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

    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
    Why Ether’s Value Is Tumbling After the ‘Merge’

    Why Ether’s Value Is Tumbling After the ‘Merge’

     The cryptocurrency ether saw its value climb ahead of the highly anticipated software upgrade known as “the merge.” But even though the changeover went smoothly, ether’s price has fallen since then. And that might not be the only challenge for Ethereum, the network behind ether. WSJ crypto reporter Paul Vigna joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss.

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    • 12 min
    NASA Smashed a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid. Now What?

    NASA Smashed a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid. Now What?

    A NASA mission that purposely crashed a satellite into an asteroid this week was the first test of planetary defense technology. Now scientists are working to figure out how successful it really was. WSJ science reporter Aylin Woodward joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the mission and what comes next.

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    • 13 min
    Does ‘Bossware’ Boost Worker Productivity? It’s Far From Clear

    Does ‘Bossware’ Boost Worker Productivity? It’s Far From Clear

    More companies are turning to surveillance software to monitor white-collar workers. But this tech doesn’t always create the productivity boost that managers hope to see. WSJ tech columnist Christopher Mims joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how monitoring software works and why it can fall short of its promises.

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    • 13 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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