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How long before big media companies become big sports-gambling companies?

Sooner than you think. But AT&T, which owns HBO, TNT, and CNN, says they won’t be taking your bets.

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Facebook may be facing a “multibillion-dollar” fine from the FTC. Here’s why.

Cambridge Analytica is still causing headaches for Facebook.

You still can’t edit your tweets, but you may soon be able to “clarify” them

"That’s not what I meant!"

Recode Daily: Amazon dumps NYC, shocking developers who had rushed to be near its new HQ2

Plus: Trump will declare a national emergency to get money for his wall; JPMorgan Chase creates its own cryptocurrency; meet Australia’s first tech billionaires.

Amazon’s opponents have mixed reactions to the company suddenly changing its NYC plans

It’s a huge victory for groups that decried the billions in tax breaks the company brokered in secret, but some wish Amazon had stuck around and compromised.

Amazon has canceled its NYC headquarters plans in a stunning defeat

The $800 billion tech giant will now build only one new corporate campus, located in Northern Virginia.

Why venture capital doesn’t work for everyone

On the latest Recode Media podcast, Indie.vc founder Bryce Roberts says it’s only for the 1 percent of the 1 percent.

“I’m moving out of state”: How some Uber and Airbnb employees are trying to avoid California income tax

Nobody likes paying taxes, but new millionaires in California’s IPO gold rush are looking to protect their money.

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.

Americans feel as bad about billionaires today as they did during the 2009 recession

One theory: It has less to do with Elizabeth Warren and more to do with Donald Trump.

Facebook’s first 15 years were defined by user growth

From dorm room to global dominance, Facebook’s path to 2.3 billion users.

The logic behind Apple’s give-us-half-your-revenue pitch to news publishers

Magazine publishers are on board with Apple’s new subscription news service. Newspapers aren’t.

It will take more than NewsGuard’s team of journalists to stop the spread of fake news

Experts weigh in on whether a for-profit journalism initiative can do what big tech can’t.

Trump’s executive order on AI, explained

The president lays out a bold vision for how to make the US No. 1 in artificial intelligence, but critics say it’s just hollow words.

Can Big Tech be fixed? Center for Democracy and Technology CEO Nuala O’Connor is “long-term optimistic.”

O’Connor thinks we’ll get a federal privacy bill this year. But she’s more concerned about the future of free speech on the internet.

Has Facebook been good for the world?

15 influencers weigh in on the company’s 15th birthday.

America’s most generous billionaires gave half as much to charity in 2018 as in the previous year

What gives?

Why venture capital doesn’t work for everyone

On the latest Recode Media podcast, Indie.vc founder Bryce Roberts says it’s only for the 1 percent of the 1 percent.

Can Big Tech be fixed? Center for Democracy and Technology CEO Nuala O’Connor is “long-term optimistic.”

O’Connor thinks we’ll get a federal privacy bill this year. But she’s more concerned about the future of free speech on the internet.

Full Q&A: Zucked author Roger McNamee on Recode Decode

McNamee was an adviser to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and helped recruit Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, but now he’s speaking out against the social giant.

Full Q&A: Fortune CEO Alan Murray on Recode Media

Murray recently sold the Fortune Media Group to Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a Thai billionaire you’ve probably never heard of.

Kara Swisher is interviewing Jack Dorsey — follow it live on Twitter

The interview starts at 5 pm ET / 2 pm PT. You can follow their conversation using the hashtag #karajack.

#KaraJack: All the tweets from Kara Swisher’s live interview with Jack Dorsey — in order

Swisher interviewed the Twitter CEO live on Twitter about the platform, elections — and how hard it is to do an interview on Twitter.

How hard is it to have a conversation on Twitter? So hard even the CEO can’t do it.

Kara Swisher’s live-tweeted interview with Jack Dorsey highlighted some of Twitter’s product issues.

Full Q&A: Zucked author Roger McNamee on Recode Decode

McNamee was an adviser to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and helped recruit Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, but now he’s speaking out against the social giant.

The alternative to your dying local paper is written by one person, a robot, and you

Patch is reemerging as local newspapers decline.

Amazon’s opponents think the company is bluffing about killing its HQ2 plan in NYC

The company is reportedly reconsidering its development plans for New York. But it could be a political tactic to get Amazon’s opponents in line.

Jeff Bezos used to fight the spotlight. Now the world’s wealthiest person is surrendering.

It’s a media pro move, and it’s one that you can only make once you decide you want to be a media figure to begin with.

The government is using the wrong data to make crucial decisions about the internet

Bad maps mean federal money isn’t being spent where it should be to build out broadband connectivity.

Jeff Bezos says the National Enquirer’s owner threatened to release his “d*ck pick,” so he described it himself

The Amazon CEO says American Media tried to extort him. He responded with an astonishing blog post.

Amazon is trying to regulate itself over facial recognition software — before Congress does

The company joined Microsoft in calling for regulation on its own technologies.

Facebook is still trying to figure out what teens are interested in

Facebook is restructuring its "youth team," shutting down its new teen meme app LOL, and doubling down on Messenger Kids.

Full Q&A: Fortune CEO Alan Murray on Recode Media

Murray recently sold the Fortune Media Group to Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a Thai billionaire you’ve probably never heard of.

Germany has ordered Facebook to rein in its data collection

If Facebook wants to keep operating in Germany, it has to make some changes, regulators say.

Twitter finally shared how big its daily user base is — and it’s a lot smaller than Snapchat’s 

Twitter has 126 million daily users compared to Snap’s 186 million.

Full Q&A: Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber explain why they sold Gimlet to Spotify

Blumberg and Lieber spoke with Recode’s Peter Kafka on the latest episode of Recode Media.

Gig economy tech companies like Instacart have been accused of tip theft. But the problem is bigger than that.

Workers are demanding a fair wage, not just fair tips.