Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron decisively won France’s presidential election, defeating nationalist Marine Le Pen. Macron’s campaign said it was targeted in a “massive” hack; the incoming French president could take aim at the role social media sites play in spreading fake news. [The New York Times]
A group of Obama veterans are banding together to invest in tech tools that can help Democrats win. The new effort is called Higher Ground Labs, and it hopes to help the party in state and local races. [Tony Romm / Recode]
Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s ambassador to the music labels, says the video site can help the business grow. In a Q&A, he responds to Warner Music, which complained about YouTube — again — on Friday. [Peter Kafka / Recode]
Here’s what it’s like to be randomly picked to have dinner with Mark Zuckerberg — and eight former Secret Service agents — at your own home. Zuckerberg is touring U.S. states; his Ohio dinner host says the Facebook CEO mentioned that he had spoken with Donald Trump several times by phone. [Alex Heath / Business Insider]
Facebook wants to premiere its slate of TV-like programming in mid-June with an initial push of about two dozen shows. [Business Insider]
Cable giants Comcast and Charter are striking a wireless partnership. Both companies have agreed not to make a material merger or acquisition in wireless without the other’s consent for one year; their customer-facing wireless storefronts and mobile plans will remain separate. [The Wall Street Journal]
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg lost her husband David Goldberg in 2015. On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Sandberg talks about the grieving process, which she explores in her new book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.” [Eric Johnson / Recode]
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The Talking Heads' album “Remain in Light” was way ahead of its time when it arrived in 1980 — almost 40 years ahead — pioneering African polyrhythms, sampling, looping and other techniques. So when Angélique Kidjo performed the album onstage at Carnegie Hall, she appropriately reimagined its cultural mashup for a new millennium. David Byrne joined Kidjo and her massive ensemble onstage; she plans to tour the project and record it as a studio album. [Jon Pareles / The New York Times]
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