Former Google Search Chief Now Uber’s Senior Vice President of Engineering

Google's former search honcho Amit Singhal is now riding alongside Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. (Twitter/Screenshot by CNET)
Google’s former search honcho Amit Singhal is now riding alongside Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. (Twitter/Screenshot by CNET)

Amit Singhal, known for successfully leading Google’s search efforts for 15 years, is now hailing from Uber, in an apparent coup for the young company.

“Catching the next ride of my professional journey,” Singhal tweeted on Friday, alongside a photo of him and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

Singhal, who left Google in February to take on some philanthropic efforts and spend more time with his family, will be heading up Uber’s maps and marketplace departments. He’s also serve as an adviser on self-driving technology.

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SOURCE: Cnet, Michelle Meyers