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Google’s Wing has landed the FAA’s first approval for drone delivery

This could speed up the process for other companies to get the FAA’s okay.

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Digital media lifestyle brand Brit + Co is laying off most of its employees

Another casualty of Facebook and Google’s advertising duopoly.

Recode Daily: Kohl’s is officially in bed with Amazon

Plus: Elizabeth Warren’s case for breaking up big tech is Amazon’s worst nightmare; and the fall of the Kleiner Perkins empire.

You’re going to die someday. WeCroak’s Hansa Bergwall says remembering that will make your life better.

"If they were going to write your obituary tomorrow, would you be happy with what they said? That’s an important question."

Can Facebook be trusted to combat misinformation? Sri Lanka’s shutdown suggests no.

"It demonstrates this kind of degradation of trust in the platforms."

Here’s who owns everything in Big Media today

It probably won’t look like this for long.

How tech founders are trying to disrupt — and replicate — the Giving Pledge

Silicon Valley billionaires can make promises to give away fortunes to charity. Why can’t the rest of us?

Tech is “flunking” the diversity test, says activist and venture capitalist Freada Kapor Klein

On the latest Recode Decode, Kapor Klein says we need to "take a deep hard look at the BS notion of meritocracy."

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.

WeWork is replacing its chief operating officer to focus more on overseas growth

A lot is riding on a new London-based COO to help justify the company’s $45 billion valuation.

A giant new investment will make StockX the first billion-dollar sneaker reseller

DST, the venture capital firm founded by Yuri Milner, is expected to lead the deal.

Facebook says it stored millions of Instagram passwords unencrypted on its servers

This number is much, much bigger than Facebook originally shared.

Why is LinkedIn producing original journalism? LinkedIn editor-at-large Jessi Hempel explains.

Hempel joined the site’s editorial team this year after 17 years at magazines like Businessweek, Fortune, and Wired.

Is the sky falling for tech IPOs? Two companies on Thursday — Pinterest and Zoom — tell different stories.

Microsoft has persistently tried to acquire Zoom, the video chat tool, sources tell Recode.

Here’s why some Silicon Valley families should remain nervous about the college admissions scandal

Who is next?

Ford CTO Ken Washington explains why self-driving cars are such a hard tech problem

And why Tesla’s so-called Autopilot features are not really "self-driving."

Netflix makes up nearly 30 percent of global streaming video subscriptions

The streaming video company now has 155 million total subscribers globally.

You’re going to die someday. WeCroak’s Hansa Bergwall says remembering that will make your life better.

"If they were going to write your obituary tomorrow, would you be happy with what they said? That’s an important question."

Tech is “flunking” the diversity test, says activist and venture capitalist Freada Kapor Klein

On the latest Recode Decode, Kapor Klein says we need to "take a deep hard look at the BS notion of meritocracy."

Why is LinkedIn producing original journalism? LinkedIn editor-at-large Jessi Hempel explains.

Hempel joined the site’s editorial team this year after 17 years at magazines like Businessweek, Fortune, and Wired.

Ford CTO Ken Washington explains why self-driving cars are such a hard tech problem

And why Tesla’s so-called Autopilot features are not really "self-driving."

Netflix is booming internationally, but its growth is slowing in the US

The streaming company added 9.6 million subscribers last quarter — and it says it isn’t worried about Apple or Disney.

Twitter says it’s getting better at detecting abusive tweets without your help

Twitter is using technology to catch more bad tweets.

Silicon Valley Democrats aren’t sure who they want as their nominee

Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, and Cory Booker are battling it out in the fundraising streets of Silicon Valley.

Europe is passing strict new copyright laws that could hurt companies like Facebook and Google

Facebook and Google could soon be forced to pay more creators for the content that appears on their sites.

AMC Networks boss Josh Sapan wants the people who make TV to look at the data — but not too much

There’s no algorithm for creativity yet, Sapan says on the latest Recode Media.

New immigration rules could prevent our next Elon Musk

Silicon Valley wants people with experience. US immigration services want people with grad degrees.

If Congress cancels federal funding for PBS, rural areas will be hurt the most, says CEO Paula Kerger

All 335 PBS stations use federal funding, but the ones that depend on it are largely in Trump country.

Nancy Pelosi says Trump’s tweets “cheapened the presidency” — and the media encourages him

"He’s just being a freak."

Disney used to make hundreds of millions from Netflix. Now it will spend billions to fight it.

Bob Iger in 2015: "We look at Netflix as more friend than foe." Now it’s a very expensive war.

Disney’s new Netflix-killer will have a ton of movies and TV shows for $7 a month

It will launch November 12 in the US. Your move, Netflix. And Apple. And AT&T ...

Silicon Valley’s self-regulating days “probably should be” over, Nancy Pelosi says

Pelosi tells Kara Swisher that tech companies are abusing the immunity they get under the Communications Decency Act, and it "could be in jeopardy."

Uber battles its own history in a historic IPO filing

It’s the most important tech IPO in five years.

New York City wants to make sure the AI and algorithms it uses aren’t biased. That’s harder than it sounds.

There is little oversight of the algorithms that help the city decide who gets watched by police, where kids go to school, and in what neighborhoods fire stations are placed.

More tech companies are selling stock that keeps their founders in power

Lyft and Pinterest are the latest in a trend of IPOs with voting rights that favor founders.

Everyone in TV news goes for outrage. That makes it “ripe for disruption,” says former CNN reporter Jessica Yellin

Yellin is trying to use her Instagram feed to offer people video news "without a panic attack."

Amazon employees rarely speak out publicly against their company. But 3,500 just did.

"People want to work for a company that’s doing the right thing around climate change."