Google’s Car Unit Hires Airbnb Executive
Google’s Car Unit Hires Airbnb Executive

Google’s Car Unit Hires Airbnb Executive

Google’s Car Unit Hires Airbnb Executive

Google X’s Self-Driving Car unit hired Shaun Stewart, a high-level Airbnb executive, in a move that appears to underscore the Alphabet Inc. project’s transition from R&D initiative to commercial operation. Stewart, who was global head of vacation rentals for Airbnb, is now a director for the Google X program, Forbes wrote. He arrives in the wake of the decision of former chief technology officer, Chris Urmson, to leave Google earlier this month.  Stewart is particularly experienced in the hospitality business as, prior to Airbnb, he was a vice president for sales and operations at TripAdvisor’s Jetsetter unit. Johnny Luu, a spokesman for Google X, confirmed the hiring of Stewart, which was reported earlier by Reuters. He declined to elaborate on the scope of Stewart’s role within the Self-Driving Car team. Google has been road testing robotic vehicles for more than six years, but has yet to outline a clear timetable or plan to turn the well-funded program into a revenue-generating business.


Short URL : http://goo.gl/N4cC4m
  1. http://goo.gl/WvgvDn
  • http://goo.gl/cLCg8H
  • http://goo.gl/tdjAxY
  • http://goo.gl/7ockIf
  • http://goo.gl/kDuLZG

You can also read ...

Iranian Insurance Firms' Premium Income Exceeds $1.2b in H1 (Mar-Sep 2018)
Iran insurance industry earned 183 trillion rials ($1.28...
Italian investment companies remain active in Iran, despite...
Iran, India Leading Global Ammonia Capacity Growth
Iran and India will continue to lead the global ammonia market...
Iran Auto Industry Hither and Thither
Over the past few days, Iran’s beleaguered auto industry has...
Iran-Russia Non-Oil Trade Sees Over 80 Percent Hike (September 2018)
Iran traded 956,662 tons of non-oil commodities worth close to...
First-Timers Constitute 20% of Tehran Homebuyers
First-time homebuyers have accounted for a 20% share of total...
US Sanctions Against Iran Ridicule Int'l Norms
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Wednesday...
Iran Slips 1 Spot in WEF's Global Competitiveness Index
The World Economic Forum’s “Global Competitiveness Report 2018...