Recode Daily: Twitter’s turnaround efforts are being hobbled by executive turnover


Sixty percent of its leadership team has left this year.

Over the course of 2016, Twitter has lost six of its 10 top executives, along with a number of key VPs. The lack of continuity and clear direction is making it more difficult for the company to develop new products and reinvigorate its stalled growth. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Uber halted its self-driving pilot program in San Francisco after the California DMV revoked the registration of its test vehicles. Uber launched the program last week without a permit from the DMV, claiming the agency’s definition of autonomous vehicles didn’t apply to its cars. — [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

Honda may become the second major automaker to use the self-driving technology of Waymo, the company that was recently spun out of Google’s car project. Waymo is already working with Fiat Chrysler. — [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn will serve as a special adviser to Donald Trump in his efforts to roll back a raft of federal regulations. Icahn, who is also helping the Trump team pick a new SEC chief, will not have to give up his current business dealings. — [David Benoit / Wall Street Journal]

Nokia has filed patent infringement suits against Apple in the U.S. and Germany after the companies failed to renegotiate a 2011 agreement that ended their last patent clash. The move has raised fears that Nokia may become more aggressive in pursuing patent claims now that it no longer makes phones. — [Ina Fried / Recode]

On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Kara Swisher, Recode’s co-founder and executive editor, says journalists need to be tougher on the people and institutions they cover, saying, “We allow them to lie … we don’t question things as much as we should.” — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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The U.S. just dumped Alibaba back on its ‘notorious’ counterfeit markets blacklist

It’s a real setback for the Chinese e-commerce giant.

There have now been over 540,000 electric vehicles sold in the U.S.

That’s according to a report published by EV charging network ChargePoint.

Mossberg: My tech report card for 2016

It was a hit-and-miss year.

The best tech reporting of 2016

It’s been a hard year. Here’s some good reading.

This Is Cool

Setting the record straight

The Poynter Institute’s annual list of the best media corrections of the year (like this one from the Financial Times: “This article has been amended since publication. Prime Minister Morarji Desai drank his own urine and not cow urine.”)

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