Wall Street Journal

Amazon and Google Consider Turning Smart Speakers Into Home Phones

Amazon and Alphabet’s Google are considering a new use for their popular home speakers: becoming the home phone.

Wall Street Journal Editor Defends Paper’s Coverage of Trump

Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker aggressively defended the newspaper against criticism that its reporting on President Donald Trump has been soft, saying the coverage has aimed to hold the new administration accountable without bec

Trump Takes on Tech Industry in Early Policy Moves

President Donald Trump has shown a readiness to take on the tech industry, clashing with Silicon Valley in ways that his tech-friendly predecessor hardly ever did.

Consumers Are Going to Love the End of Net Neutrality—at First

[Commentary] In the near term it looks like advocates of network neutrality will be dealt a major blow. That’s because consumers are going to love the Trump administration’s potential first steps at dismantling net neutrality.

The FCC’s New Life of Pai

[Commentary] Senate Democrats found time for a press conference haranguing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for the high sin of opposing “net neutrality,” which is their euphemism for government regulation of the internet.

Why Companies May Behave Themselves Even as Regulations Are Eased

The Trump administration has pledged to boost economic growth by cutting two regulations for every new one created. Investors have responded by bidding up stocks in the hope that profits will surge.

FCC Ends ‘Zero-Rating’ Review

The Federal Communications Commission stopped its review of wireless carriers that exclude their own video-streaming services from customers’ usage caps, closing an inquiry that began under the previous administration.

Legal experts say that Congress can overrule Obama regulations going back to 2009

[Commentary] Todd Gaziano, a former House staffer who helped craft the Congressional Review Act, told a meeting of free-market attorneys, think tankers and Republican congressional staff that the law could be used to overturn any Obama administrat

Verizon Exploring Combination With Cable Firm Charter Communications

Apparently, Verizon Communications is exploring a combination with Charter Communications that would unite two giants in search of growth in a rapidly consolidating media and telecom landscape, according to people familiar with the matter.

Facebook Moves to Curtail Fake News on ‘Trending’ Feature

Facebook is overhauling its “trending topics” box, part of its effort to curb fake news and expose users to a broader range of information.