We hope your week was great! And if you missed some of the news, here’s some of what we were up to at Re/code:
- On Tuesday, we were in Cupertino, Calif., covering Apple’s unveiling of its new Apple Pay mobile payments service, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (which have already sold out) — and that new watch everyone’s talking about. For more coverage, we liveblogged the whole thing, and asked a few questions about what Apple left out. Re/code co-executive editor Walt Mossberg declared that “It’s Tim Cook’s Apple Now,” we examined just how much damage Apple Pay could do to PayPal, and we got a closer look at the Apple Watch, which hits stores sometime next year.
- Microsoft is gearing up to pay $2.5 billion for the small videogame studio behind one of the world’s biggest hits, Minecraft. Here’s why that price might be a bargain for Microsoft, and why gamers are all of a sudden such an in-demand customer base.
- In a guest column, Shutterstock founder and CEO Jon Oringer took aim at Silicon Valley’s venture capital-driven startup culture, arguing that entrepreneurs should try to build their companies all on their own.
- How could we forget Apple’s parting gift to all of us at Tuesday’s event? The company announced a tie-up with U2, whereby every iTunes user ended up with the band’s newest album in their inbox, whether they wanted it or not. We dug into how even a free album can be controversial if done wrong.
- When those stolen nude photos of celebrities were put online a couple weeks back, a huge chunk of them were posted to the social news site Reddit. Well, Reddit finally responded with a weird statement last weekend — followed by this week’s news that Reddit may be selling a 10 percent stake of the company that would put its value at around $500 million.
- Given Facebook’s hundreds of millions of daily users, how does the company monitor abusive and graphic content that has the potential to go viral across the network? We sat down with Facebook’s top content cop to learn more about the company’s strategy.
- This weekend, the San Francisco 49ers are playing their first home game at the all-new “tech-infused” Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Kurt Wagner took a tour of the facility, and tried out its Wi-Fi and its food-ordering app.
- Don’t let hackers get at your data. but if they do get through, take these important steps to identify what could have happened, and minimize the risk.
- Intel teamed up with world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking to pitch a new “smart” wheelchair in a powerful video featuring a Hawking voiceover.
- On Wednesday, dozens of websites (including Netflix, Vimeo and Reddit, among others) conducted virtual protests for net neutrality. The “slowdown” didn’t actually affect most users, but there were some pretty graphics to show what could happen if the FCC moves forward with its current proposal for Internet usage guidelines.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.