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Re/code on TV: Instant Gratification, Amazon-Hachette Feud

Also on the docket, cybersecurity and passwords, Wi-Fi "guest networks" and CBS' plan to develop shows for Internet streaming services.


The tech team at Re/code took to the small screen to talk about the instant gratification economy, Amazon’s increasingly contentious dispute with book publisher Hachette and cyber security.

Senior Editor Liz Gannes joined CNBC* to talk about one facet of her series on the burgeoning instant gratification economy: Food delivery startups targeting consumers who want their food fast (and no, we’re not talking pizza delivery).

Re/code Co-Executive Editor Kara Swisher appeared on CNBC to discuss the valuation of new media stocks.

The “Squawk Alley” crew and Swisher talked about Amazon’s feud with book publisher Hachette over the price of electronic books and an open letter signed by a group of 900 writers who commend the bookseller’s negotiating tactics.

Is streaming the future for CBS? Swisher joined the “Squawk Alley” team to talk about Internet streaming and how the broadcast network plans to create shows for Netflix, Amazon and Hulu to reach its audience.

As security experts converged on Las Vegas for the annual Black Hat convention, Re/code Senior Editor Arik Hesseldahl talked with CNBC’s Eamon Javers about how cyber security may evolve beyond passwords.

Recalling Steve Jobs’s dream of free Internet, Walt Mossberg, Re/code co-executive editor, discussed “guest networks” and consumers sharing bandwidth.

*CNBC is owned by NBCUniversal, which is a minority investor in Revere Digital, the parent company of Re/code.

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