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Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors highlight leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in..

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Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. The Wall Street Journal's reporters and editors highlight leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in..

    What Kamala Harris's V.P. Candidacy Could Mean for Tech

    What Kamala Harris's V.P. Candidacy Could Mean for Tech

    Before she was the Democratic Party's presumptive vice presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris built her career in the Bay Area. She has a long history with Silicon Valley. So what does her candidacy mean for tech companies, and how are they reacting? Our reporter Sarah Needleman joins us to explain. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.
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    • 8 min
    SoftBank is Back in the Black

    SoftBank is Back in the Black

    In the first quarter, tech investor SoftBank reported its worst financial results ever. Now it's swung back into the black, recording a profit of nearly $12 billion. Reporter Rolfe Winkler explains how the company did it. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.
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    • 12 min
    Why Some Officials Are Calling for a National Cyber Director

    Why Some Officials Are Calling for a National Cyber Director

    Several high-profile attacks have renewed some lawmakers' push for a director of cybersecurity at the White House level. Our reporter Dave Uberti explains what they're calling for, and why now. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.
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    • 10 min
    A Look at Tim Cook's Apple

    A Look at Tim Cook's Apple

    It's been nearly a decade since Tim Cook succeeded founder Steve Jobs as the C.E.O. of Apple. While Jobs was known as a visionary and a gregarious leader, Cook is more reserved and business-focused. Our reporter Tripp Mickle joins us with a look at Tim Cook's Apple: where it's been, and where it's headed. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.
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    • 13 min
    Tech Stocks Rally as Small Investors Buy Fractions of Shares

    Tech Stocks Rally as Small Investors Buy Fractions of Shares

    Services from Robinhood, Fidelity, and others are making it easier to buy slivers of shares on the stock market. Our reporter Alexander Osipovich joins us to explain how that's democratizing trading - and how it could be helping to drive up shares of major tech companies. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Kateri Jochum is the executive producer of WSJ Podcasts.
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    • 9 min
    Hackers Get the Green Light to Test Elections Systems

    Hackers Get the Green Light to Test Elections Systems

    After years of keeping security researchers at bay, election equipment makers are opening their devices to hackers to try and uncover vulnerabilities ahead of the election. Our reporter Robert McMillan joins again to explain what's going on. Amanda Lewellyn hosts.
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    • 12 min

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