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Recode Daily: Uber is searching for someone to take the wheel as board members continue to leave

Plus, Trump meets with drone makers and tech investors at the White House today, and Brooklyn crowds swipe right for “Tinder Live.”


The sudden resignation of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has jump-started the company’s search for new leadership, including a new COO. Key candidates include former Disney COO Thomas Staggs, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and former Ford CEO Alan Mulally. Benchmark partner Bill Gurley is in talks to leave Uber’s board of directors, and TPG Capital partner David Trujillo will replace David Bonderman on the board; Bonderman stepped down last week after making a sexist remark at an all-staff meeting. And with her February blog post about the toxic bro-culture at Uber, former engineer Susan Fowler proved that one person can make a difference.
[Johana Bhuiyan and Kara Swisher / Recode]

President Trump will talk policy today with the brains behind some of Silicon Valley’s most cutting-edge devices and services, including drone makers, wireless companies and tech investors. Here’s the “tech week" agenda and the complete list of attendees; conspicuously absent: DJI, the Chinese company that has 50 percent of the North American consumer drone market.
[Tony Romm / Recode]

The e-commerce chiefs of BuzzFeed and the New York Times are coming to Recodes expanded, two-day Code Commerce event in September. BuzzFeed’s Ben Kaufman and the NYT’s David Perpich, who are both taking a crack at converting their readers into online buyers, will take the stage in New York City on Sept. 13 and 14.
[Jason Del Rey / Recode]

The new documentary “Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press” shows what Peter Thiel’s war against Gawker can tell us about the times of Trump. The film premieres on Netflix this Friday; go deep with writer/director Brian Knappenberger on the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka.
[Eric Johnson / Recode]

Due to an editing error, Tuesday’s edition of the newsletter incorrectly said that FuboTV was offering a non-sports bundle priced at $20 a month; the original Recode story was accurate. We regret the error.

Top stories from Recode

Why Twitter’s Jack Dorsey chose computer science over becoming mayor of New York.
Dorsey says his daily walk to work helps him “clear everything away.”

Twitter is giving Periscope creators a chance to make a little money.
Twitter, though, probably won’t make much of anything.

Players’ Tribune, the sports site launched by Derek Jeter, has hired its first CEO.
It’s Jeff Levick, who used to be at Spotify.

Technology is created to augment the fundamental weaknesses of human beings.
And one of tech’s greatest values is in the assistance of capturing memories.

This is cool

Love — live!
In “Tinder Live,” her hit monthly show in Brooklyn, Lane Moore connects her Tinder account to a projector and allows the audience to observe her real-time conversations with potentially amorous strangers. And a new Fullscreen web series called “FANtasies” brings fan fiction about internet stars to onscreen life.
[Amanda Hess / The New York Times]

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