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Recode Daily: How high can the world’s most valuable cannabis company go?

Plus, a look inside Facebook’s under-construction election “War Room”; the U.S. military is building a “lethal force” of first-strike hackers; a Silicon Valley stylist shares her secrets for turning tech bros into men.<p><b>How high can the world’s most valuable cannabis company go?</b>Canadian cannabis …

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Maybe We Need a "Slow Tech" Movement?

“What if we say, ‘That’s not the internet we want to live with’? What if the pillars were accuracy, authenticity and context?” by Eli …

Obama Administration

Recode Daily: How two direct-to-consumer startups iterated their way to success

Plus: the DOJ opened a fraud investigation into Tesla over CEO Elon Musk’s tweets; Postmates is a newborn unicorn; you can never go back to the old Twitter.<p><b>Here’s how two direct-to-consumer products iterated to success:</b> “We launched with a pretty mediocre product,” Native deodorant CEO and founder …

Chuck Grassley

Chobani IPO talk again

Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya says he isn't against taking the yogurt company public, although selling to a food conglomerate isn't part of the …

Business

Recode Daily: Apple Watch and AirPods escape Trump’s list of China tariffs

Plus, IBM is being sued for age discrimination after firing thousands of employees over 40; U.S. retailers and delivery companies are scrambling to find holiday workers; the museums of Instagram.<p><b>The Trump administration exempted Apple’s AirPods and Apple Watch from its latest round of Chinese</b> …

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'The Land of Steady Habits' director Nicole Holofcener

Filmmaker Nicole Holofcener talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about her new film "The Land of Steady Habits," which stars Ben Mendelsohn and is …

The Land of Steady Habits

'AI Superpowers' author Kai-Fu Lee

Kara Swisher

Recode Daily: Code Commerce is here; Marc Benioff buys Time

Plus, media anarchists want to shut down tech’s Big Four — today; e-Sports are copying the big leagues by developing home teams; the wildest party Vegas ever saw.<p><b>You’ve heard the steady drumbeat in this newsletter — our</b> <b>Code Commerce</b> <b>conference is finally here.</b> Today and tomorrow, we’ll have in-depth …

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Code Commerce, our summit on the future of retail, is here. Here’s how to follow along.

The people running Glossier, Macy’s, Chobani and Square are joining us in New York. You still can, too.<p><b>Recode’s</b> <b>Code Commerce</b> conference, our summit on the future of retail, digital payments and consumer brands, is back.<p>This Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 18, we’ll have in-depth interviews with …

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Recode Daily: Where in the world is Alphabet CEO Larry Page?

Plus, Jeff Bezos is putting $2 billion into a philanthropic fund; hear come the surroundables; R.I.P, VW Beetle; the three-martini power lunch is back.<p><b>Where in the world is Larry Page?</b> While Google parent company Alphabet has increasingly been dragged into the public eye as a central player in the …

Jeff Bezos

Recode Daily: Apple’s new iPhones, Uber’s new logo, Juul’s new problem

Plus, the human cost of “free” shipping; the shadow side of Instagram influencers; the FDA warns Juul Labs and other vape makers; video games are an underrated art form.<p><b>Apple’s big reveal:</b> Tim Cook and other execs unveiled new iPhones — the XS, XS Max and XR — and a redesigned Apple Watch at the …

Tim Cook

Stripe co-founder and president John Collison is coming to Code Commerce

Just a few seats remain for the Sept. 17-18 event in New York City.<p>We’re less than a week away from <b>Recode’s Code Commerce</b> event, our annual two-day forum focused on innovations at the intersection of technology and retail.<p>And we have one more exciting addition to what is already an all-star lineup …

Macy's

Search on Amazon has turned into a sponsors' arms race

Doing a search for "cereal" or "detergent" on Amazon will show you a prominent list of sponsored products on its results page. It's not until you scroll past that section, as well as the following section showing products from Amazon's own 365 Everyday Value brand, that you'll see the rest of the …

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Amazon’s new ad strategy is increasingly aggressive—and effective

Whether you realize it or not, you’re probably seeing more ads on Amazon lately. The online retailer’s new ad strategy involves filling search result …

eCommerce

Amazon Is Stuffing Its Search Results Pages With Ads

Rani Molla, writing for Recode:<p>If it feels as though Amazon’s site is increasingly stuffed with ads, that’s because it is. And it looks like that’s …

John Gruber

Recode Daily: The truth about Les Moonves; inside Elon Musk’s brain

Plus, Steve Bannon may be a “wandering plague ship,” but Kara Swisher would still interview him; software developers are more valuable to companies than money; “my life flashed before my eyes.”<p><b>Les Moonves was not a good CEO.</b> Even before the sexual abuse allegations, it was clear the CBS chief was …

Steve Bannon

Recode Daily: New iPhones and more: It’s Apple launch day

Plus, Facebook is building large-scale AI to identify text in more than a billion images and videos daily; Gawker 2.0 is coming early next year; a very Amazon Christmas.<p><b>Today’s Apple iPhone/iPad/MacBook Apple Watch showcase will be livestreamed on Twitter for the first time.</b> The company has been …

Los Angeles

Recode Daily: CBS chief Les Moonves is out after more evidence of sexual impropriety surfaces

Plus, Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Silbermann don’t enjoy doing interviews, but here are two good ones; as electric scooter use rises, so do trips to the emergency room; some heroes wear plaid.<p><b>Longtime CBS CEO and chairman Les Moonves is out</b>, following publication of a new report from Ronan Farrow in …

Les Moonves

Apple seeks major newspaper allies for its subscription bundle

It's reportedly reached out to the NYT, WSJ and Washington Post.<p>While rumors indicate Apple has bigger plans for its subscription bundle than just news, it has to start somewhere. In order to get that rolling, <i>Recode</i> reports it has opened discussions with the N<i>ew York Times, Wall Street Journal</i> and</i> …

Apple

Apple is courting some big names for its rumored news subscription service

A new report says Apple is in talks with the likes of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal about providing content …

Apple

Apple Hoping To Boost 'Texture' With Top News Content

Apple is reportedly trying to bolster its Texture magazine app with content from <i>The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal</i> and the <i>Washington Post.</i> …

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Apple Urging Major Newspapers to Join Texture Subscription Service

Apple has been talking with major U.S. newspapers about adding their content to the Texture magazine app that Apple purchased in March, reports <i>Recode</i>.<p>Eddy Cue and other Apple executives have spoken with the <i>New York Times</i>, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, and the <i>Washington Post</i> about joining the Texture …

Technology

Recode Daily: Why Twitter finally banned Alex Jones and Infowars

Plus, Cory Booker has a rule-breaking “I am Spartacus” moment; Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop pays up over unsubstantiated health claims about its jade vaginal eggs; brosé, frosé, all-day rosé.<p><b>Twitter permanently banned the accounts of conspiracy-theorist website Infowars and its founder, right-wing</b> …

Alex Jones

Social media platforms should be labeling bots, Recode editor says

Kara Swisher, Recode's editor-at-large, said that social media companies should be labeling bots and that Wednesday's Senate Intelligence Committee …

Social Media

Recode Daily: Congress back-pats Facebook and Twitter for fighting foreign influence

Plus, The New York Times published a shocking op-ed by an anonymous senior White House official; Mr. and Mrs. Bezos make their first ($10 million) political donation; Silicon Valley goes to charm school.<p><b>Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg survived their grueling grilling on Capitol Hill.</b> Google’s empty …

Silicon Valley

Slack chief product officer April Underwood

Kara Swisher

Recode Daily: Summer’s over! These are the big stories we’re following.

Plus, Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg testify before Congress; brick-and-mortar retail still isn’t dead; forbidden Oreos.<p><b>Summer’s over! Welcome back from the U.S. Labor Day holiday — it’s about to get busy in the tech and media industries.</b> Here are some of the stories we’ll be focusing on over the …

Jack Dorsey

Recode Daily: Here’s what Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg will tell Congress today

Plus, Amazon breaks the $1 trillion market cap milestone; Bob Woodward is back to track another scandal-ridden president; teachers are moonlighting as Instagram influencers.<p><b>Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are slated to appear before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee</b> …

Jack Dorsey

President Trump says tech giants could be an ‘antitrust situation.’ His Justice Department’s antitrust lawyer isn’t so sure.

Makan Delrahim tells Recode’s Kara Swisher that “these things are very fact-specific.”<p>In an interview with Bloomberg News this week, President Trump stated that tech giants like Google and Facebook could represent a “very antitrust situation.” It was the latest in a series of claims that those …

Donald Trump

Recode Daily: A leak-peek at Apple’s new iPhone before its Sept. 12 event

Plus, Santa Monica and San Francisco announce which startups get the coveted permits for electric scooters; Uber is building its own scooter; Trump’s huffy-puffy attacks on social media; your long-weekend beach read.<p><b>Programming note:</b> <b>Recode Daily</b> will take a break for the U.S. Labor Day weekend, so …

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