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Silicon Valley’s Saudi money crisis illustrates a decline of ‘moral leadership’ in America

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Facebook found its new public face: Former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Peter Thiel cut his largest check to the GOP since Trump’s 2016 win

Thiel is giving $1 million to the Club for Growth, a hardline conservative advocacy group.

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23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki says ‘one of our biggest competitors’ is fake science on sites like Goop

Wojcicki on Gwyneth Paltrow: "Some of the things that she promotes don’t actually have the scientific validity that my team would be able to stand behind."

Amazon’s HQ2 announcement is imminent. Here’s a look at the final contenders.

Sort them by tech talent, rent and commute times.

Why no one really knows how many jobs automation will replace

Even the experts disagree exactly how much tech like AI will change our workforce.

It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads

Who you call and what apps you use could determine what ads you see.

Resy is winning newer, cooler restaurants away from OpenTable

The upstart is taking share. Can it build from there?

Recode Daily: Uber is building tools to Uber-ize all kinds of work

Plus, how SoftBank is handling the global fallout of the Khashoggi crisis; Apple sets the date for another new hardware event; the awkward etiquette of iPad tipping.

Brandless wants to create the next great consumer packaged goods brand — but it hasn’t built customer loyalty yet

Third-party data puts its sales and customer retention below its peers.

Full video and transcript: Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at Code 2018

"Just like Amazon sells third party goods, we are going to also offer third party transportation services. So, we wanna kinda be the Amazon for transportation."

Here’s how you can trace an ’80s hip-hop beat back to 1910

Vox.com’s senior video producer Estelle Caswell explains it all.

Full video and transcript: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel at Code 2018

"As time goes on, I think it will become clear to more and more people that our values are really hard to copy."

Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram was the greatest regulatory failure of the past decade, says Stratechery’s Ben Thompson

Instagram gave Facebook unfair reach, Thompson argues.

Marc Benioff voiced concerns on a San Francisco homelessness measure months before becoming its most prominent booster

The high-profile tech exec was critical of the initiative as late as this summer, according to July emails sent by him and seen by Recode.

Trump’s latest China threat could crush the $8 billion Amazon competitor Wish. Here’s its plan to fight back.

The days of Wish building its company on the back of artificially low shipping rates may be over.

Watch: Scott Galloway’s provocative predictions on Amazon, Walmart and the future of retail

Why Walmart will beat Amazon at groceries.

A venture capitalist is running for Congress in farm country. And his opponent is turning those Silicon Valley years into an insult.

The race between Josh Harder and Jeff Denham isn’t just about one seat. It’s a referendum on how people feel about Silicon Valley.

Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley.

The rise of giant consumer startups that said no to investor money

A new breed of entrepreneurs is creating huge consumer brands — like MVMT and Tuft & Needle — without venture capital, and laughing all the way to the bank.

How blockchain will allow for fewer counterfeit goods and faster product recalls

The technology behind bitcoin is coming for retail, and you probably won’t even notice.

The media is responsible for President Trump and it still hasn’t learned from 2016, says Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi

Taibbi says the difference between the campaign and today is "we replaced a million hours of Trump with a million hours of ‘Trump is bad.’"

23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki says ‘one of our biggest competitors’ is fake science on sites like Goop

Wojcicki on Gwyneth Paltrow: "Some of the things that she promotes don’t actually have the scientific validity that my team would be able to stand behind."

Silicon Valley’s Saudi money crisis illustrates a decline of ‘moral leadership’ in America

Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU’s Scott Galloway discuss the links between Jamal Khashoggi’s killers and the tech industry on this episode of Pivot.

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The media is responsible for President Trump and it still hasn’t learned from 2016, says Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi

Taibbi says the difference between the campaign and today is "we replaced a million hours of Trump with a million hours of ‘Trump is bad.’"

Eyeing a 2020 run, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti explains how he (or someone else) could beat Trump

Garcetti isn’t committed to running for president yet — but he’s been thinking a lot about it.

Eyeing a 2020 run, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti explains how he (or someone else) could beat Trump

Garcetti isn’t committed to running for president yet — but he’s been thinking a lot about it.

Ten big Silicon Valley money players behind this November’s U.S. midterm elections

A cheat sheet to the gusher of cash flooding the system in advance of Election Day.

The new hotness for tech billionaires? Do-gooder investments they can write off on their taxes.

Sean Parker crafted a little-known part of the tax code called Opportunity Zones. Now every one-percenter in Silicon Valley wants in.

How Netflix drives culture, in one chart

The streaming service expects to add nine million new subscribers before the end of the year.

Inside Facebook’s plan to protect the U.S. midterm elections

Is it enough?

Instacart’s new $7 billion valuation is a bet on the future of grocery delivery — not a wager against Amazon

The startup has a fresh $600 million in funding to boot.

Jeff Bezos wants to send tourists into space in 2019

"They’ll have a day or two of training," he said.

Instagram’s Kevin Systrom on leaving Facebook: ‘No one ever leaves a job because everything’s awesome’

Systrom has no idea what he wants to do next, but he knows he won’t just be sitting on a beach.

Nobody trusts Facebook anymore. Here’s one way it could change that.

AnchorFree CEO David Gorodyansky says Facebook and other tech companies should make it easy for users to temporarily opt out of data collection.

Full Q&A: 2U CEO Chip Paucek on Recode Decode

Paucek says online education started out with a bad reputation, but now people are starting to take it seriously.

When big companies are hacked, should they have to disclose it immediately?

Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway mull the week in digital insecurity on the latest episode of Pivot.

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Inequality in Silicon Valley is getting worse: Wages are down for everyone but the top 10 percent

In America’s tech capital, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

Steve Jurvetson, ousted from his firm almost a year ago, is building up a team in preparation for his comeback

It’s likely to include Maryanna Saenko, an investor at Khosla Ventures.

A former WeWork employee is suing the company over alleged sexual assaults fueled by ‘frat-boy culture’

The employee says she was sexually assaulted by fellow employees on two occasions and was fired after reporting it. WeWork denies the allegations.

Here’s how to see if your personal data was stolen in the recent Facebook hack

Are you one of the 29 million people?

Facebook’s massive security hack was smaller than reported, but 29 million people still had their personal info stolen

The FBI is investigating.