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Plus: Silicon Valley stays quiet about the international backlash over the murder of a dissident Saudi journalist; Uber and Lyft are driving toward IPOs in 2019; emoji bagel justice.

How Netflix drives culture, in one chart

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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?

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.

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

The FBI is investigating.

If Silicon Valley investors cared about Saudi human rights abuses, they’d do more than snub a conference

Venture capitalists should display some responsibility just like big corporations do.

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

Is it enough?

Former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard explains why live venues are leaving money on the table

Hubbard says they need his startup Rival, which will publicly launch next year.

Investors are betting $75 million on AllTrails and its content for hikers

Is there a big business here?

Square CFO Sarah Friar is leaving to become the CEO of Nextdoor — which means she won’t become the CEO of Square

Friar was one of Square CEO Jack Dorsey’s most valuable deputies.

SoftBank has a lot to worry about if it strikes this deal with WeWork

Here are some of the hazards that could trip up either side over the next few weeks.

The streaming battles are getting even busier with WarnerMedia’s challenge to Netflix

"My job isn’t to build another Netflix," WarnerMedia chief John Stankey said.

A few words about Cindy Lobel

She was part of the Recode family, and her tragic death last week leaves a hole in our lives.

Elon Musk’s summer of bad behavior hasn’t affected Tesla’s sales, but it has hurt its reputation

The new and used market for Teslas is booming.

Facebook is looking outside the company for a new face of Facebook

The social networking giant is on a hunt all over the globe for a new head of policy and communications.

Why tech companies need to reinvent themselves every three to four years

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers says doing the same thing, even if it’s the "right thing," for too long is dangerous.

Snapchat’s plan to reinvent TV may actually be working

Snap says people like shows, so it’s launching a dozen more.