FROM Kara Swisher
What Silicon Valley wants from Donald Trump Silicon Valley stars met with the president-elect at Trump Tower today. The topic of discussion was reportedly jobs, but critics are calling the meeting a dog and pony show organized by Trump’s biggest tech supporter Peter Thiel. Most of the tech giants aren’t exactly chummy with the president-elect or his policies.
Verizon Buys Yahoo Telecom giant Verizon announced this morning that it wants to buy Yahoo for nearly $5 billion. This is the second fading tech company Verizon has purchased recently; last year, they acquired AOL. Why are they buying companies that were popular years ago, and how do we judge the tenure of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s much-ballyhooed CEO?
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.