Mar 20, 2017

Hot in Silicon Valley: Uber loses more execs

Uber's executive exodus continues: Jeff Jones, the former Target CMO who joined Uber six months ago as its president of ride-sharing, has left the company. His abrupt departure and public statement about Uber's values at a time when the company is searching for a COO raises even more questions about the future of Uber's leadership. Meanwhile, Uber's head of mapping, former Googler Brian McClendon, is also leaving, according to the New York Times. He's leaving on amicable terms and will pursue politics in Kansas, where he grew up.

Techmeme's influence in Silicon Valley: In a profile of founder Gabe Rivera, BuzzFeed looks at the news aggregator's enduring influence on Silicon Valley's news consumption. It's the go-to source for top tech execs like the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn, and the tech press regularly reads it.

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Joe Biden places second in Nevada caucuses, ahead of Pete Buttigieg

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden a Nevada Caucus watch party in Las Vegas on Saturday. Photo: Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden secured second place in the Nevada Democratic caucuses with former Southbend Mayor Pete Buttigieg third, according to NBC News projections Sunday.

By the numbers: With almost 88% of precincts reporting, Biden has 20.9% of the Nevada votes and Buttigieg has 13.6%.

Flashback: Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses

Editor's note: This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

Sanders reveals free childcare plan for preschoolers

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally on Saturday in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Cengiz Yar/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday a new plan to guarantee free child care and pre-kindergarten to all American children from infancy to age four.

Details: In the wide-ranging interview, Sanders told Anderson Cooper he planned to pay for universal childcare with a wealth tax. "It's taxes on billionaires," he said.

Exclusive: Trump's "Deep State" hit list

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photos: WPA Pool/Getty Pool, Drew Angerer/Getty Staff

The Trump White House and its allies, over the past 18 months, assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them — according to more than a dozen sources familiar with the effort who spoke to Axios.

Driving the news: By the time President Trump instructed his 29-year-old former body man and new head of presidential personnel to rid his government of anti-Trump officials, he'd gathered reams of material to support his suspicions.