“If we can’t discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems.”
President Obama warned that the spread of fake news from Facebook and other sources threatens the democratic process, echoing concerns he shared with New Yorker Editor David Remnick for a just-published profile from the campaign trail and inside the stunned White House after the election. — [Gardiner Harris and Melissa Eddy / New York Times]
Amazon is getting ready for a massive expansion of its streaming video service into some 200 countries, posing a formidable threat to rival Netflix. — [Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal]
Airbnb is moving beyond home and apartment rentals to offer travelers excursions and activities led by local experts — a potential growth area as the company inches toward an IPO. — [Dan Frommer / Recode]
AOL is laying off about 500 employees, mostly in its corporate units, and shifting resources into mobile, video and data offerings. — [Kara Swisher / Recode]
On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Recode’s Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode and Dieter Bohn of The Verge talk about productivity hacks and swap tech and lifestyle tips. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]
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“Alexa, give me one good reason to shop by voice.”
Poor form, Twitter.
President-elect Trump will pick a new chief of national security.
Northern California media companies now reach two billion people every day, taking billions of dollars in advertising revenue from the East Coast media conglomerates.
Focus is a free app that blocks ads and cookies and doesn’t store where you’ve been.
“The world of recipes had not been reinvented beyond a list of text and an image forever.” BuzzFeed’s Tasty took on the challenge.
This Is Cool
“Today’s Japan” introduces viewers to some wild new technology. (The first headset shown is Jaron Lanier’s EyePhone.)