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

    How Nobel-Winning Physicists’ Experiments Led to Quantum Computing

    How Nobel-Winning Physicists’ Experiments Led to Quantum Computing

    This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists for their work in quantum computing . WSJ science reporter Eric Niiler joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss their work and what it means for the future of superfast computers and encrypted communications.

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    • 10 min
    Iranian Protesters Struggle to Evade Internet Block Despite West’s Aid

    Iranian Protesters Struggle to Evade Internet Block Despite West’s Aid

    After Tehran restricted internet access to curb widespread protests, the Biden administration and Elon Musk’s SpaceX both said they would help protestors stay online. But that promise has been hard to execute on , leaving demonstrators struggling to keep their messages private from the government while getting the word out to the rest of the world. Middle East correspondent David S. Cloud joins host Zoe Thomas to explain.

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    • 14 min
    Musk Deal to Buy Twitter May Be Back On

    Musk Deal to Buy Twitter May Be Back On

    In the latest surprise twist in the Elon Musk-Twitter saga, the billionaire has offered to close his deal to acquire the social-media company on the original terms, potentially averting a high-stakes trial. WSJ senior reporter Cara Lombardo joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the reversal and what it could mean for Twitter’s future.



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    • 11 min
    Deal to Secure TikTok User Data Poses Liability for Biden

    Deal to Secure TikTok User Data Poses Liability for Biden

    The Biden administration is close to reaching an agreement with TikTok aimed at preventing U.S. users’ data from being shared with the Chinese government . WSJ reporter John McKinnon joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how the prospects of Republicans taking control of Congress are putting pressure on the administration to get the long-anticipated deal done.

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    • 13 min
    Companies Rethink Cloud Strategies Amid Higher-Than-Expected Costs

    Companies Rethink Cloud Strategies Amid Higher-Than-Expected Costs

    Countless companies have migrated their data storage and computing needs to the cloud in recent years, in part to save money. But now many tech leaders say the investments have yet to pay off. WSJ CIO Journal reporter Isabelle Bousquette joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how cloud-computing costs got so high and how companies are changing their strategies in response. 

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    • 13 min
    Why Is TikTok Still Showing Eating-Disorder Videos to Users?

    Why Is TikTok Still Showing Eating-Disorder Videos to Users?

    After a Wall Street Journal investigation found TikTok was showing some young users a stream of harmful content on eating disorders and self-harm, the company said it took steps to block and remove those kinds of videos from its platform. But months later, they are still cropping up in users’ feeds. WSJ Family & Tech columnist Julie Jargon joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how harmful content keeps getting onto the platform and where that leaves users who are struggling with mental-health issues.

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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Paul_NY ,

Fantastic Podcast!

This podcast always has very timely technology news and events that I’m always interested in hearing. The host delivers it in a clear and concise manner and The length of each episode is really perfect.

Papolvo ,

Informative unbiased

This is an excellent 15 minute Tech news podcast. It is very relevant and unbiased.

amircolgate ,

Informative & Brief

An informative podcast with valuable content. My one critique is the voice of the “host,” the high pitch and the consistent uptick in the intonation at the end of every sentence is distracting. Additionally, when “interviews” are recorded it is clear conversations are pieced together to give the image of an interview, but it’s sounds just sown together. See also FT daily briefing for a model. The pitch of the host matters.

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