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Recode Daily: Trump pulls America out of the Paris climate accord, and Silicon Valley reacts

Plus, watch Hillary Clinton’s full Code interview, and the ultimate staycation.

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision on the Paris Climate Accords in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 1, 2017.
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Recode concluded its annual Code Conference on Thursday, so Recode Daily will return to its regular format and delivery time on Monday.


President Trump said he will pull America out of the landmark Paris climate accord, and Silicon Valley reacted immediately. Tesla founder Elon Musk said he would cease advising two White House-commissioned business councils. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the decision “puts our children’s future at risk.” Amazon tweeted its support for the Paris pact, as did Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey; Apple CEO Tim Cook shared his frustration in an email to employees; executives from Google, Disney, Salesforce, GE and others also expressed disappointment. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Elon Musk’s interplanetary space travel company SpaceX was set to launch a used Dragon spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station, but the expedition was delayed due to lightning near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and has been rescheduled for Saturday. [April Glaser / Recode]

Pinterest hired a longtime Microsoft employee as its new consumer product boss. Lawrence Ripsher, who led Microsoft’s LOOP team and worked on Bing, is joining the visual search startup to lead its home feed, visual search and new Lens products. Pinterest is looking to generate $500 million in revenue and is putting the pieces together for an IPO push. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Lyft published its first corporate diversity report — and it’s not much better than Uber’s. While 42 percent of Lyft's employees are women, only 18 percent of its tech and engineering teams are women, just 3 percent more than its rival’s; 63 percent of Lyft’s total employee base are white, and black people make up only 6 percent of its workforce. [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

YouTube updated its guidelines for advertisers, taking a stronger stance on hateful and demeaning content. In addition, The streaming video giant said it is releasing a tool for publishers to assess the quality of their ads; Google Chrome will eventually block ads on websites that display a large number of low-quality ads. [Tess Townsend / Recode]

Wrapping up Recodes annual Code Conference, Senator Kamala Harris and Laurene Powell Jobs expressed concern about Trump and his effect on immigrants, especially children, and Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards explained how the nonprofit health-care organization is using technology to help patients access its services remotely — perhaps including drones dropping birth control. [Tony Romm / Recode]

What happens when Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Cuban turn the tables and grill Recode’s Walt Mossberg? Find out on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, where Mossberg — who recently announced his retirement from tech writing — answered questions from Silicon Valley luminaries about his life and career. [Eric Johnson / Recode]

Top stories from Recode

Twitter might charge for Tweetdeck, but Twitter itself will probably remain free.

In an interview with Peter Kafka at Code, CFO Anthony Noto said charging for Twitter doesn’t align with its four core product values: Being fast, being broad, being personalized and generating discussion.

Watch Hillary Clinton’s full interview from our Code Conference.

Clinton was interviewed onstage by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.

California, Massachusetts and New York drew 75 percent of venture capital last year, says Steve Case.

That left 47 states to fight over the remaining quarter of funds, the Revolution CEO said during his Code interview.

CEO Brian Krzanich says Intel is not going to make a consumer drone.

In his red chair interview with Walt Mossberg, Krzanich said the microprocessor and chip company is now making entertainment drones for nighttime events, and commercial drones to collect data.

Blue Apron’s big post-IPO challenge: Making more money from existing customers.

The company recorded revenue of nearly $800 million in 2016.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s father’s health has improved after a tragic boating accident.

Kalanick posted a heartfelt letter on Facebook about his mother, who passed away in the accident.

A running list of Code Conference speakers who are not running for political office.

“No, really, I’m not,” they said — but most of them did mention “covfefe.”

This is cool

The ultimate staycation

Here's a virtual-reality app that turns your office into a vacation paradise. [Dawn Chan / The New Yorker]


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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