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Recode Daily: Why Intel is spending $15 billion to get inside self-driving tech

And for 3.14, a slice of American Pi.

Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel; Harald Krueger, CEO of German carmaker BMW; and Amnon Shashua, co-founder, chairman and CTO, Mobileye, are collaborating to bring solutions for highly and fully automated driving into series production by 2021.
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Why is Intel is paying $15 billion for self-driving tech supplier Mobileye? Because the chipmaker, which lost out on the mobile revolution, sees cars as “data centers on wheels.” — [Johana Bhuyian / Recode]

Facebook, under pressure from the ACLU, said it won't allow police departments and third-party vendors to use its data for surveillance. — [Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal]

Snap doesn’t seem overly concerned with user growth after last year’s slowdown. Rather than spreading globally like Facebook, Snap thinks it can grow its business by making more money from the users it already has — the majority of whom live in the world’s largest ad markets. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

The first startups stepping into the IPO slipstream after Snap’s debut last week: Okta and Yext. Neither company is known on Snapchat’s level, but both target the fast-growing cloud-computing market. — [Scott Austin / The Wall Street Journal]

Snow day listening: Former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses reveals the very particular way President Obama prefers his pie in a Pi Day podcast: POTUS pushes the fruit filling aside and concentrates on the crust. Yosses also explains the mathematical reason why pies (and cakes) are round. — [Dan Pashman / Sporkful]

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Only happy when it rains. Spotify is saving White Denim’s stormy new song “Seek No Shelter” for a rainy day. The streaming service is using geotargeting technology to create weather-related playlists. Here’s one for a snowy day, which should strike a chord with a lot of you today. (via The Verge)


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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