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  • 12 minutes 31 seconds
    How Quantum Computing Could Help Optimize Logistics

    After a regulatory crackdown, the crypto industry is fighting for its life. WSJ Crypto reporter Caitlin Ostroff explains the industry’s latest strategy: spending big on elections. Plus, WSJ contributor Bob Henderson joins host Charlotte Gartenberg to discuss how technological advances are letting companies explore practical uses for quantum computers, such as optimizing airline gate assignments.


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    22 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 2 minutes 28 seconds
    TNB Tech Minute: Sonos Breaks Into the Premium Headphones Market

    Plus, Samsung ousts its top semiconductor exec following AI missteps. And Pixar plans to cut 14% of its workforce. Charlotte Gartenberg hosts. 

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    21 May 2024, 9:35 pm
  • 12 minutes 20 seconds
    What’s So Special About Microsoft’s New AI-Focused PCs? CEO Explains.

    Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella tells WSJ senior personal technology columnist Joanna Stern about its new Windows platform optimized for artificial intelligence. Plus, why computer-science majors are having a harder time finding jobs. Zoe Thomas hosts. 


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    21 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 2 minutes 29 seconds
    TNB Tech Minute: Microsoft Unveils AI-Focused PC

    Plus, Neuralink got a green light for a second brain-chip implantation. And OpenAI pauses the use of an AI voice tool that sounds like Scarlett Johansson. Zoe Thomas hosts. 

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    20 May 2024, 9:09 pm
  • 12 minutes 37 seconds
    Should Smartphones Be Blamed for the Youth Mental-Health Crisis?

    Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt blames tech for teen anxiety in his latest book. He also is confronting allegations of junk science. WSJ family and tech columnist Julie Jargon joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss Haidt’s conclusions and the blowback. Plus, WSJ tech columnist Christopher Mims explains what he got wrong in 10 years of tech predictions and what can be learned from those errors. 



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    20 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 15 minutes 19 seconds
    From Facebook to Meta: Zuckerberg's Big Bet—The Future

    Since Facebook became Meta in 2021, the company has invested billions of dollars to develop the metaverse to where it is today. But the competitive landscape is changing as companies like Apple come out with their own headsets. Plus, artificial intelligence is becoming a more important part of Meta’s business. What could this mean for Meta’s goal of creating a mature metaverse? And what will that mean for the company? Join host Alex Ossola on this final installment of our series to see how the metaverse could evolve in the future. 


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    18 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 2 minutes 34 seconds
    TNB Tech Minute: Microsoft Plans Major Shake-Up of Videogame Strategy

    Plus, AI cloud-computing startup raises one of the largest-ever private debt financings. And Elon Musk’s X completes its rebrand. Zoe Thomas hosts. 

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    17 May 2024, 9:25 pm
  • 12 minutes 52 seconds
    How AI Is Breaking the Hiring Process

    Job seekers and employers are deploying artificial intelligence bots to help in the application process. It's leading to a bot versus bot battle. WSJ reporter Lindsay Ellis tells host Zoe Thomas why both sides say it’s hurting the hiring process. Plus, what if your doctor could test a treatment on a digital version of your heart before surgery? WSJ senior special writer Stephanie Armour explains how the technology works and the ways it could improve medical treatment. 


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    17 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 2 minutes 38 seconds
    TNB Tech Minute: Microsoft Asks Some China Staff to Consider Moving

    Plus, bargain retail app Temu is under fire from European consumer groups. And Meta faces a European Union probe into its child-protection policies. Zoe Thomas hosts.


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    16 May 2024, 9:50 pm
  • 13 minutes 30 seconds
    Why EV Startup Fisker Failed to Become the Next Tesla

    Famed car designer Henrik Fisker set out to build a company that could upend the auto industry. But, Fisker Inc. is struggling to keep its promise to investors and could be close to shutting down. WSJ reporter Sean McLain joins host Zoe Thomas to explain what happened. Plus, cybersecurity threats increased for businesses along with scrutiny of how they handle those attacks, according to a new WSJ survey.


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    16 May 2024, 7:01 am
  • 2 minutes 29 seconds
    TNB Tech Minute: Billionaire Plans Bid for TikTok’s U.S. Arm

    Plus, Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD launches a new pickup truck. And Microsoft imposes climate requirements on suppliers. Zoe Thomas hosts. 

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    15 May 2024, 9:34 pm
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