People in the United Kingdom will decide via referendum today whether the country will "leave" or "remain" in the EU. This is the "Brexit" you've been hearing about. If Silicon Valley was voting on this, it would be no contest: Tech leaders think a UK exit would have serious economic consequences for Europe. The Nib has a helpful (and painless) graphic explainer of what those could actually look like.
[Noah Kulwin | Recode]
Democratic politicians have been camped out on the floor of the House, demanding a vote on gun control in protest of Congressional inaction in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting. Republicans have cut off C-SPAN's TV camera access to the floor, so the Democrats have been broadcasting what's going on using Facebook Live and, more frequently, Periscope.
[David M. Herszenhorn and Emmarie Huetteman | The New York Times]
Uber once said that its drivers could make $100,000. Then it started saying that its drivers could reach the middle-class more easily. Now, Uber data suggest that what its drivers earn varies widely by market, but that drivers in three major markets — Denver, Detroit and Houston — make less than $13.25 per hour after expenses.
[Caroline O'Donovan and Jeremy Singer-Vine | BuzzFeed News]
Twitter paid $10 million a couple months ago for NFL streaming rights, and it's currently pitching advertisers on packages linked to the NFL games. Twitter wants to make at least $50 million in ad revenue on the NFL deal, but it's unclear how much of that will be shared with the NFL.
[Kurt Wagner | Recode]
This October, Code Commerce is coming back. We're hosting an event at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, and we've already signed up Stripe co-founder John Collison as a speaker. Tickets will sell out soon, so get yours here... and fast.
[Jason Del Rey | Recode]
Brian Lam used to run Gizmodo, and one time Steve Jobs called to yell at him about an iPhone prototype that the gadget blog got its hands on. Talking with Peter Kafka on the new Recode Media podcast, Lam recalls his tenure at Gizmodo, and explains how he helped build The Wirecutter, his new consumer guide site, into a stable, drama-free business.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]
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