clock menu more-arrow no yes

Recode Daily: That #10YearChallenge on social media: Harmless meme or data-harvesting scheme?

Plus, Pinterest is interviewing bankers — a sign that its IPO is finally happening; the number of US cord-cutting households grew nearly 50 percent in the last eight years; why Slack changed its logo.

Presented By
From Vox Media

We're building great things, and we need your talent.

Full Q&A: Axios business editor Dan Primack on newsletters, IPOs, and the economy in 2019

"I want to tell a reader something they don’t know yet ... I want to make them feel smart when they get to work and feel like they’re ready to do their jobs."

Lime, a scooter startup that barely existed two years ago, is now going to be worth $2 billion

Lime is expected to take in $400 million in a round financed primarily by its existing investors.

Full Q&A: Glossier CEO Emily Weiss on the “art and science” of the beauty business

Glossier wants to rekindle the "humanity of things and the connections you feel with people" while shopping.

Snap’s new CFO is leaving after just 8 months

Tim Stone, who joined in May from Amazon, is leaving — and Snap doesn’t have a replacement.

Our favorite Recode stories from 2018

Longreads, analysis and explanations on what mattered in tech this year.

Twitter wants to make it easier to have conversations. And it’s asking for your help.

Can a new set of product features change the way people communicate online?

2018’s tech trends and tribulations in 14 charts

Here’s a visual look back at the year.

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.

The future of voice assistants like Alexa and Siri isn’t just in homes — it’s in cars

Voice assistants are more habit-forming in cars than on smartphones.

Facebook made a $300 million pledge to help journalists — just like Google did last year

The internet giants make billions from ads. They want news publishers to sell subscriptions instead.

Is having the most popular photo on Instagram worth anything? We’re about to find out.

Will someone cash in on the payout potential of that Kardashian-smashing egg?

Google employees are launching a social media blitz to pressure tech giants on workplace harassment issues

The group wants tech companies to stop restricting workers’ right to take companies to court over employer-related issues.

A resolution for journalists in 2019: Earn the public’s trust by showing your work

CNN.com Editor in Chief Meredith Artley says slogans like "facts first" aren’t enough.

Full Q&A: 99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn on Recode Decode

Llewellyn’s company makes it easier for designers and clients to find each other, but he doesn’t think design will ever be totally done by computers.

Full Q&A: NYU’s Jonathan Haidt explains the problem with Gen Z

On Pivot, NYU’s Scott Galloway talks with his colleague, the co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind.

A new $100 million investment values Postmates at $1.85 billion ahead of its IPO

Just in the nick of time.

Full Q&A: Axios business editor Dan Primack on newsletters, IPOs, and the economy in 2019

"I want to tell a reader something they don’t know yet ... I want to make them feel smart when they get to work and feel like they’re ready to do their jobs."

Full Q&A: Glossier CEO Emily Weiss on the “art and science” of the beauty business

Glossier wants to rekindle the "humanity of things and the connections you feel with people" while shopping.

A resolution for journalists in 2019: Earn the public’s trust by showing your work

CNN.com Editor in Chief Meredith Artley says slogans like "facts first" aren’t enough.

Full Q&A: 99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn on Recode Decode

Llewellyn’s company makes it easier for designers and clients to find each other, but he doesn’t think design will ever be totally done by computers.

Google’s parent company is facing a lawsuit for its alleged mishandling of an explosive sexual misconduct case

The lawsuit against Alphabet’s board alleges that Google leadership’s misconduct has caused "severe financial and reputational damage" to the company.

Amazon will win advertising dollars away from Facebook amid privacy concerns, a new survey suggests

Top ad buyers say increased spending on Amazon is mostly coming from other digital platforms.

America desperately needs fiber internet, and the tech giants won’t save us

Harvard’s Susan Crawford explains why we shouldn’t expect Google to fix slow internet speeds in the US.

Jon Lovett explains why Democrats in Congress probably won’t regulate Facebook

Even if, in private, they might really want to.

Twitter hopes you want to watch NBA games from a camera focused on just one player

Twitter cut a streaming deal with the NBA to show you individual players, not full games.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie are getting a divorce

The world’s richest couple calls it splits after 25 years.

Full Q&A: DoorDash CEO Tony Xu and COO Christopher Payne on Recode Decode

The food-delivery company wants to bring you more than just food.

Mark Zuckerberg wants to talk about the future. We should probably listen.

Zuckerberg’s annual New Year’s resolution is to talk more about the future of technology.

Aurora, the hot self-driving startup, will be worth $2 billion after an investment by Sequoia

Aurora’s appeal is predicated on three well-credentialed founders from Google, Tesla, and Uber.

The holidays ushered in a smart speaker explosion starring Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant

Smart speaker sales grew 78 percent in 2018.

The way SoftBank invests in startups just doesn’t work, says Khosla Ventures’ Keith Rabois

Rabois talked with Recode’s Kara Swisher about startups, innovation, Facebook, President Trump, and more on a recent Recode Decode.

Apple’s growing attraction to non-iPhone revenue in one chart

Services now account for 16 percent of Apple sales.

Full Q&A: Serial Box CEO Molly Barton on Recode Decode

Barton’s company is trying to create a Netflix-style digital platform for e-books.

Apple is going to sell its Apple TV service on Samsung TVs, because Apple wants to be a service company

Tim Cook can’t just rely on Apple customers anymore — he needs to sell things to people who don’t buy Apple products.

Full Q&A: Dotdash CEO Neil Vogel on Recode Media

Vogel explains how he turned the ’90s internet juggernaut About.com into a modern web publisher.

What do startups do when their investors implode?

When your investor has drama, you have drama.