Yesterday Silicon Valley is still important, but don’t underestimate LA Tech. On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Upfront Ventures Managing Partner Mark Suster talks about leading the oldest and largest venture capital firm in Los Angeles.
Yesterday Plus, Amazon’s other Jeff talks Trump threats and robots, Intel is shutting down its smart glasses division, and a super-stony 420-song Spotify playlist. Jeff Bezos’s surprise unveiling of Amazon’s Prime membership number — 100 million-plus paying members worldwide — was a long, long time coming.
2 Days Ago Plus, Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler gets behind ending forced arbitration, Uber Eats is the fastest-growing food delivery service in the U.S., and VR for cats! Amazon revealed one of its biggest, longest-kept secrets — the company has more than 100 million Prime members globally.
2 Days Ago “I believe data — your own data — is yours.” On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, BlackBerry CEO John Chen talks about how the once-pioneering mobile phone company has happily pivoted into a new business model, focusing on enterprise security and embedded technology for connected cars.
3 Days Ago Plus, tech companies sign a “Digital Geneva Accord” against cyberattacks, a “professional obituary” of WPP founder Martin Sorrell, and have algorithms destroyed personal taste? The IRS online tax-payment website went down early yesterday morning — Tax Day.
3 Days Ago The magazine has gotten more political as well as more inclusive. On this episode of Recode Media, host Peter Kafka hands the mic to former Verge editor Lauren Goode for an interview with Axie Navas, the executive editor of Outside Magazine.
4 Days Ago Plus, fast-growing Netflix surprises even itself with 7.41 million new subscribers, meet Donald Trump’s “Secretary of Offense,” and the earliest drone footage of planet Earth. Elon Musk is putting more than $100 million of his own money into his tunnel-digging startup, The Boring Company.
4 Days Ago Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent 10 hours over two days getting gently grilled by lawmakers, and we were there. On this episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Recode’s Kurt Wagner and The Verge’s Casey Newton talk with Kara Swisher about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day marathon of hearings in front of Congress.
5 Days Ago Plus, SoftBank puts $150 million into a Santa Clara data-storage company, the inventors of the internet are having second thoughts, and how a night in can cost you.
5 Days Ago He started making tech review videos when he was 15. Now 24, he’s a YouTube powerhouse. On this episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, tech reviewer Marques Brownlee talks about his YouTube channel, MKBHD.
6 Days Ago “It’s almost like in some ways Silicon Valley as a whole has lost its purpose.” On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman talks about why people are just now “waking up” to Silicon Valley’s dark side.
8 Days Ago Plus, is Facebook having a negative impact on society? Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is coming to Code, and James Comey narrates his imminent audiobook. Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX is expected to soar to a $24 billion valuation, which would make it the third-highest-valued private company in the United States, behind Uber and Airbnb.
9 Days Ago Teddy takes the Spotify questions while Kurt tackles the Facebook stuff. On this episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Recoders Kara Swisher, Teddy Schleifer and Kurt Wagner discuss the news of the week and answer listener questions.
9 Days Ago Plus, Paul Ryan won’t run for reelection and John Boehner joins the board of a weed company; Shari Redstone vs. Les Moonves; and the Zuckerberg testimony: The booster chair, the memes, the poem.
10 Days Ago “If you don’t look like everybody else in the room, your perspective matters more, not less.” On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Jennifer Palmieri, the communications director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, talks about her new book, “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World.” She also shares some advice for the women who will one day be the president of the United States and talks about how much has changed in the media an
10 Days Ago Plus, how to check if your Facebook data was shared with Cambridge Analytica, watch out for those seemingly innocuous social media quizzes, and when a robot makes you dinner.
11 Days Ago “I think that any publisher that ties their fortunes to social media or search platforms is making a major strategic mistake.” On this episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Financial Times CEO John Ridding talks about the company’s decade-long head start in paid online subscriptions.
11 Days Ago Plus, The FBI raids the office of Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Uber acquires a bike-share service, and the TED conference focuses on the amazing and terrifying sides of tech.
12 Days Ago Plus, Postmates and DoorDash have talked merger, Fortnite makes $2 million per day on iPhones, and meet “the Forrest Gump of bitcoin.” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking this week’s two-day marathon of testimony on Capitol Hill seriously — he’s even going to wear a suit and tie.
15 Days Ago Plus, Twitter suspended more than a million terrorism-related accounts, free robot lawyers are fighting parking tickets — and costing cities revenue, and onboard the largest luxury cruise ship ever built.
16 Days Ago Plus, here’s who benefits most from Spotify’s IPO, Google employees decry the company’s involvement with a Pentagon drone project, and texting is how we talk now.
16 Days Ago She’s now on the board of Lyft and helps with the Obama Foundation. On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser to President Obama, joins Swisher onstage at South By Southwest 2018.
17 Days Ago Plus, Spotify’s unusual IPO led to a $27 billion valuation, Apple hires Google’s AI head, and “2001: A Space Odyssey” turns 50. A woman opened fire Tuesday afternoon at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., injuring three before taking her own life.
17 Days Ago We say Goode riddance to our colleague with a countdown of her favorite #TooEmbarrassed moments. On this episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, co-host Lauren Goode counts down her favorite episodes from the past two years as she bids farewell to her listeners.
18 Days Ago Plus, Apple wants to make its own processor chips, Instagram cuts off API access for some developers, and the Museum of Selfies is a thing. Here’s why you should care about what happens with Spotify’s unusual IPO today — even if you don’t care about Spotify: If the company’s direct listing strategy is successful, then the push-and-pull power struggle between Silicon Valley and Wall Street would shift more toward the former.