Tech faces its disconnect with much of the country.
Struggling to come to terms with the election of Donald Trump, many tech leaders faulted their own insulation from the concerns of Middle America. Working inside the cultural bubbles of Silicon Valley and New York, they said, left them out of touch with the anger and anxiety felt in much of the country. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
So now what? What’s in store for companies Trump has attacked, like Apple and Amazon? What happens to media mergers like the AT&T-Time Warner deal, which Trump has vowed to block, or policies like net neutrality, which he opposes? Encryption, immigration, cyber security, energy tech — uncertainty hangs over all. — [Dave Lee / BBC News]
VoteCastr, as promised, delivered real-time voting insights as the balloting was going on, but there was one problem: Most of its projections were wrong, because its initial voter-polling data was wrong. — [Peter Kafka / Recode]
Twitter COO Adam Bain, credited with building the company’s multi-billion dollar advertising business, is leaving. CFO Anthony Noto will take over Bain’s duties, handling both jobs until a new CFO is hired. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
Onetime e-commerce darling Nasty Gal is expected to file for bankruptcy, and Sophia Amoruso, who founded the fashion retailer, will resign as executive chairwoman. — [Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey / Recode]
On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, CBS digital chief Jim Lanzone says that since next year’s “Star Trek” reboot will be online-only, it could include naked aliens and cursing. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]
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