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Christopher Mims
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Tech columnist, the Wall Street Journal
Tech columnist, the Wall Street Journal

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5 of the 7 most valuable companies in the world are now tech companies.

Facebook may have been leveraged by the Russians to help swing the U.S. election.

There are 3 different sets of European anti-trust charges pending against Google.

Amazon is eating the world.

Apple is "out of ideas" and yet it's the most valuable company on earth.

You might say it was a watershed year for tech.

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Sometimes I end my research for a piece with the exact opposite conclusion I had going into it. And for me, those are usually the most interesting of all.

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This week's column: Marketers and tech giants want you to think AI is going to transform your business. Mostly they're wrong.

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Monday's column: America Isn’t Ready for a Cyberattack 

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Google has hired writers from Pixar and The Onion to make Alexa more personable -- and it's working http://on.wsj.com/2dBXiiH 🔓

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Amazon has hired writers from Pixar and The Onion to make Alexa more personable -- and it's working http://on.wsj.com/2dBXiiH 🔓

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Citi predicts that 2016 is the year campaign spending on Facebook eclipses Google. Why? Straight up reach. (This week's column for WSJ)

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Get ready for an onslaught of Pokemon Go clones -- and maybe even a revival of location-based social networking, say developers

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This was a hard one to write.
I am a big believer in Musk's ultimate vision of decarbonizing our energy system. But even those who believe that this is the right direction for humanity aren't convinced his proposed tie up of SolarCity and Tesla is the right deal at the right time.

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What Brexit means for tech startups: Thinning the ranks of unicorns, a bunch of companies will die rather than get their A and B rounds, but the overall ecosystem could come out stronger and there may actually be more, not less innovation.
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