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Recode Daily: More top execs are leaving troubled Uber

Plus: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki explains how to break up the Silicon Valley boys’ club.

Jeff Jones, previously Target's chief marketing officer, was hired by CEO Travis Kalanick last fall to to remake the company’s tainted image.
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More turbulence at Uber: Jeff Jones is quitting after less than a year as president because “the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber.” Brian McClendon, the company's well-regarded head of maps, is also leaving, reportedly under better circumstances. [Kara Swisher and Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

Tim Cook is visiting China, Apple’s biggest overseas market. After announcing that Apple plans to spend $500 million to set up research centers in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Suzhou, he spoke about globalization and user privacy in an hour-long speech. [Bloomberg]

Following disturbing recent reports of sexual harassment at Uber and Tesla, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki explains how to break up the Silicon Valley boys’ club and disrupt the tech industry’s glass ceiling — starting with “hiring more women.” [Susan Wojcicki / Vanity Fair]

Kellyanne Conway is the real first lady of Trump’s White House, says an up-close New York profile. [Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine]

Every story in this newsletter hopes to be ranked high on Techmeme, the tech-news aggregator that influences the people who make the Facebooks and the YouTubes of the world. Meet Gabe Rivera, the hopeful cynic who runs the joint. [Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed]

Veep doesn’t want to be yet another anti-Trump show, according to cast members Tim Simons, Matt Walsh and showrunner David Mandel. They talked with Recodes Kara Swisher about the upcoming sixth season of the HBO political satire at a Recode Decode podcast recorded at SXSW. [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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Clinton and Trump’s presidential campaigns spent more on Uber than traditional taxis. His campaign spent more on Airbnb than any other sharing economy company; hers spent more on Uber.

After a month at the International Space Station, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule returns safely to earth. The capsule is bringing back 5,400 pounds of cargo and test samples.

Listen to Steve Ballmer talk about showing Clippers’ games from players’ perspectives. “Software can figure it out,” says the former Microsoft CEO, now owner of the LA basketball team.

Here's how Google's rival to Microsoft Office, G Suite, came together. It still has only a fraction of Microsoft’s market share, but Google is trying to catch up.

The public will be able to dine with Googlers at a planned new campus. Google received necessary approvals from the Mountain View City Council earlier this week.

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The microwave is having a moment. Whether it’s used for snacks or surveillance, the hot-food-faster technology turns 50 this year, and Timothy J. Jorgenson tracks its trajectory from military secret to kitchen ubiquity. [via The Conversation]

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