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Full Q&A: Glossier CEO Emily Weiss on the “art and science” of the beauty business

Glossier wants to rekindle the "humanity of things and the connections you feel with people" while shopping.

A new $100 million investment values Postmates at $1.85 billion ahead of its IPO

Just in the nick of time.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie are getting a divorce

The world’s richest couple calls it splits after 25 years.

Full Q&A: DoorDash CEO Tony Xu and COO Christopher Payne on Recode Decode

The food-delivery company wants to bring you more than just food.

Our favorite Recode stories from 2018

Longreads, analysis and explanations on what mattered in tech this year.

What’s next for virtual assistants like Alexa? Maybe buying stuff for you automatically.

Voice tech expert Bret Kinsella says that, eventually, virtual assistants are "just gonna do things on our behalf."

Why Sweetgreen thinks like a tech company

Co-founder Jonathan Neman tells Recode’s Kara Swisher the company is way bigger than a chain of salad restaurants: "We see this as building the food platform."

Amazon has officially killed the Whole Foods-Instacart partnership

Instacart will begin pulling the first group of workers out of Whole Foods locations in February.

New York City council members railed against Amazon in the hope of renegotiating the HQ2 deal

The first of three public hearings on the terms of the previously secret deal were held today.

Procter & Gamble has acquired the startup aiming to build the Procter & Gamble for people of color

Tristan Walker’s Walker & Company is the maker of Bevel shaving products and the Form haircare line.

An Amazon revolt could be brewing as the tech giant exerts more control over brands

Some companies are choosing to end their relationship with Amazon rather than cave to the online retailer’s demands.

Jeff Bezos has confirmed the HQ2 decision and it’s the embodiment of Amazon’s emotionless practicality

Duh.

Amazon is dominant online, but local retail still has advantages Jeff Bezos can’t replicate

Sometimes it’s worth putting on your shoes and taking a walk.

Snap’s former No. 2 executive Imran Khan is building a shopping startup

Khan plans to launch a new shopping platform in 2019.

Two workers have died at an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore

Officials said a 50-foot wall collapsed during a storm.

Amazon’s booming ad business is both a blessing and a risk

The business’ strong profit margins are alluring. But the downside is real.

New York City’s first Amazon Go cashierless store will open near the World Trade Center

The company’s latest futuristic convenience shop is being built inside the Brookfield Place office and shopping complex.

Resy is winning newer, cooler restaurants away from OpenTable

The upstart is taking share. Can it build from there?

Trump’s latest China threat could crush the $8 billion Amazon competitor Wish. Here’s its plan to fight back.

The days of Wish building its company on the back of artificially low shipping rates may be over.

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.

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.

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.

SoftBank is betting the Vision Fund on WeWork

About one quarter of the fund could depend on the success of one company.

Amazon’s pay-raise backlash highlights a reality: People see the worst even when Amazon thinks it’s doing its best

With great power comes ...

Michael Rubin’s ShopRunner plans to acquire the e-commerce startup Spring

Is an Amazon Prime alternative for the fashion industry on the horizon?

Walmart plans to acquire plus-sized fashion startup Eloquii for $100 million

The company will join a portfolio of Walmart brands run by Bonobos founder Andy Dunn.

Amazon will raise its minimum wage to $15 for all 350,000 U.S. workers

The move comes in the wake of mounting criticism of the company’s treatment of warehouse workers.

Amazon has failed as a destination for ‘discovery’ shopping — so it built a physical store to try it the old-fashioned way

The new Amazon 4-star store is an admission of past missteps but also a worthy experiment.

Why Snap will get acquired before 2020, probably by Amazon

On the first episode of Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway also discuss the Instagram co-founders’ dramatic exit and "tech bias."

Billboards — yes, billboards — are having a heyday in a digital world

Outdoor advertising is bigger than ever.

Uber drivers and other gig economy workers are earning half what they did five years ago

More people are working for ride-sharing and delivery companies but on average they’re making less.

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?