Uber has hired a new chief technology officer—Sukumar Rathnam, currently a VP at Amazon, where he has spent the past nine or so years. The internal announcement of the hiring at Uber, confirmed by a spokesman, means CEO Dara Khosrowshahi can relinquish some of his myriad duties at the ride hailing company. Uber has prioritized food delivery amid the Covid-19 pandemic that wiped out much of its...
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