Uber Hires Google’s Former Head of Search, Stoking a Rivalry

By MIKE ISAAC and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI from NYT Technology http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/technology/uber-amit-singhal-google.html?partner=IFTTT Technology Amit Singhal, a 15-year Google veteran, said he was joining Uber, a coup for a company that has publicly stated its intention to chase Google in autonomous-vehicle research. The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/technology/uber-amit-singhal-google.html?partner=IFTTT