Former U.S. press secretary Jay Carney's name NOT 'bandied about' for Apple PR job [Updated]

Apple's long-time vice president of PR, Katie Cotton is gone and that means someone is more than likely going to replace her. Rumor has it Apple is looking to bring someone in for the job, and now a compounding rumor has it former Obama White House press secretary Jim Carney could be a potential candidate. That according to a one-liner in Kara Swisher's Uber piece today From Re/code:

[Uber CEO Travis Kalanick] is still looking [to hire a big-gun communications and public relations strategy person for the transportation logistics juggernaut], 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)

A name drop is a long way from a report, and a bandy is a long way from a signing, so there's not a lot to go on beyond this: Apple is looking for a new VP of PR.

Update: No such bandying, according to Jim Dalrymple of The Loop. No such bandying at all:


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