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Recode Daily: Lyft and Waymo agree to team up on self-driving tech

Plus, a techie for California governor? And the guiltiest pleasure.

Lyft co-founder and president John Zimmer has predicted that "a majority" of rides on its network will be in autonomous vehicles by 2021.
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Lyft and Waymo are working together on self-driving cars, via pilot projects and product development efforts. The deal has competitive implications for Uber, which is being sued by Waymo’s parent company, Alphabet, over trade secrets. Reminder: Alphabet is also an Uber investor. [Johana Bhuiyan and Tess Townsend / Recode]

Twenty years ago today, a money-losing online bookstore went public in an IPO that valued it at a modest $438 million. Today that little startup — you know it as Amazon — is worth nearly $460 billion. Here’s Amazon’s run explained in five charts. [Jason Del Rey / Recode]

Y Combinator president Sam Altman may run for governor of California as soon as 2018, according to former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown. Altman, 32, had previously told "Vice News Tonight" that he wanted to see a techie run for governor, but didn’t see himself in office. [Tess Townsend / Recode]

Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to the Code Conference, where she will be interviewed onstage by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. This will be one of Clinton’s first major public appearances since the 2016 election; she is joining a stellar roster of speakers. [Kara Swisher / Recode]

The global cyber attack that began on Friday is likely to worsen in a second wave of ransomware. The U.S. was largely unaffected, and the massive attack was stopped Friday night, but hackers revised the computer worm over the weekend — this time without a killswitch in the code. [The New York Times]

Google has outmaneuvered Apple and Microsoft in a five-year race for dominance in U.S. classrooms, with low-cost Chromebooks and free apps like Classroom, Docs and Gmail used by more than 30 million children. [Natasha Singer / The New York Times]

Lots of people like to watch videos of other people playing video games and making food. NBCUniversal is betting that how-to videos of arts and crafts will be a moneymaking business, too. It bought Craftsy, a seven-year-old Denver-based startup, for $230 million. [Jason Del Rey / Recode]

Americas immigration policies are hurting startups, says Stripe CEO Patrick Collison on the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher. Collison and his brother John were born in Ireland, and founded the online payments platform — now valued at more than $9 billion — while they were students at MIT and Harvard. [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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The guiltiest pleasure

A private terminal for the mega-rich at Los Angeles International Airport features video screens that show pampered passengers the world of pain they’re missing in the main terminal. [Rory Carroll / The Guardian]


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