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Recode Daily

Every weekday, host and senior reporter Teddy Schleifer and his Recode colleagues cover the most important Silicon Valley people, businesses, and stories that are influencing the rest of the world. Produced by Recode and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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The Project for Good Information

A Democratic political strategist is raising $65 million to compete with conservative media. Recode?s Teddy Schleifer explains how the Good Information Project wants to combat right-wing misinformation on the Internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-26
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The biotech vaccine ingredient in high demand

There?s an urgent gap in the vaccine supply chain. Scientists are racing to make sure a certain ingredient doesn?t dry up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-25
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Can billionaires save newspapers?

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that billionaire investor Patrick Soon-Shiong was exploring a sale of the LA Times. Soon-Shiong denied this in a Tweet, but the report stirred up an ongoing conversation about billionaires and media ownership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-24
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Chicago turns to ZocDoc

The U.S. is well underway with its Covid-19 vaccine rollout, but so far, things have not been running smoothly. Across many states, there?s no one-place to go to sign up for a vaccine. In the absence of a centralized platform, local governments have been turning to private tools to help make appointments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-23
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What did we learn from GameStop?

The GameStop saga prompted a congressional hearing and regulatory investigations. But the takeaways aren?t straightforward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-22
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Nextdoor?s Covid-19 problem

The platform, which calls itself the social network for neighborhoods, was once used for things like selling used bikes, asking neighbors for an extra stick of butter, or passive aggressive complaints about proper street parking. Now, Nextdoor is overrun with misinformation and false theories about the pandemic and the ongoing vaccine rollout.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-19
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How private is Clubhouse?

While the trendy success of Clubhouse continues, users have some questions about their privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-18
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Big philanthropy?s transparency problem

Billionaires say they gave a lot of money in 2020. Recode?s Teddy Schleifer argues that they should be more transparent about how. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-17
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Imagine a life without Google

Imagine waking up one day to find Google and all of its services gone. Gmail, search, Google Drive, YouTube, Google Home, Google Maps ? all gone. In Australia, a world without Google might not be far off.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-16
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Electric cars are having a moment

From General Motors to Apple, Tesla may soon have some serious competition Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-12
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Why Andrew Yang?s campaign cut ties with Shervin Pishevar

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City. His campaign just cut ties with Shervin Pishevar, a one of their fundraisers who was once a big deal in Silicon Valley before being and, several years ago, was accused of sexual misconduct. The oversight by Yang?s team not only raises questions about his campaign, but Silicon Valley?s actions after MeToo accusations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-11
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What is Clubhouse?

If you?re on social media, there?s a good chance you?ve heard about Clubhouse. The invite-only social networking platform is buzzy in Silicon Valley but elusive to the public. So what even is Clubhouse? The Goods? Terry Nguyen joins Recode?s Teddy Schliefer to explain how the app works, who and what you?ll find on it, and how the company is thinking about moderation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-10
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Jeff Bezos?s second act

Now that Jeff Bezos is leaving his role as Amazon?s CEO, everyone?s wondering what the future holds for one of the wealthiest people in the world. Will he finally step up in the philanthropy world? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-09
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Vaccine scams

The latest innovation in pandemic scamming is fake vaccine doses and vaccine cards. Recode?s Rebecca Heilweil explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-08
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Why Apple?s feuding with Facebook over your privacy

Despite being fierce competitors, the two tech giants need each other. Most recently they?ve been fighting over mobile operating system user privacy and Facebook is looking ready to sue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-05
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Amazon?s new CEO

Recode?s Jason Del Rey talks about Bezos?s complicated legacy as Amazon?s founder and CEO and how his successor, Andy Jassy might run things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-04
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Digital divide among seniors hampers vaccine distribution

Recode?s Rebecca Heilweil explains the digital barriers hampering vaccine distribution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-03
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Congress gets involved with GameStop and Robinhood

As the GameStop story continues, a lot of people are asking what is or isn?t legal. Wall Street appears to be entering new territory and the rules aren?t so clear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-02
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Getting the vaccine and giving up your data

As private organizations step up to help distribute the vaccine, privacy advocates worry that medical data may be shared or sold. Recode?s Sara Morrison explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-01
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Most Americans want to break up Big Tech

In a new poll from Vox and Data for Progress, a majority of Democrats and Republicans agreed that Big Tech companies like Google and Facebook should be broken up. Recode's Rani Molla explains this rare bipartisan consensus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-29
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Will the GameStop games stop?

 A closer look at how reddit users are gaming Gamestop stock and how this story could end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-28
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The case for deplatforming extremists

How social media bans are actually very effective at fighting extremism and why blocking Trump and other extremists from posting on social media is not a violation of the First Amendment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-27
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When stock tips go viral

Investment advice on tiktok and other apps are making the stock market more accessible to the average person, but at what costs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-26
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Biden picks an acting FCC chair

President Biden has named Jessica Rosenworcel as acting chair of the FCC, following Trump-appointee Ajit Pai?s departure. Recode?s Sara Morrison explains what this might mean for the future of the agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-25
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Online extremists break up with Trump

Online extremists had been using the Internet to organize for decades. Trump was their ticket to the mainstream. What will they do now that he?s gone? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-22
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Will Biden break up Big Tech?

Recode?s Jason Del Rey breaks down where things stand with antitrust lawsuits against tech giants and how a democratic congress and White House could shape their outcome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-21
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How tech giants decided to deplatform Trump

Executive decisions or employee pressure? Recode?s Peter Kafka explains how tech platforms decided to police the president?and who polices them.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-20
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Why everyone suddenly switched to Signal

The most downloaded app in the Apple or Google app stores right now is the encrypted messaging app, Signal. Recode?s Rani Molla explains the three reasons why there?s been a sudden uptick in downloads and why people seem to trust it more than WhatsApp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-19
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Airbnb cancels all D.C. bookings for inauguration

Recode?s Rani Molla explains how the company is making it harder for insurrectionists and militias to attend Biden?s inauguration Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-15
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Amazon?s removal of right-wing militia merch

Amazon employees first flagged right-wing militia groups products weeks ago, and on Tuesday the company finally took unprecedented action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-14
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The new richest person in the world

Last week, Elon Musk became the world?s richest person. Now people are wondering if and how he plans to make his mark in the philanthropic world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-13
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From Twitter to Parler: platforms? response to the insurrection

The platforms have finally stopped the President from posting on social media. Plus, why the largely unmoderated, conservative friendly platform is back in the news following insurrection at the Capitol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-12
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The Internet is identifying Capitol rioters using their own social media

When they stormed the US Capitol last Wednesday, many pro-Trump rioters posted photos and videos to brag about their actions on social media. Internet sleuths and the police are using that content as evidence to prosecute the mob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-11
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Facebook bans Trump

Facebook and Twitter imposed their harshest moderation yet on President Trump?s accounts in the wake of Wednesday?s storming of the US Capitol. Is it too little, too late? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-08
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Will the rich get to cut the line for the vaccine?

The covid vaccines are rolling out across the world slowly, and you might be asking yourself when you?ll be able to get vaccinated. So are the tech elite in Silicon Valley, but their answers may be different than yours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-07
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Why a Google union matters

Earlier this week, over 400 Google employees announced plans to unionize after years of organizing efforts. Recode?s Shirin Ghaffary explains why this moment matters for Google and the larger tech industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-06
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Hey Google, check my privacy settings

If you happened to get a smart speaker this holiday season -- like Amazon?s Echo or Google?s Nest -- there are a few questions you might want to ask about your privacy. Recode?s Sara Morrison explains how smart speakers work in your home and how they collect your data. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-05
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WeWork?s Surprising Comeback

What the resilience of the co-working company tells us about the future of the office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-04
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How to save the post office

The postal service is in trouble. It may be hard to imagine such an essential part of society not existing anymore, but agency could run out of money next year. Recode?s deputy editor, Adam Clark Estes explains why and the possibly ways to save it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-18
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Disney makes a risky call

Disney thinks that audiences will actually be returning to the movies in theaters next spring. The company announced plans to release Black Widow, the latest Marvel movie, in early May. Recode?s Peter Kafka explains why Disney is making this call and how their streaming business matches up with Netflix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-17
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What we know so far about the Russian hack

Russian hackers are believed to be responsible for a new cyber attack into the U.S. government agencies. Recode?s Sara Morrison explains what we know so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-16
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Why Big Tech is leaving Silicon Valley for Texas

Last week Elon Musk announced he?ll be moving to Texas. Why should we care? Vox?s Emily Stewart breaks down this growing trend in Big Tech money leaving California for Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-15
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Airbnb?s IPO

Despite a tough year for the travel business, Airbnb went public last week. Recode?s Rani Molla explains how the company recovered from the pandemic and why it?s future looks bright. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-14
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The FTC and 48 AGs want to break up Facebook

Two lawsuits filed Wednesday allege that Facebook has become a monopoly. Their remedy? Requiring Facebook to divest from Instagram and WhatsApp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-11
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Why WarnerMedia is moving its movies online

WarnerMedia recently announced that all 17 of their big blockbuster movies slated to debut in 2021 will now be available to stream from home on HBO Max, the same day they are released in movie theatres. Recode Media?s Peter Kafka explains why they made this call, Hollywood?s reaction, and if this signals the end of movie theatres. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-10
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Why star AI researcher Timnit Gebru left Google

Last week Google allegedly pushed out one of their high-profile employees, an AI ethics researcher named Timnit Gebru. Recode?s Shirin Ghaffary explains what we know about the controversy and why it?s causing concern within the tech community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-09
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The vaccine influencers

We?re used to celebrities and influencers on social media getting us to buy things, but soon the people we follow might be trying to get us in line for a covid vaccine. Recode?s Rebecca Heilweil explains why and how we?ll soon start seeing this trend on social media. Plus what potential pitfalls we could encounter as the rush to get people vaccinated continues? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-09
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E-commerce returns go in-person

Between the pandemic and holiday shopping, shipping companies are overwhelmed with e-commerce returns. So some companies are partnering with brick-and-mortar stores to keep costs down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-07
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The future of Zoom

Will Zoom continue to be the dominant video conference service after the pandemic ends? Recode?s Rani Molla discusses just how successful the company has been this past year and what plans they have to stay in the game after our need to Zoom decreases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-04
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Why Roku doesn?t carry HBO Max, for now

The proliferation of streaming services has given consumers lots of ways to watch TV. But it?s introduced new problems too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-03
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