

Toyota is investing about $500 million in Uber as part of an deal to work jointly on autonomous vehicles aimed at improving safety and transportation. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has more.

Tesla Buyout: Inside the Unraveling

11:25 | Aug 28th, 2018

As his team hustled to put form to his idea, lining up investors willing to put up tens of billions of dollars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was having second thoughts. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more.

Google, Facebook Target Accounts Linked to Iran

09:11 | Aug 27th, 2018

America's biggest tech companies are zeroing in on Iran, scrubbing their online networks of fake accounts, videos and social-media posts by the rising cyber adversary aimed at spreading misinformation. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has mo...Show More

Apple AirPods: Cultural Statement, Visual Shield

07:45 | Aug 24th, 2018

Apple's white wireless earphones transmit music and conversations, but some users wear them all day as a shield, a secretary and a hiding place. The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Dolan has more.

Sweeping Data-Privacy Bill Passes in California

08:11 | Jul 2nd, 2018

California lawmakers have given consumers unprecedented protection for their data and imposed tough restrictions on the tech industry. The Wall Street Journal's Marc Vartabedian talks whether this will serve as a template for the rest of the nation.

Amazon's Deep Dive Into Package Delivery

07:54 | Jun 29th, 2018

Amazon says it has to build out its own services to handle the surging number of online orders that UPS, FedEx and the Postal Service can't. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.

Driverless Cars: Reshaping Urban Landscape

11:30 | Jun 28th, 2018

Self-driving cars could mean better public transit, more green space and less congestion -- but also urban sprawl and greater inequality. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks the challenges ahead of big cities.

Shop Online? Big-Ticket Items Could Cost More Now

07:55 | Jun 27th, 2018

Savvy shoppers lose a key perk now that the Supreme Court will let states collect sales tax from all online purchases. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more.

Tesla Beware? The New Wave of Luxury EVs

10:24 | Jun 26th, 2018

With luxury brands like Jaguar, Porsche, and BMW making electric plans, old school car makers are mounting a direct challenge to Tesla with their own premium EVs. The Wall Street Journal's William Boston has the details.

AT&T Unveils New Video Service

07:04 | Jun 25th, 2018

AT&T's new video service, WatchTV, aims to use a "skinny bundle" of channels to recapture some of the millions of cord-cutters who dropped cable and satellite-TV. The Wall Street Journal's Drew FitzGerald has the details.

Instagram's New Long-Form Video Hub

07:54 | Jun 22nd, 2018

The Wall Street Journal's Benjamin Mullin talks how Instagram's new video feature positions the image-sharing social media network to compete with the likes of YouTube and Snapchat.

Death of the TV Remote? What Now?

08:49 | Jun 21st, 2018

With the heavy adoption of voice command, we're on the verge of smashing the TV remote's hold on us. Will anyone miss it? Off Duty Gear & Gadgets editor Matthew Kitchen talks what's coming next.

Apple's Push to Upgrade 911 Infrastructure

08:17 | Jun 20th, 2018

As Apple teams up with a startup to help 911 operators locate cellphone callers, the Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse explains how smartphone makers are stepping in to help upgrade America's emergency response infrastructure.

Supreme Court Will Hear Apple's App Appeal

07:41 | Jun 19th, 2018

The Supreme Court announced it will hear an Apple appeal challenging the propriety of a lawsuit brought by consumers who allege that the company illegally monopolized the sale of iPhone apps. The Wall Street Journal's Brent Kendall has the details.

Why Big Tech Already Has the Best Show in Town

08:45 | Jun 18th, 2018

Even as AT&T buys Time Warner, tech companies have shown they don't need to own large media agencies to establish a strong presence in the business. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has more.

New Apple Feature Could Hamper Access to iPhones

10:23 | Jun 15th, 2018

Apple's new security feature could make it harder for investigators to retrieve data from iPhones -- the latest twist in its long-running standoff with law-enforcement agencies over user privacy. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has more.

Apple's New App-Privacy Rules Expose Old Loopholes

08:20 | Jun 14th, 2018

Apple is trying to enforce new privacy policies across its vast network of iPhone and iPad apps-and in the process is exposing longstanding gaps that left users' data vulnerable to abuse. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the details.

Ford-Backed 'Argo AI' Lures Talent Away From Apple

09:32 | Jun 13th, 2018

Ford's $1 billion bet on start-up Argo AI recruited top talent for its driverless-car program with a perk it couldn't otherwise provide: an equity stake in a fast-growing company. The Wall Street Journal's Christina Rogers has the details.

Soundbars to Smarten Up Your TV

10:42 | Jun 12th, 2018

TVs are thinner and more beautiful than ever, but have never had worse sound. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains how you can fix that with a single, easy upgrade to your home theater: a soundbar.

Facebook Blames Bug for Sharing Posts

09:07 | Jun 11th, 2018

Facebook says a software flaw -- that it has since fixed -- affected about 14 million users over 10 days in May. The Wall Street Journal's Maria Armental has the details.

Apple's WWDC 2018: A Recap

17:07 | Jun 8th, 2018

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference showcased a bevy of new features. The Wall Street Journal's Wilson Rothman and Brian Fitzgerald have the recap.

CEO Musk Says Tesla to Meet Model 3 Production Goal

08:29 | Jun 7th, 2018

After twice delaying the deadline, Tesla is pushing to meet the critical 5,000-a-week rate for its Model 3 cars. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks its latest goals for the first ever mainstream electric car.

Waymo, GM Still Need Humans for Driverless Cars

10:01 | Jun 6th, 2018

Computers are taking control of driving, but humans will still be backing them for some time. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins explains how companies are developing new ways to let remote operators guide autonomous vehicles.

Elon Musk's SpaceX Delays First Space Tourists

10:14 | Jun 5th, 2018

With news that SpaceX likely won't launch a pair of tourists to loop around the moon this year, the Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor talks the latest challenges disrupting Elon Musk's plans for human space exploration.

Apple Expands Ad Business With New App Network

08:28 | Jun 4th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle explains Apple's plan for a network that would distribute ads across apps -- and the stiff competition that lies ahead from the likes of Google and Facebook.

Hiring Tech Talent: A Tough Job

09:07 | Jun 1st, 2018

The Wall Street Journal's Lauren Weber explains how the search for tech talent is reaching far beyond Silicon Valley -- and why companies like Siemens and Toyota are rethinking the way they compete for workers.

Companies Can't Stay On Top of Security Patches

07:37 | May 31st, 2018

Companies are struggling to stay on top of security patches as they incorporate countless internet-connected devices in their networks -- and the problem is only going to get worse. The Wall Street Journal's Adam Janofsky has more.

Tech Stars Grab Power in 'Founder Friendly' Era

09:08 | May 30th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler explains how Silicon Valley financiers are losing leverage to star entrepreneurs in order to cultivate "founder friendly" reputations.

Alexa Eavesdrops: Shared Chat Without Permission

07:57 | May 29th, 2018

Amazon said that one of its Echo home speakers mistakenly recorded a private conversation and sent it to a person in the owners' contact list -- raising questions about the security of such voice-operated devices. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stev...Show More

Microsoft's Peggy Johnson on New AI Breakthroughs

11:09 | May 28th, 2018

Microsoft's executive vice president of business development, Peggy Johnson, discusses what's brewing on the artificial intelligence front for Microsoft, and hints at the next innovations on the horizon.

Uber Ends Arizona Self-Driving Car Testing

07:38 | May 25th, 2018

Uber is closing down its self-driving vehicle program in Arizona about two months after the state barred it from road-testing the tech when one of the company's robot cars struck and killed a pedestrian. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger talks...Show More

Geocaching App Makes Life Treasure Hunt

08:22 | May 24th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal's Matthew Kitchen explains how a geocaching app puts a digital gloss on the adventure glorified in "The Goonies" and other films of summers past.

Banned From Amazon? Stop Returning So Much

08:00 | May 23rd, 2018

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens explains why Amazon accounts are being closed without warning -- and how it happens when "you're creating a lot of headaches for Amazon."

HP Hangs Tough in Shrinking PC Market

07:48 | May 22nd, 2018

By focusing on sleeker designs and high-performance game machines, HP managed to boost revenue and gobble market share from smaller competitors even as the PC market shrank. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene has the details.

YouTube Launches New Music-Streaming Service

07:47 | May 21st, 2018

This week, YouTube will relaunch YouTube Music as a music-streaming service much like Spotify or Apple Music. The Wall Street Journal's Anne Steele has the details.

Prime Perks? Amazon's New Discounts at Whole Foods

07:12 | May 18th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks the new deals from Amazon designed to lure the estimated 40% of Whole Foods shoppers who aren't Prime members.

Forget Hackers, Watch Out for Screen Snoopers

08:21 | May 17th, 2018

Peeking to see what others are doing on mobile devices is a temptation few can resist. The Wall Street Journal's Sue Shellenbarger explains the rise of "visual hackers" snooping over our shoulders.

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps in Data-Abuse Probe

07:45 | May 16th, 2018

Facebook has suspended some 200 applications for suspected misuse of users' information shared on its platform. The Wall Street Journal's Maria Armental has the latest on its investigation of outside developers.

Tackling Tesla's Autopilot System

09:20 | May 15th, 2018

As new details emerge about Tesla execs rejecting various tech warnings to inattentive drivers, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins explains the tricky task of mastering the electric car maker's driver-assistance system.

Why Google Wants You to Put Down the Phone

08:52 | May 14th, 2018

Addressing criticism that their products are too addictive, Google's new version of its Android mobile operating system would tell users how much time they've spent on various apps. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has more on big tech's "...Show More

Fatal Tesla Crash Prompts More Investigations

08:34 | May 11th, 2018

A U.S. transportation-safety agency is examining the fiery crash of a Tesla Model S car that killed two teenagers -- marking the fourth active federal probe involving the company's vehicles. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more.

Handling Tweets From NYC Subway: Worst Job in U.S?

08:03 | May 10th, 2018

Every day, the frustrations of New York City subway riders spew out in the form of 2,500 often profanity-laced tweets directed at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Vilensky talks how running a company's social ...Show More

Inside Tesla's Model 3 Factory

08:17 | May 9th, 2018

The next six months will determine whether Tesla's Model 3 can reshape the U.S. auto industry or serve merely as a flashy footnote. The Wall Street Journal's John D. Stoll has more.

3,000 Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Released Soon

07:50 | May 8th, 2018

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are preparing to release 3,000 Russia-linked Facebook ads, in what would offer the broadest picture yet of how the social network has been manipulated. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has more...Show More

Apple's Big Services Boost from Google May Slow

10:41 | May 7th, 2018

Apple's fast-growing services business gets a big boost from the licensing fees the tech giant receives from Google. But the big growth in those fees may slow, and the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains why.

Walmart, EY Ramp Up Workforce With Software Robots

08:34 | Mar 26th, 2018

Software robots that automate various mundane tasks are helping companies such as Ernst & Young and Walmart ramp up worker productivity. The Wall Street Journal's Sara Castellanos has more.

Uber: Are Self-Driving Cars Ready for City Streets?

10:06 | Mar 23rd, 2018

The incident in which an autonomous Uber car struck and killed a pedestrian has raised questions about whether self-driving vehicles are ready for the complexities of city life. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has more.

Google's $300 Million Pledge to Support News

09:19 | Mar 22nd, 2018

With the launch of Google News Initiative, Google says it wants to help news organizations strengthen quality journalism, develop new business models and upgrade their technology. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Mullin has the details.

GrubHub, Yelp Team Up to Take on Mobile-Delivery

07:22 | Mar 21st, 2018

A deal between mobile food-ordering company GrubHub and Yelp means more than 80,000 restaurants can now offer delivery. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon talks how this could shake up the growing meal-ordering app business.

EU to Probe Facebook's Handling of User Data

08:59 | Mar 20th, 2018

European Union officials say they will probe Facebook's handling of user data after a firm linked to the 2016 Trump campaign allegedly kept user's personal data for years despite saying it had destroyed those records. The Wall Street Journal's Natali...Show More

LinkedIn's $27 Billion Challenge? To Get You to Use It

08:00 | Mar 19th, 2018

Microsoft paid $27 billion for LinkedIn. Now the site has to prove it's worth it. The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene talks the new roll out of features aimed at drawing people regularly.

Tesla Model 3's Make-Or-Break Moment

09:22 | Mar 16th, 2018

Tesla is entering one of the most critical phases in its history, a make-or-break period in which the car maker must boost production of the Model 3 or possibly face severe financial consequences. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the latest.

Amazon: The Making of a Giant

08:32 | Mar 15th, 2018

Amazon has grown into a $178 billion-a-year revenue business with online retail, a dominant cloud-services business, a grocery chain and a Hollywood studio. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens explains how it all happened.

Apple to Acquire the 'Netflix' of Magazines

07:25 | Mar 14th, 2018

Looking to beef up its services business, Apple says it will acquire digital-magazine-subscription service Texture, a product that bundles together some 200 subscriptions into one monthly service. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the latest...Show More

Delivery Drones: Coming Soon to a Porch Near You

08:57 | Mar 13th, 2018

After lagging behind other countries for years, federal regulators say commercial drones in the U.S. are expected to begin limited package deliveries within months. The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor has the latest.

Tesla, Trump, and China Trade Rules

09:25 | Mar 12th, 2018

With Tesla CEO Elon Musk using Twitter to lobby President Donald Trump on China's trade stance, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks why current rules "make things very difficult" for big-tech automakers in the important Chinese market.

Samsung Galaxy S9: An Official Review

08:48 | Mar 9th, 2018

Samsung's new Galaxy S9 comes with a bunch of new features -- but does its software match up to its impressive new design? The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce has the official review.

Amazon Vs. Walmart: A War for Low-Income Shoppers

07:04 | Mar 8th, 2018

Amazon is rolling out a discounted Prime program to Medicaid recipients -- its latest salvo in a battle with Walmart for low-income shoppers. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.

Zara Uses Robots in New E-Commerce Shakeup

08:29 | Mar 7th, 2018

Now that fashion retailer Zara has found success with its "click and collect" online strategy, it's hoping new robot technology can bring things to the next level. The Wall Street Journal's Jeannette Neumann has the latest from Madrid, Spain.

'Fintech' Takes Over Manhattan Office Market

08:04 | Mar 6th, 2018

Financial technology providers are eating up Manhattan office space as they expand operations and tap in to a growing labor force. The Wall Street Journal's Keiko Morris talks what the growth of leasing in fintech signals for the growing tech sector.

Improving Your Uber and Lyft Experience

10:58 | Mar 5th, 2018

Which ride should I take: Uber XL or Lyft Line? What's the best way to suggest a better route or cancel a ride? What about the best ride-sharing options? The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley has tips and explanations for improving the ride-sharing...Show More

Spotify Needs More than Subscriber Growth

10:41 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Spotify's big subscriber count has helped fuel revenue growth for the music streaming company. But the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher says adding subscribers has been a money-losing business for Spotify - not a hopeful sign as it prepares to go ...Show More

Amazon Buys Video Doorbell Maker Ring

08:52 | Mar 1st, 2018

Amazon.com is expanding deeper into the online home security market. It's paying one billion dollars for Ring, a maker of video doorbells and security cameras. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens says it boosts Amazon's efforts to control devices...Show More

Big Consumer Brands vs. Alexa

09:13 | Feb 28th, 2018

The major consumer brands have spent billions of dollars marketing their products. Now, their efforts are being challenged by voice-search assistants like Amazon's Alexa. The Wall Street Journal's Saabira Chaudhuri explains.

Have Prices Peaked for Smartphones?

09:51 | Feb 27th, 2018

Smartphone makers have always raised prices sharply every time they upgraded their devices. But those days may be ending, and the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains why.

Like Smartphone Cameras? You'll Love the Galaxy S9

10:34 | Feb 26th, 2018

Samsung's Galaxy S9 smartphone will be released next month. Wall Street Journal San Francisco reporter David Pierce has tested the phone and says the S9 camera is really something special.

The New Snapchat: How to Embrace the Change

11:41 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Snapchat's new roll-out aims to hook in new users and build something Instagram can't copy. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains how to make the most of the new app.

How Russia Hijacked Facebook: What History Teaches Us

09:34 | Feb 22nd, 2018

The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims offers a historical a lesson in how Facebook and other networks through history became hierarchies, as individuals got more influence.

Trump's Deregulation Push Shoots for Outer Space

08:46 | Feb 21st, 2018

With Vice President Mike Pence expected to announce new moves promoting private ventures in outer space, the Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor talks what deregulation could mean for the commercial space industry.

Cord Cutting? Your Guide to Streaming Live TV

07:55 | Feb 20th, 2018

With video services like YouTube TV, Hulu and Sling TV promising to stream all the live TV you could want, more cheaply and easily than cable, the Wall Street Journal's David Pierce talks how to get the most for your needs.

Can 'Fortnite' Turn Buzz Into Profit?

08:46 | Feb 19th, 2018

Now that Epic Games has lured in millions of players with a free version of its $40 videogame "Fortnite," the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman talks whether it can turn buzz into profit.

Best of CES 2018: The Official WSJ Recap

12:07 | Jan 12th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal's personal tech editor Wilson Rothman joins us fresh from the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada with an official recap of all the brilliant, necessary and/or totally crazy technologies to come.

Activision's Overwatch League: Esports Game-Changer?

09:06 | Jan 11th, 2018

Activision Blizzard faces new challenges in turning its hit videogame into a mainstream spectator sport. Can the Overwatch league prove to be an esports game-changer? The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has the details.

CES 2018: Voice Tech, Robots, VR and More

10:52 | Jan 10th, 2018

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada gathers the biggest tech companies to spotlight the latest innovation in self-driving cars, virtual reality, robots, voice assistance and more. Tom Coughlin, IEEE Senior Member and Founder of Coughli...Show More

CES Showdown: Amazon Alexa Vs.Google Assistant

07:58 | Jan 9th, 2018

Two voice-operated giants will have a showdown at 2018's Consumer Electronics Show as Amazon and Alphabet take new interest in the annual tech convention. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley has more from Las Vegas.

Tinder Help: How to Make Dating Apps Work for You

09:40 | Jan 8th, 2018

As dating apps like Bumble and Tinder continue to have their own flaws and virtues, the Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley breaks down how to make them work for you. Plus, does a pro photographer up your game?

Does Virtual Reality Need to Cut the Cord?

07:58 | Jan 5th, 2018

Virtual reality hasn't caught on with consumers yet because no one has come up with the right combination of hardware. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher says untethering VR devices from computers should boost appeal-if the content delivers.

Verizon, Samsung Team Up to Big on 5G

08:00 | Jan 4th, 2018

Samsung has just been announced as a major supplier in Verizon's push to offer fifth-generation, or 5G, internet over its wireless network. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson has the details.

Smart Elevators, Self-Driving Cars Need More Computing Power

07:56 | Jan 3rd, 2018

With millions of objects connecting to the internet for the first time, companies like Microsoft and GE are putting more computing resources at the edge of the network, in vehicles, elevators, factory machines and the like. The Wall Street Journal's ...Show More

What Apple's Apology Means for iPhone Battery

08:59 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Apple issued a rare apology for its handling of concerns about performance issues in iPhones with older batteries in the wake of a wave of consumer complaints. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has more.

What to Expect in Tech in 2018

11:23 | Jan 1st, 2018

From artificial intelligence to electric cars, The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims talks about tech highlights in the new year.

A Big Payday for Apple's CEO

08:33 | Dec 29th, 2017

Apple paid its top executives handsomely in fiscal year 2017, after exceeding its sales and profit goals for the year. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle explains what the boost in compensation says about the overall health of the company in the ...Show More

Startups Fight Back Against Net Neutrality Repeal

11:18 | Dec 28th, 2017

The repeal of net neutrality has some Silicon Valley startups seeking workarounds to ensure a fair and open internet. The Wall Street Journal's Doug MacMillan explains how they're using virtual private networks, mesh networks, and antennas.

HQ Trivia App Sweeps On-Demand Generation

08:59 | Dec 27th, 2017

In a throwback to TV "appointment viewing," the game show HQ Trivia has tethered hundreds of thousands of fans to their phones at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. precisely. The Wall Street Journal's John Jurgensen breaks it down.

Apple's iPhone X: A Lukewarm Reception

07:49 | Dec 26th, 2017

Estimates from market-research firms indicate customers are buying the iPhone X and a pair of other new offerings at a rate comparable to recent models -- but falling short of the iPhone's 2014 peak. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

Joanna Stern Meets Tech's Top Minds in WSJ Elevator

09:51 | Dec 25th, 2017

From Microsoft's Peggy Johnson to GM CEO Mary Barra, personal tech columnist Joann Stern has accidentally "bumped" into some of the top tech minds in 2017 -- inside the elevator of the Wall Street Journal.

Yes, Apple Slowed Down Your Old iPhone (It Can Explain)

07:05 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Facing questions about reduced performance in older iPhones, Apple acknowledged its latest software curtails the computing power of some models to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

Will the Tax Bill Lead to Big Tech Deal Making?

08:43 | Dec 21st, 2017

The GOP tax reform bill would theoretically free up hundreds of billions of dollars that high-tech giants have stashed offshore. But that's unlikely to lead to a lot of deal making, including merger activity. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher e...Show More

GOP Tax Bill Could Hit Large Tech Firms

09:13 | Dec 20th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal's Doug MacMillan talks about why tech giants who book most of their profits overseas might see their tax rates rise as a result of the GOP tax overhaul.

Amazon Echo Price Cuts Upend Smart Speaker Market

09:16 | Dec 19th, 2017

Amazon.com has cut the prices for its Echo smart speaker line, including the smallest device, the Echo Dot. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle says this has forced the hand of rivals including Apple and Google.

Gamers' Virtual 'Loot Boxes' Cause Money Stir

08:59 | Dec 18th, 2017

This holiday season, gaming kids will encounter one of the industry's most contentious moneymaking tactics in years -- the "loot box," an in-game reward that is also for sale. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has what parents need to know...Show More

Amazon Sellers Vie for 'Deal of the Day'

07:46 | Dec 12th, 2017

Winning a slot in one of Amazon.com's short-term promotions can not only skyrocket a merchant's ranking but also trigger sales for the rest of the season. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more on how Amazon picks its seemingly random "Deal...Show More

'Alexa for Business' Brings Voice Control to Office

08:18 | Dec 11th, 2017

Leading workplace tech firm Crestron is joining forces with Amazon Web Services to make meetings more productive. Crestron's Head of Enterprise Innovation, Dan Jackson, discusses how voice control is changing productivity.

Is an 'Amazon' World Ready to Be Lived In?

09:17 | Dec 8th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley discusses how she went on a week long "Amazon diet" to find out how much life one person can live through Amazon products and services.

Google Vs. Amazon: Device War Heats Up

07:28 | Dec 7th, 2017

With Google pulling YouTube from some Amazon devices in retaliation for Amazon refusing to sell many Google products, the Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas talks the growing battle between two tech giants as their businesses increasingly overlap.

Facebook's Messenger Kids: 6-Year-Olds on Social Media?

08:51 | Dec 6th, 2017

Facebook rolled out a new messaging app for its youngest audience yet -- children between the ages of 6 and 12 -- but experts are questioning whether kids are ready for social-media access. The Wall Street Journal's Betsy Morris has more.

Apple Watch Gets Healthier

06:50 | Dec 5th, 2017

With a new app from Apple enabling its smartwatch to test and track irregular heart rhythms, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks the company's big new health ambitions.

Silicon Valley's 'Conservative' Problem

08:01 | Dec 4th, 2017

As tech companies in Silicon Valley seek to bolster diversity in their workplace, some employees say their politics are unwelcome in an industry dominated by liberal views. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has more.

Google Rethinking Nest; Amazon Alexa for Business

08:24 | Dec 1st, 2017

Google is reportedly thinking of folding its Nest Labs home-automation unit back into the hardware team. Plus, Amazon.com has unveiled Alexa as a business tool for booking conferences and launching meetings.

Snapchat Redesign; Domino's Tracking App

09:43 | Nov 30th, 2017

Snapchat has redesigned its app to make it more user-friendly and less complicated. Plus, Domino's Pizza has a smartphone tracking app that lets users track every step, from production to delivery. But some customers question its accuracy.

Waymo-Uber Trial Delayed; a Nike AR Scavenger Hunt

11:15 | Nov 29th, 2017

A federal judge has ordered a delay in a trial in which Google's Waymo unit has accused Uber of stealing trade secrets. Plus, Nike is using augmented reality to reinvent the old art of sneaker scavenging.

Pokemon Go Maker Gets a New Round of Financing

10:57 | Nov 28th, 2017

Niantic, the maker of augmented reality hit Pokemon Go, has gotten 200 million dollars of new financing. Plus, Uber's delay in reporting a 2016 hack could affect its stock deal with Softbank.

Facebook to Alert Users Who Followed Russian Pages

07:37 | Nov 27th, 2017

Wall Street Journal reporter Jack Nicas explains how Facebook intends to alert some of its users if they encountered pages created by Russian actors during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. He also details why the move is drawing criticism.

Best Tech Gifts of 2017: WSJ's Favorite Gadgets

11:26 | Nov 24th, 2017

This holiday shopping season, don't just throw money at things because they're marked down. Instead, buy gifts that retain value. Personal technology editor Wilson Rothman talks the Wall Street Journal's favorite tech gadgets of 2017.

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Delete Breached Data

09:52 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Wall Street Journal reporter Robert McMillan discusses a massive data breach that affected roughly 57 million Uber accounts last year and the unprecedented move to pay the hackers to destroy the stolen information.

Three Reasons to Stay Bullish on Tech

08:01 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Wall Street Journal reporter Chelsey Dulaney outlines three reasons Credit Suisse says investors should remain bullish on the tech sector, despite a more than 35% gain in tech stock prices in 2017.

Uber Bets Big on Driverless Cars

10:08 | Nov 21st, 2017

Volvo will produce 24,000 self-driving cars for Uber starting in 2019. The Wall Street Journal's Senior Reporter William Boston explains why the deal is significant as companies race to get more driverless cars on the road.

Want Apple's HomePod For Holidays? Don't Hold Your Breath

07:37 | Nov 20th, 2017

Apple pushed back the release of its HomePod smart speaker beyond Christmas, making it the latest new product from the company to miss its promised ship date. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.

Google Picks Your Answers (Usually Gets Them Wrong)

08:54 | Nov 17th, 2017

Going beyond search, Google has been promoting a single result over all others. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas talks where things get complicated.

Uber: How Much Is It Worth Anyway?

07:32 | Nov 16th, 2017

SoftBank's shooting for a multibillion-dollar stake in Uber is raising the question of what the world's most valuable startup is actually worth. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has more.

Amazon's New HQ: Where Could it Be?

07:42 | Nov 15th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal used Amazon's general criteria and interviews with site-selection experts to come up with a list of potential locations for its new corporate center. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens breaks it down.

Wal-Mart Takes on Amazon, Raises Online Prices

06:48 | Nov 14th, 2017

In a bid to compete with Amazon.com, Wal-Mart wants to charge customers more to buy some products online than in stores -- part of the company's efforts to boost profits and drive store traffic. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer has more.

Snap: Hope For Growth? Or Just a Fad?

08:14 | Nov 13th, 2017

On the heels of Snap Inc.'s disappointing earnings report, Heard on the Street's Dan Gallagher talks whether investors are beginning to think Snapchat is a fad that's burning itself out.

Overwhelmed By Facebook? Here's How to Fix Your Feed

10:03 | Nov 10th, 2017

Overwhelmed by your Facebook feed? The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley talks how to simply your timeline from political rants, excessive ads, and fake news.

Waymo's Self-Driving Milepost: Robot Taxis

10:42 | Nov 9th, 2017

Alphabet's Waymo takes a historic step forward in the development of fully driverless cars by unleashing the first fleet of robot vans on public roads without humans behind the wheel. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks how it plans to furthe...Show More

Virtual Restaurants: Found in Apps (But Not on Maps)

08:41 | Nov 8th, 2017

Digital food-delivery services like Grubhub are among the apps restaurateurs are using to launch and redefine dining -- without having to open an actual restaurant. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims has more.

Amazon's Echo Look: Can a Robot Pick Out Your Outfit?

06:49 | Aug 3rd, 2017

With Amazon's camera-equipped Echo Look touting the use of AI to evaluate which outfits look best on you, the Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler checked with fashion experts for an experiment in how robots fare in assessing fashion.

Apple's Real Breakthrough Product? Services

06:38 | Aug 2nd, 2017

With services like App Store, iTunes and iCloud generating more than $27.8 billion in revenue in 12-month period, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks the breakthrough success of Apple's services business.

GM Hires Jeep Hackers as Detroit Takes on Silicon Valley

05:31 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Upon GM hiring the two hackers who notoriously hacked into a Jeep made by Fiat Chrysler, the Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias talks how Detroit is looking to move into a leading position in the autonomous car race.

HBO Hacked: Programming Leaked in Cyberattack

05:11 | Aug 1st, 2017

HBO is the latest entertainment company to be hacked and have its proprietary information, including some of its shows, stolen and leaked online. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has the latest.

Is Apple Feeling Heat From Trump to Build Factories?

05:11 | Aug 1st, 2017

Pressed by President Donald Trump, Apple suddenly faces new pressure to build factories in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the details.

Tesla Model 3: The Test Drive

06:55 | Jul 31st, 2017

Upon the release of its new Model 3 sedan, Tesla showed off details of the all-electric sedan's interior for the first time, allowing a roughly 10-minute test ride around the factory. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has a first look.

Are Amazon's Expansion Costs Taking a Toll?

05:14 | Jul 31st, 2017

With Amazon eking out its smallest quarterly profit in nearly two years, the Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks the high cost of its increasing dominance of retail.

Model 3 Launch Event: Is Tesla Ready for Mainstream?

07:03 | Jul 28th, 2017

Tesla's Elon Musk is set to take the stage Friday evening at an event to showcase the first deliveries of the sedan he hopes will help transform his niche car company into a more mass-market maker. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the detail...Show More

Twitter Fizzling After Election-Fueled Growth

04:39 | Jul 28th, 2017

Twitter posted no real increase in users after getting a bump three months ago from the U.S. presidential election, stressing the growing challenges the social-media company faces. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has more.

How Amazon's Jeff Bezos Became World's Richest Person

04:29 | Jul 27th, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's net worth topped $90 billion on Thursday morning, allowing him to dethrone Microsoft's Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks what this means for Amazon's ever-growing momentu...Show More

Amazon's Job Fair: Now Hiring 50,000 Positions

04:32 | Jul 27th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks Amazon's giant job fair around the country as the tech giant pushes to make good on its pledge to hire 130,000 employees.

8 Biggest Tech Hubs for $100,000+ Tech Jobs

05:19 | Jul 26th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun talks about the leading tech cities for higher-wage tech jobs, and why expensive prices in metro areas aren't enough to stop its growing momentum.

Lego Boost Review: Creating Kid Coders

06:11 | Jul 26th, 2017

With the new Lego Boost kit making classic Lego bricks come to life with programmable motors and sensors, the Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler talks how encouraging kids to code has become a big trend among toys and apps.

Net-Neutrality: New Hope in Finding Common Ground?

05:55 | Jul 25th, 2017

An influential House committee chairman is aiming to pass compromise net-neutrality legislation, seeking common ground between high-tech and telecommunications firms that have battled for a decade over internet governance rules. John D. McKinnon has ...Show More

Robotic Breakthrough: Boxing Your Online Order

04:16 | Jul 25th, 2017

Facing more pressure to speed orders more quickly to customers, a rising number of companies are using high-tech robots in their manufacturing process. The Wall Street Journal's Brian Baskin talks how this shakes up the e-commerce and traditional ret...Show More

PayPal, J.P. Morgan Deal Shakes Up Mobile Payment Game

04:32 | Jul 24th, 2017

J.P. Morgan Chase and PayPal, two of the highest-profile companies providing mobile wallets in the U.S., will now be partners as well as competitors under terms of a new deal. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Rudegeair has the latest.

Lyft Shifts Gears With New Driverless-Car Division

04:29 | Jul 24th, 2017

As Lyft announces plans to launch its own driver-less car division, the Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger talks where this leaves the always competitive self driving car race.

Elon Musk Tweets New York-to-D.C. Hyperloop Tease

04:36 | Jul 21st, 2017

With billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeting that he got "verbal" government approval for his ambitious New York-to-D.C. Hyperloop project, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins explains why he may have raised more questions than he answered.

Can Samsung's Bixby Take on Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa?

05:59 | Jul 21st, 2017

With a new talking sidekick arriving on millions of Samsung Galaxy S8 phones this week, the Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler breaks down what makes chatting with Bixby different from Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant.

Do Twitter's Rules Apply to Trump's Tweets?

05:24 | Jul 20th, 2017

With President Donald Trump's tweets raising questions about a violation of Twitter's rules, the Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells talk how the the social network's anti-harassment campaign forces the company to confront tricky questions about how ...Show More

Google Tries Again With Glass Headset

04:01 | Jul 20th, 2017

Google is relaunching Glass, its head-worn computer, by targeting corporate customers and dubbing the device, "Glass Enterprise Edition." The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.

The Rise of the Retail Robots

04:38 | Jul 19th, 2017

Amid increasing pressure from Amazon, Wal-Mart and other large retailers are turning to technology to do workers' rote tasks. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer has the latest.