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Uber hires ex-Apple Music exec Bozoma Saint John


Bozoma Saint John is heading to Uber, just days after Axios broke news on her pending departure from Apple Music, where she was head of global consumer marketing, as TechCrunch first reported and Uber later confirmed. Saint John will be Uber's chief brand officer, said the company.

Better image: Saint John's hiring could help improve Uber's reputation in terms of diversity issues. The company has been under a cloud since February, when a former employee published claims of sexual harassment and gender discrimination. She also is a charismatic marketer, at a time when the company's broader image has been sullied and could help fill the gap left by Uber's president of ride-sharing, Jeff Jones, a seasoned marketing exec who left the company in March just months after joining.

The story has been updated with confirmation from Uber and Saint John's new job title.

Jonathan Swan 50 mins ago
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Bolton bombshell: the clashes to come

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John Bolton speaks at CPAC in 2016. Photo: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sources close to President Trump say he feels John Bolton, hurriedly named last night to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser, will finally deliver the foreign policy the president wants — particularly on Iran and North Korea.

Why it matters: We can’t overstate how dramatic a change it is for Trump to replace H.R. McMaster with Bolton, who was U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under President George W. Bush.

Erica Pandey 2 hours ago
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How China became a powerhouse of espionage

Illustration: Sarah Grillo / Axios

As China’s influence spreads to every corner of the globe under President Xi Jinping, so do its spies.

Why it matters: China has the money and the ambition to build a vast foreign intelligence network, including inside the United States. Meanwhile, American intelligence-gathering on China is falling short, Chris Johnson, a former senior China analyst for the CIA who's now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, tells Axios: "We have to at least live up to [China's] expectations. And we aren't doing that."