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Recode Daily: Uber’s culture mess is rooted in a HR role focused primarily on hiring

CEO Travis Kalanick and an investigative panel promise to set things right.

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As Ubers leaders responded privately and publicly to allegations of sexual harassment and indifferent management, past and present employees traced the problems to CEO Travis Kalanick’s belief that HR’s primary function should be recruiting. — [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

The Trump administration detailed plans for more aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, vastly expanding the definition of “criminal alien” and making millions of undocumented immigrants subject to arrest and deportation. — [Michael D. Shear and Ron Nixon / New York Times]

Stratecherys Ben Thompson has a take worth reading about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg’s global-community manifesto, arguing that the prospect of Facebook using its immense power for political ends requires a strategy to rein it in. — [Ben Thompson / Stratechery]

Facebook is in talks with Major League Baseball to livestream one game a week during the upcoming season, a move that would bolster the company’s push to become more like TV. — [Jessica Toonkel / Reuters]

Verizon finalized its deal to buy Yahoo for $4.48 billion, $350 million less than it planned to pay before Yahoo revealed two massive data breaches. — [Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal]

At a Snap roadshow presentation ahead of its IPO, CEO Evan Spiegel faced questions from skeptical investors concerned about slowing user growth and rising competition from Facebook’s Instagram. — [Alex Barinka and Sarah Frier / Bloomberg]

On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Lightspeed Venture Partners’ Jeremy Liew credits Snapchat’s success to Spiegel’s talent for rethinking established conventions. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

Just added to the speaker lineup at Code Commerce on March 20 in Las Vegas: Marc Lore, head of Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce operations. Stitch Fix’s Katrina Lake and Bevel razor creator Tristan Walker will also be onstage. Seating is limited, so register now. — [Jason Del Rey / Recode]

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