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RECAP: Day Two of Recode’s 2019 Code Conference

Day two featured Mary Meeker’s highly anticipated internet trends report, live jet pack demonstrations, red-chair interviews with Goldman Sachs’ David Solomon, Netflix’s Cindy Holland and Natasha Lyonne, and more

Asa Mathat

Code Conference day two returned in full swing today at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, with Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, announcements from Netflix, live jet pack demonstrations and much, much more. The day kicked off with Kara Swisher discussing the biggest Code headlines on CNBC, and Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff took to the stage to express his gratitude to attendees.

Prior to his time on stage, Bankoff also joined CNBC to discuss big tech regulation, the state of the digital media industry, and the need for critical conversations about the future in order to guarantee we get it right.

Even more news-making interviews and exciting announcements from Vox, Recode, and the Vox Media Podcast Network rolled out on day two of Code Conference.

Dive in below for the photos, the latest news and the biggest headlines.

Announced at Code Conference

Land of the Giants - a new podcast from Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network

Today’s “information age” is predominantly powered by five major technology companies: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google – or “FAANG”. Each season of Land of the Giants, a new podcast from Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network coming in July, we’ll dive into one corporation and examine the ways it’s changed our lives – for better and for worse.

First up: The Rise of Amazon, hosted by Recode’s Jason Del Rey. In less than two decades, Jeff Bezos scaled an online marketplace for books into the world’s most valuable company. But at what cost? From Alexa to Prime, we’ll examine how the retailing juggernaut has infiltrated our homes and changed the way we shop, work, and live. You can subscribe for free right now on Apple Podcasts, or in your favorite podcast app, to get the first episode automatically.

Open Sourced - a new partnership from Vox and Recode made possible by funding from The Omidyar Network

Also live from the Code stage, Vox Editor in Chief Lauren Williams and Recode Editor Samantha Oltman were thrilled to introduce a new project from Vox and Recode: Open Sourced. Open Sourced will be a multi-platform, explanatory journalism project, funded by the Omidyar Network, that illuminates the stakes of tech. It will launch on Vox.com and on Vox’s YouTube channel, with editorial content from Recode and Vox reporters, on Vox’s YouTube channel, and across Vox and Recode’s marquee podcasts beginning in October 2019.

Interviews from the Code Stage

Mary Meeker’s Annual Internet Trends Report

Mary Meeker/Code 2019

David Solomon, Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs in conversation with Recode Editor-at-large Kara Swisher

David Solomon/Code 2019

Erika Andiola, Chief Advocacy Officer, RAICES & Jonathan Denis Ryan, President and CEO, RAICES in conversation with Vox Editor-at-large Ezra Klein

Nicole Wong, Former Deputy US Chief Technology Officer; Jessica Powell, Author, The Big Disruption, and Former Head of Communications, Google; Antonio García Martínez, Author, Chaos Monkeys in conversation with The Verge Silicon Valley Editor Casey Newton

A.G. Sulzberger, Publisher, The New York Times in conversation with Recode Senior Correspondent Peter Kafka

Cindy Holland, Vice President for Original Content, Netflix & Natasha Lyonne, Emmy-Nominated Actress, Executive Producer, Co-Creator, Director, and Star, Russian Doll in conversation with Recode Editor-at-large Kara Swisher

Rajiv Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation in conversation with Recode Senior Reporter, Finance and Influence, Teddy Schleifer

Anthony Noto, CEO, SoFi in conversation with Recode Senior Correspondent Jason Del Rey

Paula Kerger, President and CEO, PBS & Yamiche Alcindor, White House Correspondent, PBS NewsHour in conversation with Recode Senior Correspondent Peter Kafka

Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Air Lines in conversation with Recode Editor-at-large Kara Swisher and Senior Correspondent Jason Del Rey

SPOTLIGHT: NYU Professor and Pivot Co-Host Scott Galloway

Ev Williams, CEO, Medium in conversation with Vox Editor-at-large Ezra Klein (video to come)

Thank you to our premier partners: BCG, Comcast, Diageo, Ericsson, Intel, Micron, Standard Industries, and TriNet; our supporting partners: Greylock Partners, IBM, NRF, OneStop, Portiviti, and Warner Media; and our official broadcast partner CNBC.

We’ll see you tomorrow for the third and final day of Code Conference for the first-ever CodeCast! We’ll have a curated series of live podcasts from some of the most compelling storytellers from across the Vox Media Podcast Network – including Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway – and beyond with friends from Reply All, WNYC, GirlBoss Radio and more for a mix of interactive interviews, predictions, and storytelling experiences.