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Billboards — yes, billboards — are having a heyday in a digital world

Outdoor advertising is bigger than ever.

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Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving amid frustrations with parent company Facebook

Systrom and Krieger have shaped virtually everything about Instagram’s culture and product for the past six years.

Google is following Instagram and Snapchat with a big push into Stories

Everyone loves Stories. Everyone including Google.

Recode Daily: Why Instagram’s co-founders are leaving

Plus: Satellite radio giant SirusXM is taking over streaming service Pandora; how Russia helped swing the election for Trump; the official meatloaf of National Punctuation Day.

AI-produced artwork is moving from the fringes into the high art world

But is it replacing or just supplementing artists’ capacity for creative expression?

SiriusXM is taking over Pandora in a $3.5 billion deal that’s more necessity than convenience

Apple and Spotify investors are not concerned.

Uber drivers and other gig economy workers are earning half what they did five years ago

More people are working for ride-sharing and delivery companies but on average they’re making less.

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.

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.

Big data could ‘stop famines from ever happening again,’ says World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

"Famine by definition is large numbers of people who are starving to death. There’s no reason for that to ever happen."

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

Why Walmart will beat Amazon at groceries.

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.

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

Who gets to live in one of Silicon Valley’s richest cities?

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

Alexa, how secure is my data?

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

That number will surprise some people, like the person typing up this article.

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

Is it enough?

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

Business of Fashion Editor in Chief Imran Amed explains how the industry is becoming more explicitly political on the latest Recode Media.

Big data could ‘stop famines from ever happening again,’ says World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

"Famine by definition is large numbers of people who are starving to death. There’s no reason for that to ever happen."

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

Business of Fashion Editor in Chief Imran Amed explains how the industry is becoming more explicitly political on the latest Recode Media.

Swiping on Tinder is addictive. That’s partly because it was inspired by an experiment that ‘turned pigeons into gamblers.’

Journalist Nancy Jo Sales talks about the gamification of dating and her new HBO documentary "Swiped" on the latest Recode Decode podcast.

‘The Land of Steady Habits’ director Nicole Holofcener explains what’s different about making a movie for Netflix

A normal studio wanted Holofcener to cast "six A-list stars" if they were going to put it out in theaters. Netflix said, "You can cast whoever you want."

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

Facebook is launching its dating service. Will it launch subscriptions, too?

A group led by U.K. investor/consultant Ian Osborne is trying to buy Fortune magazine

Marc Benioff was going to buy the business magazine but bought Time instead. Now there’s a new round of would-be buyers.

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.

Swiping on Tinder is addictive. That’s partly because it was inspired by an experiment that ‘turned pigeons into gamblers.’

Journalist Nancy Jo Sales talks about the gamification of dating and her new HBO documentary "Swiped" on the latest Recode Decode podcast.

‘Stories’ was Instagram’s smartest move yet

Can it become Facebook’s next big business?

‘We launched with a pretty mediocre product’ — how two direct-to-consumer startups iterated to success

Customer feedback is very important.

Emily Weiss wants Glossier to own the online beauty conversation

"The shopping experience is even more broken and lacking for beauty products than what we initially believed."

Instacart needs to treat its delivery workers ‘much, much better’

Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta admits the company has had a rocky relationship with its shoppers.

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he would consider going public — but won’t sell to an industry giant

But: "When I read about Elon Musk, I think sometimes maybe not."

Square is considering offering investment and savings products through its Cash App

"Anything you do today with a bank account, you should look to Cash App to begin to emulate more and more of that," says Square CFO Sarah Friar.

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.

Why Crate and Barrel is partnering with rising digital competitor Zola: Customers ‘want to shop where they want to shop’

Retailers who don’t keep up with a digitally savvy millennial customer base will lose out, according to Zola CEO Shan-Lyn Ma.

‘The Land of Steady Habits’ director Nicole Holofcener explains what’s different about making a movie for Netflix

A normal studio wanted Holofcener to cast "six A-list stars" if they were going to put it out in theaters. Netflix said, "You can cast whoever you want."

The CEO of Macy’s says it’s harder for an e-commerce giant to conquer offline retail than the other way around

Amazon is going to try. But will it work?

Stripe gave up on bitcoin, but co-founder John Collison is excited about the future of crypto

"The future of crypto — especially as it applies to the means of exchange — that future is undetermined."

Stores and Stories: How two successful consumer startups find their customers

The founders of Framebridge and Away share the latest from the digital-native commerce world.