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Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

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Tech News Briefing is your guide to what people in tech are talking about. Every weekday, we’ll bring you breaking tech news and scoops from the pros at the Wall Street Journal, insight into new innovations and policy debates, tips from our personal tech team, and exclusive interviews with movers and shakers in the industry.

    Netflix Wants to Play in the Gaming Industry

    Netflix Wants to Play in the Gaming Industry

    Netflix's aspirations in videogames are taking shape. But its dominance in streaming is no guarantee of success in the competitive field of gaming. Reporter Sarah Needleman joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss why Netflix is taking on this challenge.
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    • 10 min
    How Does TikTok's Algorithm Know You So Well?

    How Does TikTok's Algorithm Know You So Well?

    The algorithm TikTok uses to serve up engaging videos has been the source of much speculation. Now an investigation by The Wall Street Journal reveals how the technology behind the fastest-growing social-media platform works. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the findings and what they mean for users.
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    • 13 min
    Does Gallium Spell the End of Silicon?

    Does Gallium Spell the End of Silicon?

    The metal gallium is enabling a surprising array of new technologies, taking over for the old standby of silicon in some use cases. Tech columnist Christopher Mims joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the potential for this novel material to help transform our electrified world.
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    • 10 min
    As Jeff Bezos Takes Off, Where Is the Space Industry Headed?

    As Jeff Bezos Takes Off, Where Is the Space Industry Headed?

    Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is set to take a trip to the edge of space, making him the second billionaire to do so in less than two weeks. Reporter Micah Maidenberg joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how the business models of the companies involved could shape the development of the private space industry.
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    • 13 min
    Experimental Brain Implant Helps Man Who Can't Speak Communicate

    Experimental Brain Implant Helps Man Who Can't Speak Communicate

    A team of California scientists backed by Facebook say they successfully tested an experimental brain implant that turned brain signals into words on a computer screen. Tech reporter Rolfe Winkler joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how it worked and why private companies are so interested in the space.
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    • 13 min
    Chip Shortage Prompts Fake Parts From Scammers

    Chip Shortage Prompts Fake Parts From Scammers

    The global chip shortage has yet another consequence: a rash of fake semiconductors from scammers targeting manufacturers that are desperate for components. Reporter Stephanie Yang joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss why companies are falling for the fakes, and what they're doing about it.
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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1.2K Ratings

Jon V xyz123 ,

Amanda Luellen needs to stop voicing commercials

I like your tech news briefing, but hearing your voice on commercials makes me want to claw my eyes out. Amanda Luellen, please stop doing commercials.

RScadro ,

Change up your ads

The repetition of the same ad is very tiresome. There must be a way you can write multiple sets of copy for the same advertiser to keep listeners engaged. Thank you

JohnConnor8jc ,

Horrible Artwork

Please change this new artwork. Do you really think that messaging bubbles depicts anything about tech? Please show some futuristic robots, rockets, electrons or something else that is futuristic. Please just change the artwork, my downloads section looks horrible now. Only What’s News artwork is eye-catching/popping. Even Money Briefing’s artwork is not good enough. Maybe change of color to green or a stack of US dollars will help.

Amanda Lewellyn is great by the way.

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