Donald Trump will bring his son-in-law and closest confidant, Jared Kushner, to the White House as his senior adviser. Kushner’s plan to sell many of his assets to his brother and a family trust still leaves questions over conflicts of interest and the applicability of anti-nepotism laws. (For more on Kushner, check out the Recode Media interviews with the past and present editors of his New York Observer.) — [Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman / New York Times]
Facebook is going to test a new “mid-roll” ad format that will let video publishers insert an ad at least 20 seconds into their clip. Facebook will sell the ads and give 55 percent of the revenue to the publishers. — [Peter Kafka / Recode]
Monday marked the 10th anniversary of Steve Jobs’s introduction of the iPhone, his greatest product unveiling, and an apt occasion to recall the tech leaders and observers who thought it would flop. It's been a hard act for Apple to top. — [Ina Fried / Recode]
Born out of concern over what a Trump administration might ask of Silicon Valley companies, Tech Solidarity is a small group of engineers and developers thinking about ways to resist. Here’s a look inside their second meeting. — [Tess Townsend / Recode]
If Verizon completes its deal to buy the core internet assets of Yahoo, the stub of a company that remains will change its name to Altaba. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and several other current Yahoo board members would resign as directors of that company, which would retain holdings in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan. — [Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge]
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