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Money-losing companies that went public in 2018 did better than profitable ones

That says more about the market than the companies.

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Even tech workers can’t afford to buy homes in San Francisco

In tech’s capital, even programmers with six-figure salaries are struggling to afford studio apartments.

Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness

Amazon’s failure in "discovery shopping" is Instagram’s opportunity, as its users can now shop inside the app.

Facebook’s tremendous size was its greatest asset. Now it may be its biggest problem.

The viral video of a shooting in New Zealand offered a grim reminder of tech companies’ vast reach.

Recode Daily: The EU is fining Google €1.5 billion for breaching antitrust rules

Plus: Instagram’s big opportunity in shopping, Uber expands its freight service to Europe, and Australian telecom companies ban 4chan and other sites for hosting Christchurch shooting videos.

Inside Twitter’s ambitious plan to change the way we tweet

Twitter wants to limit snark and get "healthy." So far, it’s gone nowhere.

The future of the podcast business isn’t advertising or subscriptions. It’s both.

Jacob Weisberg and Bethany McLean from Pushkin Industries and Marshall Williams from Ad Results Advertising discuss the booming audio biz on the latest Recode Media.

If you want to fix San Francisco, don’t blame the NIMBYs — tax the rich, says Berkeley’s Richard Walker

Walker’s latest book is all about "the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area."

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.

After an “identity crisis,” Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya says he’s taught himself how to be happy again

"To all the people that worked for me and whose money I took, you’re fucking welcome," he said.

Airbnb sold some common stock at a $35 billion valuation, but what is the company really worth?

The home-rental startup hasn’t raised money in two years, so every piece of information pre-IPO is revealing about the company.

Canada is becoming a tech hub. Thanks, Donald Trump!

US companies are moving tech jobs to Canada rather than deal with Trump’s immigration policies.

Recode Daily: Netflix confirms it won’t be partnering with Apple on its new video plans

Plus: Facebook can’t find enough local news, a Warner Bros. Studio CEO resigned over a sex scandal, and Myspace may have deleted your garage band tracks from 2005.

Instagram will now let you buy products directly inside the app

No more clicking out to a retailer’s website.

CNN’s Brian Stelter says it’s “vital” for regular people to hold newsrooms accountable

On the latest Recode Media, Stelter says that if viewers think someone is being covered unfairly in the 2020 campaign, they should write an email.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says the obvious: He won’t be working with Apple when it launches its new video plans

In other news: Turns out Netflix is not a tech company, Hastings says.

Facebook wants to share more local news, but it’s having trouble finding it

One in three US Facebook users lives in a place where the company cannot find much local news.

The future of the podcast business isn’t advertising or subscriptions. It’s both.

Jacob Weisberg and Bethany McLean from Pushkin Industries and Marshall Williams from Ad Results Advertising discuss the booming audio biz on the latest Recode Media.

If you want to fix San Francisco, don’t blame the NIMBYs — tax the rich, says Berkeley’s Richard Walker

Walker’s latest book is all about "the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area."

CNN’s Brian Stelter says it’s “vital” for regular people to hold newsrooms accountable

On the latest Recode Media, Stelter says that if viewers think someone is being covered unfairly in the 2020 campaign, they should write an email.

Full Q&A: European commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager on Recode Decode

Vestager spoke with Recode’s Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South By Southwest.

Everyone who used to run Time Warner is out the door less than a year after AT&T paid $85 billion for the media giant

Warner Bros boss Kevin Tsujihara is out after a casting-couch scandal. He’s the last man in a top position at Time Warner to leave the company.

Full Q&A: European commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager on Recode Decode

Vestager spoke with Recode’s Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South By Southwest.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, 2020 presidential candidate, explains how she would regulate Big Tech if she wins

Klobuchar spoke with Recode’s Kara Swisher on the latest episode of Recode Decode.

Why Facebook couldn’t stop the New Zealand shooter from streaming his attack

The internet — including Facebook — is built for sharing.

Mark Zuckerberg is taking total control again

Two important Facebook execs left the company after disagreements with Zuckerberg.

Why Tesla desperately needs the new Model Y, in 3 charts

Everyone wants a low-cost SUV.

One of Silicon Valley’s most prominent voices for ethical investing is out amid the college admissions bribery scandal

"The way the world works these days is unbelievable."

One of Wall Street’s top investors in Silicon Valley is leaving

Lee Fixel epitomized how attractive private tech investing has become to New York finance.

Two of Mark Zuckerberg’s most important executives are leaving Facebook, less than a year after he shuffled their roles

Chris Cox, Facebook’s powerful product boss is out. So is WhatsApp boss Chris Daniels.

After almost 24 hours of technical difficulties, Facebook is back

Facebook blamed the issue on a "server configuration change."

In HBO’s Theranos documentary “The Inventor,” director Alex Gibney says Elizabeth Holmes was fooled by her own lies

Gibney spoke with Recode’s Peter Kafka on the latest episode of Recode Media.

Spotify is asking European regulators to help it fight Apple — just before Apple launches a big new subscription service

Spotify has complained about Apple for years. Now it has filed a formal complaint with the EU.

Kathy Griffin says Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey should resign and she wouldn’t let Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into her house

"I actually think they are as complicit or, rather, responsible for manipulating worldwide elections. I mean, worldwide."

As Pinterest and Facebook move to shut down anti-vaxxers, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey appeared on a podcast with one

Dorsey endorsed Ben Greenfield as a health expert. Greenfield thinks vaccinations lead to autism.

Mark Cuban says you — yes, you — need to understand how AI works

"If you don’t understand it, you’re going to fall behind."

Instagram’s founders don’t think breaking up Facebook will fix tech’s problems

"We live in a time where the anger against big tech has increased tenfold," said Kevin Systrom. "That doesn’t mean that the answer is to break all of the companies up."