20 episodes

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. Hosted by Zoe Thomas

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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. Hosted by Zoe Thomas

    What a Trade-Secrets Case Shows About U.S. Efforts to Counter China

    What a Trade-Secrets Case Shows About U.S. Efforts to Counter China

    Micron Technology is the only U.S. company that makes a type of memory chip used to store data in everything from phones to laptops. Until recently, China did not have the capability to make these kinds of chips. So when some former Micron employees teamed up with a rival working with a Chinese government-owned company in Taiwan, U.S. prosecutors thought it would be a straightforward case of state-sponsored corporate theft. But last week, a federal judge in San Francisco disagreed. WSJ senior reporter Aruna Vishwanatha tells host Cordilia James why the verdict is being seen as a setback in efforts to contain Chinese corporate theft.

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    • 13 min
    TNB Tech Minute: Apple Fined $2 Billion

    TNB Tech Minute: Apple Fined $2 Billion

    Plus: Former Twitter executives sue Elon Musk over unpaid severance. And Nikola appoints Thomas Okray as CFO. Cordilia James hosts.

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    • 2 min
    What Elon Musk’s AI Startup Means for His Social-Media Company X

    What Elon Musk’s AI Startup Means for His Social-Media Company X

    Elon Musk sued OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman last Thursday. Musk, who helped found OpenAI in 2015, alleges in the suit that the company broke its founding agreement by prioritizing profit over the benefits to humanity. Meanwhile, Musk launched his own artificial intelligence startup last year called xAI, which also overlaps heavily with his social-media company X, sharing technology, data and financial backers. WSJ reporter Alexa Corse tells host Alex Ossola what the relationship between xAI and X means for Musk’s AI ambitions and the future of both companies.

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    • 12 min
    TNB Tech Minute: Elon Musk Sues Sam Altman and OpenAI

    TNB Tech Minute: Elon Musk Sues Sam Altman and OpenAI

    Plus: Reddit will seek a valuation of up to $6.5 billion in its upcoming IPO. And Meta won’t enter into new deals with news publishers in Australia and the U.S. Alex Ossola hosts. 

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    • 2 min
    The U.S. Is Behind in Hypersonic Tech. Can Silicon Valley Help?

    The U.S. Is Behind in Hypersonic Tech. Can Silicon Valley Help?

    Hypersonic weapons and aircraft travel at five times the speed of sound or faster. Though Russia and China have these weapons, the U.S. military does not, despite investing billions of dollars over decades in their development. Now, some Silicon Valley startups are betting they can help the U.S. Defense Department catch up. WSJ tech reporter Heather Somerville tells host Alex Ossola why investors and startups are placing unlikely bets on superfast missile systems.

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    • 12 min
    TNB Tech Minute: Biden Orders Probe Into Foreign Car Parts

    TNB Tech Minute: Biden Orders Probe Into Foreign Car Parts

    Plus: AI robot startup Figure receives $675 million in funding from investors including Nvidia and Microsoft. And Canada’s antitrust watchdog expands its probe into Google. Alex Ossola hosts. 

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Smash Ogre ,

Host fruit salad recently

As a several years long listener, I have come to look forward to Zoe Thomas’s chipper delivery and have realized a host needs some time off occasionally. This podcast used to recognize when Ms Thomas was away with a statement like, “I’m Julie Chang in for Zoe Thomas” but recently Zoe is away and a fruit salad of hosts are presenting but there has been no mention of when Ms Thomas might return. She is missed.

Not exactly happy ,

Tech lite sprinkled with opinion

A couple of stars for the occasional insight into new tech or trends. Just need to stomach the opinion or high level understanding of a topic. As an example, disparaging Elon Musk and citing opinions from “experts in disinformation “ and politicians is rather idiotic. Two groups of people that have never built anything.

Yoyomama99 ,

Wrong direction.

This “tech” podcast has taken steps backwards. Poor content, poorly produced. Not up to WSJ standards. Started out like a kids version, replaced the host, got better, then went back. I didn’t even listen to todays podcast. Elon and Russia. Please, leave that to the hacks on the WSJ news podcast. Don’t become CNN.

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