Here’s everything you need to know about Alto’s Odyssey for mobile

Alto's Odyssey everything you need to know

Alto’s Odyssey is a really, really good game. If you don’t believe me, you should definitely check out our review by clicking this link right here. It takes the ideas from the original Alto’s Adventure, then subtly builds on them, creating something pretty damn special.

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NAD issues decision on Verizon complaint about T-Mobile 4G LTE advertising

Hot on the heels of AT&T filing a complaint with the National Advertising Division (NAD) over T-Mobile’s claymation holiday video, a decision  on another NAD complaint related to T-Mo has come out. The NAD has issued a compliance report on a Verizon complaint about T-Mobile’s 4G LTE advertising, which covers three aspects: network speed, network age, and network coverage. When it comes to network speed, the NAD was concerned that the crowdsourced data referenced by … [read full article]

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Judge rules AT&T can’t see Trump White House communications about the Time Warner merger

In an important early decision in the case, the judge presiding over the Justice Department’s attempt to block the AT&T–Time Warner merger has ruled that the White House’s private communications on the merger will not be released.

When the department said in November that it would sue to block the mega-merger, thoughts immediately turned to the White House. President Trump has made no secret of his disdain for CNN, and some watchers questioned whether the White House’s hand was present, guiding the Justice Department as a way to exact revenge on the Time Warner-owned property.

The Justice Department has denied any wrongdoing, and said it is only looking to block the merger on the…

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Recode Daily: Concerned about cryptocurrency, Capitol Hill also starts to worry about video-manipulation tech

Plus, on the job with Russian fake-news trolls, Sony enters the ride-hailing race, and “Black Panther” breaks records and barriers

Spurred by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, bipartisan momentum is growing on Capitol Hill for stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class. Study up on your crypto cocktail chatter with this in-case-you-missed-it deep dive, and this comprehensive reading list curated by investor Chris Dixon and his colleagues at Andreessen Horowitz. [David Morgan / Reuters]

U.S. lawmakers are also starting to sound the alarm on video-manipulation technology, which they fear could set off a new wave of fake news driven by doctored audio or video. Researchers at Stanford and the University of Washington, for example, are developing technology that allows people to alter footage of world leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. President Barack Obama, making them appear to say and do things they’ve never actually done. [Ali Breland / The Hill]

Facebook executive Rob Goldman apologized to his coworkers for tweets over the weekend that attempted to explain more about how Russians used Facebook to spread misinformation — but were hijacked by Donald Trump to attack the media. “The tweets were my own personal view and not Facebook’s,” Goldman wrote to his colleagues. “I conveyed my view poorly.” [Nicholas Thompson / Wired]

Here’s how former Russian fake-news-factory trolls described their often-bizarre work lives at the Internet Research Agency, which last Friday was indicted over meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The 12-hour writing shifts at the Moscow-based cube farm involved creating thousands of fake social media accounts and generating and sharing culturally dissonant articles and tweets in English. [Neil MacFarquhar / The New York Times]

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony is entering the ride-hailing arena, developing a taxi-hailing system that uses artificial intelligence to predict demand. Five Tokyo-based taxi operators in Japan are partnering with Sony on the joint venture. Uber and China’s Didi Chuxing are also focusing on taxi-centered systems because of Japan’s in-principle ban on the use of privately owned vehicles in ride-hailing services. [Nikkei Asian Review]

Just a month after Facebook’s recent changes to its News Feed algorithm, publishers including The New York Times and BuzzFeed are already reporting declining traffic from Facebook of up to 14 percent. The declines are not a surprise — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself warned that news as a percentage of News Feed content would drop from 5 percent to 4 percent, implying that publishers can broadly expect a 20 percent drop. [Lucia Moses / Digiday]


Recode Presents …

Do you have questions about tech addiction? We’re talking to “How to Break Up With Your Phone” author Catherine Price on this week’s episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask. Send us your questions for Catherine by emailing TooEmbarrassed@recode.net.


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The Amazon Prime credit card will start giving 5 percent back on Whole Foods purchases.

And non-Prime members with the regular Amazon Rewards Visa card will earn 3 percent back.

Nike’s latest Air Jordan sneaker “drop” showcased the potential of Snapchat commerce.

Shopify and Darkstore helped bring the in-app shopping experience to life.

Why magazine editor Janice Min passed on running the Los Angeles Times newsroom.

On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, catch the full interview with Min, part owner of the Hollywood Reporter, from the recent Code Media conference.

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“Black Panther” had such a big four-day opening weekend that the latest Marvel movie is on track to make more money than “Justice League,” “Jurassic World” and “The Avengers.” Groundbreaking as a comic book movie with all black leads, “Black Panther” has been widely praised for its diverse casting, fashion and soundtrack, but it also excelled on another important level — black meme culture. Michelle Obama is into it so much that she tweeted about it; some people went to extremes to try to get a ticket.


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