Steve Bannon is out and Rick Perry is in on the National Security Council. Trump’s political strategist was removed from his controversial key role in Trump’s inner circle for national security decisions; meanwhile, Perry, the Secretary of Energy and longtime Texas governor, was added to the NSC Principals Committee in the shakeup. [Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg]
YouTube TV has arrived: Regular TV, over the internet, for $35 — and you can get it today, if you live in New York, LA, San Francisco or two other cities. Meanwhile, streaming video hardware and software company Roku has hired a team of D.C. lobbyists as it gears up for a net neutrality fight. [Peter Kafka / Recode]
It’s been a bad month for some Silicon Valley tech CEOs, particularly Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. But the tech bros need to grow up and stop blaming PR for bad management and perhaps focus on the actual thing instead of how the thing looks. [Kara Swisher / Recode]
Detroit is stomping Silicon Valley in the self-driving-car race, according to a new “leaderboard” report that ranks the rivals not just on their ability to make a car drive itself, but on their ability to bring that car to the mass market. Venerable Detroit-based Ford is at No. 1; Waymo — Google’s driverless car effort — is in sixth place, with Tesla coming in 12th and Uber idling in 16th place. [Alex Davies / Wired]
Facebook is testing a free version of its Slack competitor called Workplace, a social networking tool for co-workers to chat and collaborate. The social networking giant is betting that a leaner, self-serve version will entice cost-sensitive small businesses and companies in emerging markets onto the platform. [Harriet Taylor / CNBC]
The old distribution walls between online video and traditional TV are fading away, but there’s still a big gulf between “YouTube video” and “TV video,” and that’s where Reza Izad comes in. On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Izad talks about how his company, Studio71, helps YouTube stars like Fred, Lilly Singh and Roman Atwood make the leap from platform to platform. [Eric Johnson / Recode]
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Ohio quadruplets Nick, Zach, Nigel and Aaron Wade were accepted at both Harvard and Yale. And Duke, Georgetown and Stanford, too. All four 18-year-olds are on their high school’s track team; Nick is eyeing international relations, Zach engineering and Nigel neuroscience; Aaron wants to study computer science and cognitive science. [Sarah Larimer / The Washington Post]
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.