Wall Street Journal Tech News Briefing
Looking Ahead to the Year in Tech in 201512/31/14
What to expect from the tech world next year; Uber stops operating in Spain; What were the top tweets of the year? Mike Weinstein has details.
Government Defends Its Sony Hack Assumptions
Government defends its conclusions on the Sony hack; Instacart raises more funds; Facebook censors itself and the tech not to buy in 2015. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.
Wireless Carrier Competition Builds
2015 should be even more competitive within the wireless carrier sector; Microsoft is working on something new; Better weather alerts as you drive; Mike Weinstein has those stories and more.
Tech Startup Values Reach the Sky
Valuations on tech startups exploded in 2014; Apple tops activations in the week leading up to Christmas; promoted pins coming to Pinterest and apps to help you keep your New Year's resolution. WSJ's Mathew Passy on these stories and more.
High Demand For "The Interview"
"The Interview" was streamed or downloaded more than two million times since it became available on Wednesday. Tom Ortuso has that story and more.
Sony Reveals Stats on 'The Interview'
Sony says 'The Interview' has been streamed or downloaded more than 2 million times; Silicon Valley ignores Russian demand for content removal; China blocks Gmail and tech trends in the New Year. WSJ's Mathew Passy on those stories and more.
Amazon Says App Sales More Than Doubled
Amazon.com's app was busy this holiday season. Tom Ortuso has that story and more.
Concerns Over Digital Extortion Copycats
The government is increasingly concerned with digital extortion copycats; Playstation and Xbox networks go down on Christmas day and prosecutors raid LG's offices. WSJ's Mathew Passy on those stories and more.
Sony's 'The Interview' Available Online
Sony makes 'The Interview' available online; Walmart launches an online gift card exchange program and small gains for tech stocks. WSJ's Mathew Passy has details on those stories and more.
BlackBerry Goes Back To Its Roots
DirecTV and Disney team up and a look at the BlackBerry Classic.
Sony to Release 'The Interview' in Theaters
Sony Pictures Entertainment will release "The Interview" on a limited number of screens Dec. 25, the studio said, six days after a hacking attack and terrorist threats led the company to cancel the comedy.
Internet Outage in North Korea
North Korea's internet is restored after a 9 hour outage; Starbucks and Square split; new study finds reading on gadgets can disrupt sleep and Google unveils song lyrics in search results. WSJ's Mathew Passy on these stories and more.
Oracle Agrees to Buy Datalogix Holdings
Oracle on Monday agreed to buy startup Datalogix Holding. Tom Ortuso has that story and more.
President Obama Addresses Sony Hack
President Obama responds to the Sony hack; Staples reveals details of their data breach; Google sues Mississippi's Attorney General and Blackberry makes an acquisition. WSJ's Mathew Passy with details on these stories and more.
BlackBerry's Loss Narrows, Revenue Falls 34%
Tom Ortuso has the latest on BlackBerry's earnings and a look at how technology stocks fared to end the week.
Traditional Retailers Challenge Amazon.com
Brick-&-mortar retailers mimic Amazon...Amazon rolls out a new delivery service...and Facebook will automatically enhance uploaded photos. WSJ's Bill Fantini reports.
Tech Stocks Soar Again
Technology stocks posted strong gains Thursday ... led by Oracle. Tom Ortuso reports.
A New Smartphone From Blackberry
Oracle posts stronger revenue, Blackberry's out with a new device, and Facebook launches automatic photo enhancement. WSJ's Bill Fantini has those stories and more.
Tech Stocks Soar
Wednesday was a strong day on Wall Street and Blackberry's out with a new device. Tom Ortuso reports.
FCC To Hit Sprint With Record Fine
A look at technology to makes kids smarter - and - the reach of Apple Pay is growing. WSJ's Bill Fantini has those stories and more.
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