Recode Daily: Donald Trump sweet-talked the titans of tech


“I’m here to help you folks do well.”

Despite the mutual enmity that preceded it, the Trump tech summit turned out to be a genial affair. The president-elect effusively praised the Silicon Valley leaders around the table as “a truly amazing group” and told them to call if they needed anything. Topics in the closed session reportedly included immigration, trade with China and vocational education. — [David Streitfeld / New York Times]

So was Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey left off the summit invitation list because Twitter isn’t “big enough,” as the Trump team says? Or is Trump still nursing a grudge because Twitter blocked an emoji-based ad campaign he wanted to run ahead of the first presidential debate? — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be joining Trump’s now-18 member business advisory council. Musk is expected to urge Trump not to abandon the Paris climate agreement, as he had threatened during the campaign. — [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

U.S. intelligence officials now believe with “a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. — [William M. Arkin, Ken Dilanian and Cynthia McFadden / NBC News]

Yahoo disclosed a mammoth 2013 data breach affecting more than a billion users, including more than 150,000 U.S. government and military employees. In September, the company revealed a 2014 breach involving 500,000 accounts. Our advice to users then still holds. — [Craig Timberg and Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post]

Facebook is starting to talk to TV studios and other video producers about licensing shows, with the hope of boosting the social network’s video efforts. — [Peter Kafka / Recode]

The California DMV told Uber to stop the test run of its autonomous ride service in San Francisco, which began Wednesday, until it gets the proper permit or it will face legal action. The company had contended it didn’t need a permit because its self-driving cars still have a human behind the wheel. — [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

Amazon made its first trial delivery by drone last week in Cambridge, England. U.K. regulators have been quicker to approve such tests than the FAA has been in the U.S. — [Peter Kafka / Recode]

On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan says she doesn’t expect Trump to maintain the White House’s traditional relationship with the press, requiring “a very diligent new kind of journalistic inquiry.” — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

Top Stories From Recode

Investors are pumping $25 million into millennial wedding registry startup Zola

Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round.

Magic Leap has lost another high-profile executive

This time it’s PR head Andy Fouche, who departs a week after a devastating article.

Amazon’s deal to put an Echo in all Wynn Las Vegas hotel rooms is a brilliant marketing move

Hotel partnerships just make too much sense.

Thanks to mobile computing and the cloud, we’re all starting to work from home more

A recent workplace survey says people only spend about 46 percent of their average 43-hour work week in a traditional office or cubicle environment.

Fubo is launching a streaming service for sports fans that will include NFL and NBA games

$35 a month, to start.

Your voice will soon become the primary way to interact with all machines

The Alexa Skills Kit did for the Amazon Echo what the iOS SDK did for the iPhone — open it up as a platform that could conceivably solve every customer demand.

Instagram just rolled out a ‘save for later’ button

Please take notice, Twitter.

You can now broadcast to Periscope directly from Twitter’s app

Just tap “Live.”

Mossberg: Why the AT&T-Time Warner merger is dangerous

Can we count on Washington to keep the playing field level?

This Is Cool

Four hundred versions of “A Christmas Carol” in one supercut

From obsessed YouTuber Heath Waterman, a multimedia mashup featuring Vincent Price, Oscar the Grouch, Howdy Doody, Laurence Olivier, Batman and a cast of thousands.

via http://ift.tt/2hJoYoM

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