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Marc Andreessen, father of the tweetstorm, is taking a ‘break’ from Twitter

It’s not you, Jack, it’s him.<p>Sure, Marc Andreessen is a well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalist and famous entrepreneur.<p>But to us, he’s the man who rules Twitter with a particular and, well, peculiar communication called the Tweetstorm. Essentially, it’s a rant on some hot-button topic in the …

Marc Andreessen

Why aren’t people freaking out about glasses that watch everything you do, all the time?

Evan Spiegel wants to record your memories, and everyone seems fine with that.<p>What if you had the ability to record everything you see, so you can see it again later, whenever you want?<p>If you’re Snap/Snapchat, that sounds like a really great idea — it’s the premise behind the company’s $130 …

Snapchat

Two million Twitter followers? Whatever. Fox Sports 1’s Skip Bayless just ignores the internet.

“I’m actually proud of the fact that I don’t think about it.”<p>Skip Bayless, the longtime ESPN anchor who is now co-hosting "Undisputed" on Fox Sports 1, has more than two million Twitter followers — and he has followed zero people back.<p>That’s not an accident. On the latest episode of <b>Recode Media</b> …

Internet

Soohoo: “At the end of the day, Dot & Bo just failed”

The millennial focused online furniture retailer wiped out $20 million in funding<p>In what I can only describe as a refreshingly honest interview this morning, Dot & Bo CEO Anthony Boohoo said that the reason the San Francisco millennial-aimed online furniture retail closed is because it simply did …

Startups

Snapchat’s camcorder goggles are creepy cool and kind of brilliant

A refreshingly bold move by Evan Spiegel.<p>Snapchat’s first hardware product is a pair of $130 sunglasses that shoot first-person bursts of circular, wide-angle video.<p>The Spectacles, as they’re called, are designed to make it easy to record what you’re actually seeing, in the moment, without having …

Snapchat

UPS successfully delivered medical supplies by drone to an island off the Atlantic coast

The world’s largest shipping company is testing medical delivery drones.<p>UPS upped its drone game yesterday. In partnership with drone maker CyPhy Works, the world’s largest shipping company completed a test delivery of medical supplies via unmanned aircraft from the town of Beverly, Mass., to …

Drones

What price for Twitter? A lot, which might be a big issue for many buyers.

Could it fetch up to $30 billion as some sources suggest?<p>How serious is this Twitter sales effort? According to sources we have spoken to, it’s more of a soft outreach than a formal one for both Twitter and any possible suitors, which is how most of these things start.<p>As a fiduciary duty, the board …

Prices

Uber’s longtime director of communications, Nairi Hourdajian, is leaving

She is joining Canaan Partners as VP of communications<p>Uber’s veteran director of communications is stepping down from her roleafter three and a half years, <b>Recode</b> has learned. Nairi Hourdajian, who started at the company as the head of global communications, is joining venture firm Canaan Partners …

Uber

In the wake of the Yahoo breach, plenty of questions remain | Recode Daily: September 23, 2016

Who knew what when and why didn't they tell anyone until now?<p>Read Now<p>Yahoo has confirmed that a 2014 data breach by what it believes was a "state-sponsored actor" exposed the account information of half a billion users, but it has yet to answer a raft of resulting questions. Among them: Why did it …

Yahoo

Is it possible to be addicted to sexting?

The Washington Post’s Caitlin Dewey shares some safe-sexting tips on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>Sexting: It’s not just something Anthony Weiner does. Nearly 70 percent of college students have sent a sext, as have 23 percent of teens with "dating experience," ages 13 to 17.<p>But is that …

Kara Swisher

If you've ever created a Yahoo account, take these steps immediately to protect your data

It’s not just your Yahoo account that’s vulnerable.<p>If you’ve ever signed up for an account with Yahoo, there’s cause for concern. The company confirmed today, after <b>Recode</b> broke the story last night, that 500 million user accounts were breached in a massive hack.<p>That’s larger than the population of …

Yahoo

Full transcript: TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot on Recode Decode

“When I go home to Detroit, there are people who don't know they can become the CEO of a tech company.”<p>On a recent episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher</b>, TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot explained why everyone should talk about diversity.<p>You can read some of the highlights from their …

Kara Swisher

Apple Watch speaks the only language wearable consumers understand: Fitness

Wearables are not a must-have. This means consumers need to be convinced to invest in them.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>The iPhone is such a big part of Apple’s revenue that we …

Apple News

Here’s how to watch the Patriots v. Texans Thursday Night Football game for free on Twitter

It’s free. Did we say that already?<p>The NFL’s New England Patriots and Houston Texans will kick off Week 3 of the NFL season Thursday night when they play in Foxborough at 8:25 pm ET. For the second week in a row, you’ll be able to watch the game live, for free, on Twitter.<p>Twitter will stream the …

New York Jets

This chatbot makes voter registration as easy as sending a text

Ditch the paperwork and have a chatbot do it for you.<p>Typically, voter registration campaigns involve volunteers going door to door or waiting outside shops with clipboards in hand, begging bystanders to complete legal-sized sheets of paperwork with the promise of getting more paperwork in the …

Voter Registration

Yahoo confirms data breach in which 500 million user accounts were stolen

It’s much worse than initially thought.<p>Yahoo confirmed today that it had been subject to a massive hacking attack that exposed the data of at least 500 million users.<p><b>Recode</b> previously reported late last night that this had been the case, and Yahoo had declined to comment. Now they are unveiling a …

Yahoo

LinkedIn is bringing Lynda.com courses to its news feed and building a messaging bot

Bots!<p>LinkedIn is finally bringing Lynda.com — the online education company it bought 18 months ago for $1.5 billion — into its news feed.<p>Beginning Thursday, LinkedIn will start recommending online courses for its members based on things like their jobs and their listed skills, and recommended …

LinkedIn

Robots will hit the streets to deliver your groceries this fall in Washington, D.C.

Robots are coming straight to your front door.<p>The first autonomous robots to deliver packages straight to your front door won’t be flying — they’ll be rolling around on six wheels.<p>Starship Technologies, an Estonia-based startup created by two Skype co-founders, Janus Friis and Ahti Heinla, is …

Robotics

Cash isn’t going away, but it will become digital

Startups and banks are racing to remove cash from our lives, with apps that help us pay quicker and watches that access money straight from our wrists. But is the end result quick, thoughtless spending?<p>For more than 3,000 years, cash has played a critical role in the way our society functions — due …

Money

Amazon’s stock price soars to $800 for the first time

And people thought Henry Blodget’s $400 call was crazy.<p>Amazon has posted record profits for three straight quarters. Now it has a record stock price to go with it.<p>The company’s shares shot across $800 for the first time ever on Thursday morning. The company’s $386 billion market cap is the fourth …

Amazon

Hillary Clinton’s best campaign video stars Zach Galifianakis

Her “Between Two Ferns” appearance is excellent.<p>Viral videos aren’t always a good thing for Hillary Clinton. This one is: Clinton appeared on Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis, and she’s great.<p>The trick with this one — which not every guest figures out — is to keep your …

Hillary Clinton

Southeast Asia’s Grab is partnering with self-driving company nuTonomy

Users of the car-sharing company will be able to hail autonomous cars.<p>Southeast Asia’s homegrown ride-hailing player Grab — which just raised $750 million in funding — is partnering with self-driving car company nuTonomy.<p>It’s a partnership akin to what many in the industry think should have …

Startups

Verizon is close to buying video service Vessel | Recode Daily: September 22, 2016

Ex-Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's startup has a pivot in the works.<p>Read Now<p>Verizon is in advanced talks to acquire Vessel, founded in 2015 by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar as a site for YouTube celebrities to connect with their biggest fans. Vessel has struggled to attract both video stars and viewers, and …

Verizon

Fox Sports 1’s Skip Bayless argues so intensely, he sweats through his shirt

TV debating is a lot harder than it looks, the co-host of “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” said on the latest episode of Recode Media.<p>When Skip Bayless was a newspaper columnist, his colleagues laughed at the idea of sports journalism on TV, the "talking heads in funny suits."<p>Now with more than a …

TV

Yahoo is expected to confirm massive data breach, impacting hundreds of millions of users

A hacker named “Peace” is bringing chaos to the Internet giant just as its sale to Verizon is pending.<p>Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach of its service, according to several sources close to the situation, hacking that has exposed several hundred million user accounts.<p>While sources …

Yahoo

Verizon wants to buy Vessel, the video startup founded by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar

Verizon likes video, but Vessel has been working on a non-video product, too<p>Verizon is in advanced discussions to acquire mobile video startup Vessel, according to people familiar with the talks.<p>Vessel is best known as the company founded by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar. Vessel launched in March …

Verizon

Full transcript: Kara and Lauren talk new Fitbits on Too Embarrassed to Ask

Are the Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 worth buying?<p>On a recent episode of <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, <b>Recode’s</b> Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode talked about whether you should buy the new Fitbit Charge 2 or Flex 2.<p>You can read some of the highlights from their discussion at that link, or listen to …

Kara Swisher

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s first big philanthropic goal: Cure all disease

The couple is donating $600 million for a new research facility in San Francisco.<p>“Can we cure all diseases in our children’s lifetime?”<p>The words — a simple question with some unknown, yet inevitably world-changing answer — were displayed on a massive projector screen behind Facebook CEO Mark …

Mark Zuckerberg

You’re not alone: 51% of Amazon Echo owners have it in the kitchen

Alexa, does penna alla vodka really use vodka?<p>Amazon’s Echo voice-controlled speaker can perform more than 3,000 skills today thanks to its Alexa technology, but the most common use case is still simply setting a timer, a recent survey of early adopters found.<p>And that makes sense when you consider …

Amazon

McLaren or not, Apple needs a carmaker partner

The iPhone maker needs someone to help it in the fast-moving autonomous vehicle arena.<p>Apple is clearly grappling with two key questions as it turns its eye to the car market.<p>Just what role does it see itself playing? And how much auto industry know-how does it need?<p>The build-or-buy question could …

Automotive