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Where on the internet is Donald Trump?

The former president was kicked off social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in the wake of the Capitol riots, and it’s not clear when — or if — they’re going to let him back on. There’s been buzz about Trump starting his own platform, but he’s had a hard time getting it off the ground thus far: The blog he launched in May folded...

Why the internet is a luxury

Think about everything you did yesterday. Now imagine how the day would have gone if you didn’t have the internet. Access to the internet isn’t as universal as you might think. Millions of Americans don’t have access to broadband, because of either where they live or what they can afford. But there’s another big, more insidious factor: politics. Vox...

Congress’s plans to break up Big Tech

Last week, House Democrats on the Antitrust Subcommittee announced legislation aimed to check the power of Big Tech: namely Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. As a number of Republicans co-sponsored the bills, things seem promising that congress may soon upend the business models of these tech giants. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary, who’s been following...

I got my driver's license last week (on my iPhone)

We’ve all done it, we’ve all left the house without our wallet. And that used to be a big problem. You couldn’t buy anything, and certainly couldn't get that after-work bottle of wine without your ID. But thanks to mobile wallets, you can now pay with your phone. And coming this fall, people in certain states will be able to store a copy of their driver’s...

Big events are back!

Sports! Festivals! Concerts! After an 18-month hiatus, these big events (and more) are expected to return to — and possibly exceed — their pre-pandemic glory. Recode’s senior data reporter Rani Molla spoke to big ticket sellers like StubHub and Ticketmaster. She explains how the event ecosystem is healing. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐...

The tradeoffs of the Substack hustle

Journalist Rob Walker sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss why he decided to go the independent route instead of writing for another publication after his buyout from Medium, his thoughts on the creator economy.This is just a preview of a much longer conversation. You can hear the full thing on the Recode Media podcast.More to explore: Subscribe...

The ugly truth about credit card points

If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a credit card that offers rewards such as points, cash back, or miles. Credit card rewards programs are extremely popular: Nearly seven in 10 Americans use at least one rewards-earning card. Many people even have multiple cards. But what you might not know is how those rewards are paid for. No, it’s not...

Amazon wants to share your internet. With everyone.

Starting today, owners of Amazon echo speakers will be part of something called Amazon Sidewalk. The basic idea is, Amazon’s about to share your internet with your neighbors — whether you like it or not. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains.References: Read Sara’s story here:https://www.vox.com/recode/22516285/amazon-sidewalk-echo-tile-ringEnjoyed...

Elon Musk is a stonckfluencer

Back in 2018, Elon Musk tweeted about taking Tesla private. The SEC fined him and his company $40 million, he lost his Tesla chairmanship, and he was ordered to have his tweets reviewed by company lawyers. Three years later, his tweets are still influential. Whether about Tesla’s solar roof manufacturing plans or his opinion that Tesla’s stock is “too...

Ransomware is everywhere

Hackers breached New York City’s MTA back in April, a few weeks ago the Colonial pipeline was a target, and most recently, a new attack shut down the world’s largest meat producer. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains why this seems to be happening more than usual and what companies can do.Read Sara’s story here.Enjoyed this episode? Rate...

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