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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Zynga founder Mark Pincus reducing his voting power in the social gaming firm from a 70% to 10% stake, will remain on board but as non-executive chairman   —  In an unusual move, Pincus doesn't want the final say anymore and wanted more freedom.  —  In an unusual move for a Silicon Valley company …
May 2, 2018, 4:22 PMIn context
Recode:
Interview with Tim Cook covering US tax reform, the changing job landscape, diversity, DACA, why everyone should learn to code, privacy as a right, free speech   —  Education, iPhones, privacy and Facebook were all big topics of discussion.  —  Recode's Kara Swisher and MSNBC's Chris Hayes …
Apr 6, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
In interview, Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has made mistakes in building its platform, the fixes will not be easy and will cost “many millions of dollars”   —  In a wide-ranging interview, the Facebook CEO admitted that the social networking giant may have made mistakes in opening up its network so much a decade ago.
Mar 21, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber says it has rescinded job offer to former Amazon VP Assaf Ronen after discovering work history discrepancy, says Manik Gupta will be interim VP of Product   —  Amazon's voice-shopping VP, Assaf Ronen, was set to replace Daniel Graf as product head.  —  Uber has rescinded a job offer …
Mar 21, 2018, 5:55 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber's VP of Product, Daniel Graf, is leaving and will be replaced by Assaf Ronen, Amazon's VP of Voice Shopping   —  Assaf Ronen has been running the e-commerce giant's voice shopping efforts.  —  In another high-profile executive departure at Uber, product head Daniel Graf is leaving the company, according to sources.
Mar 8, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber's SVP of leadership and strategy, Frances Frei, departs after joining the company in June 2017 to run program aimed at leadership development   —  The Harvard Business School professor will remain an adviser to the car-hailing company, but she's off to educate other execs.
Feb 27, 2018, 2:55 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Airbnb will show $100M in cash-flow profitability for the full year in 2017, as it adds Amex ex-CEO Kenneth Chenault to its board and prepares for IPO   —  It's a small $100 million in cash-flow profitability, but it sets up the short-term home rental company for an IPO in 2018.
Jan 25, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Sequoia Capital is in the early stages of raising $5B-$6B for its third global fund, as pressure from SoftBank's mega-fund increases   —  Others in tech investing are also mulling how to counter the free-spending by the Japanese investment company.  —  Call it the SoftBank Effect.
Dec 21, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Mozilla countersues Yahoo Holdings and Oath, after they filed against Mozilla last week for switching the default search engine from Yahoo to Google   —  A suit and countersuit are related to a problematic agreement that former CEO Marissa Mayer crafted (badly).
Dec 6, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: even with truce between Benchmark and Kalanick, the deal hinged on the success of SoftBank's tender offer for Uber's secondary shares   —  Employees will be able to sell half their stock  —  A “Peace Deal” to settle an ugly boardroom war at Uber is expected to be signed today or tomorrow.
Nov 12, 2017, 4:12 PMIn context

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