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Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal as SVP of Engineering

Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal as SVP of Engineering

– Uber’s latest hire has a storied and accomplished history in Silicon Valley – Amit Singhal, former Senior Vice President of Search and employee number 176 at Google, has joined the ride-hailing company as SVP of Engineering.Singhal will be heading up the Maps and Marketplace departments at Uber, while also advising CEO Travis Kalanick and Uber VP of Engineering and Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski on their efforts to build out the company’s self-driving technology.The last time we in tech news circles heard from Singhal, he was saying goodbye after a 15-year career at Google, in a farewell letter that felt a lot like a retirement announcement.
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Google search veteran now hails from Uber

Google search veteran now hails from Uber

– Former Google executive Amit Singhal is joining Uber as senior vice president of engineering.(Photo: Jeff Chiu, Associated Press)SAN FRANCISCO — Former Google executive Amit Singhal is joining Uber as senior vice president of engineering, a major score for the ride-hailing company.”Catching the next ride of my professional journey,” Singhal tweeted on Friday.
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Google’s former head of search joins Uber to lead its maps division

Google's former head of search joins Uber to lead its maps division

– Amit Singhal, the former Google engineer who helped perfect the search engine’s ranking algorithm, is joining Uber as senior vice president of engineering, the ride-hail company announced today.Catching the next ride of my professional journey with @travisk at @Uber pic.twitter.com/EGQn7VQTDJ — Amit Singhal (@theamitsinghal) January 20, 2017Singhal will report directly to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and will work alongside Anthony Levandowski, vice president of engineering and head of Uber’s self-driving car division.He will head up the ride-hailing startup’s Maps and Marketplace division, and will work to scale up Uber’s self-driving engineering unit.
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Uber hires Google search veteran Singhal for senior engineering post

Uber hires Google search veteran Singhal for senior engineering post

– A photo illustration shows the Uber app logo displayed on a mobile telephone, as it is held up for a posed photograph in central London, Britain October 28, 2016.REUTERS/Toby Melville/IllustrationSAN FRANCISCO Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired the man behind Google search to work closely with Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and help grow the company’s self-driving car program.Amit Singhal announced on his personal blog on Friday that he will join Uber after 15 years at Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), where he led Google‘s search division.
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