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 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.”)