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MoviePass invested in ‘Gotti’, the new John Travolta mob movie everyone hates

2018-06-17T03:04:32+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

An offer they should have refused. Good news for MoviePass, the might-be-to-good-to-be-true company that lets you see unlimited movies for a monthly fee: It is still alive. Bad news for MoviePass: Gotti. That’s “Gotti,” the new John Travolta film about mob boss John Gotti. It debuted this week, and appears to be one of the [...]

Afternoon tea with Sir James Dyson

2018-06-17T03:04:31+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Recode talks design and technology with the legendary inventor. It is rare but refreshing when a top technology executive can explain how their product actually works. Steve Jobs, the late Apple founder, was great at this — the pitchman who could explain deeply why a new device was special; the specific engineering or design trick [...]

World Cup’s soccer highlights will put social media’s copyright tools to the test

2018-06-16T03:04:41+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

People are going to pirate World Cup highlights. What can social media companies do to stop them? The 2018 World Cup has started, which means you’ll soon see a lot more soccer (or football, depending on where you’re from) on Twitter or Facebook or anywhere else you hang out online. And because the World Cup [...]

Oprah will make stuff for Apple’s big, ambitious TV plans. But what are Apple’s TV plans?

2018-06-16T03:04:40+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

We have some ideas. We still don’t know what Apple’s TV plans are, but we do know Apple wants us to know it is serious about its TV plans. Latest example: Apple says it has a “unique, multi-year content partnership” with Oprah Winfrey, who will “create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect [...]

Recode Daily: Facebook’s communications chief Elliot Schrage exits

2018-06-16T03:04:39+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

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. Facebook’s policy and communications head, Elliot Schrage, is stepping down after a decade with the social media giant. Schrage will stay on to help hire his replacement before transitioning [...]

AT&T can buy Time Warner. What does that mean for everyone else?

2018-06-16T03:04:38+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

“This is going to reshape the media world,” Recode’s Peter Kafka says. After U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled that AT&T could buy Time Warner, likely ending a lawsuit brought against the companies by the U.S. Justice Department, everything changed. “Anyone who had any concerns about whether a media merger would be blessed is now [...]

Full transcript: Vox Editor at Large Ezra Klein on Recode Media

2018-06-15T03:04:46+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

He explains Vox’s new Netflix show, “Explained.” On this episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Vox.com 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 [...]