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Recode Daily: Tech CEOs take on Trump; AT&T plans more ad and media acquisitions

2018-06-21T03:04:26+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

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 [...]

Longer videos are coming to Instagram today

2018-06-21T03:04:25+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Plus Messenger’s autoplay video ads, Pinterest’s shopping ambitions and more news from Cannes Lions. Greetings from Cannes Lions, the annual advertising boondoggle in the South of France where the ad industry gathers to wheel and deal, take advantage of lavish expense reports, and where drinking rosé is acceptable at any time of the day. Many [...]

Recode Daily: Trump thinks separating kids from families is good politics

2018-06-20T03:04:35+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

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. The Trump administration showed no signs of changing its policy of separating children from parents accused of illegally crossing the U.S. border. Trump seems to think the [...]

Now Facebook is putting autoplay video ads inside Messenger

2018-06-20T03:04:34+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The big question: Do users want to see video ads next to their private messages? Facebook found a new place to sell video ads: Inside Messenger, where some users will start to see autoplay video ads appear in their inbox right next to messages from friends and family. Messenger first started selling ads inside Messenger [...]

Full transcript: Former NSA and CIA director General Michael Hayden on Recode Decode

2018-06-20T03:04:33+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

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 [...]

Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer has some advice for Democrats: Learn how to use Facebook, ASAP!

2018-06-20T03:04:32+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Dan Pfeiffer, the former White House communications director under President Obama, is the author of a new book, “Yes, We (Still) Can.” When Dan Pfeiffer became President Obama’s communications director in 2009, he believed the following things: Facebook was too small to be an effective political tool; the press was being led by legacy outlets [...]

Full transcript: Investor and lacrosse player Paul Rabil on Too Embarrassed to Ask

2018-06-19T03:04:57+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

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. You can read a write-up of the interview here or listen to the whole thing in [...]

Khosla Ventures’ newest partner worries for too-young CEOs when they have too-appeasing venture capitalists

2018-06-18T03:04:45+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Dan Levin, the former No. 2 at Box, has joined Khosla. He talks to Recode in his first interview. It’s hard for Silicon Valley investors to not coddle a young, hotshot CEO. Being too mean draws a bad reputation among entrepreneurs, and could lead the investor to not see the next great deal. And focusing [...]