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Recode Daily: Peter Thiel is making his case for Donald Trump this morning — watch live

Silicon Valley’s most prominent political contrarian will take questions at the National Press Club.

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Venture capitalist Peter Thiel isn't shying away from the controversy over his support of Donald Trump. At a press conference in Washington this morning (livestream here at 8 am PT), he'll make his case. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Twitter has a growth problem, and one of the running criticisms is that the product is stale and still too hard to use. Here are a few suggestions to fix that. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

One big question about the AT&T-Time Warner deal is whether the telecom's conservative tradition can mesh with the big-spending, risk-taking culture of Time Warner properties like HBO. One promising sign: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson's willingness to step outside his comfort zone. — [John Koblin / New York Times]

Shots, the selfie app backed by Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather, has evolved into a video business that manages some of the world’s most prominent internet stars. CEO John Shahidi talks about the transition in a Q&A. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

If you missed it late Friday, here's the video of Elon Musk unveiling the solar roof panels and battery system that Tesla and SolarCity will make if their merger goes through. — [Jordan Golson / The Verge]

On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley and CEO Jeff Glueck talk about leveraging the company's experience with location and discovery to create a conversational personal guide. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.