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Donald Trump and Silicon Valley are ignoring each other | Recode Daily: August 22, 2016

Tech hasn't figured much in the GOP candidate's policies or fund-raising.

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.Through the primaries, Donald Trump drew little support from Silicon Valley Republicans, and as the GOP nominee, he's done nothing to change that. Trump's campaign still hasn't reached out to tech execs to discuss issues or fund-raising, and the candidate rarely mentions tech policy or the industry's role in the economy. In turn, the Valley's Republican donors are passing on Trump and putting their resources into down-ballot races.
[Rebecca Ballhaus | Wall Street Journal]

.Things change. Today's the last day will publish a new item. It's also the first Monday of the post-Philippe Dauman era at Viacom. Tom Dooley, Dauman's former COO, is interim boss for a bit.
[Jessica Toonkel | Reuters]

.At its Sept. 7 PlayStation event, Sony will introduce not only a new high-end version of the console, but also a refreshed version of the standard model, a shift in strategy aimed at expanding its market across both hard-core gamers and more casual players.
[Takashi Mochizuki | Wall Street Journal]

.In the latest episode of Recode Decode, Tristan Walker, CEO of Walker & Company Brands, talks to Kara Swisher about diversity in hiring and the use of "culture fit" by some companies as an excuse for building a homogenous workforce.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]

.Sometimes Apple's Siri has trouble pronouncing people's names, and if you're one of those people, there's not much you can do about it — unless you're Barbra Streisand. In an NPR interview, Streisand said it bugged her that Siri was putting a "z" sound in the middle of her name, instead of a soft "s," so she called up Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was suitably appalled and promised a fix in a Sept. 30 update.
[Chris Matyszczyk | CNET]

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