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In Apple’s hometown of Cupertino, a debate over the fate of an old mall epitomizes Silicon Valley’s class divide

2018-09-22T03:04:20+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Who gets to live in one of Silicon Valley’s richest cities? Many cities would jump at the chance to get more high-paying tech jobs, retail stores and housing units. Not Cupertino. This past week, residents of Apple’s hometown argued over the future of their city. A plan to develop a vacant shopping mall into a [...]

Recode Daily: Amazon’s Alexa avalanche

2018-09-22T03:04:19+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Plus, Facebook Dating could become a multi-billion dollar business; Linux creator Linus Torvalds steps aside to get help after years of abusive emails; lobsters prefer getting baked before being boiled. At a press event yesterday, Amazon spent more than 80 minutes unveiling more than a dozen new voice-powered, hands-free products, including everything from an Alexa-powered [...]

Instagram feature that lets you reshare others’ posts may be on its way

2018-09-22T03:04:09+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Facebook has always offered the "share" button for content you want to repost, while Twitter has the retweet button. But, despite constant calls from many of its billion-plus users, Instagram has always refused to offer such an option. Though this could be about to change. The company is testing a feature that lets Instagrammers reshare [...]

Amazon’s blockbuster Alexa event made zero mention of privacy concerns — and that may say more about us than about them

2018-09-21T03:05:00+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Alexa, how secure is my data? A top Amazon executive spent more than 80 minutes at a press event on Thursday unveiling a dizzying array of new voice-powered products, including everything from an Alexa-powered microwave to a portable Alexa gadget to use in your car. But while Amazon seemingly discussed every conceivable way to embed [...]

Disney has a million subscribers for its ESPN streaming-only service, which launched in April

2018-09-21T03:04:58+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

That number will surprise some people, like the person typing up this article. Here is a number that will surprise lots of people in the media industry: Disney says it has a million paying subscribers for its ESPN+ streaming service, which it launched five months ago. Reminder: This isn’t “real” ESPN, but a service that [...]

Recode Daily: How high can the world’s most valuable cannabis company go?

2018-09-21T03:04:57+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Plus, a look inside Facebook’s under-construction election “War Room”; the U.S. military is building a “lethal force” of first-strike hackers; a Silicon Valley stylist shares her secrets for turning tech bros into men. How high can the world’s most valuable cannabis company go? Canadian cannabis producer Tilray became the first marijuana company to go public [...]

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ads are just one piece of a bigger ‘reckoning’ in the fashion industry

2018-09-21T03:04:56+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Business of Fashion Editor in Chief Imran Amed explains how the industry is becoming more explicitly political on the latest Recode Media. Just like the media business, stand-up comedy and Hollywood, fashion is having a political moment. On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Business of Fashion Editor in Chief Imran Amed [...]

It’s not crazy to imagine that Facebook Dating could become a multi-billion dollar business

2018-09-21T03:04:54+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Facebook is launching its dating service. Will it launch subscriptions, too? Facebook wants you to know that its new dating service isn’t like Tinder. “This is about building real, longterm relationships, not just hookups!” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said when the product was announced back in May — an obvious jab at Tinder and its reputation [...]