AI, Metaverse and New Tech: How Might the EU Regulate It? | Tech News Briefing | WSJ

AI, Metaverse and New Tech: How Might the EU Regulate It?

As more new technologies like artificial intelligence and the metaverse become mainstream, how are European Union officials approaching regulation? Spain’s Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence Carme Artigas spoke about that with WSJ senior personal tech columnist Joanna…

An Anti-China Alliance Against TikTok? Tech Execs and Lawmakers Team Up | Tech News Briefing | WSJ

An Anti-China Alliance Against TikTok? Tech Execs and Lawmakers Team Up | Tech News Briefing | WSJ

Silicon Valley leaders and Capitol Hill lawmakers are developing an unusual bicoastal alliance. The group is pushing against China’s presence in the U.S. tech sector, and is meeting just days before TikTok’s CEO is scheduled to testify before Congress. WSJ…

TikTok’s New Hyper-Realistic Filters Spark Beauty Debate | Tech News Briefing | WSJ

TikTok’s New Hyper-Realistic Filters Spark Beauty Debate

Two new effects on TikTok can give users sculpted cheekbones, plumped lips, or a younger look with the push of a button. But this hyper-realistic image-altering tech also spurs backlash. WSJ reporter Sara Ashley O’Brien joins host Zoe Thomas to…

How Silicon Valley Bank Collapsed | Tech News Briefing | WSJ

How Silicon Valley Bank Collapsed

Silicon Valley Bank shut down suddenly on Friday. The lender’s customer base was made up of many startups and venture-capital firms, particularly in the tech sector. WSJ finance editor Charles Forelle joins host Julie Chang to explain the bank’s downfall.…

Has Google’s Reluctance in AI Given Microsoft an Edge? | Tech News Briefing | WSJ

Has Google’s Reluctance in AI Given Microsoft an Edge?

Google has been investing heavily in artificial intelligence and even had its own AI chatbot years before ChatGPT went viral. But inside the company, frustration has simmered over Google’s reluctance to release these products to the public. WSJ Google reporter…

FTX's Rise and Fall in Africa | Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJ

FTX’s Rise and Fall in Africa | Tech News Briefing Podcast

Across Africa FTX used brand ambassadors and glitzy events to attract new users. Many customers saw cryptocurrency as a way to protect against inflation in local currencies. But when the crypto exchange collapsed many lost their savings. WSJ reporter Alexandra…

Apple Avoids Tech Layoffs: What Are They Doing Differently? | Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJ

Apple Avoids Tech Layoffs: What Are They Doing Differently?

Apple has so far been able to avoid the huge layoffs other big tech firms have announced. What is the iPhone maker doing differently than its counterparts? WSJ Apple reporter Aaron Tilley joins host Zoe Thomas to explain the business…

Could Microsoft and OpenAI’s Partnership Challenge Google Search? | Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJ

Could Microsoft and OpenAI’s Partnership Challenge Google Search?

Microsoft is deepening its partnership with OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT and Dall-E. That has investors and analysts speculating whether Microsoft could challenge Google’s dominance in search. WSJ Heard on the Street columnist Dan Gallagher joins host Zoe Thomas to…