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Alphabet Exec Quits Uber Board

Alphabet Exec Quits Uber Board

Uber said a long-time Alphabet executive has left its board as the two tech companies increasingly clash over the future of transportation and logistics.

David Drummond, senior veep of corporate development at Alphabet, stepped down several weeks ago as concerns over conflicts of interest between the two companies mounted.

Drummond joined Uber’s board in 2013 when ride-sharing was still nascent. His departure from the board now signals how important of a player Uber has become in Silicon Valley.

Drummond joined Alphabet’s Google in 2002 and is also chairman of its investment arms, including GV, which is its venture-capital group. He helped oversee GV’s $250 million investment in Uber in 2013.

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