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Why Huang's Law Is the New Moore's Law

For decades, Moore's Law held that the number of transistors on a microchip would double every 18 months or so. But physics has gotten in the way. Now: our tech columnist Christopher Mims argues that we should be observing a new law, which he's calling Huang's Law - named for Jensen Huang, C.E.O. and cofounder of Nvidia. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Kateri...

Amazon Restricts How Rivals Buy Ads On Its Site

Amazon has been coming under scrutiny for its treatment of third-party sellers on its platform. The latest: a Wall Street Journal investigation has uncovered that Amazon limits some competitors' ability to promote their products on its platform. Our reporter Dana Mattioli explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nikola, Tesla and Drama in the Electric Vehicle Space

Nikola is a rising star in the electric vehicle space. But in recent weeks, allegations have surfaced that Nikola's founder and executive chairman Trevor Milton made misleading claims about the company's technology. Things reached a fever pitch earlier this week, when Milton stepped down from his position at the company. Reporter Ben Foldy fills us...

TikTok and the Global Fracturing of the Internet

Countries have been making moves to treat citizens' data as a national security issue. But the effect has been a more Balkanized internet. Reporter Aaron Tilley explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Another Rollercoaster Weekend for TikTok

Over the weekend, President Trump signed off on a deal between TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart. Reporter Alex Leary helps us break down what's in the deal, and how it compares to the administration's original demands. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Remote Classrooms Make Social and Emotional Learning Harder

The switch to remote learning hasn't been smooth. One part of the curriculum that has gotten muddled along the way is social and emotional learning, or SEL. It comes at a time when there have never been more stressors on children. Family and tech columnist Julie Jargon explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Christopher Zinsli is our supervising producer....

How Trump and Biden Compare on Tech Policy

As part of an ongoing election series, The Wall Street Journal is breaking down how President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden compare on major policy issues. Today we look at the candidates' tech policies. Reporter Ryan Tracy guides us through where the candidates agree―and where they diverge. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about...

Apple Event Highlights: New Watch and Fitness Service But No iPhone

Apple unveiled a host of new products and services at its annual special event yesterday. Senior Personal Tech Columnist Joanna Stern breaks down what we did (and didn't) see, and what it means for consumers. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What Does Oracle See in TikTok?

Over the weekend, we found out that Oracle has struck up a partnership with TikTok for the video-sharing company's U.S. operations. At first glance, it might seem like TikTok and Oracle are an unlikely pairing. But the two companies have more in common than you might think. Reporter Aaron Tilley explains. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your...

Who Is Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai?

As CEO of Google parent Alphabet, Sundar Pichai leads one of the most powerful companies in the world. But he also is more low-key than many other Silicon Valley tech leaders. Reporter Rob Copeland takes us on a deep dive into Pichai's past, and what it could tell us about Alphabet's future. Amanda Lewellyn hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

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