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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Airbnb cancels all D.C. bookings for inauguration
The company said it has banned users involved with the storming of the Capitol last week.
3 min
2
Amazon’s removal of right-wing militia merch
Amazon employees sounded the alarm
5 min
3
The new richest person in the world
Is he giving his money away?
10 min
4
From Twitter to Parler: platforms’ response to ...
What are Donald Trump’s options for online communication now?
8 min
5
The Internet is identifying Capitol rioters usi...
The Capitol mob gleefully posted videos and photos of the attack all over the Internet
5 min
6
Facebook bans Trump
And Twitter suspended the president’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, for 12 hours.
6 min
7
Will the rich get to cut the line for the vaccine?
What billionaires can and can’t get from their doctors.
8 min
8
Why a Google union matters
The new Alphabet Workers Union is an important step forward, but it has a long road ahead.
6 min
9
Hey Google, check my privacy settings
What you can do to minimize what Amazon and Google hear.
3 min
10
WeWork’s Surprising Comeback
Recode’s Rani Molla on the surprising resilience of co-working spaces
6 min
11
How to save the post office
Make it a bank?
6 min
12
Disney makes a risky call
When will we go back to the movies?
7 min
13
What we know so far about the Russian hack
Why it’s setting off alarms in Washington
4 min
14
Why Big Tech is leaving Silicon Valley for Texas
California vs. Texas
6 min
15
Airbnb’s IPO
Airbnb’s stock price more than doubled on its first day of trading
5 min
16
The FTC and 48 AGs want to break up Facebook
The lawsuits will take years to wind their way through the courts. But in the meantime, they may discourage Facebook from acquiring other social networks like TikTok.
6 min
17
Why WarnerMedia is moving its movies online
WarnerMedia plans to release their biggest movies of the year on HBO Max. Is this the end for movie theaters?
8 min
18
Why star AI researcher Timnit Gebru left Google
Why the controversy has the attention of the tech community
7 min
19
The vaccine influencers
It’s not such a new concept
6 min
20
E-commerce returns go in-person
Receiving packages is still a lot easier than returning them
5 min
21
The future of Zoom
How will they stay relevant in a post-pandemic world?
6 min
22
Why Roku doesn’t carry HBO Max, for now
Streaming services are fighting for more direct access to their consumers’ data
6 min
23
What it will take to distribute the vaccine
Are we prepared?
7 min
24
Why remote learning worsens education inequality
And how educators are finding low-tech solutions to curb the gap
8 min
25
The death of department stores
Many malls and department stores will never reopen
8 min
26
Parler
Can it really compete with Twitter?
6 min
27
Are Substack newsletters the future of journalism?
Why writers are becoming their own boss
10 min
28
Amazon Rx
Amazon’s next frontier is healthcare.
7 min
29
How Biden’s staff picks could shape Tech policy
Who will have a seat at the table?
9 min
30
The two new ways to tweet
Why the “public square” platform is trying something more private.
6 min
31
Should you sharent?
Why sharing photos of your kids on social media could be putting them at risk
8 min
32
The future of the FCC
From net neutrality to low-income subsidies, Biden’s FCC could make the Internet fairer and more accessible.
3 min
33
Political polarization is getting worse
Feelings of animosity towards other groups are on the rise.
4 min
34
What happens to anti-Trump media now?
From Sarah Cooper to Crooked Media, their plans post-Trump
7 min
35
Is social media ready for a vaccine?
How the platforms are preparing for a new wave of vaccine misinformation
9 min
36
Biden and Silicon Valley
What Biden’s win means for the Valley
8 min
37
California sets a higher bar for our online pri...
Why Prop 24’s win matters
6 min
38
Why California’s Prop 22 matters for gig workers
Are workers getting a fair deal?
7 min
39
Why conspiracy theories are a threat to democracy
The long-term consequences of Trump’s conspiracy theory campaign
7 min
40
How Nextdoor became a political battleground
From mask mandates to political lawn signs, politics have come to Nextdoor. Not everyone is happy about it.
5 min
41
Contraband cell phones in prison
How and why they are a lifeline for incarcerated people
9 min
42
The mail-in election
An unprecedented number of Americans have cast their ballot by mail. Not all of them will arrive on time.
5 min
43
How Twitter has shaped the Trump campaign
Bruce Ohr, Section 230, Hunter Biden’s emails: all catnip for conservative Twitter. But does most of the American public care?
5 min
44
The eerie familiarity of the dot-com bubble of ...
How Silicon Valley in the 90s paved the way for today’s Big Tech culture
8 min
45
What we can learn from Quibi calling it quits
The rise and fall of the video startup
6 min
46
Iran and the threatening “Proud Boys” emails
What we know about the spoofed messages
6 min
47
AOC is among us on Twitch
Why the progressive congresswoman has taken up streaming
6 min
48
Silicon Valley’s secret super PAC
Why Silicon Valley megadonors are spending big money on TV ads
10 min
49
Why Google’s getting sued
The most consequential antitrust action against Big Tech in decades
8 min
50
A get-rich-quick scheme on Amazon
The perils of selling on Amazon's marketplace
8 min
51
The complicated reality of returning to offices
What’s changed about working and offices seven months into the pandemic?
6 min
52
Facebook and Twitter vs. the New York Post
Facebook and Twitter moderated an article about Hunter Biden. Republicans now want to take action against the companies.
7 min
53
Zuckerberg’s Other Political Battle
A 40-year-old landmark tax law in California
9 min
54
Covid-19 Tests at the Airport
With the travel industry battered by Covid, airlines are scrambling to sell tickets.
6 min
55
Why digital voter suppression is so hard to stop
What we’ve learned from the 2016 election.
9 min
56
Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor...
Doudna on the promise and perils of CRISPR
8 min
57
Amazon’s leaked union memo
Why Amazon calls unionization a “threat”
9 min
58
Does Big Tech want four more years of Trump?
Comparing Silicon Valley leaders to Wall Street’s
6 min
59
Facebook takes a stand against Trump’s Covid lies
but can they stop him from downplaying the virus?
9 min
60
Google's antitrust troubles
The DOJ's lawsuit against the company explained
5 min
61
The Internet, From Space
Coming soon, from a satellite near you.
6 min
62
Covid-19's Long Haulers
Covid-19 can last a lot longer than two weeks.
8 min
63
Why QAnon thrives on social media
And why it’s playing a major role in politics
10 min
64
Why some Democrats dislike Reid Hoffman
The role of Silicon Valley billionaires in politics
9 min
65
Why religious leaders are becoming content crea...
Religious communities are pivoting to online services
8 min
66
Why Section 230 is under attack
Attorney General Barr recently sent a proposal to Congress outlining his preferred changes to the law.
7 min
67
Biden's Influencers
Recode's Rebecca Heilweil explains how the Biden campaign has partnered with lifestyle celebrities across the web.
5 min
68
Trump’s TikTok Trouble Continues
The latest in the TikTok story
6 min
69
Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark 10 yea...
How opinions have shifted about billionaire philanthropy
9 min
70
How to start a startup
The origin story behind the popular business newsletter, Morning Brew
8 min
71
Should you buy your grandma a robot?
Some social robots have been shown to improve health outcomes in elderly patients.
8 min
72
How you can stop the spread of misinformation
Is your uncle spreading fake news on Facebook? Here's how to talk to him about it.
7 min
73
Can Oracle save TikTok?
or will the app be banned in the U.S.?
9 min
74
What comes after Zoom Fatigue?
The future of video chat tech
7 min
75
Can Facebook stop election interference?
How the company is preparing for the election in November
8 min
76
Can Walmart+ Beat Amazon Prime?
There's a new subscription service on the block. And it's from Walmart.
6 min
77
Call of Duty
The military has a history of using video games to recruit. So why was there a backlash when its soldier-gamers started playing online?
24 min
78
Apple's Lisa Jackson on racial justice
A special interview with the Apple exec on her definition of racial justice and how she plans to merge her background in environmental sustainability with the company’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.
26 min
79
The one sport that’s doing it right
Why we all should take a page out of roller derby’s reopening playbook.
26 min
80
Why QAnon is here to stay
QAnon was born and perpetuated on the internet. What is it and why is it dangerous?
21 min
81
Can the government ban TikTok?
Can the government ban TikTok?
18 min
82
TikTok in prison
TikTok in prison
23 min
83
Facebook's fact-check 'loophole'
Facebook's fact-check 'loophole'
24 min
84
"Netflix is a team, not a family"
"Netflix is a team, not a family"
40 min
85
Covid-19 "long-haulers" find a community online
Covid-19 "long-haulers" find a community online
26 min
86
K-pop’s online activism for Black Lives Matter ...
K-pop’s online activism for Black Lives Matter is complicated
32 min
87
Reset is now weekly
Reset is now weekly
2 min
88
What it means to make music in 2020
What it means to make music in 2020
32 min
89
Video games are the new concert venues
Video games are the new concert venues
21 min
90
Protesting during a pandemic
Protesting during a pandemic
19 min
91
The case for banning Trump on social media
The case for banning Trump on social media
17 min
92
Tear gas, explained
Tear gas, explained
28 min
93
Facebook’s employee revolt
Facebook’s employee revolt
23 min
94
How congress is trying to end child abuse online
How congress is trying to end child abuse online
24 min
95
Trump vs. Twitter
Trump vs. Twitter
25 min
96
Inside baseball’s pitch to play again
Inside baseball’s pitch to play again
30 min
97
The speed of coronavirus science has consequences
The speed of coronavirus science has consequences
22 min
98
Why lo-fi is the perfect background music
Why lo-fi is the perfect background music
35 min
99
Until a vaccine arrives
Until a vaccine arrives
25 min
100
Netflix and quarantine
Netflix and quarantine
23 min