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Recode Daily: YouTube’s ‘very very very small’ ad problem

Plus: This is fine, says Trump in an interview; and Snapchat won April Fools’ Day.

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Google says its YouTube ad problem is “very very very small," but it’s getting better at fixing it, anyway. Chief business officer Philipp Schindler says the controversy — which began when big brands like AT&T and Verizon discovered that some of their ads were running next to videos promoting hate and terror — is overblown. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

President Trump is crippling U.S. technology and science policy — the White House’s own Office of Science and Technology Policy is understaffed as key positions remain unfilled. [Tony Romm / Recode]

No regrets, says a defiant Trump in an interview as he approaches his 100th day in office. “I don’t like to lose.” [Financial Times]

Apple wants to sell a bundle of HBO, Showtime and Starz. Unlike Apple's other TV ambitions, this one looks doable, as the company already sells each channel individually. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

AT&T, Comcast and Verizon say they won’t invade your privacy. The broadband behemoths defended themselves on social media after the House and Senate voted to roll back the FCC’s privacy protections. [Tony Romm / Recode]

It hurts more to be called a bitch than an “asshole,” says CEO coach Kim Malone Scott on the latest Recode Decode, adding that 85 percent of management mistakes happen when bosses are too nice and withhold necessary criticism. [Eric Johnson / Recode]

Top stories from Recode

Why Amazon’s explanation for shutting down and Quidsi stunned employees.

The e-commerce giant blamed profitability issues, but sources say execs expected the subsidiary to be profitable in 2017.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter’s latest makeover isn’t set in stone.

“A few steps forward, some back,” @Jack tweets.

The Swiss postal service is using autonomous drones to fly lab samples between two hospitals.

An early example of drone delivery in a populated urban area.

Snapchat pulled off the only good tech-company April Fools’ Day prank this year.

There had to be one!

This is cool

The hand-sanitizer humanitarian

Most hand sanitizers kill only 99.99 percent of germs. Henry, a Belgian expat, has taken it upon himself to eradicate all of them. [via The New Yorker]

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