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11:25 | Dec 10th

When Golden Globe nominations were announced, streaming services emerged as the star. Entertainment reporter John Jurgensen explains what that means for the future of Netflix, streaming, and the movies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho...Show More

11:20 | Dec 9th

Lawmakers in New York are considering a measure that would require companies to extend more benefits to gig workers. They're looking to California, which passed a similar law earlier this year. Reporter Jimmy Vielkind joins us to explain. Learn more ...Show More
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11:08 | Dec 6th

From ride-sharing companies to online babysitting services, internet marketplaces have long argued that it's the sellers' responsibility to make sure that products are safe. Reporter Alexandra Berzon explains how hoverboards sold on Amazon could chal...Show More

11:40 | Dec 5th

As the co-founders of Google give up management roles at Alphabet, WSJ reporter Rob Copeland explains the challenges their replacement, current CEO Sundar Pichai, will face. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

09:35 | Dec 4th

WSJ Reporter Parmy Olson explains why so many UK companies are adopting facial recognition technology, and how it's legal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10:19 | Dec 3rd

The DexCom glucose monitor stopped sharing data with smartphones. WSJ Reporter Peter Loftus explains why that's so dangerous. News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook. Learn more about yo...Show More

14:33 | Dec 2nd

It's Cyber Monday, and the battle for the future of payments is being fought in the shopping cart. Heard on the Street columnist Telis Demos joins us to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11:02 | Nov 29th

'Tis the season... for shopping online. Amazon is probably part of your routine. Personal tech reporter Katie Bindley explains how to skip getting scammed while shopping on the site. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14:20 | Nov 27th

Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman breaks down the best gadgets for your phone. No iPhone necessary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15:26 | Nov 26th

The holidays are fast approaching. So we sat down with Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman to break down the best gadgets for the tech-savviest demographic: kids. The Wall Street Journal and Fox Corp share a parent company, News Corp. Learn more abou...Show More

13:15 | Nov 25th

Personal Tech Editor Wilson Rothman breaks down the best gadgets for a smarter home. Reporter Betsy Morris explains how tech companies are combating deepfakes. News Corp has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook and Twitter. Learn mo...Show More

11:18 | Nov 22nd

Facebook may be the next tech company to respond to controversy over political ad policies. Reporter Emily Glazer explains. News Corp, owner of the Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news through Facebook and Twitter. Learn mo...Show More

11:35 | Nov 21st

Travelers are paying pros to help them curate the best possible vacation Instagrams. Reporter Harriet Torrey explains. Dow Jones & Co. has a commercial agreement to supply news through Apple services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone...Show More

10:35 | Nov 20th

There are more devices and gaming platforms than ever before. Wall Street Journal videogame reporter Sarah E. Needleman explains what to know ahead of this year's holiday season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

08:17 | Nov 19th

Wall Street Journal reporter Georgia Wells explains why the video streaming app TikTok is trying to downplay its ties to China and gain more traction in the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

09:05 | Nov 18th

Wall Street Journal reporter Emily Glazer explains how Twitter will no longer allow groups promoting causes to target users by their ZIP Code or political affiliations. Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreemen...Show More

10:05 | Nov 15th

Wall Street Journal report Eric Sylvers explains how phone carriers are exploring moving 5G technology to the cloud in order to unclog busy data networks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

09:40 | Nov 14th

Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Krouse explains how 5G technology could connect more sports fans, and allow them to bet on games as they watch.(Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has a commercial agreement to supply news throug...Show More

09:05 | Nov 13th

Wall Street Journal reporter Stu Woo discusses how governments are seeking to make as much money as possible from spectrum auctions, but are receiving pushback from phone carriers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11:20 | Nov 12th

5G wireless technology has the ability to connect a ton of Internet devices, what's known as the Internet of Things. The Wall Street Journal's Drew Fitzgerald talks about the implications that might have for consumers' data privacy. Learn more about ...Show More

08:43 | Nov 11th

Combining 5G wireless networks and artificial intelligence has the potential to change so many things here on Earth and in space. The Wall Street Journal's Jame Rundle says it could, for example, shorten the time it takes to develop new drugs, improv...Show More

07:57 | Nov 9th

The WSJ recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei in Shenzhen. In this special, Ren talks about how the US blacklisting has impacted Huawei - and why he says Huawei doesn't need the US to survive. Learn mo...Show More

11:17 | Nov 8th

With an array of tools and technology, Google has become the king of digital advertising and it also has the dominant digital ad marketplace. Google is now a target of investigations into whether it's abused its power. The Wall Street Journal's Keach...Show More

08:17 | Nov 7th

Google has bought wearables device maker Fitbit for 2.1 billion dollars. The search giant wants to become a major player in health data. But the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman says the deal raises questions about how users' health and welln...Show More

08:53 | Nov 6th

Some new apps can help families divvy up the household responsibilities, and head off arguments over who's pulling their weight around the house. More from the Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/a...Show More

09:58 | Nov 5th

The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern tested Apple's new earbuds, and found the AirPods Pro to be much improved over the AirPods. One big improvement: they don't fall out. At $250 a pair, that's welcome news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit ...Show More

08:22 | Nov 4th

California firefighters are using a mix of high-tech and old-fashioned cunning to battle the state's siege of hundreds of blazes. The Wall Street Journal's Erin Ailworth has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10:05 | Nov 1st

The Interior Department is grounding its entire fleet of aerial drones, one of the largest in the federal government, citing increasing concerns about the national security risk from Chinese manufacturers. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Puko has the d...Show More

08:58 | Oct 31st

Facebook dismantled a coordinated effort to mislead users led by a Russian businessman whom law-enforcement officials have previously accused of interfering in U.S. elections. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has more. Learn more about y...Show More

10:12 | Oct 30th

AT&T is preparing to unveil its answer to Netflix -- HBO Max , a multibillion-dollar gamble that the media and telecom giant can sell a premium streaming-video service when rivals are flooding the market with cheaper alternatives. The Wall Street Jo...Show More