clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Recode Daily: Facebook launches F8, Apple preps new iPhones, Netflix fights sleep

Plus, Trump may take another swipe at H-1B visas, and Find My iPhone, Coachella-style.

Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 27, 2017.
Joan Cros Garcia / Corbis/ Getty Images

President Donald Trump will order a full review of the country’s H-1B immigration visa program, part of a continued push to punish companies that hire high-skilled foreigners instead of Americans. Meanwhile, applications for the specialty visas dropped for the first time in four years. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Netflix missed its own estimate for Q1 subscriber numbers but Q2 looks better. Plus, 94 million people are Netflixing, thanks in large part to those international viewers. CEO Reed Hastings says the streaming giant’s real competitor is … sleep. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

Look for Facebook to focus on Messenger and its secretive hardware efforts, including new cameras and augmented reality, at its annual two-day F8 developer conference, which kicks off in San Jose today. Here’s how to watch CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote at 10 am PT. Meanwhile, Intel has discontinued its developer forum. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Another murder has been linked to Facebook Live, raising the question: Is the product worth the troubles? Facebook says it needs to move faster to remove violent content [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Steve Ballmer unveiled USA Facts, a searchable economic database for America. The former Microsoft CEO describes the project, which he has self-funded, as a 10-K filing for the country. [Tony Romm/ Recode]

Heres the latest on Apples fall iPhone plans: Expect two refreshes of current models, and a brand-new one featuring a curved screen and a super-sharp display. [Bloomberg]

Top stories from Recode

Trump’s FCC chairman Ajit Pai is “one of the worst picks possible,” says Rep. Ro Khanna.

On the latest episode of Recode Decode, Khanna calls Pai a mouthpiece for the telecom industry and an opponent of free competition.

Here’s what Google’s AI software can do, and how you can help improve it.

Tinker away!

YouTube star manager Reza Izad says online talent can migrate to other screens.

The co-founder of Studio 71 appeared on Recode Media.

Watch this university lecture on calling bullshit.

You don’t have to be enrolled to tune into lectures on spotting bad information such as fake news and shoddy analysis of big data.

With Walt Mossberg retiring, let’s review the tech reviewers.

In 1991, Mossberg created a much different approach to tech reviews that changed how products would be designed.

This is cool

Keep your phone in your front pocket

Tech-savvy Coachella concert-goers activated their Find My iPhone app and helped police nab a New York City man with more than 100 stolen cellphones in his backpack. As many as 150 phones were stolen at the event, which continues this weekend, and about 200 more were lost. [Brian Rokos / The Press-Enterprise]

This article originally appeared on

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Vox Recommends

Get curated picks of the best Vox journalism to read, watch, and listen to every week, from our editors.