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Recode Daily: Silicon Valley takes on Trump, and a body slamming Republican, in Montana

Plus, Amazon opens a bookstore in NYC and disrupts the banana economy.

Democratic Congressional Candidate Rob Quist Campaigns In Missoula, Montana Justin Sullivan / Getty

Silicon Valley is trying to topple Trump, starting with todays special election in Montana. Tech for Campaigns, an activist group formed after November’s election, has been helping Rob Quist in his campaign for Montana’s sole House seat. His opponent, Greg Gianforte, was charged with assault last night after attacking a Guardian reporter. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Facebook signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators BuzzFeed, Vox Media (which owns Recode) and others to make shows for its upcoming video service. The social network will pay as much as $250,000 per episode for long-form original video, and up to $35,000 for short videos; both will carry ads. [Jessica Toonkel / Reuters]

Mark Zuckerberg will give the commencement address at Harvard University, his alma mater and where he founded Facebook. Here’s how to watch the speech online on Thursday. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

President Trump wants to be able to track, disable and destroy any type of drone flying anywhere in the U.S. The draft legislation comes days after a federal court ruled that non-commercial drone operators don’t have to log their drone in the FAA’s database. [April Glaser / Recode]

Machine beats man in Go. AlphaGo, a program designed by Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence unit, has defeated the world’s best Go player in a best-of-three contest [Paul Mozur / New York Times]

Amazon opens its first New York City brick-and-mortar bookstore Thursday morning in the Shops at Columbus Circle. The company uses its extensive data throughout the store, including up-to-date star reviews on title cards for each book, as well as for other curation. Here’s a look inside. [Dan Frommer / Recode]

A new four-hour documentary about the Grateful Dead took 14 years to make: On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, director Amir Bar-Lev says “Long Strange Trip” is not a concert film, and talks about selling it to Amazon and why you should see it in a movie theater. [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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Bananazon

Amazon has been handing out free bananas since 2015 — the company has given away more than 1.7 million bananas to workers and locals from two stands on its corporate campus. But there’s a shadow side to this bananevolence: Some say it is disrupting the area’s banana economy, making the fruit scarce in local stores. [Mary Beth Quirk / Consumerist]


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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