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Full Q&A: NBC journalists Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson on Recode Decode

  • The latest episode of Recode Decode with Kara Swisher is a live interview recorded last night in Washington, D.C.: Kara spoke to NBC/MSNBC* political journalists Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson about everything from the 2020 presidential race to how Facebook has changed society.
  • Hallie Jackson: I was talking to Chuck backstage, I haven’t used Facebook in probably three years, personally.
  • And so, I’ve removed myself from that pool a little bit, to Chuck’s point, and Kara to your question, listen, I don’t think we’ve grasped the, from a political reporting perspective, what exactly happened with Facebook two years ago, much less in the midterms, much less what’s going to happen in less than two years from now in 2020.

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Full Q&A;: NBC journalists Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson on Recode Decode

  • The latest episode of Recode Decode with Kara Swisher is a live interview recorded last night in Washington, D.C.: Kara spoke to NBC/MSNBC* political journalists Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson about everything from the 2020 presidential race to how Facebook has changed society.
  • Hallie Jackson: I was talking to Chuck backstage, I haven’t used Facebook in probably three years, personally.
  • And so, I’ve removed myself from that pool a little bit, to Chuck’s point, and Kara to your question, listen, I don’t think we’ve grasped the, from a political reporting perspective, what exactly happened with Facebook two years ago, much less in the midterms, much less what’s going to happen in less than two years from now in 2020.

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Watch: Scott Galloway’s provocative predictions on Amazon, Walmart and the future of retail

  • Scott Galloway, NYU Stern School of Business professor and future co-host of our new Pivot podcast, kicked off Recode’s Code Commerce conference this week in New York with a wide-ranging and humorous presentation.
  • Galloway called Amazon’s competition for where to locate its second headquarters a “ruse” and a game that was “over before it started.” He predicts the location all along was Washington, D.C. That isn’t to say, however, that Galloway thinks Amazon setting up shop in D.C. is a good idea for the country.
  • Thanks to a series of e-commerce acquisitions as well as its roots as a physical store, Walmart is poised to be the grocery winner of 2018, riding high on the trend toward click and collect.
  • He considers click and collect — the act of ordering groceries online and picking them up at the store — to be more convenient for many Americans than having food delivered.

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Everything you need to know about Google’s controversial China plans in advance of Tuesday’s congressional he…

  • Critics fear that the project, code-named Dragonfly, will enable the Chinese government to block its citizens from accessing information it doesn’t like and surveil its political opponents.
  • It was also reported that Google would rely on a Chinese partner company for the infrastructure of the project, potentially leaving users’ search history vulnerable to be seized by the Chinese government, which regularly arrests and detains political dissidents.
  • It’s a politically tricky debate — one in which Pichai views himself as fulfilling Google’s mission to expand the company’s global reach, while critics — including House leaders set to question him this week — see him as compromising the company’s commitment to protecting the free flow of information online.
  • Right now, political dissidents aren’t being arrested because of their Google searches in China, but given cases like Tao’s, it’s not hard to envision a situation where they could.

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Full video and transcript: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel at Code 2018

  • One of the things that I’ve noticed with our team is that if we lean too heavily on data, we just wait and wait and wait and can get stuck in very small iterations, rather than looking more broadly at new solutions, and so for us to just continually push forward as a company I think is really important, as long as that underlying philosophy is sound.
  • You know, I think when we were a private company — and we’ve talked about this a million times — we made a lot of decisions that people thought were totally wild, right?
  • We really try to be thoughtful and communicate about the decisions we’re making, but ultimately, I think people are going to have to see that consistency where we release ephemeral messaging and it doesn’t make sense to people, and then several years later it makes sense and it’s the dominant behavior.

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Full video and transcript: Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at Code 2018

  • I’ve gotten to know him and I’ve really got a lot of admiration for him and we’re going to have a great talk about Uber and where it’s going.
  • I know, but you’re Persian, it said it was not someone you’d think, they gave me all kinds of clues but I couldn’t figure it out but I had different parts of you and stuff like that.
  • And so when they called me again I’m like, “You know what, what the hell, let’s do this.” But I didn’t take it seriously at first, I didn’t sell myself to the company because I wasn’t interested in getting a job because I had a great job, I was interested in doing this if I was the right person for it.

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A new trove of internal Facebook emails is a stark reminder: You are Facebook’s product

  • The emails, which mostly date from 2012 to 2015, include conversations from Facebook’s top executives about the company’s developer tools and data-sharing practices before widespread changes were made to limit access to some user data in early 2015.
  • But in 2012, Zuckerberg suggested that Facebook charge some outside developers for accessing and collecting data on users through the company’s APIs, software that allows Facebook to share data with other apps.
  • Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica fiasco, in which a third-party research firm gained access to the personal information of tens of millions of Facebook users without their permission, raised a number of questions about the company’s data-sharing policies.
  • You could easily walk away from this email dump and think, “This is just how ruthless businesses work.” That’s true, and Facebook has proven that it is very, very good at making money from the personal information it collects from its users.

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Elon Musk: The Recode interview

  • We’re gonna talk about Tesla, we’re gonna talk about SpaceX, we’re gonna talk about this year, we’re gonna talk about The Boring Company, and anything else Elon wants to talk about, because people like to hear you talk.
  • There have been many attempts to create a car company and they have all failed, even the ones that have had a strong base of customers, thousands of dealers, thousands of service centers, they’ve already spent the capital for the factories, like GM and Chrysler, still went bankrupt in the last recession.
  • No, I think the electrification of transport, and there’s also an important part of Tesla which is solar and stationary batteries, because you need to generate electricity in a standard, sustainable way with solar and then store it at night when the sun goes down with batteries, and then use that energy from the sun to power cars.

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Here’s what happens when the big media companies take their content off Netflix

  • Disney — along with its soon-to-be purchased Fox — is launching its streaming service, Disney+, next year and pulling its content, including Pixar and Marvel films, from Netflix.
  • The combined AT&T/Time Warner, which has licensed its popular TV series “Friends” to Netflix, may also pull its movies and TV shows from Netflix when its own streaming service gets off the ground at the end of 2019.
  • Comcast, which is currently a part owner of Hulu but is likely to start its own streaming service in the next year or so, would pull content off Netflix to launch that one, too.
  • Comcast, Fox, Disney and WarnerMedia currently account for about 20 percent of Netflix’s content library, according to data from TV industry research company Ampere Analysis.
  • It doesn’t take into account show popularity, which means that 20 percent number likely underestimates the value of that content to Netflix.

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Laurene Powell Jobs’s Emerson Collective bought Pop-Up Magazine Productions

  • The Emerson Collective, the social impact firm run by Laurene Powell, is purchasing Pop-Up Magazine Productions for an undisclosed amount.
  • The San Francisco-based Pop-Up runs “live magazine” events across the country and also publishes the online and offline California Sunday Magazine, which is distributed in big newspapers like the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • The purchase came after an investment of at least $10 million in Pop-Up last year by the Palo Alto-based Emerson.
  • Emerson has made an increasing number of media investments via its for-profit arm over the last two years, including buying a majority stake in Atlantic magazine, as well as large stakes in several Hollywood production companies like Concordia Studio, Anonymous Content and Macro.
  • In an interview with Pop-Up founders, Doug McGray and Chas Edwards, the pair said Pop-Up had been considering a range of options to expand its fast-growing event business and magazine distribution.

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