WSJ Tech News BriefingAuthor: The Wall Street Journal
19 Aug 2018

WSJ Tech News Briefing

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Stay informed on the latest in technology during your weekday commute. Our journalists cover leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends, personal technology, app features, start-ups and more.

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    Best Buy to Acquire Jitterbug Parent for $800 Million

    Best Buy looks to invest more in tech that meets the needs of older Americans, agreeing to buy GreatCall Inc., the maker of senior-focused Jitterbug mobile phones, for $800 million. The Wall Street Journal's Robert Barba has the details.

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  • Posted on 17 Aug 2018

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    SEC Sends Subpoena to Tesla Over Musk Tweets

    Federal regulators have subpoenaed Tesla, ramping up an investigation into whether Chief Executive Elon Musk was truthful when he tweeted last week that he had secured funding to take the electric-car maker private. The Wall Street Journal's Emily Glazer has the details.

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  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    Amazon, Alphabet Promise Access to Health Data

    This week, major tech companies committed to removing tech barriers that have hindered patient and provider access to health-care data online. The Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon has more.

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  • Posted on 15 Aug 2018

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    A Security App That Actually Makes Browsing Easy

    Password manager Dashlane has new tools that keep you safe online --- and free you from the relentless hassle of typing your passwords. The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce explains why it makes browsing easier.

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  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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    Is Amazon's Bezos Really the Richest of Them All?

    Is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos really the richest man of modern times? The answer depends on exactly how you decide to calculate wealth. The Wall Street Journal's Jo Craven McGinty explains.

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  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

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