David Plouffe has served in the role since last fall. Replacing him is Rachel Whetstone, Google's top communications and public policy executive, The Los Angeles Times reported. Whetstone has been with Google since 2005.
Uber is currently expanding to 250 cities around the world. Meanwhile the crowd-source taxi company is dealing with multiple public relations nightmares, including sexual assaults by drivers on customers. Germany recently banned all Uber drivers who don't have taxi permits. Uber also has hit trouble in the Netherlands, Spain and France, which has effectively banned its service.