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Full transcript: Obama administration Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Recode Decode

2018-06-22T03:04:52+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

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. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker talks about “The Work Ahead,” a new report on the 21st century American workforce, which recommends a nationwide re-evaluation of education, training and how [...]

Roblox, the hit gaming company you may not have heard of, could be worth $2.5 billion

2018-06-22T03:04:51+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

That’s the same price Microsoft paid for Minecraft. Is Roblox the next Minecraft? The gaming company’s investors think it might be bigger than Minecraft: They are funding it in a new round that will value it at up to $2.4 billion. That’s about the same price Microsoft paid for Minecraft in 2014, so investors are [...]

We need more women in tech in order to get more women in tech

2018-06-22T03:04:50+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The problem becomes exponentially easier to solve once you’ve begun to solve it. This is a contributed op-ed post by Fullstack Academy co-founders David Yang and Nimit Maru. While the United States is seeing more women in leadership positions within politics and even classic old-boys-industries like finance, the tech sector can’t say the same. More [...]

Why Amazon’s retail dominance won’t be disrupted by the Supreme Court’s big tax ruling

2018-06-22T03:04:49+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Amazon is still the most convenient retailer — by a (last) mile. The U.S. Supreme Court has just overturned a decades-old tax ruling that had allowed many internet retailers to avoid having to charge their customers sales tax. The overturned ruling only let states require businesses to collect sales tax from customers if that business [...]

Recode Daily: Under pressure, Trump changes his border policy

2018-06-22T03:04:48+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

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. But despite Trump’s turnaround, more than 2,300 [...]

Maybe there won’t be a media merger frenzy after all

2018-06-21T03:04:30+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

AT&T is buying everything. Comcast and Disney are going nuts over Fox. But what if the other buyers don’t show up? Last week’s court decision blessing the AT&T/Time Warner deal gave the entire media industry a green light to kick off a media merger frenzy. But that doesn’t mean one will happen. So far the [...]

Amazon’s try-before-you-buy fashion service is now available to all Prime members — but the discounts are gone

2018-06-21T03:04:29+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

No more incentives to keep more items. On Wednesday, Amazon made its try-before-you-buy Prime Wardrobe service available to all Prime members in the U.S., expanding beyond the group of beta users who have had access to the shopping program since last June. But one key element of the service has been removed at launch: Discounts [...]

Tech companies are taking out record amounts of convertible debt. Here’s why.

2018-06-21T03:04:27+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Twitter is the latest in a long line of tech companies issuing record amounts of convertible bonds. When tech companies need to raise money, they typically issue stock — either in the public or private markets — or borrow money through debt. But this year, they’ve increasingly opted for a middle ground: Convertible bonds. These [...]