“Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending Technori Pitch, a monthly event where Chicago-based start-ups can showcase what they’ve been working on. The keynote speaker for the evening was none other than Dag Kittlaus, one of the co-founders of Siri. Apple acquired Siri for $200 million in April of 2010 and would go onto make it the flagship feature on the iPhone 4S,” Yoni Heisler reports for Network World.

“During a rousing presentation about entrepreneurship, start-up culture, and the accelerating pace of technological advancements, Kittlaus also touched on the history behind the Siri name and how the company came to be acquired by Apple,” Heisler reports. “Interestingly enough, Kittlaus relayed how Jobs wasn’t particularly enthralled with calling Apple’s voice recognition feature ‘Siri.'”

Heisler reports, “But before that, Kittlaus explained how he came up with the Siri name.”

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