WSJ Tech News BriefingAuthor: The Wall Street Journal
26 Oct 2021

WSJ Tech News Briefing

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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.

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    Startup Founder Pay Packages Keep Ballooning

    The founders of successful startups are increasingly receiving large compensation packages. Rather than simply benefiting from rising valuations, many are negotiating payouts linked to meeting growth milestones. Reporter Eliot Brown joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss what this means for the founders and for investors who come on board later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Posted on 26 Oct 2021

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    Facebook Tamps Down Political Groups It Deems Dangerous

    Facebook's systems that help create viral posts by amplifying content often spread disproportionately incendiary or divisive posts, according to the company's internal research reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Rather than reducing the overall spread of viral content, Facebook increasingly is stifling some political groups it deems dangerous. WSJ reporter Justin Sheck joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the latest installment of The Facebook Files. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Posted on 25 Oct 2021

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    Snap CEO on Kids Safety Online, Regulations and AR at WSJ Tech Live

    Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sat down with WSJ Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern at WSJ's Tech Live event this week to discuss how the company thinks about the impact of social media on young users, what role regulation plays and why it's betting on augmented reality over the metaverse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Posted on 22 Oct 2021

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    Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Curbing Big Tech's Power at WSJ Tech Live

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar says this is the year lawmakers will take action on the power of big tech companies. In a conversation with the host of The Journal podcast, Ryan Knutson, at the WSJ's Tech Live conference, Sen. Klobuchar discusses why she thinks new laws are needed to increase the liability of social-media platforms, protect users and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Posted on 21 Oct 2021

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    Reddit CEO Discusses Meme Stocks and Moderation at Tech Live

    At The Wall Street Journal's Tech Live conference, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman talked about the company's decision to leave discussions about GameStop untouched, why it took down the infamous subreddit r/The_Donald, and the company's growth plans with WSJ reporter Deepa Seetharaman. Tech Live runs through Oct. 20. Register and tune in at techlive.wsj.com/tlpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Posted on 20 Oct 2021

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