WSJ Tech News Briefing

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Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. Wall Street Journal reporters join Tanya Bustos to cover 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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In its continuing drive to purge fake accounts, Twitter said it lost more users than forecast. Twitter also expects more user declines ahead. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman said Twitter boosted quarterly revenue and swung to a profit.
Tesla surprised Wall Street with its latest earnings report, posting a profit for the second time in its history, mostly thanks to the Model 3. The Enderle Group's Rob Enderle breaks it down.
Investors say focus on the finalists for Amazon's second headquarters is a way to bet on places with a growing pool of tech talent. The Wall Street Journal's Keiko Morris has more.
Google, Amazon and Microsoft are making lots of new devices, but only Apple is making much money from gadgets lately. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher talks how big tech keeps trying its hand at new hardware.
Facebook has hired Britain's former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive -- giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network's image. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has more.
Allegations that Facebook misled advertisers about video viewership have reignited debate among publishing execs about who is to blame for an ill-fated bet on video produced for social-media. The Wall Street Journal's Benjamin Mullin has more.
Countertop payment tablets like Square are turning gratuities into a public ordeal. The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Levitz talks how new payment technology is shaming consumers into excess tipping.
Amazon, Walmart and others are using AI and robotics to transform everything from appliance shopping to grocery delivery. Welcome to the physical cloud. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims has more.
On Tuesday, when Netflix reports third-quarter earnings, the streaming giant will get to prove to investors that its earnings miss last quarter was just a passing blip and not a sign of a more serious slowdown. The Enderle Group's Rob Enderle has more.
We face constant reminders that our personal data is scattered all over the internet. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley talks how to reduce your exposure.
Top lawmakers sent a stinging letter to Google over its handling of a data vulnerability that affected hundreds of thousands of users of its Google+ social media service. The Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon has the details.
Google unveiled two new Pixel smartphones, a Chromebook that acts as both tablet and laptop, and a smart display designed for kitchens and bedrooms. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce has the details.
Facebook is launching a pair of video-chat devices that will give it a deeper connection to what users do in their homes -- even as it faces intense scrutiny over its handling of user data. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has more.
Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network and then opted not to disclose the issue this past spring. The Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan has the details.
In our "Always On" world, colleagues text and email us at all hours, expecting a quick response. But certain strategies can happily keep you out of reach -- and not out of a job. The Wall Street Journal's Matthew Kitchen has more.
With Honda investing $750 million in GM's self-driving car unit, the Wall Street Journal's Adrienne Roberts talks about how car makers and tech giants scramble to plant stakes in a landscape swiftly being reshaped by technology.
With new layouts, curbside pickup zones, and round-the-clock restocking, e-commerce has the supermarket business radically changing. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon has more.
The world's cybersleuths are investigating a new mystery: Who is behind an anonymous effort to expose China's hacker army? A group called Intrusion Truth has published online messages and blog posts about hacking campaigns. The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan has the details.
The next era of tech won't work with a physical keyboard -- you'll interact with it the same way you do other people. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains.