clock menu more-arrow no yes

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?

From Vox Media

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

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?

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.

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

Why Walmart will beat Amazon at groceries.

Recode Daily: Amazon’s Alexa avalanche

Plus, Facebook Dating could become a multi-billion dollar business; Linux creator Linus Torvalds steps aside to get help after years of abusive emails; lobsters prefer getting baked before being boiled.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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."

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.

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.

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.

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."

If they don’t want to lose their jobs to a machine, doctors will need to become compassionate ‘human connectors’

"AI Superpowers" author and former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee predicts that medicine will undergo radical changes in the next few decades.

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

Is it enough?

‘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."

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.

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.

‘Stories’ was Instagram’s smartest move yet

Can it become Facebook’s next big business?

Here’s why Amazon rival Flipkart still wants to IPO even though Walmart bought it for $16 billion

It comes down to talent.

Instagram could still develop a new shopping app — but here’s how it’s trying to woo window-shoppers in its current one

Instagram is testing a dedicated shopping channel on its Explore tab to see if that grabs users who are intentionally looking to spend some cash.

Amazon’s new small-business product ‘feels like a trap,’ says Shopify’s CEO

Tobi Lütke thinks giving your business data to Amazon might not be a good idea.

After Benioff’s big deal, Time is bringing back the bar cart

Time employees get ready to toast their new owners; Fortune and Sports Illustrated hope they get to celebrate, too.

Stripe built a payments powerhouse by focusing on e-commerce. Now it’s following its customers into bricks and mortar.

The San Francisco-based company is introducing a new service for in-person payments.

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.

If they don’t want to lose their jobs to a machine, doctors will need to become compassionate ‘human connectors’

"AI Superpowers" author and former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee predicts that medicine will undergo radical changes in the next few decades.

Are there any other billionaires out there to buy Fortune or Sports Illustrated?

Marc Benioff paid a surprising $190 million for Time magazine. Meredith hopes it can find other deep pockets for its other titles.

Four reasons Snap’s stock price is at an all-time low

It’s not just about the redesign.