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7 Hours Ago   It’s a two-fer! On this special episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, you get two interviews for the price of one: First, Jessica Pressler, a New York Magazine staff writer whose longform story about a New York City high society grifter, Anna Sorokin, became a viral hit online.

Yesterday   Her new book, “Asking for a Friend,” is about the history of giving advice. On this episode of Recode Decode,hosted by Kara Swisher, writer and audio producer Jessica Weisberg talks about her new book, “Asking for a Friend: Three Centuries of Advice on Life, Love, Money, and Other Burning Questions from a Nation Obsessed.” Starting in 1690s London, Weisberg examines how advice became a cultural force in America and how professional advice givers presaged the internet by creating the first platfo

2 Days Ago   Plus, Intel removes CEO Brian Krzanich after learning of his affair with an employee; the Supreme Court says states can make online retailers pay sales tax; and Nintendo is turning 130 years old.

2 Days Ago   Recorded onsite in Rancho Palos Verdes, host Kara Swisher asks what they thought of the Code Conference speakers. On this episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Recode’s Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka, the co-producers of the 2018 Code Conference, talk with Converge host Casey Newton about this year’s interviews and the unofficial theme that emerged at the event: “With great power comes great responsibility.” You can read a write-up of the interview here or listen to the whole thing in the audio playe

3 Days Ago   Her new report about the 21st century American workforce is called “The Work Ahead.” On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, former U.S.

3 Days Ago   Plus, Instagram goes after Snapchat and YouTube with IGTV; Tesla sues a former employee for stealing gigabytes of data; Bose’s new Sleepbuds: A bedtime story. Reversing course under extraordinary political and popular pressure, President Trump signed an executive order to end the separation of families at the border.

4 Days Ago   Plus, Goldman Sachs invests $500 million in businesses run by women; Amazon’s Alexa moves into hotel rooms; show some love for the humble battery. Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla’s Elon Musk are among the prominent tech industry CEOs who denounced President Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents who are arrested at the border.

4 Days Ago   “What I really loved was the idea of the intentionality of the way people designed everything they designed.” On this episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Roman Mars, the founder of Radiotopia and host of the hit podcast 99% Invisible, talks about the state of podcasting in 2018.

5 Days Ago   Plus, Trump orders the Pentagon to establish a Space Force as the sixth U.S. military branch; Elon Musk warns Tesla employees of sabotage; how we watch soccer now.

5 Days Ago   His new book, “The Assault on Intelligence,” looks at our post-truth world. On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, retired U.S. Air Force General Michael Hayden talks up his new book, “The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in the Age of Lies.” Hayden, who directed the NSA under President Clinton and the CIA under President George W. Bush, says the “golden age of electronic surveillance” is ending, as both regular Americans and foreign enemies are getting smar

6 Days Ago   Don’t call him a lax bro. On this episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, professional lacrosse player, entrepreneur and investor Paul Rabil talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and her son Louie Swisher about the intersection of sports and technology.

6 Days Ago   Plus, here’s how serious Apple is about original TV content — it signed Oprah; what will “Disney as a service” look like? Team Mexico makes the earth move.

9 Days Ago   “I think [young] people are waking up to saying, ‘Okay, we need to have some rules in this new world.’ And then they look to the Congress and they said, ‘Wow, those are the folks who are going to be writing these rules?’” On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, U.S.

9 Days Ago   Plus, AT&T wasted no time completing its merger with Time Warner; Steve Bannon wants to disrupt banking with cryptocurrency; machine learning predicts the World Cup winner.

10 Days Ago   He explains Vox’s new Netflix show, “Explained.” On this episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Editor at Large Ezra Klein talks about Vox’s new Netflix series “Explained.” The first season of the show, which debuted May 23, features 20 mini-documentaries about topics such as monogamy, cryptocurrency and the racial wealth gap — topics that are too big to be tackled in a three-minute YouTube video.

10 Days Ago   Plus, a viral reality show pieced together from Facebook comments, texts and Instagram Stories; a viewer’s guide to World Cup 2018; high-stakes raccoonaissance. Comcast is offering $65 billion in cash for much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox; that’s a 19 percent premium over Disney’s bid for the Fox properties.

11 Days Ago   Plus, inside Trump’s new world order; why is Twitter stock at a three-year high?; Apple’s AirPods as an omen of cultural change. A federal judge ruled that AT&T can buy Time Warner — and didn’t apply any restrictions or conditions to his decision.

11 Days Ago   “I think as Americans we’re raised to believe that hard work and a good idea will lead to success and riches, and that’s simply not true.” On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, author Corey Pein talks about his new book, “Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey Into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley,” a critical look at how tech might not be the solution to all our problems.

12 Days Ago   As a record exec, Cohen used to be a bit anti-YouTube. Now he’s soaking in it. This week on Recode Media with Peter Kafka, YouTube global head of music Lyor Cohen talks up the launch of YouTube Music.

12 Days Ago   Plus, behind the secret partnership that set Trump on a course of confronting Iran and currying favor with Russia; Streisand signs with Netflix; and the pain and joy of the side hustle.

13 Days Ago   Plus, the Obama-era net neutrality rules end today; a federal judge is expected to rule tomorrow on the AT&T-Time Warner merger; the Bard of Instagram. Fresh from a contentious G7 global economic summit in Quebec, where U.S.

14 Days Ago   Evan Spiegel, Sheryl Sandberg, Daniel Ek, Dara Khosrowshahi and more. Some of the biggest names in tech, media and even the agencies that regulate these industries took the stage at Recode’s Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

15 Days Ago   “How do you balance out what’s essentially still blue-collar labor — which is cooking — which is now glamorized to the point where it now has white-collar values?” Peter Kafka: So it’s a smaller group here so we can keep this a secret, but I interviewed the CEO of 21st Century Fox yesterday, a Senator this morning, CEO of AT&T, talk[ing] to the CEO of Spotify later, this is the interview I’m most excited about.

15 Days Ago   “It’s not been a level playing field. I think we all now acknowledge that it has not been, so what are we going to do about it?” Kara Swisher: All right.

16 Days Ago   Plus, after employee protests, Google pledges not to use AI to cause “overall harm”; Amazon buys expensive rights to some U.K. soccer games; the world’s first 3-D printed carbon bike.

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