Will they find any common ground?
A select group of top tech execs — including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and maybe Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — will meet with Donald Trump on Wednesday. Considering some of the things Trump has said about those companies, the meeting should be … interesting. — [Kara Swisher / Recode]
Trump spent the weekend scoffing — at the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia worked to tip the election in his favor (“ridiculous”); at the scientific community’s consensus on climate change (“nobody really knows”); and at the need for daily intelligence briefings (“I’m, like, a smart person”). — [Elise Viebeck / Washington Post]
Twitter has reinstated the account of white nationalist Richard Spencer, explaining that he was suspended last month for having too many accounts, not for violating the rules against hate speech and harassment (rules that some of Trump’s tweets seem awfully close to breaking). — [Aja Romano / Vox]
Chris Urmson, who was the chief technical officer for Google’s self-driving car unit before leaving in August, is putting together his own autonomous-vehicle tech company. — [Kara Swisher / Recode]
On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman talks about trying to regain the community’s trust after secretly editing some users’ posts. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]
The 2017 Code Media conference is coming up Feb. 13 and 14 in Laguna Niguel, Calif., and the all-star speaker lineup just got some new additions: Tech and media analyst Ben Thompson, author of the influential Stratechery newsletter; Starz CEO Chris Albrecht; Google’s chief business officer, Philipp Schindler; and chef Marcus Samuelsson. Get your registration in now. — [Peter Kafka / Recode]
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