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Recode Daily: Uber may need a temporary CEO

Plus, June is tech policy month at the White House, and the Most Interesting Man in the World may be irreplaceable.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Mike Coppola /VF17 / Getty Images for VF

Uber’s board is readying itself to roll out the “ugly” results of a months-long investigation into the car-hailing company’s internal culture. On the docket: A possible three-month leave of absence for CEO Travis Kalanick, and the potential departure of SVP of business Emil Michael, a close confidant of Kalanick’s who is under pressure from the board to resign. Here’s a shortlist of who is left at Uber to replace them. [Johana Bhuiyan /Recode]

Get ready for a full month of tech policy talk at the White House, starting June 19 with the first meeting of Trump’s new American Technology Council; in a series of meetings, the chiefs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and others are set to talk with the Trump administration about ways to modernize government and improve U.S. infrastructure. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Music services Pandora and Sirius XM are finally linking up, after circling each other for more than a year. Sirius will invest $480 million in Pandora in return for a 19 percent stake in the streaming music service, which has a widely distributed user base of 76.7 million people who use Pandora almost exclusively on their phones. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

Apple will finally offer basic analytics for podcasts, enabling creators and advertisers to get significant listener feedback for the first time. The company’s Podcast app accounts for most podcast consumption; an upcoming update will give podcasters some crucial information, including when people listen and what parts they skip. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a commencement address to MIT students, warning graduates that he was “more concerned about people thinking like computers, without values or compassion, without concern for consequences.” Watch Cook’s full speech here. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Amazon will be the first company worth $1 trillion, says NYU professor Scott Galloway. And it’s also going to take millions of jobs. On the latest Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Galloway says the U.S. has too many retail stores, and “the reckoning is here.” [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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Still The Most Interesting Man in the World

His shirts never wrinkled. He could parallel-park a train. Sharks had a week dedicated to him. He was allowed to discuss “Fight Club.” Then, last year, Dos Equis sent its 78-year-old brand icon on a one-way rocket trip to Mars. Turns out it wasn’t easy to replace him. [Mike Sager / MEL]

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