Who’s in charge at Twitter these days? You might already know that Jack Dorsey, the company’s iconic founder, is its current CEO. But who else is running the show? Recode’s Kurt Wagner runs through Dorsey’s top deputies in charge of everything from engineering (Ed Ho) to revenue (Matt Derella). These are the Twitter executives to know. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
MGM is in talks to take control of Epix, the cable movie channel, from its partners Lionsgate and Viacom, for more than $1 billion. Lionsgate bought Starz last year for $4.4 billion. — [Anousha Sakoui and Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg]
SXSW kicks off this weekend in Austin, Texas, (Recode is there) and visitors may be surprised to find out that Uber and Lyft don’t exist there. Why? Last May, the two companies left Austin after losing a ballot initiative that would require ride-hail companies to conduct fingerprint background checks. Instead, a crop of smaller apps have sprung up, including a local nonprofit called RideAustin. Here’s how to get around at SXSW. — [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]
Nintendo has a new videogame console, the Nintendo Switch, but is it right for you? On the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask podcast, Polygon’s Nick Robinson joined Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode to answer this question, discussing the Switch’s limited catalog of games, early hardware glitches and how fun it is at parties. Listen in iTunes, Overcast, Google Play or on our site: — [Eric Johnson / Recode]
Who's coming to Code? Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker are the first speakers we’re announcing for Code conference this year. Bewkes, who was against the AOL-Time Warner merger, is awaiting regulatory approval of his company’s $85 billion sale to AT&T. Kalanick has faced a tough road with his company coming under charges of sexism. And it would not be Code without Meeker's state-of-the-internet slide deck. As usual, Code will be returning to the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California from May 30 to June 1. — [Kara Swisher / Recode]
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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are expecting another daughter. Or as we like to say at Recode: Another future Facebook mobile user.
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