Kalanick is still looking, having talked to other political players such as former Obama White House press secretary Jay Carney (whose name is also being bandied about for the other big job opening in tech PR, at Apple).
Following that report, Jim Dalrymple’s sources said that the claim is untrue:
Nope. Tim Cook has never even met Jay Carney.
Today, after the denial, Bloomberg is agreeing with Re/code:
Apple Inc. (AAPL) has talked with former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about a public relations job, a friend of his said.
Carney hasn’t made up his mind, according to the person, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private and no agreement has been reached.
Carney declined to specify whether he’s talking to Apple or any other specific company. “I’m talking to a lot of different people about a variety of potential opportunities,” he said in an e-mail today.
Who to believe? Both Bloomberg and Re/code are extremely reputable publications with years of top-notch sourcing, and I believe there is truth to Carney being in the running for the top Apple PR gig.