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Tesla's new super car will cost at least $200,000

Vroom vroom! Tesla unveiled its new electric semi-truck late Thursday, which is pretty cool if you care about the future of trucking, but less cool since there’s a good chance you’ll never actually drive one. But in a surprise twist at the end of the event, Tesla did its best Apple impression and unveiled one more thing. That thing: A revamped, electric Tesla Roadster with four seats and the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 second...
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Full transcript: Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt on Recode Decode

On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, talks about how the century-old nonprofit is evolving to fight antisemitism and other forms of extremism in the digital age. You can read some of the highlights here , or listen to the entire interview in the audio player below. We’ve also provided a lightly edited complete transcript of their conversation. If you like this,...
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Evan Spiegel has made great products at Snapchat. Growing them has been harder.

Snapchat suddenly has a product problem. CEO Evan Spiegel announced last week that Snapchat is getting a redesign because it’s “difficult to understand or hard to use.” His decision to rebuild the app just nine months into Snap’s life as a public company has led some to question whether or not Spiegel is truly the product savant he’s been made out to be. When I profiled Spiegel last spring , those close to him likened him to a Picasso — an ...
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Philo streams pay TV — without sports or broadcast channels — for $16 a month

Do you like paying to watch cable TV over the internet? Do you hate watching sports? Then this might be an option for you: Meet Philo , the newest and long-promised “over the top” web TV service. Philo shows programming from some three dozen cable TV networks — none of which offer sports — and delivers them to your phone, laptop or connected TV. The fact that none of the programmers contributing channels, along with $25 million in new ventu...
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Uber’s “Peace Deal” is ready for signing, allowing SoftBank tender offer to proceed

A “Peace Deal” to settle an ugly boardroom war at Uber is expected to be signed today or tomorrow. If all goes well — and this is a big if still since, well, Uber — it should clear the way for a multi-billion-dollar tender offer by SoftBank and other investors that would allow employees to sell up to half their stock in the car-hailing giant. Bloomberg first reported on the wide-ranging agreement that was struck this weekend to bring to an ...
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Trump said he “didn’t make that decision” to potentially force AT&T and Time Warner to sell CNN

President Donald Trump appeared to stress on Saturday that he had not intervened in AT&T’s bid to buy Time Warner — or sought to require that the companies sell CNN in order to obtain the U.S. government’s approval of the deal. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Trump said he “didn’t make that decision – it was made by a man who’s a very respected person, a very, very respected person.” The “decision” appears to refer to reports th...
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Amazon faces fines following the death of a second warehouse worker in as many months

Amazon could face $28,000 in potential fines after an inspection by the state of Indiana found potential workplace safety violations at a warehouse where a 59-year-old worker was killed in late September. The Associated Press reported that the victim, Phillip Terry of Indianapolis, “was fatally crushed when a forklift's lift fell on him while he was doing maintenance work on it.” Terry was killed on Sept. 24, at an Amazon facility in the In...
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It’s not just a Trump problem — we all have to take responsibility for Twitter

Millions of Americans would rejoice if Donald J. Trump announced that he was shutting down his Twitter account tomorrow to focus on other aspects of his presidency. Yet news that a Twitter employee had the power to singlehandedly shut down the handle of the president should not fill us with joy. Quite the opposite. The ability to silence the president, even for 11 minutes , is a matter of national concern and should be addressed immediately...
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Lyft COO Rex Tibbens is stepping down after more than two years

Lyft’s chief operating officer Rex Tibbens will be stepping down from his role by the end of the year, CEO Logan Green told staffers in an email on Monday. Tibbens had been at the now-$11 billion company for more than two years. Before joining Lyft, he was at Amazon, where he worked on parts of the company’s Prime Now service, as well as its Global Kindle Services. Axios first reported his departure. Tibbens’s departure comes as Lyft is see...
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Yuri Milner's big investments in Twitter and Facebook have now been tied to the Russian government

Facebook and Twitter received major investments from a firm with ties to Kremlin-owned corporations, a new trove of confidential documents revealed . That cache of confidential documents called the Paradise Papers was obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The documents were reviewed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and a series of news outlets. The documents reveal for the first time that Kremlin-owne...
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