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Recode Daily: Citizen Clinton speaks — at Code Conference

Plus, Uber fires the self-driving engineer at the center of Alphabet’s lawsuit, and Android inventor Andy Rubin reveals the new smartphone he’s been working on.

Hillary Clinton, Code 2017 Lynsey Addario / New York Magazine

Maybe you've noticed that your Recode Daily newsletter looks somewhat different today — and that it also hit your mailbox just a bit later in the morning than usual.

The whole Recode staff has hit the road — we’ve moved our operations oceanside, to Rancho Palos Verdes in Southern California, for our annual Code Conference, the centerpiece of our year.

So we’re making space in this week's round of newsletters for what happens and who says what at Code, a three-day event filled with some of the biggest names in tech and media, including U.S. Senator Kamala Harris and philanthropist and investor Laurene Powell Jobs, who will be interviewed onstage on Wednesday — here’s how to watch.

Uber fired the executive at the center of the Alphabet lawsuit. The ride-hail company terminated Anthony Levandowski, a star engineer brought in to lead the company’s self-driving automobile efforts, who was accused of stealing trade secrets when he left a job at Google. [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

Several Uber employees have hired personal attorneys as the ride-hail company nears the end of its three-month internal investigation led by former attorney general Eric Holder. And Uber’s New York general manager is leaving the company after five years to join Tusk Ventures, which has been a close ally of Uber in its fight against Bill DeBlasio’s proposal to limit the number of vehicles on the platform. [Greg Bensinger / The Wall Street Journal]

White House communications director Michael Dubke resigned, while President Trump was pushing back against reports that Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior adviser, explored the possibility of setting up a secret communications channel to Moscow. [Peter Baker / The New York Times]

Android co-creator Andy Rubin finally unveiled the new smartphone he has been working on. It’s called Essential, and it will, unsurprisingly, run Android. Check out the specs on the phone here; you can watch Rubin’s onstage interview from the Code Conference here. [April Glaser and Tess Townsend / Recode]

Hillary Rodham Clinton will be interviewed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg onstage at the Code Conference on Wednesday. Here’s how to watch. And while you're waiting for the interview, read this cover story on the surreal post-election life of Citizen Clinton. [Meghann Farnsworth / Recode]

Top news from Recode

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said the Times will never stop covering Trump’s tweets.

Watch the Code Conference interview here.

Steve Ballmer said he regrets that Microsoft was too slow to develop software.

Admit it, you’ve missed this guy. Watch his full Code interview here.

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman said he could spend hundreds of millions to fix some of the country's biggest political problems.

Speaking at Code, the LinkedIn co-founder and Silicon Valley investor said he’s looking at issues like free speech, political engagement and fake news.

Marc Andreessen explains how self-driving cars could create a bunch of American jobs.

It's all about what comes next, as you'll hear in the full-length Code interview.

People watched, read, listened, streamed and posted more media than ever last year — but growth is slowing.

There are only so many hours in a day.

This is cool

Inside the quietest place on earth

Microsoft has built a chamber so quiet, you can hear the grind of your bones — and it’s helping to fine-tune the next generation of electronic devices. [Richard Gray /]

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