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Facebook has hired Britain's former deputy prime minister as its global comms chief

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Facebook has hired the UK's former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to head up its global communications team, in a move that will doubtless cause shockwaves in the UK political establishment.
The Financial Times first reported the move, which it said came after "months of wooing" from CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has yet to respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
According to the newspaper, the 51-year-old former Liberal Democrat party leader will move to Silicon Valley in January next year to take over the role from Elliot Schrage. Schrage announced his departure from...
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Uber hired a special adviser to a British minister, and it highlights tech firms' thirst for political influencers

Uber hired a special adviser to a British minister, and it highlights tech firms' thirst for political influencers

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Uber has hired Lottie Dominiczak as its new UK communications chief.
Dominiczak is an experienced former politico, having worked as a special adviser to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
While there, she worked with Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, who once admitted he hadn't heard of Uber until black cab drivers protested the app outside Parliament.
Dominiczak is part of a bigger trend of former politicos joining tech companies as they navigate difficult issues around societal impact, the gig economy, and tax.
Uber has bulked out its communications team in the UK with a...
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