RE/CODE NEWS AND CONTENT

Media

BuzzFeed Says Its Dress Post Proves It Owns You. And It’s Right.

The timing of this viral explosion is especially interesting considering Facebook’s recent pitch to publishers.

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February 28, 2015, 2:21 PM PST

Code/Media

Hollywood, Meet Silicon Valley: YouTube and UTA Onstage at Code/Media

Silicon Valley and Hollywood are starting to close the gap and make money together.

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February 28, 2015, 12:31 PM PST

Mobile

Five Things to Watch For at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona This Week

Re/code will have full coverage and analysis all week, but here is what is top of mind from our team on the ground at Mobile World Congress.

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February 28, 2015, 9:00 AM PST

Code/Media

Lessons of the Sony Hack: ‘Anybody’s Vulnerable’ (Video)

Top Hollywood figures discuss the Sony hack and its aftermath at Code/Media.

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February 28, 2015, 6:00 AM PST

Social

Snapchat HR Director Sara Sperling Departs After Six Months

The Facebook veteran is leaving for personal reasons.

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February 27, 2015, 4:28 PM PST

Social

Twitter Head of Music Bob Moczydlowsky Is Leaving

Moczydlowsky handled Twitter’s relationship with the music industry.

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February 27, 2015, 3:54 PM PST

Policy

White House Urges Discussion of New Privacy Legislation That’s DOA

It’s hard to find anyone who’s particularly jazzed about the latest draft of the bill.

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February 27, 2015, 3:37 PM PST

Culture

Performance Review Rewrites and Pao’s ‘Genetic Makeup’: Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins Trial Day 4

Thinking like a VC is “not part of Ellen’s genetic makeup,” says Kleiner Perkins managing partner Ted Schlein.

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February 27, 2015, 2:54 PM PST

Social

Tinder Is Building Out Its Ad Product

The dating app might finally make some money.

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February 27, 2015, 2:09 PM PST

Culture

‘Long Before Being Nerdy Was Cool, There Was Leonard Nimoy.’ RIP Spock.

The “Star Trek” actor dies at 83.

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February 27, 2015, 2:01 PM PST

Enterprise

EMC to Hold On to VMware Stake

Activist investor Elliott Management had been pressing for a spin-off.

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February 27, 2015, 1:56 PM PST

Voices

Your Data Is Doomed (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.

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February 27, 2015, 11:17 AM PST

Voices

Net Neutrality: A Victory for Digital Innovation

In a world without competition, one of the first things to die is innovation.

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February 27, 2015, 10:16 AM PST

General

The CEO of Reddit Is Also on Trial — On Reddit

“You don’t get to become CEO by being a nice lady,” wrote DamienJaxx.

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February 27, 2015, 10:11 AM PST

General

China Draft Counterterror Law Strikes Fear in Foreign Tech Firms

The law would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys and install security “backdoors.”

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February 27, 2015, 9:49 AM PST

Mobile

Watch Out Apple, Samsung. The Powerful $75 Smartphone Is Coming.

Paying less and getting more in a smartphone is upending the global mobile industry.

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February 27, 2015, 9:30 AM PST

General

Peter Thiel and Instapray: Is He a True Believer?

An app devoted to prayer and positivity touts his involvement. What does it all mean?

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February 27, 2015, 7:40 AM PST

General

China Censorship Sweep Deletes More Than 60,000 Internet Accounts

The move anticipated new regulations centralizing government control over online content that go into effect March 1.

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February 27, 2015, 7:32 AM PST

Gaming

Benchmark Leads $7.4 Million Round in Live Games Platform PlayFab

160 games using PlayFab’s tech are currently in development.

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February 27, 2015, 6:15 AM PST

Code/Media

Gawker Media’s Nick Denton Goes It Alone: The Code/Media Interview (Video)

How do you build a Web business without raising big venture rounds or tethering yourself to Facebook?

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February 27, 2015, 6:01 AM PST

Reviews

How to Get Smartphone Service While Traveling Abroad

Traveling abroad is totally amazing! Until your get your cellphone bill. Read this guide before you go anywhere.

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February 27, 2015, 6:00 AM PST

Product News

SOLS Raises $11.1 Million to Bring 3-D Printed Insoles to the Masses

Investors include Carmelo Anthony and the CEO of the Dallas Mavericks.

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February 27, 2015, 5:45 AM PST