WSJ Tech News Briefing

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Stay informed on the latest trends with daily insights on what's hot and happening in the world of technology. Listen to our reporters discuss notable company news, new tech gadgets, personal technology updates, app features, start-up highlights and more.

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Samsung's Galaxy S9 smartphone will be released next month. Wall Street Journal San Francisco reporter David Pierce has tested the phone and says the S9 camera is really something special.
Snapchat's new roll-out aims to hook in new users and build something Instagram can't copy. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains how to make the most of the new app.
The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims offers a historical a lesson in how Facebook and other networks through history became hierarchies, as individuals got more influence.
With Vice President Mike Pence expected to announce new moves promoting private ventures in outer space, the Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor talks what deregulation could mean for the commercial space industry.
With video services like YouTube TV, Hulu and Sling TV promising to stream all the live TV you could want, more cheaply and easily than cable, the Wall Street Journal's David Pierce talks how to get the most for your needs.
Now that Epic Games has lured in millions of players with a free version of its $40 videogame "Fortnite," the Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman talks whether it can turn buzz into profit.
Amid Google's Chrome browser launching a new ad blocker to challenge spammy advertisements, the Wall Street Journal's Benjamin Mullin talks the impact on publishers and why critics say the plan is self-serving.
With Alphabet's Google Cloud Platform now generating about $1 billion in revenue per quarter, the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains why reporting cloud revenue could help offset concerns about costs of the core business.
Amazon is pushing hard to gain footing in medical supplies, with a goal to create a new marketplace where hospitals could shop to stock emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. The Wall Street Journal's Melanie Evans has the latest.
While Amazon may have ambitions to compete against FedEx and the UPS with its own shipping business, the Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks why the online retail giant is a long way from reaching the scale of America's freight titans.
eHarmony CEO Grant Langston visited the Wall Street Journal to discuss the results of a recent poll by the online dating service that indicates what makes people happy and frustrated in relationships.
Amazon has just announced it will start delivering Whole Foods groceries via its fastest delivery option in four markets. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has more on the first major integration between Amazon's e-commerce and Whole Foods operations.
To get employees thinking about new business ideas opened up by AI, T. Rowe Price rolled out a unique challenge -- creating a smart app that can tell the difference between pop and heavy metal songs. Wall Street Journal reporter Angus Loten has more.
Apple, responding to U.S. Senate questions about its decision to slow performance on older iPhones, said it is considering rebates for battery replacements for some users affected by the issue. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle breaks down the latest.
Researchers have spent nearly two decades to carry out the definitive study on the health effects of cellphone radiation. The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson explains why the results are likely to fuel rather than dispel the debate.
Investors in should be prepared for even-more ambitious ventures from the CEO Jeff Bezos after the company posts record earnings. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has more.
At a time when its parent social network draws much criticism, Instagram has recently started using many of the same digital tricks Facebook pioneered to keep you scrolling longer. The Wall Street Journal's Katie Bindley has more.
The Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating potential securities violations related to the Apple software update that slowed older iPhones. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has more.
The Pentagon is reviewing its policies that allow activity-measuring devices and fitness apps after a map produced by fitness tracker Strava revealed where American troops are deployed overseas. The Wall Street Journal's Gordon Lubold has the details.